Google knows me better than I know myself. While setting up my Google+ account a few weeks back, Google sorta "found" this old Blogger thing I created more than five years ago. Instead of trying to wipe those old posts off the face of the map, I decided to move back in and post some occasional updates here related to whatever I might feel like saying. Let's see how it goes.
With Opera announcing that their future products will be based on WebKit, the Internet is abuzz with discussion about what that means and whether it's a good thing. Looking at it as a jQuery developer, it's a good thing if it gets WebKit participants to fix bugs and update older implementations. I can't be optimistic without some evidence that things are really going to change. We don't know how many of Opera's core developers will move to WebKit development, but the press release isn't encouraging: "The shift to WebKit means more of our resources can be dedicated to developing new features and the user-friendly solutions." I suspect they want some cost savings by eliminating Presto technical staff, or -- in the most optimistic case for their employees -- refocusing existing staff on the parts outside WebKit core that make browsers different. Opera did land their first WebKit patch so they wanted to make a statement that they weren't gettin