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“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital photo filters are a pretty neat idea.”

Unowned Reviews

I was feeling a little bit ornery today, and decided to take a look at unowned reviews in Bugzilla (aka patches with a review request “to the wind”, instead of requesting review from some specific person).

After a bit of head scratching to figure out _how_ to get a list of such bugs through the search form, I gave up and use Teh Googlez to get my search query.

When I started there were ~130 requests (in ~110 bugs) across all of Bugzilla. Surprisingly, many of the requests (maybe 2/3rds?) were in bugs that were already resolved fixed/invalid/dupe/wfm, and were thus easily cleared out — along with a comment to take action if there was some non-obvious reason to keep the patch active. (And I use the word “active” loosely as most of these patches were _years_ old.)

For the patches in bugs which were still open, I generally assigned to a reviewer I knew was active in that area (to either close the bug out, perform a review, or reassign to someone else). In a few cases, where patches were really ancient (e.g. 6+ years waiting for a review!) I cleared the review and asked that the patch be updated or bug closed. Reviews of that vintage are simply not useful, and stand in the way of driving this list of reviews to Zarro.

Currently, there are now ~35 unassigned review requests (in ~25 bugs). Most of those are in in Rhino/Tamarin or, and I wasn’t sure what to do with them. I’ll ask around this week.


Firefox flowers

I was at IKEA the other day (for the first time ever!), and juuust as I was about to make it out the door with minimal expense I saw their assortment of fake flowers, and knew what had to be done.

Adds some nice color to my desk at work, when I get bored of it I’ll probably move it so some conference room. 🙂

Make your own!

19 SNÄRTIG flowers (5 blue, 1 yellow, 3 yellow-orange, 7 orange, 3 red).
1 red SMYCKA flower.

I had the red and black filler sitting around from some other store, but it’s easily available. (Note symbolism in Firefox being anchored in the rock of Mozilla.)

My cat, Munchkin, is not available for sale. Sorry.

(…i can haz flowers?)