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It seems that bug actually hasn’t been fixed, rather irritatingly. I still don’t know why, but Firefox just seems to refuse to remember that Foxamp is compatible with the new version of Firefox after a restart. So, Foxamp 0.3.15 has been released. I’ve made this version support 7.0 – 9.0 – if there are any actual compatibility issues when 8.0 and 9.0 are released, I’ll provide a new version of course. The version on the Mozilla Add-ons site will be updated over the next few days.
So, Mozilla have today released Firefox 7.0. As far as I can tell, Foxamp 0.3.14 should continue to work both as an upgrade and as a new install. It looks like Mozilla’s compatibility updates are finally working (it’s never worked for Foxamp before, even though they claim it should). If anybody does have any problems, please let me know.
Well, with Firefox 6.0 on the horizon, it’s time for a new Foxamp release. This version actually has something new in it other than a compatibility update, though – Unicode support. If you’ve tried to play songs with Unicode characters in their name, you may have noticed they didn’t render properly in Foxamp. This should now be fixed. Unfortunately, this does now mean that if anybody’s using Firefox 1.5 or below, they will no longer be able to use Foxamp, but, well, time moves on, I suppose! Also, anybody still on Windows 95/98/Me won’t be able to use the application, either. (If anybody *does* actually still use those versions, please let me know!)
Anyway, you can grab the new version in the usual location, or you should get an automatic update in the next day or two whenever the editors approve it. And I do have some plans for new features and improvements in the next versions (as well as an intention to bump the version number up to 1.0.0!), so hopefully you’ll see more progress soon. 🙂
I know I’ve promised news for quite some time – alas, I have been quite busy! I was in Australia and New Zealand in late June and early July, then I’ve been back here working, and then away to Aviemore for a weekend, and then doing more work. I’ll try to post photos from my trip at some point in the near future, along with some kind of description or trip report, hopefully! Just need to find the time to do so, though. It’s the 5th annual Transport Tycoon Forums meet in a couple of weeks, so I need to get things ready for that, as well as keep up with everything else that’s going on!
Ah well, until next time…
I’ve released a new version of Foxamp which should now have proper Firefox 5.0 compatibility. While I did update the version identifier on the Mozilla Add-ons site, it seemed that for some users, the add-on would disable itself upon restart after the initial update. Hopefully releasing a completely new version will fix that. If people still have problems, please let me know.
You can download the new version from the Foxamp web site, and it should also be available on the Mozilla Add-ons site in the next few days.
OK, so I managed to get the opportunity to test Foxamp on a Windows machine with Firefox 5, and it seems it works OK. I’ve therefore updated the compatibility identifier on the Mozilla Add-ons site. I’ve not yet updated the version on this site; I’ll do that once I’m back in the UK!
Sorry for the delay, and thanks for using Foxamp!
For those of you who have upgraded to Firefox 5.0 and are awaiting a Foxamp upgrade, there will be one coming soon, just as soon as I get back to the UK – expect it in the next couple of weeks.
(Alas, I fear delays while I update the add-on may become a regular occurrence, with Mozilla’s stupid new release/versioning schedule, but I shall try to keep on top of it!)
Really need to remember that this thing exists. I’ll post something about my recent and future exploits in the near future. Honestly.
So, it turns out that Firefox 4.0 hasn’t actually broken Foxamp as much as I thought, and I’ve now released a new version with support for Firefox 4.0. Click here to download it, or if you’re already a Foxamp user, you should receive an update notification through the Mozilla add-ons service soon.
A happy new year to you all, and with a new year comes a new update! Nothing much, admittedly, but a few new links on the links page, and a couple of small updates elsewhere. Enjoy!
As usual, I’ve been rather busy lately, and neglecting this site. Sorry! I even missed owenrudge.net’s 11th birthday, which happened on the 28th of November. (I was somewhat busy flying across the Atlantic that day, not helped by all the snow in Scotland at the time!)
