Wednesday, June 18, 2008

FF3 is for everyone!

Yesterday Firefox 3 was released. Congratulations to the entire Mozilla community! I'd like to give a special thanks to Aaron Leventhal, and Marco Zehe who have led the work to make this the most currently accessible browser ever, including bleeding edge support for Web2.0 Accessibility through the ARIA draft standard. Kudos also to the extended Mozilla accessibility community. Outstanding work!

FYI: I switched yesterday from being a minefield user to a FF3 release user, but am still using my minefield profile. So far so good; all my developer add-ons seem to be working as expected.

Thanks for reading.

Monday, June 9, 2008

jQuery UI 1.5 released!

Congratulations to the jQuery UI community on this important milestone (see Paul's post). I'm really excited about the next major milestone being being fully accessible with WAI-ARIA semantics! We'll be chatting with Paul this week about getting this ball rolling again. Anyone who is interested in helping out, please watch (y)our jQuery Accessibility (Google Group). Good things coming.

Intel Core2 Extreme 3Ghz

That's right baby... on my desk this morning in the form of a Sun Microsystems Ultra 24! I'm sort of slack-jawed at the awesomeness. I'm thinking I'll configure it for a dual boot with OpenSolaris, and either Ubuntu, or Fedora.