We have reached Thursday once again, and it seems to have been a bit of a trying week for a lot of commentors so far. Let's hope that Terrible Thursday isn't too bad this time round. What we'll do to ward off the evil spirits, is talk about Formula 1!

  • It's all about new and young test drivers today, with Toro Rosso confirming they'll run Bortolotti and Renault planning to give 3.5 series champ Baguette a go. Oh dear, just think of the headlines there will be! That name is pun-tastic.
  • After reports over the previous few days have suggested that N.Technology's claim against the FIA has been rejected, it looks like the decision hasn't actually been made yet. Joe believes the rumoured answer is what is going to happen, but we won't find out till tomorrow.
  • Grosjean is the latest victim to undergo the Ask the Expert quiz on F1.com. He doesn't do particularly well, only coming joint 14th with Barrichello and Vettel. Can't quite believe they ask a Frenchman lots of questions and don't mention Franck.

That'll do it for now. Don't forget that if you use the doohickey, Mr C has made a few changes so that links now do the drop.io lightbox cool thing rather than opening in a new tab. Have a play around and I'll see you in the comments.

754 responses

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 00:03

    Best comment ever on Joes blog...

    "A leak to the press? Regarding an FIA case? Shurely shome mishtake?"

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 00:05

    Best comment ever on Joes blog...

    "A leak to the press? Regarding an FIA case? Shurely shome mishtake?"

    Private Eye reader obviously

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 00:06

    Best comment ever on Joes blog...

    "A leak to the press? Regarding an FIA case? Shurely shome mishtake?"

    Private Eye reader obviously

    and/or a shaun connery wannabe

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 00:11

    and/or a shaun connery wannabe

    The phrase has been a Private Eye standard for decades

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 00:11

    The phrase has been a Private Eye standard for decades

    even the FIA bit?

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 00:12

    @Jon

    Did you get anywhere with your karting event today?

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 00:12

    even the FIA bit?

    Not the FIA but they use it all the time for everything

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 00:13

    Did you get anywhere with your karting event today?

    nope. really havent done anything with it today, its been a hectic/rubbish day, talked some stuff through with the secretary, but apart from that will get onto it tomorrow/today

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 00:13

    Not the FIA but they use it all the time for everything

    ah ok. me not know that

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 00:14

    nope. really havent done anything with it today, its been a hectic/rubbish day, talked some stuff through with the secretary, but apart from that will get onto it tomorrow/today

    Good

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 00:22

    aha. Mr C's gonna loooooooooove that when it arrives

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 00:26

    on that bomb shell, i shall depart!! bye

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 00:28

    Night Jon.

    I love that Schumacher post. I am sure Mr C will be thrilled

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 00:29

    I love that Schumacher post. I am sure Mr C will be thrilled

    it will make his day am sure

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 00:29

    on that bomb shell, i shall depart!! bye

    bye

  • Chris12/11/2009 at 00:39

    I'm off too. Night!

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 00:40

    I'm off too. Night!

    See ya

  • Jordan F112/11/2009 at 00:50

    An Open Letter to Christine and the rest of Sidepodcastland:

    With the 2009 Fantasy Racers season finally over (Thank God! ALMOST had to fight off Mr. C there, I was so bad) When do I have to surrender my title of Sidepodcastland World Constrcutors Champion on behalf to Jordan F1 to Kathi's Coach Potato team?

    Also, when do I get to hear her speak? After all, I had to do a speech. Why doesn't she? I too wanted to throw the results but got threatened by Christine herself live for the attempt

    Finally. Do I get to hear something "in Kathi's native tongue", like they do at the end of the F1 winners press conferences?

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 02:33

    ooh i would love an "own language" statement!

  • Jordan F112/11/2009 at 02:59

    Amy said: 12/11/2009 at 02:33:50

    "ooh i would love an "own language" statement!"

    Pourquoi? Mon Francais est aussi mauvais que du Christine...... :p

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 03:38

    Pourquoi? Mon Francais est aussi mauvais que du Christine...... :p

    Parlez-vous Francais! :D

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 03:40

    aha. Mr C's gonna loooooooooove that when it arrives

    I love that Schumacher post. I am sure Mr C will be thrilled

    AHAHA! I mean, I'm a Schumi fan and everything, but it just made me laugh and smile. :D

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 04:14

    BTW, Dank shared this yesterday. It's the Webber-Button battle in Abu Dhabi as presented in F1 on the Big Screen:

    http://www.viddler.com/explore/Dansus/videos/1/

    Where do you rank Ben Edwards and John Watson (who did the commentary above) compared to Legard and Brundle, as well as Croft and Davidson? :)

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 04:26

    hooray i have paid Mr Clapper. Now no more bills for a while please!

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 04:46

    Before I go to work:

    Briatore seeks one million euros damages

    FTA:

    According to the newspaper, Symonds will join the appeal to have his suspension overturned, claiming the World Motor Sport Council's hearings into the scandal were conducted in an improper fashion.

    It will be very interesting to see how this turns out. And assuming their bans are overturned, will they still manage to find jobs in F1? I can imagine Symonds getting a job, but I'm not so sure about Flav.

    That said, they're not asking for much in terms of damages - I would think that the amount they're asking for is less than 1 year's salary for them.

  • Jordan F112/11/2009 at 05:46

    Share comment#21 - Jordan F1 said: 12/11/2009 at 02:59:24Amy said: 12/11/2009 at 02:33:50

    "ooh i would love an "own language" statement!"

    Pourquoi? Mon Francais est aussi mauvais que du Christine...... :p

    Share comment#22 - Journeyer said: 12/11/2009 at 03:38:57

    Pourquoi? Mon Francais est aussi mauvais que du Christine...... :p

    Parlez-vous Francais! :

    Pas vraiment, vous devez parler comme un Montrealer, when you come to Montreal, ce qui est des langages intermédiaires dans la mi phrase, and keep it grammatically correct in both languages at the same time.

    However, you sound all the letters - vowels and constants, en francais....

    Otherwise, you sound like an idiot who learnt French in Paris!

  • Alex Andronov12/11/2009 at 05:49

    Morning everyone. How's everyone's day going?

  • Jeremy12/11/2009 at 05:59

    Morning everyone. How's everyone's day going?

    I cut my finger while putting the stand on my new tv, and had to leave for work two minutes after finally getting it set up.

    Thursday is out to get me, but I refuse to be brought down. NEW TV!!!

