Apple iPhone 4 Reception Issues

So apparently, because the antenna is built into the outer casing of the phone, when you hold it a certain way, you lose your signal. Wow, that’s a pretty big flaw. And for the first time ever, Apple is releasing a first-party “bumper” case for the iPhone. They always let third parties sell these things. So is Apple really charging people $29 for a piece of rubber, to fix a flaw in the phone? It would seem so. Even if this thing comes to Verizon Wireless in January, as rumored, I ain’t buying it. I’ll stick with Droid, thank you very much. Integrated Google Voice and Skype are already more than enough to go with Droid.

Federer Loses to Berdych at Wimbledon

Well, yea. I thought Fed had chances and didn’t take advantage. All those chip returns and unforced errors on 2nd serves. A bunch of uncanny forehand errors that should have been gimme points. On many balls I thought he could reach, he didn’t even try. Movement-wise, I thought Fed was very flat. I’m still a bit sore on that loss. Fed may be aging and not have the same zip that he used to but I still think he can win more majors. Forget Nadal, Fed needs to find a way to neutralize these tall players with huge serves and forehands. The future of tennis seems to be heading this way (Soderling, Del Potro, Berdych, etc.).

I think he’s going to practice hard this summer and come back strong during the US hardcourt swing. I just made a $100 bet with someone that Fed will win the US Open. Yea, thas right!

P.S. Lu lost in straight sets in a routine win for Djokovic. 🙁

Yen Hsun Lu Beats Andy Roddick at Wimbledon

Wow, Taiwanese player Yen Hsun Lu (ranked no.82) beat Andy Roddick (ranked no.7) in a major upset today at Wimbledon. Normally, I’d support Roddick, but not today, got to support a fellow Taiwanese. Nobody gave Lu a chance. Nobody. Every commentator was expecting an easy straight sets win by Roddick. It was a great. Honestly I thought it’d be hard for Lu to win in the 5th because there’s no tiebreaker and Roddick is an amazing server. Lu evidently felt the exact same way. But he hung in there, kept fighting, and won the match on his first match point. I’d love to seem him beat Djokovic too. If he were to meet Federer however, I’m going to be very conflicted.

Poor Roddick, I really feel for him though. Guy doesn’t get broken all match until the last game and loses. Another heart-breaker at Wimbledon. At least this time it wasn’t at the hands of Federer. But no one expected it to be Lu!

By the way Yen Hsun Lu is from Taiwan, a sovereign country, not stupid Chinese Taipei. It’s only called Chinese Taipei because China is a bully. They can’t even show the real Taiwanese flag next to Lu’s name. It’s ridiculous.

China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe

I went to a charity event held by the Tzu Chi Foundation last night and the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe put on a pretty amazing performance. These are visually impaired people playing instruments and hearing impaired people dancing. Sometimes both performed together in sync. Imagine how hard it is to master an instrument or play songs without being able to read notes or see what it is your playing. Imagine how hard it is to dance to music without hearing the music. Heck, just imagine what it would be like if you couldn’t see or hear. These amazing people make the best with what they have and do what they love. It was simply amazing.

Exciting NBA Finals

Man, the finals this year have been pretty entertaining. Fisher was just spectacular in the 4th quarter last night. And that layup at the end – just wow.

Big Baby looks pissed off at the end of the video but this is what you get for wagging your tongue and posing after making a few layups when your team is still behind. Fish just hit a clutch layup against 3 bigger defenders with the and 1. Yup.

Federer Loses to Soderling

Wow, Roger Federer just lost in the quarterfinals at the French Open to Robin Soderling. It’s quite unbelievable, but Soderling was impressive today. Soderling, if you remember, took out Nadal in the 4th round last year and this year again takes out the defending champion. Fed’s incredible run of 23 straight Grand Slam semifinal appearances has finally come to an end.

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