About Dria

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The basics:

  • Real name: Deb Richardson
  • Email address: deb at dria dot org
  • Employer: Mozilla

After I finished my degree in 1997, I wasn’t really sure what to do. My default action was to start a Master’s degree, but before that really got off the ground a friend emailed me from Ottawa, asking if I wanted to work as a technical writer at a software company. I was pretty keen on computers and such, and pretty tired of being a broke student, so I went and interviewed. Three weeks later I had dropped out of my nascent Master’s program and moved to Ottawa.

Since then I’ve been swirling about in the wild waters of the computer industry. I’ve worked as a writer and/or web developer at OmniMark, The Puffin Group, Linuxcare, Zero Knowledge, CREA (on MLS.ca of all things), and now Mozilla. I’ve been working full-time at Mozilla (first the Foundation, now the Corporation) since early 2005, and it’s still the best job ever.

11 Responses to “About Dria”

  1. David Lintner Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Scanning articles on Digg I found your info about Firefox’s bookmarks, and made my way to this page. I’m a new Firefox user on my Mac, and your info is really useful to me. Yhanks. David

  2. Around the Browsersphere #9 Says:
    April 28th, 2008 at 4:20 am

    [...] Deb Richardson gave an excellent overview of bookmarks in Firefox 3 (and did a little damage once her post showed up on Digg). [...]

  3. Beethoven Says:
    May 18th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    I despise it Why is there not an OPTION to turnoff bookmarks in the address bar? I tried the plugin to bring back version 2 tool bar and it dose not work. If you google there is more than enough complaints about this feature that there should be no reason that the option to turn this off should have not been in RC1. Why is Mozilla ignoring this complaint? (Hence the name Beethoven because he was deaf) I understand a lot of people like it, be that it may all I am saying is why is there not the option to bring the address bar back to version 2 style, I am extremely disappointed Mozilla extremely, extremely disappointed….

  4. Beethoven Says:
    May 18th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    I despise it Why is there not an OPTION to turnoff bookmarks in the address bar? I tried the plugin to bring back version 2 tool bar and it dose not work. If you google there is more than enough complaints about this feature that there should be no reason that the option to turn this off should have not been in RC1. Why is Mozilla ignoring this complaint? (Hence the name Beethoven because he was deaf) I understand a lot of people like it, be that it may all I am saying is why is there not the option to bring the address bar back to version 2 style, I am extremely disappointed Mozilla extremely, extremely disappointed….

  5. Fernando Pizarro Says:
    June 15th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Firefox 3, from everything I’ve read, is going to be the game-changer in the browser universe. Thanks, Deb, for providing such a thorough overview of all the new features. I can’t wait to help break the world record!

  6. peterahon Says:
    June 17th, 2008 at 5:06 am

    definitely a fan of firefox my default browser, I hope to benefit from this soon to be released new version!

    fantastic – great job Mozilla – mozarella cheeers!

  7. peterahon Says:
    June 17th, 2008 at 5:06 am

    definitely a fan of firefox my default browser, I hope to benefit from this soon to be released new version!

    fantastic – great job Mozilla – mozarella cheeers!

  8. Bill Clarkson Says:
    June 21st, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Amazing as it may seem, I can’t find a way to buy “Field Guide to Firefox 3″! It must be possible – many of the comments are from folks who seem to have read it! Help! Thanks.
    Bill

  9. Bill Clarkson Says:
    June 21st, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Amazing as it may seem, I can’t find a way to buy “Field Guide to Firefox 3″! It must be possible – many of the comments are from folks who seem to have read it! Help! Thanks.
    Bill

  10. dria Says:
    June 21st, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Hi Bill

    The Field Guide is really just the blog post titled “Field Guide to Firefox 3″. If you’ve read that post, you’ve read the guide :)

    Let me know if you have any questions — my email address is deb-at-dria-dot-org.

  11. dria Says:
    June 21st, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Hi Bill

    The Field Guide is really just the blog post titled “Field Guide to Firefox 3″. If you’ve read that post, you’ve read the guide :)

    Let me know if you have any questions — my email address is deb-at-dria-dot-org.

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