5500 people have tried Rock Your Firefox since it launched in August, and yesterday version 0.5 was released.

New things in 0.5:

  • Invitation tool – easily invite your friends to add the application (if they haven’t already!)
  • Preview viewer – clicking on an add-on’s preview image in the display page will now open a preview viewer to view all of the previews
  • Friends that add the application will now appear in the add-on feed
  • Misc. minor bug fixes – see the full list here

So, get started inviting all of your friends to Rock their Firefox!

I was killing time in a hallway until my next class started when I decided to visit the College of Business office to see an advisor about something. I ended up leaving checked out for graduation with 33 hours left. My graduation date is set for December 2008.

The courses I have left to take are:

  • FIN 3715 – Business Finance
  • MKT 3401 – Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 3830 – Strategically Managing Organizations
  • ISDS 3200 – Advanced Business Programming
  • ISDS 4120 – Business Data Communications
  • ISDS 4125 – Analysis and Design of Management Information Systems
  • 3 hours Gen. Ed Humanities
  • 6 hours ISDS electives
  • 6 hours business electives

Last blog post for awhile, I promise!

The Mozilla community is very large and there are all sorts of events happening every day – whether it’s a project milestone, meeting, launch, freeze, anniversary, conference, or other item of interest. I think it would be both cool and helpful if we had calendar.mozilla.org with all of these events in one central place that were kept updated, so anyone could see what was coming up.

Obviously, everyone is interested in different things, so each of the categories of events could be toggled on and off.

Some initial ideas, because my blog posts can’t go without a table or list:

  • Special Events – Such as Mozilla 24, OSCON, or other engagements Mozilla is sponsoring, like this
  • Firefox – Milestones, freezes, and anything related to Firefox (Similar categories for other projects – Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, etc.)
  • Meetings – meetings open to the public, like the Monday project status meetings
  • Other recurring events like Air Mozilla, QA bug triages, etc.

The calendar could even talk to some other Mozilla sites to get data for those that might be interested in:

  • Firefox downloads that day
  • Bugs filed
  • Bugs resolved
  • New Add-ons

I wish I had time to work on this.

Friday, Mark Finkle and I participated in the Carolina Open Source Initiative’s Software Freedom Day celebration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I was able to change flights late Wednesday night to avoid some potential problems getting there.

The event had a lot of traffic of people coming in and out throughout the day (especially when there was free pizza). The event leaders did a great job of promoting the event in the newspaper, signs, and word of mouth. Everyone we met seemed to already know about and love Firefox, but our main purpose in being there was getting more people involved in the community.

Mark and I were treated to a stormy surprise when leaving UNC and heading to the airport that resulted in me having wet pets for several hours and owning a UNC umbrella that I will never be able to use again (at least not in Baton Rouge… or Louisiana).

I’ve wanted to make this post for awhile and never got around to it, but a recent conversation reminded me about it. Below are the “top 10” add-ons (extensions and themes) collected three different ways. (This table best viewed on my actual blog.)

Total Downloads Active Users Facebook Favorites
1 FlashGot Adblock Plus Adblock Plus
2 NoScript FlashGot Greasemonkey
3 Noia 2.0 (eXtreme) Download Statusbar Download Statusbar
4 VideoDownloader IE Tab Web Developer
5 Forecastfox Forecastfox IE Tab
6 Adblock Plus VideoDownloader Firebug
7 Adblock Noia 2.0 (eXtreme) Tab Mix Plus
8 Fasterfox Fasterfox del.icio.us Bookmarks
9 IE Tab Tab Mix Plus StumbleUpon
10 Download Statusbar PDF Download FoxyTunes