    PS. Work isn't bad either

  • Jordan F112/11/2009 at 06:01

    #24 - Journeyer:

    I think Edwards and Waston are doing a horrible job! They do not concentrate at all about Hamilton winning the race, and the championship like he did last year, and the year before that, and the year before that, etc,etc,etc, like Legard does....

    What do you mean that Hamilton did not win the race? I was watching the race split-screen with most of the screen on the information as I need the see if the gal's flight was on-time, and so had to go by most of the race based on what Legard SAID....

  • Alex Andronov12/11/2009 at 06:10

    Thursday is out to get me, but I refuse to be brought down. NEW TV!!!

    New TV - Yay

    PS. Work isn't bad either

    Yay

    I cut my finger while putting the stand on my new tv, and had to leave for work two minutes after finally getting it set up.

    Boo... But New TV - YAY

  • Jordan F112/11/2009 at 06:17

    You know, Mr C, this current colour scheme of light blue, black, grey and white does have a nice BMW feel to it.......Might keep RG and other Beemers happy.

  • Rich12/11/2009 at 06:29

    You know, Mr C, this current colour scheme of light blue, black, grey and white does have a nice BMW feel to it.......Might keep RG and other Beemers happy

    Would need to be White and Blue with Red highlights - but I feel better that someone thought of us - so thanks Jordan.

  • Alex Andronov12/11/2009 at 06:31

    It is very cold. But less cold than the other day?

  • Aitch12/11/2009 at 06:39

    It is very cold. But less cold than the other day?

    What's the temperature over there? It's 6c over here right now.

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 06:44

    Otherwise, you sound like an idiot who learnt French in Paris!

    :D

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 06:47

    What do you mean that Hamilton did not win the race? I was watching the race split-screen with most of the screen on the information as I need the see if the gal's flight was on-time, and so had to go by most of the race based on what Legard SAID....

    Says it all... :D

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 06:51

    Meanwhile, it seems that one of the new updates finally broke IE6's back for the Doohickey. Oh well - it was good while it lasted... :)

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 06:51

    Meanwhile, it seems that one of the new updates finally broke IE6's back for the Doohickey. Oh well - it was good while it lasted...

    Good thing LCLT still works! I ♥ LCLT!

  • Jordan F112/11/2009 at 06:55

    Why do I think I am bringing back interesting memories about "Journeyer's (mis) adventures in Montreal?"

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 06:59

    Why do I think I am bringing back interesting memories about "Journeyer's (mis) adventures in Montreal?"

    Just as well I've never been to Montreal, then. :D Not yet, anyway. I want to watch the Canadian GP there someday.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 07:01

    Morning all,

    NewNewNewHickey works on FF2 as well ;)

    Anybody here want a google wave invite? Did I Miss any from last night?

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 07:02

    Okay... Looks like LCLT doesn't work for IE6 either. It's ye olde comments and copy-paste blockquoting for me, then. :P

  • startledbunny12/11/2009 at 07:05

    morning everyone

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 07:06

    morning everyone

    Morning.

    Quite like your podcast, sir!

  • Lewis12/11/2009 at 07:08

    Morning all!!!

  • startledbunny12/11/2009 at 07:09

    Quite like your podcast, sir!

    ooh thanks :)

    i have another one ready to finish.

    trying doohickey now, and can blockquote when i click reply button ( this may have worked before but i'm just a bit slow at picking up on things

  • Jordan F112/11/2009 at 07:10

    Anyway, nite everyone. Do not forget to petition Christine into getting kathi to make a spreech for winning Fantasy Racers this year, as per comments #19 and #20 of today's post.....

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 07:12

    Anyway, nite everyone. Do not forget to petition Christine into getting kathi to make a spreech for winning Fantasy Racers this year, as per comments #19 and #20 of today's post...

    Will do, Jordan. :) Good night!

  • startledbunny12/11/2009 at 07:13

    Anyway, nite everyone. Do not forget to petition Christine into getting kathi to make a spreech for winning Fantasy Racers this year, as per comments #19 and #20 of today's post.....

    can't she just write one out?

  • Lewis12/11/2009 at 07:15

    Quite like your podcast, sir!

    oooh, where is it?

  • startledbunny12/11/2009 at 07:17

    oooh, where is it?

    startledbunny.net

  • Lewis12/11/2009 at 07:19

    oooh, where is it?

    startledbunny.net

    thanks, I'll look for it now!

  • Jordan F112/11/2009 at 07:21

    Anyway, nite everyone. Do not forget to petition Christine into getting kathi to make a spreech for winning Fantasy Racers this year, as per comments #19 and #20 of today's post.....

    can't she just write one out?

    - No. I am pretty sure that for a speech, you actually have to talk to people. It is not a bulletin or a document. Picutre the occasions when peopl ehave to make a speech. - Weddings, funerals, rallies, the main person(s) is/are talking to the masses.

  • startledbunny12/11/2009 at 07:26

    - No. I am pretty sure that for a speech, you actually have to talk to people. It is not a bulletin or a document. Picutre the occasions when peopl ehave to make a speech. - Weddings, funerals, rallies, the main person(s) is/are talking to the masses.

    ok :)

    good night Jordan

  • Lewis12/11/2009 at 07:27

    startledbunny.net

    bookmarked it, I'll listen to it later!

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 07:32

    Mr Andronov, you promised me a plug. I blogged and received no such thing. So heartbroken I might delete my post ;)

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 07:32

    Anyway, nite everyone. Do not forget to petition Christine into getting kathi to make a spreech for winning Fantasy Racers this year, as per comments #19 and #20 of today's post.....

    Ah yes, that reminds me we have to sort that out. Don't panic, Jordan, we are already on the case.

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 07:33

    From Mr Dank:

    Red Bull look set to drop Rob Wickens from their books, despite finishing second in F2 this season and gaining an FIA super license.

    BOO Red Bull! We need Canada to move on from JV (not GV, mind you), and he's the best guy to do it with! :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 07:34

    Morning Christine.

    Just a thought on dropping drop.io - how are we going to share all the files that we create and upload (eg lukeh's photos, my spreadsheets, Amy's transcripts to name a few)?

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 07:34

    Mr Andronov, you promised me a plug. I blogged and received no such thing. So heartbroken I might delete my post ;)

    Hehehehe. :D BTW, Mr C, no smileys either in Ye Olde Comments?

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 07:36

    Ah yes, that reminds me we have to sort that out. Don't panic, Jordan, we are already on the case.

    w00t! Morning, Christine. :)

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 07:37

    Just a thought on dropping drop.io - how are we going to share all the files that we create and upload (eg lukeh's photos, my spreadsheets, Amy's transcripts to name a few)?

