About the Author
Nigel McFarlane (http://www.nigelmcfarlane.com) is the Mozilla community's regular technical commentator, focused on education, analysis, and a few narrowly scoped bugs. He works full-time on Mozilla matters, except when interrupted by other things. The core Mozilla hackers are slowly getting used to him.
Nigel writes extensively on Mozilla, Firefox, and open source, including the columns Searching for Substance at InformIT and Mozilla Meanderings for TUX . He contributes to a number of journals, including Inside Web Development and Linux Journal, numerous online publications, and to the W3C's sXBL specification.
When not welded to the computer, Nigel enjoys Melbourne, Australia, his home city. It's often named the world's most livable city, and not without reason. Outdoors there are no computers, so bushwalking, swimming, music, and city rambles are great ways to relax.