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Last night we released AMO 5.0.6, which introduced collections, a new homepage, and a new design for the site. This was a huge project that first started about a year ago with the idea of add-on “feeds” and a codename of Project Bandwagon.

It’s incredibly exciting to see people actually calling collections “fun”, and making over 3000 in less than 24 hours since the feature was launched.

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Today, Mozilla Labs announced Jetpack, a new experiment in extending and personalizing the Web.

I’m incredibly excited by this project and the thought of what it can become. I was a web developer before I was an extension developer, and being able to harness the power of extensions with the simplicity of jQuery opens up an entirely new platform and an entirely new community of people making the web more convenient and personal.

As a celebration of this, I wrote a completely useless Jetpack feature that I’m calling Image Swapper. It takes all of the images in your open tabs and mixes them up with each other. I mainly created it as a demo of how easy and fun it can be to make a Jetpack, and you can see that demo below:

As Nick posted on the Add-ons Blog a couple weeks ago, we’ll be hosting an Add-ons Meet-up on Tuesday, May 26 at Mozilla’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. Additional details can be found on the event wiki.

If you’re going to be in the area and are interested in add-ons and add-on development, we’d love to see you there. We’ll have pizza and refreshments for you to enjoy during some presentations from the AMO team, as well as presentations from the community.

If you’re interested in attending and haven’t already signed up, please RSVP using this form. We’ll be putting together the schedule soon, so if you’d like to give a presentation on a topic of interest to add-on users and developers, please let us know this week on the form and we’ll be in contact with you.

We look forward to seeing everyone then!

Last night as part of the Mozilla All-hands dine-about, I had the pleasure of dining with Ken Kovash at The Cantankerous Fish. Imagine my surprise when we learned that it was the Numerator’s birthday!

Please enjoy this video of the festivities:

There’s been a lot recent discussion on Bugzilla’s UI. I figured I’d share some work I started last month on a new non-default skin for I, along with a few alpha testers, have been using it via userContent.css, and I’m really loving it. It has a lot of things I consider to be improvements, although there’s only so much you can do with pure-CSS skins.

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I’m working on bugfixes and tweaks still, but am hoping to have it ready for general use soon.