    As mentioned yesterday, at the moment we haven't replaced the bucket but we have made our links better so it is less necessary.

    As with everything we are not done yet.

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 07:37

    Hehehehe. :D BTW, Mr C, no smileys either in Ye Olde Comments?

    He is aware of that one, ta.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 07:42

    Just a thought on dropping drop.io - how are we going to share all the files that we create and upload (eg lukeh's photos, my spreadsheets, Amy's transcripts to name a few)?

    As mentioned yesterday, at the moment we haven't replaced the bucket but we have made our links better so it is less necessary.

    As with everything we are not done yet.

    SO do you think that with less water in the bucket, it will splosh over the side and leak less frequently?

  • Alex Andronov12/11/2009 at 07:47

    Mr Andronov, you promised me a plug. I blogged and received no such thing. So heartbroken I might delete my post ;)

    Ahhhhhh... ooop.

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 07:49

    SO do you think that with less water in the bucket, it will splosh over the side and leak less frequently?

    Oh dear, I'm not verey good at analogies. It's more like you have other water sources so you don't need to go to the bucket as often. Because the water in the bucket is starting to taste bad.

  • startledbunny12/11/2009 at 07:52

    Oh dear, I'm not verey good at analogies. It's more like you have other water sources so you don't need to go to the bucket as often. Because the water in the bucket is starting to taste bad.

    and it would not be practical to clean the bucket out

    if drop.io is a bucket, what analogy do you use for sidepodcast? (please don't say bucket as well)

  • Alex Andronov12/11/2009 at 07:53

    and it would not be practical to clean the bucket out

    if drop.io is a bucket, what analogy do you use for sidepodcast? (please don't say bucket as well)

    This analogy is starting to pail ;)

  • Alex Andronov12/11/2009 at 07:53

    Do you want a passport of a good read check out Amy's latest post: http://daydreamingoutloud.com/2009/11/11/its-all-go/

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 07:56

    SO do you think that with less water in the bucket, it will splosh over the side and leak less frequently?

    Oh dear, I'm not verey good at analogies. It's more like you have other water sources so you don't need to go to the bucket as often. Because the water in the bucket is starting to taste bad.

    Ah that makes sense

    So if we can upload or link to it somewhere else we do, and that appears as a popup here. The rest of the stuff we drop.io. That way we reduce the strain on the service and we don't put all our eggs in one basket!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 07:56

    I have chocolate with popping candy in it!

  • Alex Andronov12/11/2009 at 07:57

    Take 2 races into the shower? Not Amy... She goes to 3 and talks about showers in her latest blog post: http://daydreamingoutloud.com/2009/11/11/its-all-go/

    (if this doesn't make sense you may need to watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmJ-vpz_DHk )

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 07:58

    This analogy is starting to pail ;)

    That wasn't pun-ny at all. :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 07:59

    Take 2 races into the shower? Not Amy... She goes to 3 and talks about showers in her latest blog post: http://daydrea...009/11/11/its-all-go/

    (if this doesn't make sense you may need to watch this: http://www.you...m/watch?v=xmJ-vpz_DHk )

    Christ that's an old ad!

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 08:00

    So if we can upload or link to it somewhere else we do, and that appears as a popup here. The rest of the stuff we drop.io. That way we reduce the strain on the service and we don't put all our eggs in one basket!

    Exactly that although it's not really about the strain and more because going there isn't a pleasant experience anymore.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 08:01

    Exactly that although it's not really about the strain and more because going there isn't a pleasant experience anymore.

    Right. It is bogged down a lot - I have also noticed my drop.io with about 5mb of spreadsheety goodness is getting tired too. TBH I'm only using it as a backup service...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 08:10

    This is Freaking Incredible!

    What a way to see the pace car!

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 08:27

    What a way to see the pace car!

    Das ist gooooooooood

    Morning all

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 09:23

    A post that builds on the breakfast post yesterday: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2009/11/12/your-hangover-cures/

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 09:26

    A post that builds on the breakfast post yesterday: http://smarter.../your-hangover-cures/

    Commented (and it's not even Monday)!

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 09:41

    Commented (and it's not even Monday)!

    Wonderful, thank you :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 09:47

    #MFC A computer aimed at the Rookie Silver Surfer.

    'Tis a great idea - I am absolutely tearing my hair out with the in-laws!!!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 09:47

    #MFC A computer aimed at the Rookie Silver Surfer.

    'Tis a great idea - I am absolutely tearing my hair out with the in-laws!!!

    Oh wrong thread! I'm so sorry! Just knackered today :(

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 09:51

    #MFC A computer aimed at the Rookie Silver Surfer.

    'Tis a great idea - I am absolutely tearing my hair out with the in-laws!!!


    Oh wrong thread! I'm so sorry! Just knackered today :(

    Have moved you back to the right thread. Don't worry :)

    Just six options on the desktop? That seems a bit... patronising.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 09:54

    Have moved you back to the right thread. Don't worry :)Just six options on the desktop? That seems a bit... patronising.

    It does... but consider that my mother-in-law gets flummoxed by everything on the computer - she can't figure out how to copy stuff onto an external disk, write onto a CD, store her login and password safe, or even log out of web-based email, and she works on the things every day. So it might be what's needed as a training platform at least...

  • startledbunny12/11/2009 at 09:59

    #MFC A computer aimed at the Rookie Silver Surfer.

    'Tis a great idea - I am absolutely tearing my hair out with the in-laws!!!

    Family members will still need help though, when they want to do something like registering, or setting up email. Or looking at flash video when there's no player installed. I could go on. There is always something.

    My in-laws have an analogue tv, and every sunday we guess what language the setup menu has changed to, because its never the same in any 2 weeks.

    I know thats not a computer, thankfully they haven't got one, yet.....

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 10:03

    Family members will still need help though, when they want to do something like registering, or setting up email. Or looking at flash video when there's no player installed. I could go on. There is always something.

    My in-laws have an analogue tv, and every sunday we guess what language the setup menu has changed to, because its never the same in any 2 weeks.

    I know thats not a computer, thankfully they haven't got one, yet.....

    I guess the question then becomes "How do we make complicated Technology accessible to those who have no idea how to use it in a way that trains them to become self-sufficient?"

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 10:10

    ooh look, almost kind of sort of f1 news!

