Archive for October 15th, 2007

Motorola to join Sony Ericsson in ownership of UIQ

Sony Ericsson and Motorola, Inc. have announced a definitive agreement under which Motorola will acquire a 50% interest in UI Holdings BV, the parent company of UIQ Technology AB, which is currently wholly owned by Sony Ericsson. Under the agreement, Motorola and Sony Ericsson will work together and jointly invest in the development of the UIQ open user interface platform.

And this is the official death knell of Motorola. Not because UIQ is a bad platform (actually it is, but that’s not the point), but because Motorola simply doesn’t have a fucking clue of what it wants. They see that the “smartphone future” is the actual future, but they open 100 doors and follow all of them, spreading money, resources and creating consumer confusion instead of picking one technology, sticking with it, and properly develop it instead of fucking around with zero enhancements (like their Linux phones for example).

They announced two different paths with Linux and now they open a new one with UIQ. This is clearly a company WITHOUT A PLAN. This company has nothing to do with Nokia and their S60, or Apple and their iPhone, or even HTC and Windows Mobile. They just throw the net and are hoping for a good fishing day. But one day their money and luck will run out.

Rose Petal Cottage

While watching “Heroes”, this commercial popped up (click “watch it” on the right side of the page). I can tell you one thing for sure. If I ever have a daughter, I would never buy this “toy” for her. Just watching that ad made me wanna puke.

Deshead: the guy is God

Wow, what a talented and so productive individual this is. Deshead has written a whole lot of songs, and he gives them all away. He made a CD out of them too, but all the songs are also available for free. Best song of the album is “I meant to remember” (right click to save it). That’s the kind of song that can make you a superstar, and I bet the guy didn’t even try to get a contract with a label and get some promotion for it…

I have about 10 GBs of free promotional, legal, mp3s from indie rock bands, and this guy’s songs are above the average with few of them being top notch. Where others struggle to even compose 2-3 songs that are actually listenable, he’s got about 30.

Nudity

So, the first time I saw an adult male naked. It was the time when I was studying to become a nurse, in Corfu Greece, in 1991. I was 18 years old at the time (and still a virgin — but not for long, as I got engaged 6 months later). Poor man, he just had a surgery, and the next thing he had to endure was 16 female to-be-nurses looking at his crotch, erm, I mean his surgery near by — females with ages ranging from 15 to 18.

Now, someone might get turned on by the idea of getting scrutinized by teenagers, but that guy was in living terror! I could see it in his eyes, he was extremely uncomfortable, almost to the point of start crying… I wonder why some people are having problems with nudity. I even heard recently that some women don’t feel comfortable with doctors. Oh, come on…