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October 31, 2008 web site update

Tags: Mozilla Messaging — 10:22 am Comments (5)

We’re in the final design stages for the MozillaMessaging web site update.  We’d love some feedback on it.

Here are some more screen shots of the homepage:

The goals of the redesign are: 1) Get Thunderbird pages onto, download, marketing pages, etc.; 2)  MozillaMessaging should be distinct from but with a consistency to show that it’s still all Mozilla;  3)  Design should reflect the Thunderbird product current and future, communication, concepts around email; 4)  Design should reflect our diversity and International community.

Note that future MozillaMessaging and marketing posts from me will be on when we launch in the next coming weeks.

Thunderbird t-shirts

Tags: Mozilla Messaging — 10:09 am Comments (4)

I need some help with the Thunderbird t-shirt.  What’s your preference for the background color?  We definitely need a black Thunderbird t-shirt.  I’m leaning towards the dark green and royal blue.

What do you think?  (also these aren’t the actual t-shirts, the logo in front is just to see how the logo looks on the various color shirts)

October 30, 2008

paint job or gunshots

Tags: Oakland — 9:21 am Comments (1)

I can tell you about the gunshots we heard the other night, it was a car jacking on MLK.  But I’d rather show you that our North Oakland/Temescal neighborhood is truly getting better.  Above, was the worst house on the block (before pic: it was abandoned, burned out, windows boarded up) and now it’s one of the better houses on the block.  All new everything — roof, interior, exterior, landscaping, garage, windows and it’s 3 bedroom 2 bath.  This upgrade may have prompted the neighbors across the street to finally paint their house (a nice warm green).  The fixed window effect.  Even in this market, this house will fetch between $525k to $625k.

North Oakland is an historic neighborhood, it’s where the Black Panthers were founded.  Our part of town was also upended for many years because of the MacArthur maze or the intersection of highway 24, 580, and 880.  So there’s a ways to go to get the North Oakland/Temescal community of Oakland going again.

There’s a lot of “urban infill” projects that are happening and it’s great to see.  I’ll take some pictures of Bushrod park and post them up too.

Also, the Oakland North blog and A Better Oakland blog trump the Oakland Tribune, and I care more about what V Smoothe has to say than Chip Johnson.  Seems like we’re organizing ourselves online as well.

DNA analysis

Tags: Everyday Life — 5:55 am Comments (0)

23andMe has a $399 DNA kit that will analyze your 23 chromosomes and will allow you to play around with that data.  Very interesting…

October 29, 2008

Madone 6.9 Pro

Tags: Ironman Training — 4:12 pm Comments (0)

Gorgeous road bike from Trek.  It’s the Madone 6.9 Pro w/ Dura Ace components with the Aeolus carbon wheels.

October 21, 2008

making the most of your day

Tags: Everyday Life — 12:34 pm Comments (0)

I love this article [.pdf] from Time Magazine.  It breaks down how you can make the most out of your day if you’re a morning person or a night owl, assuming you sleep 8 hours a night anyway.

In practice, I’m a night owl.  But I’m a wannabe morning person and I used to be a morning person and prefer it.

October 15, 2008

new MacBooks

Tags: Everyday Life — 9:38 am Comments (1)

The new MacBooks are gorgeous.  I have another year or two of useful life on my current MacBook and I normally wait until there’s a new OS release to go with the hardware.  I’m waiting for the 512SSD too, where the 256SSD then become commodity and shipped as the default drive; maybe end of next year.

Regardless, anyone looking for a new computer, I’d go with the MacBook now (but if you can wait, I’d wait until after January, buy stuff from Apple *after* MacWorld).  For a PC, I’d go with the Dell XPS M1330. Rafael Ebron's Web site