October 9th, 2008


QotD: McCain taps Gov. Sarah Palin

Random browsing led me to this comment someone made on her Flickr photostream:
"I'd like to launch my own campaign.
Send Sarah Palin to MY house, not The White House.
Yes please.
I'd totally fuck her.
I just don't want her fucking my country."
Funny. Although, I can't say I really get all this talk about her appearance. Maybe I'm just too inclined to judge politicians on their politics, not ther bodies.

And seen in the comments:
"John McCain is such a classy fella. What lady wouldn't love & vote for him? I wonder if he'll call Sarah Palin a cunt like he did his wife."

Smartphones starting to live up to their name?

At this stage, I'm not on a 3G network, so I'm not in the market for a smartphone. And even if I had 3G, I wouldn't want to pay the exorbitant data fees.

But I'm pleased to see so much progress in the mobile space. The Apple iPhone is not quite what I want, but it has spurred some good competition, with Nokia and RIM releasing touch screen models, and Google Android making progress.

Who knows? Maybe in a few years I'll finally see a phone that:
- Has a good design (both hardware and software)
- Runs Opera
- Syncs well with the computer
- Is open and extensible
- Is supported by a vibrant developer community, so that I can find the apps I want. (Initially that means equivalents of Sunrise Desktop + Plckr, as well as something like Secret! or Little Secrets).

It's just a shame that not much has been heard from Palm in all of this. I love PalmOS and would love not having to switch, but with their focus on Windows Mobile, it seems to have stagnated somewhat. :-(