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/motorsport/3056885/Hartley-back-in-F1-drivers-seat

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 10:12

    ooh look, almost kind of sort of f1 news!

    http://www.stu...ck-in-F1-drivers-seat

    That's already too newsworthy for the F1 Gossip Column!

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 10:12

    ooh look, almost kind of sort of f1 news!

    http://www.stu...ck-in-F1-drivers-seat

    I heart testing.

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 10:14

    ooh look, almost kind of sort of f1 news!

    I'm still reeling from the shot of a model of an 07/08 Toyota in a plastic bag being touted around to illustrate a non-news story that the 2010 Toyota design is up for sale...

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 10:16

    ooh look, almost kind of sort of f1 news!

    Given what happened to Alguersuari this season, I wonder if Hartley now thinks he's better or worse off by not subbing for Bourdais...

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 10:18

    I'm still reeling from the shot of a model of an 07/08 Toyota in a plastic bag being touted around to illustrate a non-news story that the 2010 Toyota design is up for sale...

    Oh dear. Whose idea was that?

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 10:20

    Oh dear. Whose idea was that?

    That dreary conga line of 'news' sites that takes stories from a certain agency.

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 10:20

    How did Mr C get on with rewriting the internet?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 10:21

    Yay! Meatloaf for lunch today!

    Judging by how boring our food has been lately, can I complain to the canteen that "I would eat anything for lunch... but I won't eat that"?

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 10:22

    Judging by how boring our food has been lately, can I complain to the canteen that "I would eat anything for lunch... but I won't eat that"?

    They might tell you to leave like a bat out of hell...

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 10:23

    How did Mr C get on with rewriting the internet?

    So far so good. Quite a way still to go though. I think he may not have anticipated what a big job it is :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 10:24

    Judging by how boring our food has been lately, can I complain to the canteen that "I would eat anything for lunch... but I won't eat that"?

    They might tell you to leave like a bat out of hell...

    Or that two out of 3 people thought "it ain't bad..."

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 10:24

    Hugh Laurie as a French driver + Stephen Fry as a pitlane reporter = F1 comedy GENIUS

    Now... I wonder if anyone on the grid is like him. And what other stereotypes of F1 drivers can you think of? There are many, for sure. ;)

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 10:25

    I know Wikipedia can't be trusted, but Meat Loaf's name is actually Marvin? I am very disappointed.

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 10:35

    Now... I wonder if anyone on the grid is like him.

    I have an inkling that the skit is based on a certain British driver who had a moustache...

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 10:36

    I know Wikipedia can't be trusted, but Meat Loaf's name is actually Marvin? I am very disappointed.

    And Michael Caine's name is Maurice Micklewhite, or something.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 10:36

    Now... I wonder if anyone on the grid is like him.

    I have an inkling that the skit is based on a certain British driver who had a moustache...

    And now works perfectly for a certain Finnish driver who drinks a lot!

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 10:37

    And Michael Caine's name is Maurice Micklewhite, or something.

    Oh. Well, I can see why he changed it!

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 10:43

    I tell you something, that Baguette man certainly ruins the F1 drivers as food game.

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 10:50

    I tell you something, that Baguette man certainly ruins the F1 drivers as food game.

    I feel a little foolish because I exhausted my gamut of puns relating to his name back in 2006, while working on a certain MAGAZINE.

  • James12/11/2009 at 10:51

    I tell you something, that Baguette man certainly ruins the F1 drivers as food game.

    Hehe. are you still after games for Friday Fun, Christine?

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 10:52

    Hehe. are you still after games for Friday Fun, Christine?

    Always. I have an idea for this week, but more ideas are very welcome. [email protected]

    :)

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 10:55

    I tell you something, that Baguette man certainly ruins the F1 drivers as food game.

    Does he just add to it?

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 10:55

    Right, well, Rapidweaver has just arrived, as has the 1TB external hard disk for back-ups, and the UPS man has seen the customary back end of the cats as they scarper after he's rung the doorbell...

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 10:55

    Right, well, Rapidweaver has just arrived, as has the 1TB external hard disk for back-ups, and the UPS man has seen the customary back end of the cats as they scarper after he's rung the doorbell...

    Blogging!

  • me12/11/2009 at 10:55

    You know, Mr C, this current colour scheme of light blue, black, grey and white does have a nice BMW feel to it.......Might keep RG and other Beemers happy.

    #notfinished

    it is growing on me though.

  • James12/11/2009 at 10:56

    Always. I have an idea for this week, but more ideas are very welcome. [email protected]

    awesome. will email in a bit :)

  • me12/11/2009 at 10:57

    Meanwhile, it seems that one of the new updates finally broke IE6's back for the Doohickey. Oh well - it was good while it lasted...

    Good thing LCLT still works! I ♥ LCLT!

    i'll try not to break it next week then.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 10:57

    You know, Mr C, this current colour scheme of light blue, black, grey and white does have a nice BMW feel to it.......Might keep RG and other Beemers happy.

    #notfinished

    it is growing on me though.

    I like it too - there's much to be said for a clean minimalist design these days!

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 10:57

    Blogging!

    #havetoworkonbookfirst

    #howthehelldoeswordpresswork

  • me12/11/2009 at 10:58

    Oh dear, I'm not verey good at analogies. It's more like you have other water sources so you don't need to go to the bucket as often. Because the water in the bucket is starting to taste bad.

  • me12/11/2009 at 11:01

    How did Mr C get on with rewriting the internet?

    So far so good. Quite a way still to go though. I think he may not have anticipated what a big job it is :)

    it's bigger on the inside.

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 11:02

    I tell you something, that Baguette man certainly ruins the F1 drivers as food game.

    I do like to expand it out of F1 though... primarily because it introduces Alain Menu.

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 11:02

    #howthehelldoeswordpresswork

    Hehehe! We can help you with that :)

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 11:02

    I like it too - there's much to be said for a clean minimalist design these days!

    +1

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 11:03

    I do like to expand it out of F1 though... primarily because it introduces Alain Menu.

    Oooh, I like that one.

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 11:03

    i should probably do some more work, back at lunchtime

    #forgottosayhi

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 11:03

    And Michael Caine's name is Maurice Micklewhite, or something.

    And ol' Maurice might be retiring: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8351239.stm

    Cue a Buemi NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • James12/11/2009 at 11:04

    it's bigger on the inside.

    like the tardis.

    #isitsundayyet

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 11:09

    Hehehe! We can help you with that :)

    Fabulous. Looks like this Rapidweaver thing will have to be installed on the laptop, or I will struggle to update on the road if I go anywhere in 2010.

