2015.03.27 – Shirts!

I had a late start this morning and ended up getting to Mozilla just before lunch. I had more bugs to work on, one that was particularly annoying and one pretty simple CSS fix. The annoying one is https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1148566

Yeah it’s really not great to sign out and not get your stars back from the server! That’s kinda one of the major features of this project. I know for sure it was working properly though so I must have changed something to break it. There has been flurry of activity in these final days so that wouldn’t surprise me.

It’s an entirely different workflow doing quick bug fixes because now I have to remember to switch back to the master branch, rebase and make a new branch. I have gotten kind of lazy working only on the same feature branch for the last 3 months. This has caused me to make some silly mistakes like pushing to the wrong branch. Doh! But all of these mistakes give me opportunity to practice my Git skills. So far I’ve figured everything out and made it all ok. I think Git and I get along pretty well most of the time.

At some point one of the Mozillian’s came into the room where I was working and she had a Mozilla bag of some sort. I assumed someone left it in the common area and she was checking to see if it was mine. I was wrong. She went out of her way to get me some Mozilla and Firefox shirts and a sweet Firefox hoodie! I couldn’t believe it. I thanked her and gave her a big hug.

The reason she even did this is because I was telling a funny story over lunch the other day. Last week at the Q&A I was talking with the chief of staff afterward about being an OPW intern and how there was really no path for us to employment with Mozilla and that there is a pretty clear path for the university interns. He didn’t really seem too interested in talking about it and quickly changed the subject. He said, “Oh! I just have to say that the TSA just loves Firefox. I don’t know why but they do! The next time you fly make sure to wear a Firefox shirt.” I said, “I don’t have any.” and he said, “Well, if you ever get one.” Ouch! Everyone thought this was pretty funny and kinda not funny too. I said something along the lines of, “If I can’t get a job here I, at the very least, want a shirt!” Well, she made it happen. So sweet!

At the end of the day Dietrich was setting up the Oculus Rift. I totally wanted to check it out so I packed up my stuff and waited my turn. It was amazing! I was in a helicopter, on a boat, a cruise ship, on a beach, skiing, para-skiing I guess. Anyway, it was really fun to try.

Today I learned that my friend Christy and her husband are buying a house in Prescott Arizona.