I in theory should have a new version of Foxamp, compatible with Firefox 4.0, at some point in the near future. Other than that, I will try to post a blog with a bit more of an update sometime in the near future, but I have another traversal of the Atlantic next weekend, before settling down for Christmas in the UK. 🙂
Catch you in another few months…
EDIT: Ugh, after having just installed the latest Firefox beta to play around with, I’m really, really, not liking the UI changes they’ve made. Looks like there may be quite a bit of work to update Foxamp, too, and I’m in no rush to do that with this horrible new UI. Inevitably I’ll have to migrate eventually, I suppose. I do wish people would stop messing up perfectly good UIs, or at least removing the options that allow old UI features to continue to be used (e.g., completely removing the status bar in Firefox 4.0; removing the classic Start menu in Windows 7; the entire UI in Office 2007/2010 – which, admittedly, I do find to be quite handy for most things now that I’ve got used to it, but it can still be a puzzle to find some random old command I use once in a blue moon, but I digress.) But anyway…
Well, ten and a bit years ago, my Transport Tycoon Station was launched! (The anniversary was actually in July, but I’ve been a bit busy lately and didn’t notice, I’m afraid.) Since then, the site has grown enormously, with the development of several useful Transport Tycoon utilities, a comprehensive strategy guide and reference, saved games and scenarios, and, of course, The Transport Tycoon Forums, which originated as an offshoot of the site. The Transport Tycoon “scene” has also changed significantly, with the rise of TTDPatch in the early 2000s, and then the creation, release and further development of OpenTTD in the second half of the decade. Will we still be playing Transport Tycoon in 2020? I’ve no doubt the game will live on, and I’m sure the Transport Tycoon Station will still be here then too. And who knows, maybe I’ll have even finished the new Repository by then! 😉
EDIT: And, as a little tenth birthday present, I’ve updated some of the pages on the site, and even finished a couple of those pages that weren’t yet finished. Enjoy!
… is what I’ve been lately. Quite a lot has happened since my last blog entry – I was back in the UK for about a month, seeing Olivia, who is doing really well. She’d grown a huge amount since I was last there, and is now incredibly aware and active and just itching to start moving around a bit more! She’s been teething for a while now, which has sadly been bothering her; hopefully her teeth will come through soon and stop bothering her so much. And I’m sure that it won’t be long now until she’s crawling (or even more) – no doubt the fun will really start then! I’ll be back in the UK for a bit in November, and then, as many of you know, I will be moving back for the foreseeable future come December, to be significantly closer to Olivia than I am at the moment. So there’s lots to look forward to, and lots to sort out as I get the fun of another transatlantic move to organise!
For the moment, though, I’m back in Minneapolis, where it is currently quite hot. We’ve not yet moved into our new office, but we should, fingers crossed, be doing that next week! It’s also the Minnesota State Fair this week, so that should be fun to go and have a look around. Nothing else going on that’s too exciting at the moment (I spent most of the weekend doing accounts – fun, eh?). Just keeping busy, as is usual.
Well, I’d best go and stick some washing in the dryer, and then I shall watch some Angel, which I am slowly working my way through after my Buffy marathon this time last year (well, it took me 6 months to watch it all, so perhaps “marathon” isn’t the term, but it was quicker than taking 7 years to watch it all I guess!). Catch you later, peeps.
I haven’t blogged in ages, I know – things have been a bit busy lately! I headed back to the US in April, and have been enjoying the Minnesota summer (except when it’s been far too hot). Just a few weeks now until I head back to the UK for a month or so – lots of travelling this year! But anyway, at some point between now and then, I shall write a more extensive blog! Promise!
I have released a new version of Foxamp. Foxamp 0.3.11 adds support for Firefox 3.6. Apologies for the delay with getting this released – it’s been a busy couple of months!
Sorry for the lack of the updates on the blog – as one might imagine, it’s been a busy few weeks! I don’t think I actually even announced that we’d named our daughter on this blog – we decided on the name Olivia, her full name being Olivia Grace Rudge Littlejohn. There are some photos up here. She’s been doing really well – very active and aware, and growing far too quickly! Things have been quite hectic though, so hopefully they’ll be settling down a bit now. I’ll be heading back to the US at the start of April, for a few months – I shall certainly miss people here though, but I’ll be keeping in regular contact! I will hopefully post a more substantial blog in a while when I have a bit more time, but whether by then I’ll be on this side of the ocean or the other I’m not sure! My Twitter tends to get updated a bit more frequently, so you can always follow me there!
For those of you who haven’t seen my Facebook or Twitter pages, I became a father yesterday! Jen gave birth to a beautiful baby girl at 7.38am yesterday. She came out as 8 lb and 13 oz, and is quite long! We haven’t decided on a name yet, but I will of course post when we do.
Would write more, but as one might imagine, we’ve had a bit of a busy weekend! Shall provide a further update – and a name! – in the coming days. 🙂
Well, I’ve intended to write a new blog since October, but have found myself rather busy and until now, didn’t quite get around to doing so. I’m now sitting on a flight back to Minneapolis after my trip to Tahoe, listening to air traffic control on Channel 9. (First United flight I’ve been on in ages which has had Channel 9 enabled!) So it seems like a good time to write this. No doubt you’re all wondering what’s been going on in my life recently, so here goes!
As you probably know, I’m now living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, having moved here in early October. I’ve been settling in pretty well, and am enjoying it so far. Living in a large house in a nice part of the city, quite close to everything, which is handy. Plus the famous Minnesota winter has so far been reasonably tolerable for me. Lots of snow recently, and I think the lowest temperature I’ve experienced is about -25°C. It’s funny how quickly you get used to it though – -5°C now seems pretty warm to me! Of course, the downside it seems is that the Minnesotan winter drags on until about April, but luckily for me I’ll be skipping most of it – more on that later!