    #shouldhaveboughtabiggermacbook

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 11:13

    I think I'm getting a cold. #blameAlex

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 11:14

    I think I'm getting a cold. #blameAlex

    me too #blamealison :P

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 11:17

    The problem I have with this Baguette fella' getting an F1 drive is the inevitable puns Legard is going to do...

    "Can Baguette eat his way out of Q3, or will the rest of the field become his salad filling?"

    "Look at that! Off goes Baguette!! I suppose right now he'll be shouting 'Doh' at himself..."

    "Baguette was of course born and 'bred' in Belgium..."

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 11:19

    The problem I have with this Baguette fella' getting an F1 drive is the inevitable puns Legard is going to do...

    Those are not a problem... they are awesome! :D

  • me12/11/2009 at 11:25

    Those are not a problem... they are awesome! :D

    not by june they won't be.

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 11:28

    not by june they won't be.

    maybe... but think what joe could do with a name like that

  • Turkey Machine12/11/2009 at 11:29

    How many blogs does Christine have?

  • Turkey Machine12/11/2009 at 11:29

    Hi by the way guys and girls. How are we?

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 11:30

    Yesterday it was revealed that i too may be "the hero of us all"

    ... quite a revelation!

    F1 exhibit was rrrrrrrrrrrrubish. Alison kicked one of the info boards in anger at its rubishness!

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 11:31

    How many blogs does Christine have?

    It's around the area of 300 I believe :P

    She is 'Christine of the Internet' afterall.

  • James12/11/2009 at 11:32

    How many blogs does Christine have?

    off the top of my head:

    http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/

    http://iheartfranck.com/

    http://mediafuturechange.com/

    sidepodcast as well. along with a couple of blogs that are no longer updated.

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 11:32

    Hi by the way guys and girls. How are we?

    Not too bad. Really need to start packing. I'm stupidly disorganised.!.

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 11:33

    sidepodcast as well. along with a couple of blogs that are no longer updated.

    And F1 Minute. That's about the size of it. Good knowledge James :)

  • lou12/11/2009 at 11:34

    *is not here* was just checking my emails while in a free and i noticed i had a notification from flickr... Thanks Mr C for adding one of my photos to the spc gallery on flickr (not that i'd heard of them before) :) hehe it just made my day! :) Thank you!

    link to the gallery - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidepodcast/galleries/72157622663631731/

  • James12/11/2009 at 11:34

    And F1 Minute. That's about the size of it. Good knowledge James :)

    So close. :)

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 11:35

    link to the gallery - http://www.fli...es/72157622663631731/

    Go you! Although it is, literally, a brawnsome photo... :P

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 11:38

    my fan keeps blowing my dinner off my plate. Dinner has an affinity with panda.

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 11:54

    i'll try not to break it next week then.

    You may not have seen my later comment where I found out that LCLT was actually, in fact, broken as well. :(

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 11:55

    my fan keeps blowing my dinner off my plate. Dinner has an affinity with panda.

    what exactly is your dinner? how can it get blown off your plate?

  • Alianora La Canta12/11/2009 at 11:57

    The problem I have with this Baguette fella' getting an F1 drive is the inevitable puns Legard is going to do... {Comment #131}

    Don't forget... "Baguette on a roll" if Bertrand goes well for a few races (Autosport has used this one already)

    "Breakfast baguette" if he does well in a morning free practise session

    and if someone collides with Bertrand: "He's swiped a Baguette; did he skip lunch or something?"

    Seriously, I've read some good stuff about Bertrand and hope he does well in F1 :)

  • Alianora La Canta12/11/2009 at 11:58

    Not only do I have Doctor Who to watch on Sunday, but I'm also having cookery lessons with a friend. Learning how to make lasagne, preferably without burning the place down in the process.

    #isitsundayyet

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 12:00

    Not only do I have Doctor Who to watch on Sunday, but I'm also having cookery lessons with a friend. Learning how to make lasagne, preferably without burning the place down in the process.

    Ooh, yum, I likes lasagne. Send some our way when you're done :)

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 12:00

    what exactly is your dinner? how can it get blown off your plate?

    I can only assume it is bamboo.

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 12:04

    what exactly is your dinner? how can it get blown off your plate?

    I had some chicken, that stayed put. As did the tomatoes and the cucumber. But the spinach leaves, they went everywhere.

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 12:04

    It can't actually be 12 o'clock already. Who's been messing about with the time machine again?

  • Turkey Machine12/11/2009 at 12:04

    It can't actually be 12 o'clock already. Who's been messing about with the time machine again?

    Great Scott! I've overshot.

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 12:05

    It can't actually be 12 o'clock already. Who's been messing about with the time machine again?

    time is scary. It scares me that when I come over I will fly for 20 hours and have a 7 hour stop over yet arrive the same day I left.

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 12:06

    Not only do I have Doctor Who to watch on Sunday, but I'm also having cookery lessons with a friend. Learning how to make lasagne, preferably without burning the place down in the process.

    Mrs C is off to Brazil with work on Sunday morning, so I may have to wait or get in trouble for watching it...

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 12:07

    It can't actually be 12 o'clock already. Who's been messing about with the time machine again?

    Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow. That should sort it out.

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 12:07

    Mrs C is off to Brazil with work on Sunday morning, so I may have to wait or get in trouble for watching it...

    Another addition to our list of why it's stoopid to have it on a Sunday.

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 12:09

    Another addition to our list of why it's stoopid to have it on a Sunday.

    Sunday TV should remain the domain of the Antiques Roadshow, that programme I won't mention in which the old gits end up going down a hill in a tin bath every episode, costume dramas and Agatha Christie-based whodunnits.

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 12:10

    Folks, you will LOVE this article from Joe:

    Thieving from the thieves

    That's as straightforward as it gets.

  • Turkey Machine12/11/2009 at 12:14

    I hate Microsoft.

    Am babysitting a broken Office 2003 installation, and while I should be spending my morning elsewhere putting in much-needed hours I have to do, I'm here sorting this steaming pile of dung out.

    I need a hug! :(

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 12:16

    That's as straightforward as it gets.

    Hilarious. I've commented already. Wonder which site?

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 12:16

    In other news, I've just learned that I have Lulu's email address.

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 12:17

    Am babysitting a broken Office 2003 installation, and while I should be spending my morning elsewhere putting in much-needed hours I have to do, I'm here sorting this steaming pile of dung out.

