Phoenix Renamed to Firebird

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Posted on April 15, 2003 1:18 PM in Miscellaneous
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In a matter of minutes I've gone from happy to sad to "huh?" I'm happy to hear that Roy Williams decided to come back and coach his alma mater. For the first time in a few years I feel like I may get excited watching UNC basketball. Now it just sucks that I have to wait until fall for the season to start up again.

I'm sad because I read a rumor online today that reported our good friend Mohammed al-Sahaf hung himself on April 9th as the U.S. military was making its way into Baghdad. I was hoping we'd capture him and maybe employ him as our country's top economic advisor. God knows last summer I could have used someone on TV every few hours saying "don't worry...there are plenty of jobs out there. Don't believe the rumors! People are committing suicide because they can't hire workers fast enough. All you unemployed out there...which I don't think there are any...will have millions by the end of the week!" Let's just hope the rumors aren't true.

And finally, I went "huh?" when I read that Phoenix has been renamed to 'Firebird'. I guess the name isn't so bad, but you figure they'd try to go the 'Mozilla' route given that they are aiming that entire effort toward the browser formerly known as Phoenix. There are obviously a lot of people that are upset by the name change, including the folks behind the Firebird Database. Should be interesting to see how things pan out.


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