[clipart]This is just to let everyone know that I’ve changed affiliations. I’m no longer working at Motorola, but at Google. From this blog’s perspective, nothing changes really – as always my opinions here are my own and not those of my employer.

§901 · June 22, 2010 · Life · Comments Off on Change of Affiliation ·


This was my first experience as a conference organizer. It was fun. It was scary. It was too much work. Don’t know if I’ll do it again, but I certainly learned a lot.

I met a lot of people, almost all for the first time face-to-face. I listened to a lot of amazing talks. I missed too many talks because of the parallel tracks 🙁

Didn’t connect with Webkit guys the way I would have liked, but did have some good meals with Opera and Mozilla folk. Great times. Wish there had been more time for shmoozing and geeking out.

I came away feeling pretty good about Microsoft and SVG. I felt even better about Google and SVG. Brad really came through for us in a lot of ways.

Apple who?

I also felt pretty good about the reception to some of my pet projects that I’m working on as part of my SVG Interest Group efforts: Scour and SVG-edit. Both of which were mentioned in several other talks before I even got a chance to talk about them. Hoping to have lots of progress to talk about next year…

§545 · October 14, 2009 · Life · 3 comments · Tags: ,


Some day all browsers will be able to view this entry.

§528 · April 1, 2009 · Life · 6 comments · Tags:


Updated my SVG support chart for the latest batch of browsers out there:

  • Safari 4 Beta (81.93%)
  • Chrome 2.0 Nightly (81.39%)
  • Internet Explorer 8 (0.00%)
  • Some more recent Firefox builds (3.5b latest, pre-3.6+SMIL)

Great to see Chrome 2.0 with SMIL enabled (like Safari 4)! I’m really looking forward to the next wave of modern browsers: There’s enough SMIL enabled in Opera, Safari 4 and Chrome 2 that you can start to do some really fun things.

Now you can read on for some complaints leveled against Konqueror 4.2.1. Read the rest of this entry …

§525 · March 29, 2009 · Life · 8 comments · Tags: , ,


I’ve struggled a long time with trying to come up with the perfect solution for tracking my Things To Do. For the last several months I’ve tried to use a physical notepad and small pen in my back pocket, but that’s literally turning into a pain in the ass. Here are my requirements for a digital system:

Read the rest of this entry …

§521 · February 16, 2009 · Google, Life, Technology · 3 comments · Tags: , ,