June 17th is the launch date for Firefox 3. Mozilla is trying to set a Guinness World Record for most software downloads in 24 hours. As a web developer, I use Firefox along with a slew of add-ons to debug my sites. I also have a lot of add-ons that make my browser so much more efficient. I’ll be downloading it tomorrow. If you want to join in, the Firefox peoples have set up a Download Day 2008 site. Download Day starts at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, June 17th.
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It’s been a long day. I basically went to work at 10:45am and didn’t leave work until 11:30pm. I spent most of that time getting IE6 to do things that I easily got Firefox, Safari and IE7 to do relatively quickly. I just hate Internet Explorer. It increases my development time so drastically. Anyway, I have to work again tomorrow. The website I’m working on was supposed to be finalized on Friday and is now pushed to Tuesday. There are a few hurdles left. Hopefully I can resolve the big one tomorrow and not stress out on Monday.
I’ve recently started using FeedDemon as my RSS aggregator since they starting offering it as a free app. They just released a new update. I’m liking it so far, but I’m still a little hesitant. It works great. I just have some minor annoyances with it. First off, I don’t like how folders don’t expand when you click on the name of it. You have to click on the little arrow next to it. Second, if the feed is really long, FeedDemon splits it into pages which is great. The thing that bugs me is that you have to go down to the bottom right corner and click on the little next button. It’s really small when you’re on a 1920 x 1200 desktop. There may be a keyboard shortcut for it, but I don’t see it or know of it. Last, it browses with IE. It’s not the biggest deal since I force it to open in Firefox when I click on a story.
Overall, I’m happy with FeedDemon, but there’s probably something better out there. Maybe I’ll give Google Reader a try. If I get too annoyed by FeedDemon, I’ll probably go back to using Sage, a Firefox Add-On.
Firefox 3 beta 1 was just released. It doesn’t seem like that long ago when version 2 was release. I’m not sure I’m going to install this beta. Maybe I’ll install it on my Bootcamped Windows XP at work. It does look pretty. There’s a huge list of new features. I just hope it’s faster. Firefox 2 is getting heavy. That may be all my add-ons bogging it down though. You can download the beta here.