    I suspect you'd have been better off going for Office 2007, or better yet, waiting a few months for Office 2010...

    How broken is it?

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 12:18

    Hilarious. I've commented already. Wonder which site?

    Good question. Lemme see if I can sleuth it out. :D

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 12:20

    It can't actually be 12 o'clock already. Who's been messing about with the time machine again?

    I was just thinking the same thing. I like it. As long as it slows down when I get home so I get nice long evening.

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 12:21

    Good question. Lemme see if I can sleuth it out. :D

    That didn't take long.

    Mind you, the sites really ARE identical - down to the logo! Golly.

  • Turkey Machine12/11/2009 at 12:22

    How broken is it?

    Bear with me on the rant. It's installed on a Windows system that was upgraded from 98SE to XP, had Office 97 installed on it originally, and has only recently got over its hump of having a duff Norton Internet Security installed. It (Office 2003) complained that it wasn't installed for the current user, no amount of fixes solved it, so I've had to do a complete uninstall and reinstall, complete with registry cleaning and temporary file deletion. I absolutely hate this PC, yet it's my parents so I have no say on what I can do to it. They purchased 2003 because they've used Office 2007 and hate it, and 2003 is what my mum uses to get her NVQs.

    In a near-perfect world, I'd give them a new hard disk, and install XP fresh on it with the programs they use most. I'm not allowed to do that. :(

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 12:23

    Mind you, the sites really ARE identical - down to the logo! Golly.

    And this is just HILARIOUS.

  • Turkey Machine12/11/2009 at 12:23

    And upon re-install, I've just sworn because it hasn't fixed the problem.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 12:25

    They purchased 2003 because they've used Office 2007 and hate it, and 2003 is what my mum uses to get her NVQs.

    If I'm not mistaken, you can download a plugin for 2007 to convert it into a 2003 look-and-feel. You can resort to that if 2003 really doesn't work for you.

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 12:25

    Folks, you will LOVE this article from Joe:

    Thieving from the thieves

    That's as straightforward as it gets.

    Brilliant.

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 12:25

    And this is just HILARIOUS.

    That is slightly counter-productive :)

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 12:28

    That is slightly counter-productive :)

    At least they didn't claim that the "original" one was fake. :D

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 12:29

    That is slightly counter-productive :)

    Baffling!

    Mind you, my sister has been going to seminars on how to make money from the internet (my reply: "What do they tell you? 'Start hosting seminars on how to make money from the internet?'"). She and the other credulous attendees are told that all they have to do is 'put some content up' and the taps will flow. Perhaps someone is attempting to do just that.

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 12:30

    At least they didn't claim that the "original" one was fake. :D

    That would be a bit Pirandello.

  • me12/11/2009 at 12:39

    that programme I won't mention in which the old gits end up going down a hill in a tin bath every episode

    :D

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 12:39

    Perhaps someone is attempting to do just that.

    Someone's been doing it for a looooong time now. Even the BBC has become its indirect prey.

  • me12/11/2009 at 12:42

    Hilarious. I've commented already. Wonder which site?

    how about a game of "where's maitland"?

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=SA,+5118&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=5118,+Australia&ll=-34.591053,138.728034&spn=0.005608,0.009903&t=k&z=17

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 12:43

    how about a game of "where's maitland"?

    he is in the same city as the pandas. not fair.

  • me12/11/2009 at 12:44

    he is in the same city as the pandas. not fair.

    hehe. full address leads us closer:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=East+Terrace,+Gawler+East+SA,+5118,+Australia&sll=-34.587962,138.734064&sspn=0.022435,0.039611&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=East+Terrace,+Gawler+East+SA+5118,+Australia&ll=-34.601254,138.755334&spn=0.002804,0.006995&t=k&z=18

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 12:45

    hehe. full address leads us closer:

    woah!

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 12:46

    how about a game of "where's maitland"?

    This would be more accurate:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=East+Terrace,+Gawler+East,+SA,+5118&sll=-34.591053,138.728034&sspn=0.004761,0.009624&g=5118,+Australia&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=East+Terrace,+Gawler+East+SA+5118,+Australia&ll=-34.601418,138.755706&spn=0.00476,0.009624&t=k&z=17

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 12:46

    hehe. full address leads us closer:

    Looks like Mr C and I had the same thought.

  • me12/11/2009 at 12:47

    hehe. full address leads us closer:

    Looks like Mr C and I had the same thought.

    bing maps puts the location a street lower:

    http://www.bing.com/maps/#JndoZXJlMT1FYXN0K1RlcnJhY2UlMmMrR2F3bGVyK0Vhc3QrU0ElMmMrNTExOCUyYytBdXN0cmFsaWEmYmI9NTcuMTQ0MjIzNDYwNTg5OSU3ZTguMDM3OTg5Mzc3ODc0OTklN2U0Ny4yNDQ0ODAxNzk1MTgzJTdlLTExLjk3OTEwMDQ2NTg3NQ==

  • me12/11/2009 at 12:47

    woah!

    scared yet?

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 12:48

    scared yet?

    I am!

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 12:48

    scared yet?

    he should be!

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 12:50

    he should be!

    There's a reason why he didn't place the house number...

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 12:50

    he should be!

    :-)

  • me12/11/2009 at 12:50

    I am!

    why? he put his full address on his website. i'd be more scared that joe knows the man lives in a 3-bed bungalow.

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 12:51

    why? he put his full address on his website. i'd be more scared that joe knows the man lives in a 3-bed bungalow.

    I don't want to know where he lives. I prefer to pretend he doesn't exist :)

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 12:53

    I don't want to know where he lives. I prefer to pretend he doesn't exist :)

    He's not on the same level as Jenson, Jason, and Franck. He's not worthy! :D

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 12:54

    He's not on the same level as Jenson, Jason, and Franck. He's not worthy! :D

    I don't really want to know where Franck lives either. Although I do want to know where his hairdresser/nightclub is.

  • me12/11/2009 at 12:55

    I don't want to know where he lives. I prefer to pretend he doesn't exist :)

    oh. i best not mention that this is the bungalow then?

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=21+East+Terrace,+Gawler+East+SA,+5118,+Australia&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=49.71116,74.970703&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=21+East+Terrace,+Gawler+East+SA+5118,+Australia&ll=-34.599086,138.754578&spn=0.003179,0.00662&t=h&z=18

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 12:55

    He's not on the same level as Jenson, Jason, and Franck. He's not worthy! :D

    Who's Jason?

