ImageTweak: over 2 millions downloads and counting

I just noticed that ImageTweak passed the 2M downloads mark and is steadily above 200K active daily users. That’s quite something! A big thanks to all my users (well, maybe not really all of them).
Just in case someone is wondering: I’m open to new contributors for ImageTweak. It really isn’t a big codebase, but it needs maintenance and further development… if you know javascript (and possibly a little about developing Firefox extensions) and you’re willing to contribute please leave a comment here.

A DHT for Mozilla?

I’ve been thinking in the last few days about writing a DHT implementation for Mozilla, some kind of generic library (packaged as an add-on) that may be used in a tons of different ways, like:

  • a distributed version of Weave (for Firefox)
  • a shared cache/proxy/CDN system (that would allow users to reach otherwise unreachable resources, be it because of server downtime or because of censorship policies)
  • a file sharing platform (for Songbird: imagine being able to see in your library not only your songs, but also everyone else’s)
  • a distributed computing platform (more on this in a later post)
  • the Next Big Thing™

BTW, much of this is partly already implemented in any bittorrent client (and the rest is already on track), what’s needed is just glueing the pieces together. As soon as my exams are over I’ll give it a try…