My Pimp (Google) Slapped Me

I’m gone on vacation.  I miss news for a couple of days. And now I read about Google pretty much killing custom ROMs for Android (at least for now).  What are you doing, Google?  I’m your b***h.  You’ve got me, okay?  I’m not going anywhere. But if you want me to enjoy having you as my pimp, don’t kill custom ROMs.  Don’t be stupid.  All you’re doing is angering some of your most diehard fans.  You want us to stay in your eco-system, not leave it.  Without a rooted ROMs, I have no reason to recommend any Android phone over the iPhone.  With it, I’m down with you, homey.

For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, here are some links

http://phandroid.com/2009/09/25/cyanogen-gets-cd-from-google/
http://phandroid.com/2009/09/25/google-responds-to-cyanogen-uproar/
http://phandroid.com/2009/09/25/eff-google-screw-android-the-backlash-begins/

Seriously, Google.  Don’t be stupid.   We already bought into your system.  You own us.  Don’t kill the best thing Android has going for it.

Reading this stuff makes me want to cry.  It’s like having your pimp loving you and giving you everything; all the nicest jewelry and cars.  And then he goes and slaps you for the first time.  That’s what Google did to me.  You slapped me, Google.  I feel betrayed.  I may forgive you, Google, but I won’t forget.

Delta.com = FAIL

Delta Air Lines needs to hire some competent web programmers.  Part or all of their website does not work in Firefox 3.5, Google Chrome, and IE8.  I couldn’t check in via Firefox or Chrome.  I was able to get through most of it with IE8, but I couldn’t print the boarding passes.

Delta, can you please hire some people who know what they’re doing?  This is stupid.  I guess you support IE7 or and lower?  According to the latest browser statistics, IE7 and IE6 have about 46% market shared combined.  Even if you throw in IE8, that’s only 66% market share.  So you’re telling me, Delta, that your website doesn’t fully work with 54% of the people out there?  I’d understand if this were 2000 and you only worked with IE which had 90% market share.  But you can’t even work with IE8?

Get your act together, Delta.  Your website sucks!