  • me12/11/2009 at 12:56

    http://maps.go...62&t=h&z=18

    i'd expected a bigger garden to be honest.

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 12:57

    oh. i best not mention that this is the bungalow then?

    white pages?

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 12:58

    Who's Jason?

    Plato, of BTCC and Fifth Gear fame.

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 12:58

    i'd expected a bigger garden to be honest.

    Not quite generating enough business yet

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 12:59

    Plato, of BTCC and Fifth Gear fame.

    how can anyone...?

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 12:59

    oh. i best not mention that this is the bungalow then?

    You even found the house number. Pretty good sleuthing!

    I do wonder if that's really where he lives, though.

  • me12/11/2009 at 12:59

    white pages?

    google.

    i can also tell you a house in that area is worth roughly: $291,000. although prices have stagnated recently,

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 13:00

    This took me by surprise.

    Carlin leaves Euro F3 to join GP3 - I take it GP3 is Bernie's baby as much as GP2?

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 13:00

    i can also tell you a house in that area is worth roughly: $291,000. although prices have stagnated recently,

    is this how you procrastinate rewriting the internet? :D

  • me12/11/2009 at 13:00

    You even found the house number. Pretty good sleuthing!

    i still don't know that it's a bungalow. joe > mr. c.

    I do wonder if that's really where he lives, though.

    am betting yes. anyone with any sense would have p.o. box.

  • me12/11/2009 at 13:00

    is this how you procrastinate rewriting the internet? :D

    yup.

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 13:01

    i still don't know that it's a bungalow. joe > mr. c.

    Joe undoubtedly has contacts in the area.

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 13:01

    yup.

    SHOO!

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 13:01

    Plato, of BTCC and Fifth Gear fame.

    Hey! We may or may not have stalked him round Autosport International, but I have no desire to find out where he lives :)

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 13:02

    i can also tell you a house in that area is worth roughly: $291,000. although prices have stagnated recently.

    Very suburban pricing, I must say.

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 13:07

    Very suburban pricing, I must say.

    43km from the city centre. #toofaraway

  • me12/11/2009 at 13:09

    43km from the city centre. #toofaraway

    comes with it's very own view of gravel pit though. can't have everything.

    #expectsanothermadeuplawyersletteranyminute

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 13:19

    McLaren gets a visit from the Robertsons

    If Kimi still doesn't get the McLaren seat after that rather public meeting, who knows what will.

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 13:21

    If Kimi still doesn't get the McLaren seat after that rather public meeting, who knows what will.

    Kimi Kimi Kimi Kimi *does jittery Kimi dance* COME ON ALREADY.

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 13:23

    Kimi Kimi Kimi Kimi *does jittery Kimi dance* COME ON ALREADY.

    On a related note, isn't it a bit sad that ITV (who no longer has F1 on its telly), can still get the occasional scoop like this, while all the Beeb can offer us is... "a semi-regular gossip column".

    Oh dear.

  • me12/11/2009 at 13:24

    On a related note, isn't it a bit sad that ITV (who no longer has F1 on its telly), can still get the occasional scoop like this, while all the Beeb can offer us is... "a semi-regular gossip column".

    you raise a fine point.

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 13:24

    Oh dear.

    Andrew Benson, hero of us all - planet-f1.com

  • me12/11/2009 at 13:24

    Andrew Benson, hero of us all - planet-f1.com

    :D

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 13:25

    Andrew Benson, hero of us all - planet-f1.com

    What, not Steve Ryder, then? :D

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 13:27

    What, not Steve Ryder, then? :D

    too busy fighting his career from falling away it seems

    ooooooh.

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 13:29

    too busy fighting his career from falling away it seems

    Isn't he in the BTCC along with Louise Goodman?

    BTCC must be the most underrated motorsport series right now.

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 13:30

    BTCC must be the most underrated motorsport series right now.

    if you like slow cars crashing

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 13:30

    Isn't he in the BTCC along with Louise Goodman?

    Oops, he is. And he does do champions league for ITV too

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 13:31

    BTCC must be the most underrated motorsport series right now.

    See I have the memory of watching BTCC growing up in the 90s and now watching it pales in comparison soooooooooo much

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 13:31

    See I have the memory of watching BTCC growing up in the 90s and now watching it pales in comparison soooooooooo much

    Absolutely agreed. Super Touring rocked before it got too pricey.

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 13:32

    if you like slow cars crashing

    They're not all that slow. :)

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 13:32

    Absolutely agreed. Super Touring rocked before it got too pricey.

    *remembers Mansell racing in the Mondeo at Donington*

    Good times...

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 13:33

    See I have the memory of watching BTCC growing up in the 90s and now watching it pales in comparison soooooooooo much

    But then, is there any series right now where the racing is genuinely better than it was 10-15 years ago?

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 13:34

    But then, is there any series right now where the racing is genuinely better than it was 10-15 years ago?

    True enough but I just can't get into it like I used to be :(

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 13:43

    They're not all that slow. :)

    Could be faster. At least the BTCC races on smaller tracks so they look quicker. Nearly identical cars look lost in the WTCC on GP tracks.

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 13:45

    Could be faster. At least the BTCC races on smaller tracks so they look quicker. Nearly identical cars look lost in the WTCC on GP tracks.

    They do make for some FANTASTIC racing in Macau, though. Last year's was superb.

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 13:52

    They do make for some FANTASTIC racing in Macau, though. Last year's was superb.

    True enough.

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 14:03

    On a related note, isn't it a bit sad that ITV (who no longer has F1 on its telly), can still get the occasional scoop like this, while all the Beeb can offer us is... "a semi-regular gossip column".

    Did someone say 'leak'?

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 14:04

    am betting yes. anyone with any sense would have p.o. box.

    If you're running a business in the UK you have to register it at Companies House, and I imagine you have to do the same in Oz.

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 14:04

    BTCC must be the most underrated motorsport series right now.

    Have you been drinking?

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 14:05

    *remembers Mansell racing in the Mondeo at Donington*

    *remembers famous Mansell quote down the team radio: "I can't talk – I'm unconscious"*

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 14:07

    Have you been drinking?

    Yes - a lot of water. :D

    What do you think is the most underrated motorsport series right now?

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 14:08

    What do you think is the most underrated motorsport series right now?

    Stock Hatches... ;)

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 14:08

    From Joe: The FIA looks at overtaking

    FTA:

    We hear that among those present were Michael Schumacher, Gil de Ferran, Sam Michael, circuit designers Hermann Tilke and Clive Bowen.

