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Ask Jesse answer: WordPress

Monday, May 2nd, 2005
Joey also asked: As a fellow WordPress user (only other system I’ve ever used is Blogger), what plugins do you have installed, and do you use the bookmarklet? I love the spell checker and just got a crossposting plugin to work, crossposting to Xanga since all my friends don’t know too much, if anything, about […]

Switching from Movable Type to WordPress

Sunday, March 13th, 2005
Downloading WordPress was much easier than downloading Movable Type. Installing WordPress was very easy. Importing from Movable Type was also easy, unless you include the hours I spent cleaning up WordPress's mistakes in the import process (see "Problems I ran into after importing from Movable Type" below). I found that WordPress could be installed in […]

Now powered by WordPress

Sunday, March 13th, 2005
This blog and The Burning Edge are now powered by WordPress rather than Movable Type. I'll write more about the switch soon.

On the Isle of Rapidity

Saturday, August 27th, 2011
Not all of our neighbors followed us. Some asked — demanded? — that we send back supplies. We acknowledged their request, but our immediate task was to explore this Isle of Rapidity. What surprises would we discover? What surprises would discover us? To survive in this strange land, we would have to befriend new neighbors. […]

Rapid releases and security

Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Several people have asked me whether Mozilla's move to rapid releases has helped or hurt Firefox's security. I think the new cadence has helped security overall, but it is interesting to look at both the ways it has helped and the ways it has hurt. Security of new features With release trains every 6 weeks, […]

Improving incentives for web advertisers

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
When users install ad filters out of a desire to avoid unpleasant ads, they usually end up blocking all ads. This does little to incentivize individual sites to clean up their ads, because from the perspective of any web site owner, users decide whether to block ads mostly based on their experiences on other sites. […]

Fuzzing in the pool

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
In mid-2009, John O'Duinn offered to let my DOM fuzzer run on the same pool of machines as Firefox regression tests. I'd have an average of 20 computers running my fuzzer across a range of operating systems, and I wouldn't have to maintain the computers. All I had to do was tweak my script to […]

Better error summaries on Tinderbox

Sunday, June 13th, 2010
I recently landed a fix so that when Firefox crashes or hangs on Tinderbox, the error summary shows which test was running. As we add more tests and platforms to Tinderbox, it's increasingly important for developers to be able to identify each test failure quickly and accurately. Good error summaries make assisted starring of random […]