So it’s the end of 2009. I addressed this year in a recent post of mine and I really don’t have anymore to add to that. But instead, I’d like to give my thanks to a bunch of organizations and software.
Well, Google does a lot for me. It provides Gmail, Reader, News, tons of other stuff I can’t discern easily enough from everyday use and of course, a pretty decent search engine. I backup my Gmail accounts with Thunderbird these days, I read my feeds for news continuously throughout the day and of course, I search every now and then. So, thank you Google, for giving me all of this free stuff. (Though I ask you keep your hands off my data!)
I love blogging. Therefore, I like WordPress. It has served me well this year, even through a storm of vulnerabilities and a couple of major upgrades. I’d love to make a theme for this blog, based on Hybrid of course and maybe develop a plug-in or two. So thank you WordPress for giving me the ability to share my knowledge and thoughts with the world! I’d also like to give thanks to the plug-in authors:
Matt Mullenweg for Akismet, Michael Torbert for AiOSP, Takayuki Miyoshi for Contact Form 7, Ronald Heft for Google Analyticator, Arne Brachhold for Sitemaps, Michael VanDeMar for Login LockDown, Mark Jaquith for Subscribe to Comments, Viper0007Bond for SH Evolved, Andy Skelton for WordPress Stats, Austin Matzko for WP DB Backup, Thaya Kareeson for WP Greet Box, Donncha O Caoimh for WP Super Cache and finally, Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine for YARPP.
Thank you guys. Thank you so much.
I’m not ashamed to thank Microsoft for Windows 7. So far, I love it. I can’t wait until I get to beta test for Microsoft again. I’ll sign an NDA if I can get early beta testing for anything. It’s a great OS, it works, it’s simple. I hosted a Windows 7 party in October and I am so very glad they allowed me to do so! My guests liked Windows 7 as they had a number of problems with Vista. So thanks Microsoft for doing a great job.
Who else now? I’m sure there are tons of others I should thank. So thank you guys, for a great year, a great time and so much stuff.