One year ago today I started contracting with Mozilla to help advance open web standards.
I'm reasonably happy with what I've accomplished in the past year (e.g.: CSS3 Color to PR, HTML5 improvements, a modern GENDER property in vCard4). I'm thankful for the inspiration and support I have received from the people and culture at Mozilla. There's an incredibly high density of pragmatic positivity as well as the constant background hum of the ongoing fight for a more open web.
While I've made progress with specifying details of bits like how 'text-overflow' works in numerous edge cases, there's a lot more to be done at a higher level to advance web application fidelity. Some of my colleagues like Alex Faaborg and Alex Limi have been thinking a lot about how to do so from the user interaction perspective and I'm looking forward to working with them more to capture such details in open web standards specifications.
For anyone who wants to work on "the open web platform", I can hardly think of a better place to be. Have ideas for improving open web application fidelity? Add it to my Mozilla projects inbox and I'll see what I can do.