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May the 4th be with you

(apologies for the poor quality of the joke)
After having an early night (again) last night, I’m feeling somewhat better this morning, and my plains for today are considerably less strenuous.
I haven’t seen any hugely interesting news stories this morning, other than that there’s now an official build of Mozilla Firebird for OSX. Originally Firebird was not going to be ported, but now that it will be the browser component of Mozilla 1.5, a porting of it had to happen. However, it’s 10.9MB, probably because it hasn’t received the same level of code optimisation as the Linux and Windows builds – the latter is below 6MB in size.
It’ll be interesting to see how it stacks up speed-wise against Camino and Safari, which are the two other higher-speed Mac browsers. It’s not fair, you Mac users get so much choice ;).
Talking of browsers, Mark Pilgrim has written about a very simple rendering flaw that crashes IE. It’s possible in a mere 5 lines of HTML code. It crashes my IE6 SP1, but Mozilla is fine with it. Amusing to say the least.

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