Popularity of Mozilla, Firefox, and Co.

What you are thinking about which folks have knowledge about Mozilla, Firefox, and Co? Only Hackers, Designers, and persons who are addicted to the internet? You will be totally wrong…

Yesterday I had a nice experience. It happened in the morning. During breakfast which I had together with my parents at home my doorbell was ringing. Normally I’m at work at this time and I also didn’t expect to see anybody. So I ask through our entry phone and a man said that he has a parcel for me. Strange because I haven’t ordered anything within the last days. I was surprised and sprinted down all 3 floors. By opening the front door I saw an older not very well-tended man with an A4-like envelope. It was one of the postmen I’ve never seen in my area. He had a big smile on his face and told me that he has something for me from Mozilla (United States). I was surprised again and it seems that he saw it in my eyes. So he answered that he also has been a user of Firefox for some weeks now. He really likes our web-browser and if I don’t want to have this envelope then he will take it himself. I had to laugh. It’s not too often that you have fun with a postman who even is a proud Firefox user. It’s a pity that I hadn’t any Firefox sticker/fans downstairs and that he was in a hurry. If I’ll see him again one time – Mozilla please send me another parcel ;) – then he will get a big sticker of Firefox! That’s guaranteed.

Mozilla Developer Day 2007 in Paris

Starting with todays post I’ll switch to a bilingual blog. I made this decision while thinking about my contribution to Mozilla. Only having a German version and talking about Mozilla related stuff will exclude all other readers. I hope you are fine with the change and still read my blog.

But let’s start with some content which fits into this blog entry. Last weekend I traveled to Paris to join the Mozilla Developer Day. I really forgot to sign-up myself so I was lucky to get booked a hotel room (thanks to Anne-Julie from Mozilla-Europe) and got one of the last available train tickets. It wasn’t the best connection but a duration of 4 hours to arrive Paris is quiet impressive. I never used a train with 320km/h before. You felt like sitting in a Citroen with smooth up and down movements. Continue reading