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September 23, 2008 update

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We are updating the web site and teaming up with our friends The Royal Order and silverorange.  We are updating the web site to get the majority if not all end-user facing Thunderbird related pages onto  Right now, these pages are on and

Here is the site map [pdf], it’s in its third revision and we would like feedback from you by Thursday.  Send me email at or comment in the post.


  • support pod will be under, urls tbd
  • under additional pages will be start page and what’s new page

We’re starting the decision process next week, Sept 29 and will wrap up by October 17.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Separately, we are working on  We meet up every Thursday and we’ll be hanging out at #marketing.  Come join us.

September 22, 2008

California Academy of Science

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California Academy of Science in San Francisco Golden Gate Park is re-opening on Saturday.

Write up in the Chronicle.  The Philippine Coral Reef and the Planetarium exhibit look pretty cool.

September 21, 2008

weight loss kit

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Weight loss kit:

Weigh yourself twice a day, morning and evening.  Record once a week, like a Wednesday morning until you get to your ideal weight.  Don’t stress if your body weight goes up or down, a scale is just a tool.

Weight gain/loss is a matter of fact — you gain weight by consuming more or exercising less and you lose weight by consuming less and exercising more.  It’s all energy and caloric management, the more you can take emotion out of it the better.

3500 calories is 1lb of fat.  Daily caloric intake should be around 2000 calories — maybe 400 breakfast, 100 snack, 700 lunch, 100 snack, 700 dinner.

Ideal exercise is about 5 days a week, 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hour workouts.  You know you’re in the right groove and right frame of mind when *not* exercising feels like you haven’t brushed your teeth in a few days and that you have to go exercise.

September 16, 2008

video ads audit

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*draft* + continuous update

I’m interested in what video providers are doing in terms of their online advertising.  Currently it’s all over the map as to when ads are displayed (before, after, during a stream, inserted in, or with ad content around the video), and duration 5, 15, 30 second ads.

  • YouTube
  • Yahoo!
  • AOL Video
  • Microsoft
  • CNN
  • ESPN
  • ABC News
  • CBS News
  • NBC News


  • Daily Show
  • TMZ
  • UFC
  • Funnyordie

Top Video Enablers

  • YouTube
  • Hulu – 30 second ads, before video; inline video ads, surround ads;
  • Brightcove
  • Metacafe
  • Vimeo
  • Revver
  • tbd

September 1, 2008

Thunderbird start pages *draft*

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*in progress/working*  These pages and thoughts are not final.

Thunderbird 2 page is here:

Shredder nightlies page will live here:


Thunderbird 3.0 beta page is here:

Thunderbird 3.0 Start page will live here:

Default Start Page:


Welcome URL (aka first run):


Override URL (aka whats new):


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