I live in the Baltimore/Washington area and work for the government sales group of IronKey. For more about me and what I'm doing, see the “Personal” section of this site and my blog.

Entries for July 2006

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2006/07/28

This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending July 28, 2006. ...

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2006/07/21

This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending July 21, 2006. Note that I was out of the office on vacation for most of the week. ...

Extensionless URIs for Blosxom entries

This post introduces the Blosxom plugin "extensionless". Ever since reading the essay "Cool URIs don't change" I've wanted to change my web site to conform to some of its recommendations, including the recommendation to omit file extensions (e.g., ".html") on URIs. Unfortunately standard Blosxom requires that a file extension be present in a URI for an individual entry (e.g., http://www.example.com/foo.html) to distinguish it from a URI for a category (e.g., http://www.example.com/foo). How to fix this? ...

Usage guidelines for the feed icon

Earlier I posted about a proposed Mozilla Foundation approach to promoting use of the "feed icon" (also known as the "RSS icon"):

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14 pixel web feed icon

As part of that approach I proposed having the Foundation (or some other organization) publish a set of usage guidelines for the feed icon as used in association with open web syndication formats such as RSS and Atom. This document contains a first draft of such proposed guidelines the (hopefully final) draft of the guidelines. ...

Frequently asked questions about the feed icon usage guidelines

This FAQ attempts to answer a variety of questions that might be asked about the usage guidelines that we've proposed for the "feed icon" (also known as the "RSS icon") that the Mozilla Foundation is promoting for use in association with open web syndication formats such as RSS and Atom. ...

The feedback plugin, an alternative to writeback

When I originally put up my blog one of the major things lacking was support for comments and TrackBacks. After looking at the various alternatives (the writeback plugin, the writebackplus plugin, and so on) I decided to embark on a complete rewrite of the writeback plugin in order to support my particular requirements for a comments system. After much struggle I created an initial version of my feedback plugin for publication and use on my site; since that time I've upgraded the plugin and incorporated bug fixes suggested by various people. ...

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2006/07/14

This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending July 14, 2006. ...

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2006/07/07

This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending July 7, 2006. ...

Mozilla Foundation grants

In past blog posts I've mentioned Mozilla Foundation grants that we've made for various purposes; in this post I go into more detail about what kind of grants we're making, why we're making them, and how you can be a part of it all. ...

Mozilla Foundation activities, week ending 2006/06/30

This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending June 30, 2006. ...