But during the 2008 campaign:
“Senator McCain’s decision to team up with George Bush on offshore drilling violates the bipartisan consensus that we’ve had for decades that has protected Florida’s pristine coastline from drilling. . . . This is a proposal that would only worsen our addiction to oil and put off needed investments in clean, renewable energy. It’s not the kind of change the American people are looking for. . . . And when I am president, I intend to keep in place the moratorium – here in Florida and around the country – that prevents oil companies from drilling off Florida’s coast.”
See for yourself:
[Update: A commenter points out that the chart below really compares the internet traffic share of the various mobile operating systems - not market share directly. While I'm sure that there is some relationship between traffic share and market share, I guess the better measurement for market share is unit sales as the commenter suggests. However, these numbers are still pretty surprising to me as just a few months ago there was a spate of articles about how the iPhone had something like 90+ percent of internet traffic share. Android is growing extremely quickly - and it looks like it will continue to do so. Of course, the iPhone 4G or HD or whatever they'll call it is also right around the corner . . . ]
Wow, I knew Android’s market share was growing, but I had no idea it had taken this much of the iPhone’s market share away already. No wonder Apple is angry at Google, suing HTC, etc.
And in my opinion, they still haven’t come out with an Android phone that can truly compete with the iPhone – although the pending HTC EVO 4G may be it: http://goo.gl/b6GW (8MP camera and 720p HD video!)
This is kind of a long video, but this thing is pretty amazing – and scary – especially since it seems like something you could crank out in your garage if you knew a little bit about electronics. It will carry at least a kilogram (about 2.2 pounds, I think) payload and can home in on a GPS coordinate. I’m not sure how much damage a 2.2-pound explosive could do, but I imagine it’s pretty significant. So you could build one of these things, give it a GPS coordinate, and have it deliver a 2.2-lb explosive right to that coordinate. Pretty scary.
Friday the 26th was Thao’s and my three-month anniversary. Even though it’s only three months, I wanted to do something special, so I booked a room at a hotel downtown. I told Thao only that I’d meet her at her office at 6:00 and we’d go to dinner – I didn’t say anything about the hotel room. So it was a nice surprise for her that we had a hotel room. Then we went out and had a bottle of wine at a middle eastern restaurant, Warda, downtown, and then out to a nice dinner at the Refinery. It was a fun night.
Here’s a photo from the Refinery:
On Saturday, we stayed downtown until around 2:00pm. We had breakfast at the hotel, then went for a walk around downtoan. Ended up getting haircuts and massages at a little salon we like, then had lunch at a Japanese restaurant downtown.
Saturday night Thao went to English class and I went for a long bike ride. 37 kilometers. I have not been riding my bike – have been working out at the gym a fair amount instead – and it was a nice long ride. I was a little sore today – especially my knees.
This morning we got up at 6:30am and met about six student from our CAN volunteer group and went out to visit an orphanage for children with AIDS. It was a long way – way out in Thu Duc District – and took about 45 minutes or so to get there. The kids were cute and sweet. I had forgotten that they had AIDS – I was thinking it was just a regular orphanage that we were visiting – and then about halfway through someone reminded me that all of them had AIDS, which made me even sadder. But it was nice to be able to spend a couple of hours playing with them and helping to feed them their lunch. Here are some photos:
Here’s a bonus sunset shot from my ride last night:
And a photo I took by accident of me looking down at my bike but which I liked for some reason:
Yep, Ho Chi Minh shooting pool. That’s all. Please move along, people.
More – now doing it live in concert. (Thanks DJ!):