Apple Does The Right Thing: Delays Leopard OS Release

April 12, 2007

Apple Statement

iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned. We can’t wait until customers get their hands (and fingers) on it and experience what a revolutionary and magical product it is. However, iPhone contains the most sophisticated software ever shipped on a mobile device, and finishing it on time has not come without a price — we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS X team, and as a result we will not be able to release Leopard at our Worldwide Developers Conference in early June as planned. While Leopard’s features will be complete by then, we cannot deliver the quality release that we and our customers expect from us. We now plan to show our developers a near final version of Leopard at the conference, give them a beta copy to take home so they can do their final testing, and ship Leopard in October. We think it will be well worth the wait. Life often presents tradeoffs, and in this case we’re sure we’ve made the right ones. [Apr 12, 2007]

Prior coverage in this blog:
Hey, Nokia! This Is How Quality Works!


Kurt Vonnegut: R.I.P.

April 12, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut — wikipedia entry


Playing With Pandora, It Scores A Hit!

April 12, 2007

I’d never tried Pandora before. I’d heard about it in passing. Saw a mention on a blog today and decided to give it a go.

I set up “radio stations” for Morrissey, The Smiths, The Go-Go’s, ABBA, The Bangles, and Enya. (It’s all I could think of off the top of my head. I did look for Otto Vector too, but no match.)

Very sad results!

Most of the music was just bloody cliche. Whiny singers, cloned voices, I’ve-heard-this-shit-before playing.

It really highlighted how lucky I was to run across Girls Don’t Cry!

Then, I don’t recall which “station” came up with it, but Boom! Something I Really Liked.

So I went to look up the group.

And now you rock experts can ROTFLYAO at me for never coming across their stuff before: The Muffs! (Which, according to this wikipedia entry, is deeply, deeply ironic!)

At their site you can see (cough!) music videos for two songs I really like: I’m Really Really Happy and Sad Tomorrow (direct links not available).

Screensnaps!

Muffs Kim 01

Muffs Kim 02

Muffs Kim 03

Go see. Go listen!


Wow. Talking About Missing The Point!

April 12, 2007

Proj. Ren. “Crash”

I mean, really, there’s a line of dialogue in the movie that sums up the entire point of it. The CliffsNotes version is embedded in the movie itself! Is it that hard for people to see? To understand?

I saw this movie with a very bright woman, on TV. She missed the point of it too. Missed that line of dialogue too.

Sometimes it makes me wonder what the fuck the point of writing is if the audience doesn’t get it…


Nokia Hätäkeino Sen Oma Peräruiske*

April 12, 2007

Nokia Need to Have a Look at Their Customer Service

Poor guy went and bought Son Of The Biggest Piece Shit Known To Man: The N800!

So after about a few weeks it loses all the settings and resets itself to virgin. “Ho-hum”, gadget teething probs, reload all the rss feeds, mail setup, wi-fi links, etc and thought no more of it.. until it did the same thing a couple of weeks later. Bit annoyed, set everything up again and carried on. We’re on two total data loss scenarios within a month and half of having the device here, not critical data, cos I ain’t that daft, but setting up a device repeatedly is not trivial.

And:

I will also not be buying Nokia again, no matter how good the product appears to be, until I see people praising the customer service, rather than dissing it all over the world (Helsinki, India, USA, Britain).

My advice: Get your money back!

I didn’t go looking for this. I’m randomly touring WordPress blogs and this came to me.

*If InterTran did it correctly, that should read, in Finnish, as Nokia Makes Its Own Enemies

Previously in this blog:
It’s A Phone, You Life-Deprived Eejits! A P-h-o-n-e!
Nokia 770: Now 99.9% Shit!
It’s Time To Stop Looking At Cheap Devices!
OQO: Tough Shit
Oh Look! Just Like My Nokia 770 Nightmare!
Why Does The Truth Always Come Out Too Damned Late?!!?
Don’t Beg Those Bastards! Boycott Their Shit!
A Horror Of Lovecraftian Proportions
Hey, Nokia! This Is How Quality Works!
Welcome, Apple. Seriously. (Not!)
WTF?!!? Will The Nokia N800 Be Worth Buying After All? (Updated: No.)
Like This Shit Is News?
770 Shitcanned By Nokia
Nokia 770: The Endgame
Coming Real Soon Now: My FINAL Nokia Post
Nokia N800: Still Shit!
CrunchGear Has Balls!
Blame the Nokia 770, Dammit!
Nokia 770: Now Twice As Shitty
Nokia 770 Plumbs New Depths Of Shit!
Nokia 770 Gets Shittier
Is Nokia Delusional?
Nokia 770 Regains Shit Title
There Is A Right Way, And There Is The Nokia Way
Is Nokia Totally Incompetent?
Are You Nokia 770 Owners Nuts?!!?
Nokia: Please Unshackle Me!
(Anti-) Progress Report


See? I Tawk Gud!

April 12, 2007
What American accent do you have?

Your Result: The Northeast

 

 

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

Philadelphia

 

 

The Inland North

 

 

The Midland

 

 

The South

 

 

Boston

 

 

The West

 

 

North Central

 

 

What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Edit: Wow, WordPress really doesn’t like the code for this table. The chart is rilly scrood up. No matter. I will keep it anyway.


There’s A Blog For Everything!

April 12, 2007

Between the Squibs
Wading through the Complete New Yorker DVDs

The last entry is February 27, 2006.

I hate it when people give up. At least give a reason!

(Of course, you never know: Maybe he died?)


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