This is my report on activities of the Mozilla Foundation for the week ending December 8, 2006. The report is somewhat skimpy because most of my time was taken up with internal matters with the board and related items.

Projects for the week

Here’s a partial listing of what I and others at the Foundation did this past week:

  • Grants and related activities. Henri Sivonen is making good progress on his Foundation-funded project to prototype an HTML5 conformance checker; to keep track of what he’s doing, check out the conformance checking category on the WHATWG blog.

    Next action(s): Work on other non-accessibility proposals.

Upcoming activities

  • Gerv should be back from vacation this week.
  • I’ll be in California (though not at Mozilla HQ) on Tuesday, December 12.
  • I’ll likely be off on vacation a couple of days between Christmas and New Years Day, or the week after New Years Day.

Random notes

Last week’s obsession was the ambient/IDM group Boards of Canada, and in particular their album The Campfire Headphase. (I’d previously obsessively listened to their earlier albums Music Has the Right to Children and Geogaddi, but hadn’t yet given The Campfire Headphase the full treatment.) One of many great things about Boards of Canada is that their albums are unified works, as opposed to being just a collection of disparate tracks; I just put one on and listen to the whole thing straight through. (Note that Board of Canada newbies should start with Music Has the Right to Children, which sets the template for the other albums.)