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).


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…

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.




The Inland North



The Midland



The South






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?)

Air Sex

April 12, 2007

Japanese Air Sex — Fuvoo Flash video

In the past anyone who didnt have musical talent could release their creative juices by playing Air Guitar, well why cant the same be true for people who have never had sex? Thats why Air Sex is sweeping Japan as the latest craze.

Sad. Very, very sad.

No nudity; just pathetic, clueless gyrations.

Not Safe For Christians Or Other Children.

Today’s Vale Of Tears

April 12, 2007

Dolphin massacre in Japan — Glumbert Flash video

It made me nauseous.

Not Safe For Work, Christians Or Other Children.

A Parent Torments His Offspring

April 12, 2007

Where’s Waldo? — Glumbert Flash video

This is so cruel it’s funny!

I agree only with the first four words.

Although G-rated, Not Safe For Christians Or Other Children.

Bamford Gives Us A Good Laugh Today!

April 12, 2007

Sleazy Glasgow. [blog dead]