Google Announces Android OS

From Andy Rubin:

We have developed Android in cooperation with the Open Handset
Alliance, which consists of more than 30 technology and mobile leaders
including Motorola, Qualcomm, HTC and T-Mobile.

Will the concept of Open Handsets coincide with the opening of mobile networks, etc? All essential in the building of trust in a neutral net. Can the GOOG be trusted remains to be seen.

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Facebook Vulnerabilities

Noticing some weirdness today in Facebook. Earlier this morning, I was unable to login, getting an error=105.

Then I was told that I “annoyed someone,” which apparently entailed using some “poke me” application. I neither have said application, nor was I online at time of said annoyance.

And now, the top item in my Facebook “news feed” claims that 5 of my friends posted the new Eagles video, which I highly doubt. Anyone else noticing weirdness on FB lately?

It’s Not Me, It’s You

ann coulter speaks at usc annenberg about islamo-fascism or whateverAnn Coulter is disgustingly skinny. So, when I heard her speak last night at USC, I couldn’t help myself but to replace the word “liberal” with “fat people” — at least in my head — the dozens of times she berated the intellectually beefy. Her new book would probably be quite a hoot if only it were titled “If Democrats Fat People Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans.”

Click here to read my account of her “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week” presentation complete with photos and video at LAist.

Oh, and happy Leopard Day Mac users!

Fire Updates, Ann Coulter Coming to USC?!?

The sky is far smokier-looking than yesterday at this time, here in West LA but still no fires in the immediate area and no sign of a wind shift. The map from yesterday’s post is still being updated live by LA Times and presents a good picture of things. I’ve also posted a few stories of interest on LAist. Click to read:

Fire Evacuees are Not ‘Refugees’
Ann Coulter to Speak at USC for Islamo-Fascism Wingnut Awareness Week
Larry Himmel Reports from the Scene of his Burning Home

Viss has some amazing photos of the Witch Fire here.