Daily Archives: Friday, 25th Aug 2006


M-Dollar: Microsoft invites Firefox development team to Redmond

Hmmmmm. I’ve been using Firefox as my main browser for a long time now, and I keep half an eye on its development. I’ve been playing with the beta of the forthcoming version 2, which is looking interesting…

But I just saw this story linked from the BBC News site. Apparently, Microsoft want to help the Mozilla developers in making sure Firefox runs happily on Windows Vista[1]. Either that, or the Borg are going to assimilate them…

[1] A semi-mythical creature, which is always due “next year”

Talking of security

BBC NEWS | England | Tyne | Kitten was found in hand luggage

This is hard to believe. After all the recent security measures at airports, you’d think that it would be pretty hard to get on a plane without having your hand luggage inspected. But apparently, you can carry a kitten from Tehran to Newcastle via Amsterdam.

It’s being suggested that the security staff in the Netherlands might not have been aware of the UK’s quarantine laws. Or maybe they just like cats and couldn’t imagine why anyone would object…