The Mozilla folks put up a monument in front of their San Francisco office space thanking the people who've contributed to Firefox over the years.
My name is on there. Attached is a photo of the whole monument, as well as a zoomed-in shot of the top front face, which has me about halfway down and slightly right of center.
It's fun to look for other names I know -- a number of my Chrome colleagues are on the monument, including +Darin Fisher
, +Ben Goodger
, and Pamela Greene. The Chrome team, after all, was once the Firefox team at Google, back when I was hired to join it in 2006. I was really excited about working on Firefox, and it was initially difficult when we began working on a different browser.
At this point I'm happy to be working on Chrome and wouldn't change things, but I remain proud of the small amount of work I did on Firefox -- including support for the "spellcheck" attribute, a bunch of Find Bar fixes, and the design idea for the "all tabs" dropdown that sat at the right end of the tabstrip -- and I will always wish Mozilla the best.
Thanks to all the other 4000+ people on this plaque and everyone else out there who's helped keep the web advancing!
(Hat tip to Christian Heilmann's post at http://christianheilmann.com/2014/01/30/quick-hack-the-mozilla-monument-name-finder/
for letting me know this existed.)