The Type Ahead Find

Is anybody else using the newest version of Mozilla?
I installed 1.2a last week, thinking that I’d play with it a little here and there, but it’s quickly replaced galeon as my browser of choice. Now, don’t get me wrong. Galeon is a fine browser. It’s a fine browser, Stuart, does lots of spiffy things, but it doesn’t have the type ahead find, Stuart.
You know that Jonny Wurster kid, the kid that does the backend for that other website? He’s a foreign kid. Some of the neighbors say he smokes crack, but I don’t believe it.
Anyway, for his tenth birthday, all he wanted was a Burrow Owl. Kept bugging his old man. “Dad, get me a burrow owl. I’ll never ask for anything else as long as I live.” So the guy breaks down and buys him a burrow owl.
Anyway, 10:30, the other night, I go out in my yard, and there’s the Wurster kid, looking up in the tree. I say, “What are you looking for?” He says “I’m looking for my burrow owl.”
I say, “Jumping Jesus on a Pogo Stick! Everybody knows the burrow owl lives. In a hole. In the ground. Why the hell do you think they call it a burrow owl, anyway?” Now Stuart, do you
think a kid like that is going to know about the type ahead find?
You know what, Stuart? I like you. You’re not like the other people, here on the Internet.

107 thoughts on “The Type Ahead Find”

  1. Mozilla Bug Leaks URLs Visited
    A privacy issue in the open-source Mozilla web browser, used to power the latest version of Netscape, Galeon,
    and Chimera, can expose the URLs users are visiting to other web sites.
    By exploiting this problem, is possible for a web server to track the next site a visitor accesses,
    even if the URL is typed directly into the address bar. The bug lies in the behavior of Mozilla’s ‘onunload’ handler,
    and has been known but unfixed for several weeks, though developers are now addressing it.
    The researcher who discovered this vulnerability has put up a site :

  2. Wil,
    Since you’re not going on a rant about the world…Can I post a message to everyone here?
    I know you are a huge proponent of helping people around the world, and in NYC next week, there’s going to be a huge event to help get rid of landmines around the world (in this case, Azerbijan, i think).
    Anyone who can make it is invited, and I think things like this are important because its one those great cases where individual people can really help.
    If you think this is inappropriate, im sorry- just delete the message. Im just trying to tap into your huge fan base!
    Peace and love!

  3. Right on Bryan! It’s really important to remember some of the lesser known charity issues out there. I checked out the site and forwarded it to some of my friends in NY.

  4. Hey, is this SPAM??
    hmm, it does seem like a really good cause. And burrow owls might care about landmine issues.
    So I guess its only SPAM when it promotes hot wet teen girls in azerbajan.
    What about a DM reunion show- now that seems like a good cause!!

  5. Hi Wil,
    Just a bit Off-Topic, but I still have some slashdot moderation points ready to be wasted, I’m waiting for you posting something funny over there…

  6. I don’t just use Mozilla. I do some Quality Assurance work for them, as a volunteer. I’m also tinkering around with some extensions to Mozilla code (nothing too serious, though).
    Come join us at irc://moznet/mozillazine (click on the link from Mozilla) anytime.

  7. Dead… Milkmen. Hmm. And here I thought he was mackin’ on that MadTV skit… I could read it in that woman’s voice and everything.
    “What does Momma say about that, Stuart? What does Momma say?”
    “I don’t WANNA say it…”

  8. Wil,
    You have just doubled your cool points with me. I remember buying that album (excuse me, cassette) for Punk Rock Girl. But I stayed for Stuart.
    I’m getting a new Toshiba laptop for home. I’ll check out Mozilla. Work is still on IE.
    Thanks for the memories.

  9. Just so long as he doesn’t start quoting Blink 182 or something, everything’s cool.
    We be cool, right? You know I don’t like no not-cool.

  10. Hey Wil!
    Raven, I could totally see that MadTV skit too!
    “Stuart, were did you get that?”
    “I found it on the flooorrrr….”
    Wil, you should really go on MadTV and do something funny like that, you’d be great!

