Updated gulf oil spill photos from new world report

I just found a website called new world report that is updating with photos of what is happening in the gulf.

A dolphin from the oil spill

A dolphin from the oil spill

Washed up fish from the oil spill

Washed up fish from the oil spill

A pelican trapped in the oil spill

A pelican trapped in the oil spill

There needs to be a 13th circle of hell just for BP.

All these terrible things…all these nightmares that will never be undone… just to save a few pieces of colored paper.

Here’s the link to the website with more photos.

Neowin : iPhone OS4 may be killing older iPhones’ battery life

A new article on Neowin says that “the new OS is thrashing battery life for previous generations of iPhones.”

Apparently the new operating system is destroying the battery life of every “older” iPhone it is installed on. There are dozens of posts on the Neowin site confirming this and a “31 page forum post” on Apple’s own website.

Seriously? Did nobody in Apple’s tech team test the new OS on older iPhones?

Hey Apple! Do you need someone in quality control that actually finds “real life” bugs in your products and isn’t afraid of calling engineers to task for them? Or someone who isn’t afraid of actually telling suits they’re full of BalognaSlices for pushing a tech project out the door when it obviously isn’t finished “cooking”? Call me!

Here’s the link to the article on Neowin.

Consumer Reports says there is a significant design flaw in the new iPhone and do NOT recommend it

A new article on Bloomberg today whips out a size 13 chankla and goes all upside Steve Job’s head.

The first paragraph of the story says that “Consumer Reports said it isn’t recommending Apple Inc.’s iPhone 4 following tests confirming it has a hardware flaw that causes signal quality to degrade. “The problem seems to be a design flaw, and it is significant,” Mike Gikas, senior electronics editor for Consumer Reports”

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!

And duh!

I’ve been suffering with AT&Ts craptacular service for years now, and it’s only a matter of time before I can finally get away from dropped calls, dozens of missed texts that suddenly flood in, and phones that don’t ring when someone calls me. But I have noticed the iPhone itself will completely “forget” it has WiFi, and will often power off for no reason. Neither of those problems have anything to do with AT&T’s service.

Maybe Apple and AT&T were made for each other after all.

For a brand new 2010 iPhone to drop calls because someone is “holding it wrong” is complete garbage. That should have been caught in the “alpha” stage of testing, not the “consumer testing” phase.

Here’s the link to the Bloomberg article.

Monday Morning Music : 07/12/10

Every Monday I like to post some music to start the week off on the right foot.

This week….

Dim Chris Feat Amanda Wilson – Sometimes

The Pass – Treatment of the Sun

Rodrigo y Gabriela – Hanuman

Happy Birthday – The Beatles

…and finally, Cookie Monster – C is for Cookie