新的 Firefox 下載頁面/Firefox download landing page on MozTW

Brief info in English: I’ve just added download landing pages for the MozTW website. It features some links to local resources (in Chinese), and a special tweak to initiate download in IE without having information bar pops up.

Mozilla Taiwan 首頁的 Firefox 下載連結一直都是直接指到 Mozilla Corp. 的下載頁面 (landing page),由該頁啟動實際下載的檔案連結。跟其他下載頁面一樣,它會啟動下載,然後附上一個「如果下載沒有開始請按這裡」的連結…

只是它是用英文寫的。

這當然造成了推廣的麻煩啦,在高雄跟我們偉大的勞工的叔叔阿姨講課推廣網路使用與自由的 Irvin 就遇到學員「回家後就不知道怎麼下載 Firefox」的問題。更慘的是,該頁面為了要避免觸發 IE 的下載警告資訊列,所以不會啟動自動下載,使用者一定要按連結才行。儼然就是你看不懂英文就無法用 IE 抓到 Firefox 中文版,囧。

Mozilla 有和我們要過下載頁面翻譯,但是不知為何他們一直沒放上來,直到現在都決定要更新下載頁面了還是沒放。所以還是得自力救濟囉。

我今天把下載連結換到我們自己的下載頁面,裡面簡單放了一些尋求中文社群支援、協助,一起推廣等等的連結。網址在這裡,但還是建議要指引別人下載 Firefox 的朋友還是指到首頁去(這樣才能順利在 IE 啟動下載,原因容後敘述):

實際的檔案還是會取自他們的負載平均下載系統。希望這樣能為本地使用者帶來 Firefox 應有的網路體驗囉(也希望 Firefox Setup.exe 是他們用 IE 下載的最後一個檔案,哈)。

接下來寫一些在 IE 啟動下載的技術筆記,有興趣的話再繼續看。

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more things about Tim

So, CornGuo tagged me back; I will share more thing about me here (or not?):

  1. Shyness: Most people don’t know that I was born shy. I refuse to go on stage and participate team sports before I was 10. Later in my life, I spent a great deal of time to overcome the stage fright, but I never had chance to enjoy the sports thing; that was to late I guess.
  2. Private: Despite strong Internet presence, deep down I am still a private person. There are still things I don’t feel comfortable to talk about even to my closest friends; Not the that I don’t trust them or it’s something embarrassing, I just don’t feel talking about them even it’s something important to me that even I do acknowledge they should know.
  3. Math: I am not good at math, really. Math is the thing about me that echoes what Jeff had said: “The more you hate something, the more it’ll come back to you.” When I went to college, I didn’t know physics is about the ability to see through given mathematical rules that describes nature than “instincts” that I once I thought I have. Even if I switch my career to Computer Science, the theories behind is still heavily rely on mathematics. Math and algebra will save my life, even on Planet Earth it does. But do I really want to be saved?
  4. Aquarius People: I don’t believe in Astrology, yet people born under Aquarius have the ability to see me through. So please tell me ahead if you born under Aquarius before we know each other more, so I can prepare myself. What’d happened between me and Aquariusians? That’s another long long story.