Mozilla Personal

RAM Upgrade

One day last week I was trying to run Windows Vista in a Parallels VM, watching my computer grind to a halt. It was paging, and boy was it painful. I decided it was a good idea to upgrade my Macbook’s RAM from 1GB to 2GB. I figured that this would cost me around $200-300, which I wasn’t to happy about. After actually looking for RAM, I found out that it would only cost me $90 which included the price of shipping and tax. I was ecstatic, and quickly purchased it.

Well, I finally installed it today, and I must say that my computer feels faster. Maybe it’s also because I had to reboot it (first time in at least a week), but things just feel faster. Now I can run Firefox in gdb and do other things without my computer freaking out and dying on me. It’s quite nice!

With that said, if anyone wants to buy a 512MB stick of Macbook RAM off of me, let me know as I now have two of them.


Growl Extension v1.0.1 Released!

That’s right, I finally got around to releasing the latest version of the Growl Extension for Firefox 2.0 and Thunderbird 2.0. This one has some nice fixes in it:

  • Cleaned up a memory leak when registering notifications
  • Enabled Notification support for Chatzilla
  • Enabled click-back support for Chatzilla notifications (focuses Chatzilla window)
  • Enabled click-back support for download notifications (opens/focuses the Download Manager)
  • Enabled click-back support for new mail notifications (opens/focuses Thunderbird)

My testing has shown this to be a rock solid release, and I’m quite proud of it. I have a few more things planned for it, so there still should be a few more releases, but otherwise, there isn’t much more to be done.

You can grab the extension on