  11. Wil,
    Ok forget my last post I listned to the song and now I understand. Jumping Jesus on a Pogo Stick, nice reference Wil, nice reference. You really think there are gay martians? Maybe that is what landed in Roswell and homosexuality just spread.
    best to you and your family,
    until your next post……

  12. Wil, you know what I like you Wil, your a good American. Don’t be a daredevil keep your head and arms inside the mixer at all times, the snowcone guy can’t take anymore. Keep your eyes on the queers and what they are doing to the soil.

  13. Wil,
    it’s been a long road getting from there to here,
    it’s been a long time but my time is finally here
    I can feel a change in the wind right now,nothings in my way, and there not going to hold me down no more, no there not going to hold me down. Cause I got faith of the heart going where my heart will take me..I got faith to believe I can do anything…I got strength of the soul, and no one is going to bend or break me… I can reach any star cause I got faith…I got faith…I got faith
    faith of the heart……
    don’t forget to watch the 2nd season of Enterprise tonight at 8:00 est on UPN who knows Wil, maybe you can get a role on there or do a cameo as Wil great grandad or something

  14. I was in “a large US city,
    there’s a big undeground homosexual population. Des Moines, Iowa, for an example. Look at the soil around Des Moines, Stuart. Look at the soil around Des Moines, Stuart. You can’t build on it; you can’t grow anything in it. The government says it’s due to poor farming. But I know what’s really going on, Stuart. I know it’s the queers. They’re in it with the aliens. They’re building landing strips for gay Martians, I swear to God.”
    So while in Des Moines I dropped my best friend who knew about a postcard telling that I was having a lovely time with the gay martians. he got the biggest kick out of it. I have only met one other person who gets that reference…and now you.
    I like you Wil, obscure references that date back to 1989. Yee f(*&^in’ haw!
    thanks for the smile.

  15. Im greatly dissapointed by the anti-christian remark’s I find here{jumping jesus on a pogo-stick} and the link to a game by the same name.I believe everyone has a right to there opinion but not when they claim to be open minded and tollerant of others.Mr Wheaton how can you post “PEACE ON EARTH” on September 11th and then allow comments and links posted like theses here today today?
    James Pelle

  16. Wil,
    What the heck are you talking about. You know a lot of your fans have been waiting to hear about your venture in Las Vegas – I’m sure people are more interested in that. Also, I don’t appreciate you using the word “Jesus” like that. It’s very offensive, just like calling a black person the n word.

  17. Wow – Juust dug out my Milkmen YESTERDAY for the first time in God-knows-how-long. Found I STILL knew “Stuart” by heart. Now Sweet Uncle Willie pops a ref? What are the odds?

  18. learn how to freaking write, James Pelle, then you can lecture people about your retarded beliefs.
    remarks (no apostrophe necessary- it’s not posessive)
    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m in the middle of a Fun Run…

  19. Well, the Dead Milkmen thing is totally over my head (or under, maybe, I guess), but I just had to say that I’m a Galeon fan. Mozilla rocks (I use it for development, mainly), but Galeon is lighter, faster, and lets me put tabs in a vertical column along the side of the screen. Right now, I literally have more than two dozen websites open, and I can click any one of them without scrolling.
    If there’s a way to do that in Mozilla, I might switch. It’s a WHOLE lot faster now than when I first started using it (let’s see… back around 0.6, I think).
    Hey, did anyone here see Enterprise tonight?

  20. Hmmm… you wrote it, but I got it… which one of us is geekier? Just remember to keep your head and arms inside the mixer at all times.

  21. Damn, you’re bad-ass. You make me want to take retards to the zoo, and participate in a complete and total barf-o-rama.
    Since I can tell you like this sort of stuff, have you ever heard of Harvey Sid Fisher?
    Once again, you rock.

  22. There’s a new book by Carl Hiaasen called “Hoot.” It’s kind of sort of about burrowing owls. It’s his first kid’s book… but it’s good. Read it! :)

  23. I have been using Mozilla on my mac for awhile now. It is very complient to the standards and as a web site designer, I really enjoy having things look like what I intended.

  24. oh sure, I read this, and upgrade my mozilla … 1.2b … the TAF is nice, BUT … it crashes hard whenever something is typed in the URL Bar … so I’ve spent the last 3 hours reporting-and troubleshooting with bugzilla to make it a friendlier program for you all :)

  25. I see crazy people. Everywhere I look, I see crazy people. They don’t even know they are crazy. I ain’t never seen a burrow owl though. 😉

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