I’ve been having problems with Firefox 3.5. Don’t get me wrong, the update is great, but my main tool, Google Reader, stopped working last night. It was very frustrating. I rapidly established that GReader functioned in Chrome and IE, so the problem was with FF 3.5.
When I heard that Google Gears had problems with FF3.5, I suspected that it was culpable, even though I had disabled Gears a while ago. So if you are part of the millions of users of GReader running into problems with FF 3.5, update your Google Gears, enable it and you should be fine.
It was extremely annoying to work with two different browsers to do my work. I cannot understand why big companies like Google and Mozilla would release a product and not make sure that it is compatible with major add-ons and vice versa.
Anil Dash comments on Google’s Microsoft moment since they are going to have multiple competing products lines, ie Android vs Chrome OS.
This is, for lack of a better term, Google’s “Microsoft Moment”. This is the point when the difference between their internal conception of the company starts to diverge just a bit too far from the public perception of the company, and even starts to diverge from reality. At this inflection point, the reasons for doing new things at Google start to change.
Dashes’ suggested related readings
Matt Mullenweg is the main driving force being WP and he just posted a rewrite on an article that was recently published in Inc. Magazine. The reason for this is that all of The Way I Work articles are written in the 1st person, even if Matt didn’t write his. His version is annotated and includes lots of links. I found it inspiring.