his widget, for the uninitiated, uses the sudden motion sensor to detect the angle of the powerbook (or ibook). it displays a classic level showing said angle. it's nifty.
Apple specifically says to suspend timers when onhide() is called, and to resume normally scheduled programming when onshow() is called. did he do this? of course not.
if anyone else is using the widget (i have the powerbook version, but he's just written an ibook version) i can send the modified widget. i emailed him my changes, so hopefully he'll incorporate them into his version.