It’s the morning of March 31, 1998, and the Netscape campus is chock-full of
engineers, hours earlier than on a normal day. It’s a Tuesday and it’s known
universally in the Netscape browser world as “three thirty-one” and written
as 3/31. It’s the day the Mozilla code is open-sourced to the world, and the
day the Mozilla Project is formally launched.
It was a bold move which was announced through a press release in January of
that year stating:
The company plans to post the source code beginning with the first Netscape
Communicator 5.0 developer release, expected by the end of the first quarter
of 1998. This aggressive move will enable Netscape to harness the creative
power of thousands of programmers on the Internet by incorporating their best
enhancements into future versions of Netscape’s software.
When you think about it what Netscape set out to do when they launched Mozilla
has to have gone beyond their wildest dreams. What they did was risky at the
time and could have ended up being a huge flop.
The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ was
a few weeks ago and I can’t wait to receive mine.
The newest iteration of the Raspberry Pi features:
1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) CPU
Dual-band 802.11ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2
Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0
Improved PXE network and USB mass-storage booting
Improved thermal management
The Raspberry Pi Foundation put out a very nicely done YouTube
video where they introduce and
discuss the various changes that have been made to this version.
I still haven’t decided what I’ll do with my current Raspberry Pis once I get
this one though.
Aside from the obvious option of just leaving them alone I have played with the
idea of turning my existing Raspberry Pi 3 into a
FreedomBox or installing
Pi-hole, a DNS sinkhole, on it to block advertisements
and potentially retiring my old Raspberry Pi B+ which is now filling that role.
I picked up an unlocked Motorola Moto G5 Plus (XT1687) today as a replacement for my LG K7 (which aside from being really outdated is an excellent phone in its own right) and after using the Moto G5 Plus for a few hours I have to say that I really like it so far.
It’s the perfect size for my needs, fast, and it hits every check mark on my admittedly small list of things I wanted despite it being considered a “budget phone”.
A lot of reviews complained about the lack NFC on the American model and lack of USB-C, but neither of those things really matter to me.