Anyway, yes, so far I have been enjoying Minneapolis, and work – it’s good being in the office with everyone else, and not just for the free doughnuts on company meeting day. 😉 My first few months have seen various interesting things happen, some of which I shall try to recount here, if I can remember them all! I experienced Halloween American-style, becoming the character of Shaun from Shaun of the Dead (made more convincing by the fact I’m British, of course). There are some photos lurking around somewhere, so I’ll probably upload them eventually. A week or two later, most of the developers at CodeWeavers, myself included, were off to WineConf, which this year was in the Netherlands. It was pretty fun, although I was literally just there from Friday to Monday, so it was a very brief and jetlaggy weekend!
Other things that happened after that… hmm… well, there was my first Thanksgiving, which involved eating far too much food and attempting to understand an American football game. I think I preferred the Rock Band which later took place. I also attended my first ice hockey game, which was a college game between Duluth and Minnesota. Confusingly, of course, Duluth is in Minnesota, but the “Minnesota” team is basically the main Twin Cities team. Anyway, Duluth won, and we lost. 🙁 A fun game though, something I may well see some more of at some point. That same day we’d taken a tour of the Summit brewery, which is based in St Paul. One thing that did surprise me somewhat was the variety of nice beers available here – lots of microbreweries and the like. I guess I’d got too used to the cinematic version of American bars, which naturally only includes big names like Budweiser or Miller that pay for the product placement!
Speaking of beer, every week now my housemates and I have been partaking in a local pub quiz at the Leaning Tower of Pizza. Our team, which begun as “The Flying Scotsman” and went through a variety of names (typically with the word “flying” replaced with something that vaguely rhymes), has generally done reasonably well – some relatively bad weeks, and some pretty good weeks, with us coming 2nd or 3rd on a number of occasions. We alas haven’t yet come first at LT, but we did also try another quiz at a place called King’s, at which we have a 100% success ratio – we played there twice, and came first twice! We may have to return there again soon, clearly, to make it a hat trick!
Anyway, where was I? Ah, yes, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving finally brought what was more or less the start of winter (this November was one of the mildest Novembers since records began, apparently!), with a load of snow falling in the first week of December, which generally stuck around. And December of course brought Christmas, and then New Year. Christmas was a relatively quiet affair for me, but I was quite content with a nice steak and the Doctor Who specials. Then, after New Year, I was off to Lake Tahoe for skiing, and to see Rachel again of course. The trip was pretty fun, with me getting a bit better at skiing (I can somewhat do parallel turns, it would seem). I also rented a car for a couple of days and took some trips into California, visiting Sacramento and the Apple Hill area, which is full of, as the name might suggest, apple-growers! Rachel and I also ended up going out to a town called Hawthorne, located in the middle of nowhere (relatively speaking) in Nevada. This actually provided a quite enjoyable trip, with an interesting drive there along some scenery which was partially quite spectacular, and partially rather dull. Speaking of spectacular scenery, my flight from Reno – Denver was one of the first flights I’ve been on in the continental US where I’ve been in a window seat (most of my long-distance flights I prefer aisle seats), and I noticed just how massive and, well, spectacular the Rocky Mountains are. Alas, I didn’t get any photos, but it certainly made for an interesting view. All in all, a fun week. I shall be uploading photos from the trip as a whole probably in the next week or two, as and when I have some time.
Speaking of next week (well, tomorrow), we have a big CodeWeavers company meeting here in St Paul. I’m not quite sure how we’re going to cram everybody into the office, but thankfully we do have a conference room hired for most of our meetings and the like, I believe!
Anyway, the week after next, I’m heading back to the UK! As I’m sure you all remember from my previous blog post, I’m going to become a father in about 5 weeks, so I’m heading back a week on Thursday, and shall be heading up to Scotland soon after that. One of the benefits of my job is that I can work remotely during the few months I’ll be staying in the UK, so that is at least handy. I will return to the US in April, but for how long I’m not currently sure. Either way, it’s all very exciting – really not long at all to go now!
Right, well, there are probably other things I’ve forgotten about that I should have mentioned, but we’re approaching MSP, so I should turn off the ol’ computer. Hopefully I’ll be able to post another blog a bit more quickly than I did this one!
(Of course, I wasn’t able to post this blog on the plane, so for “now” read “last night”.)
Just a quick message to wish all visitors to my site a very happy new year. 🙂
I’ve been meaning to post a new blog for a couple of months now, and I really will. Just not quite yet. I’ve got a 4 hour flight on Saturday, maybe I’ll write something up then (assuming these silly new security rules don’t mean I can’t use my laptop or something…)
Until then, hope you all had a merry Christmas, and have a happy new year!