2008 time capsule

General Happenings

  • Year in song
  • Year in Pictures NY Times, Big Picture Blog
  • Beijing Olympics
  • Obama elected President of the United States of America
  • Bailouts for financial and auto industries.
  • Recession, Dow at 8500.


  • Mozilla Messaging forms.  Firefox 3 ships.  Chrome launches.
  • LCD tvs get cheap, SSD to mass production, Netbooks.
  • G1 Phone launched.  New aluminum MacBooks.  Facebook Connect launches.
  • Move towards green tech and energy.


  • Phelps and 8 Gold Medals
  • NY Giants win Super Bowl
  • Celtics beat Lakers, NBA Finals
  • ? win World Series


  • TD, George Carlin, Bernie Mac, Eartha Kitt, Randy Pausch, Paul Newman, Tim Russert


  • Kitchen remodel: BlueStar range, PaperStone, cork floors.
  • SF marathon
  • Travel: Kirkwood/NorthStar (good snow)/Whistler/Kailua
  • Instant Soccer Dad for GF III
  • Back at Mozilla.  Work for Mozilla Messaging
  • Three car accidents – X3, IS, Odyssey
  • Ad Hoc, Michael Mina, Rivoli, Rikyu, Brick Pig's House
  • Too many purchases.

An overall strange year.

2008-2009 charities list

These are the groups we like to give money to and we'd love be able to give more.  Next few years will be tough for a lot of charitable organizations.

Happy Holidays

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holidays!


p.s. It's shaping up to be a nice snow season this year; lots more snow this year than last year by Christmas day.  Anyone interested in hanging out let us know, we like Kirkwood, North Star, and I want to try Alpine Meadows this year.  We may try the Bay Area ski bus too.

Thunderbird 3 Beta 1 press roundup

Additional Thunderbird 3 Beta 1 news via Google News

Some highlights

  • Thunderbird 3 Beta 1 taking over where Shredder leaves off
    TechVibes – Canada
    a lot of upgrades have been made since Thunderbird 2, incorporating feedback and suggestions from previous releases. Highlights include faster message,
  • Thunderbird 3.0 Reaches Beta 1
    PC World – USA
    Mozilla Messaging Inc. Tuesday released the first beta for its open-source Thunderbird 3.0 e-mail client, with the company's chief executive calling the

  • Thunderbird 3.0 reaches Beta 1, but still not feature-complete
    Computerworld – Framingham,MA,USA
    By Gregg Keizer December 10, 2008 (Computerworld) Mozilla Messaging Inc. yesterday released the first beta for its open-source Thunderbird 3.0 e-mail client
  • Mozilla releases Thunderbird 3 Beta 1
    Internet News (subscription) – Fallbrook,CA,USA
    By Sean Michael Kerner on December 10, 2008 9:50 AM At long last, Mozilla Messaging has put out the first Beta release for the Thunderbird 3 open source
  • First Thunderbird 3 beta arrives with UI improvements
    Ars Technica – Boston,MA,USA
    By Ryan Paul | Published: December 10, 2008 – 08:18AM CT Mozilla has announced the availability of the first Thunderbird 3 beta release.
  • Thunderbird 3 Beta 1 Now Available
    Lifehacker Australia – Sydney,NSW,Australia
    All platforms: Mozilla releases the first beta of Thunderbird 3, the next generation of their desktop email client. Meant only for testers,


  • after a few days back on mozilla thunderbird
    By Rich
    Mozilla Thunderbird came about and I used that for a wicked long time. Then I used Gmail and Google Apps. Gmail pissed me off (royally), switched to Windows Live Domains (Hotmail). Windows Live Domains was okay and had no problems but