April 2009

Firefox 3.0.10 Released

Mozilla has released the tenth stability and security update for the current Firefox 3 browser. For more information about What’s New in Firefox 3.0.10, check out the Release Notes. Current Firefox 3 users may obtain Firefox 3.0.10 manually via the Check for Updates… option from the Help menu. Automatic upgrade (for those who have this feature enabled) should occur within the next 24-48 hours. Alternatively, users may also download Firefox 3.0.10 directly via getfirefox.com Firefox 3.0.10 release notes

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Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 Released

Please note: Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 is a public preview release intended for developer testing and community feedback. It includes many new features as well as improvements to performance, web compatibility, and speed. We recommend that you read the release notes and known issues before installing this beta. Firefox 3.5 (formerly known as Firefox 3.1) Beta 4 is now available for download. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3.5. Ongoing planning for Firefox 3.5 can be followed at the Firefox 3.5 Planning Center, as…

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The Changing Downtown Tempe Skyline

Note: This is part 2 of several entries with photos from around Tempe. When I went to ASU Tempe Campus from 1997 to 1999 the majority of the large buildings were either on the ASU Campus (Manzantia Hall, the Physical Science Building) or own leased by ASU (University Towers on Fifth and College). During this time the largest commercial building in the area was the Chase Bank building on Mill Ave and University. The largest residential NOT part of ASU was Hayden’s Landing along Ash between Third and Fourth Streets.

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Firefox 3.0.10 Update

When I was working on this week’s release recap I had already noticed Firefox 3.5 was delayed. But then I saw Firefox 3.0.10 was scheduled for release the week of April 27th! Wait…what? Last I had checked 3.0.10 was scheduled for mid-May. I looked back at the Mozilla Project Weekly Status: 2009-04-20 notes and did see that they had said “Aiming for mid-late May release”. So far I have not seen (or for that matter found via searching the Firefox Support board on mozillaZine) what has triggered this Firedrill Release for next week. The original planned 3.0.10 fixes, updates, etc….

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New Construction in Tempe

Note: This is the first of several entries with photos from around Tempe. There has been lots of news how the economic downturn has wiped out a good chunk of the construction jobs in Arizona. Especially, when it comes to housing. However it seems the northern portion of Tempe, specifically along the new lightrail line, ASU/Downtown and the Tempe Town Lake has been immune to this downturn. If anything this area is booming. There are two huge projects near McClintock and Apache Blvd (Main Street in Mesa). These projects are right along the lightrail line and about a mile east…

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Firefox 3.5 Updates

In the Mozilla Project Weekly Status: 2009-04-20 post this Monday it was projected that Beta 4 release “…still aimed at late this week”. As of the end of business Friday, there was no Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 release. I took a look over at the Firefox Builds board on mozillaZine and saw the post: Firefox 3.5 beta 4 test day dated Friday, April 24th. At first there was a delay in the testing candidate, but it was eventually released. The good news is, it looks like Mozilla is getting ready to release Beta 4 very soon. The bad news though…

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Sycamore & Main Transit Center

About 10-years ago most of the old Tri-City Mall (on Main Street between Dobson and Sycamore in Mesa) had been demolished and a new smaller shopping center had been built in its place. However, the old JC Penny building (more like shell) still remained for several more years. Mesa had plans on renovating the building into offices but that never took off. Further Mesa did not want to spend the money to have the building demolished.

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