great post john, we all need to add posts such as this to bring out the gray areas of 1802.
i would say that from the pictures I woud rate the connection as other in that a strap or clip while providing uplift must also provide lateral support. Because the strap is not shimmed solidly to the truss it has no lateral support.
Here is another interesting topic. Why does OIR-B1-1802 require that a strap be bent over the top of a truss and have at least one nail in the oppisite face when that is not required by the building code.
Florida Building Code Residental 2007
A continous load path shall be provided to transmit the uplift forces from the rafter or truss ties to the foundation. For rafter construction, straps and or clips shall extend such that the top nail is within 1" of the top of the rafter, or shall be wrapped around the top of the rafter with one or more nails installed on the oppisite face of the rafter