London Rant Technology

“This must be Thursday”

Just a quick update today as I’m rather busy with various things (what changes?!). Well done to the Mozilla Firefox team for reaching the 25 million downloads mark yesterday (in just 99 days) – it’s a pretty big achievement and very well deserved!

“We’re not going to stop at 25 million either. There are still hundreds of millions of people suffering the IE experience and that’s going to change. If you know of people that are tired of the pop-ups, tired of the adware and spyware, tired of viewing the web through the distorted goggles of a browser from the last century, then take a minute to show them there’s a better browser available today, one that puts the power back in the hands of the users rather than the web badguy flavor of the month.”

I hate to rant on about this but if you haven’t tried it yet what are you waiting for? A prime example would be the other day when my Dad called me because the family computer had been infected with some horrible spyware which had got in through Internet Explorer – not any more with Firefox!

I’m off to London tomorrow for some job-finding related business and probably won’t be back till late on Saturday night so won’t be directly contactable via IM/email till then. Please pray for favourable conditions on the British railways over the next couple of days as I’ll be relying on them pretty heavily!

Oh, and if you haven’t already seen it, here’s a better quality version of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trailer which appeared on Amazon the other day. Enjoy 🙂


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and still returns frequently to continue exploring this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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