    Are these the people that can solve the long-running overtaking problem? I'm not so confident they are...

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 14:09

    Stock Hatches... ;)

    Are you referring to NASCAR?? :P

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 14:13

    Are you referring to NASCAR?? :P

    Fill your boots...

    http://www.750mc.co.uk/F-stock-hatch.php

    ;)

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 14:14

    Are these the people that can solve the long-running overtaking problem? I'm not so confident they are...

    Will reserve judgement until I see how Clive Bowen's hair comapres with Hermann Tilke's.

    #rugwatch

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 14:15

    Are you referring to NASCAR?? :P

    Fill your boots...

    http://www.750mc.co.uk/F-stock-hatch.php

    ;)

    ahhh thats what i like to see. a man after my own heart ;)

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 14:17

    We hear that among those present were Michael Schumacher, Gil de Ferran, Sam Michael, circuit designers Hermann Tilke and Clive Bowen.

    LOL.

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 14:19

    ahhh thats what i like to see. a man after my own heart ;)

    I know a fellow who had two Fiat 127s so that he could swap plates and test his race car on the Kingston one-way system after dark...

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 14:20

    It wont let me post in the off season thread :(

  • me12/11/2009 at 14:23

    It wont let me post in the off season thread :(

    probably quoting the heart?

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 14:24

    probably quoting the heart?

    yeah, i worked-ed it out in the end.

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 14:24

    probably quoting the heart?

    Oops. Sorry.

    I just quite like Jon.

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 14:25

    I just quite like Jon.

    its understandable ;)

  • Kathi12/11/2009 at 14:26

    Is Gavin around or somebody else who has experience with excel?

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 14:27

    Is Gavin around or somebody else who has experience with excel?

    I use it every day but am not an expert by any means.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 14:28

    Is Gavin around or somebody else who has experience with excel?

    PING!

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 14:29

    PING!

    Phew.

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 14:29

    PING!

    Amazing.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 14:33

    PING!

    Amazing.

    Seriously, I've just come back from a 3 hour meeting!

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 14:40

    Ooooh my dad was on the radio. Sounds interesting. I love listen again

  • Kathi12/11/2009 at 14:45

    PING!

    drop.io isn't responding. I'll try something else.

    ...

    and it worked Kathi > spreadsheets

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 14:46

    Ooooh my dad was on the radio. Sounds interesting. I love listen again

    What was he talking about?

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 14:47

    What was he talking about?

    leadership

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 14:47

    PING!

    drop.io isn't responding. I'll try something else.

    ...

    and it worked Kathi > spreadsheets

    aww :(

    i wanted to help too!

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 14:49

    http://www.johnsurtees.com/images/uploaded/Image/Croft - Renault Winter Series chequered flag RC.jpg

    what a great picture!

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 14:49

    what a great picture!

    link fail

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 14:50

    link fail

    annd again!

    i shall give up now!

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 14:53

    i shall give up now!

    Try This.

    *fingers crossed*

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 14:54

    Try This.

    ahh thank you

    its always the "" that catch me out

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 14:54

    its always the "" that catch me out

    I can never really get my head around URLs that have spaces in them.

  • me12/11/2009 at 14:55

    annd again!

    i shall give up now!

    preview?

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 14:55

    I can never really get my head around URLs that have spaces in them.

    same

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 14:55

    preview?

    shhh ;)

    i will learn eventually. promise!

  • Kathi12/11/2009 at 14:55

    i wanted to help too!

    Ok, I have a different question. Can I insert two different trendlines for one graph? I have a graph which is straight curve and then straight again and I would like to fit a trendline (preferably with equation so that I don't have to calculate so much) for each of the straight ends.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 14:57

    i wanted to help too!

    Ok, I have a different question. Can I insert two different trendlines for one graph? I have a graph which is straight curve and then straight again and I would like to fit a trendline (preferably with equation so that I don't have to calculate so much) for each of the straight ends.

    Yes you should be able to. Left-click to select the Data series, right click and select "Add Trendline". You should be able to do it for the other series as long as you select it first...

  • Kathi12/11/2009 at 15:00

    Yes you should be able to. Left-click to select the Data series, right click and select "Add Trendline". You should be able to do it for the other series as long as you select it first...

    But I can only add one trendline per data series

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 15:01

    Yes you should be able to. Left-click to select the Data series, right click and select "Add Trendline". You should be able to do it for the other series as long as you select it first...

    But I can only add one trendline per data series

    That is correct.

  • Kathi12/11/2009 at 15:02

    That is correct.

    so the answer is no :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 15:03

    That is correct.

    so the answer is no :)

    Yes, the answer is no ;)

    The only thing I would suggest is to try and make your own trendline (like a 3pt. moving average)...

  • Kathi12/11/2009 at 15:33

    The only thing I would suggest is to try and make your own trendline (like a 3pt. moving average)...

    I tried adding 2 more dataseries with only the linear part of the original one and add a trendline to each of them. Which did almost work. But at least I have the equation now.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 15:34

    The only thing I would suggest is to try and make your own trendline (like a 3pt. moving average)...

    I tried adding 2 more dataseries with only the linear part of the original one and add a trendline to each of them. Which did almost work. But at least I have the equation now.

    Yeah it's crappy but that's the limits of excel I guess :(

  • me12/11/2009 at 15:54

    jimmy carr, on radio two, shortest joke him can think of:

    stationery store moves

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 16:25

    jimmy carr, on radio two, shortest joke him can think of:

    I can't believe no one has been tempted to say something like: Badoer.

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 16:26

    Bado... ah damnit. Too late.

  • jpancoast12/11/2009 at 16:27

    I can't believe no one has been tempted to say something like: Badoer.

    Unfortunately I think that's a bit of an "in" joke :)

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 16:31

    Unfortunately I think that's a bit of an "in" joke :)

    How about something more well-known, like: Dubya.

  • me12/11/2009 at 16:32

    been a while since we had a breakout:

    http://sidepodcast.com/2009/11/12/fia-reject-allegations-condemn-leaks/

  • jpancoast12/11/2009 at 16:33

    How about something more well-known, like: Dubya.

    I would like to profusely apologize for my country foisting that idiot and his cronies on the rest of the world.

    Honestly, most Americans can say "nuclear" :D

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 16:34

    Bado... ah damnit. Too late.

    :)

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 16:34

    Honestly, most Americans can say "nuclear" :D

    What? You mean it's not "nucular"? :P

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 16:36

    been a while since we had a breakout:

    because it's... i don't know... the OFFseason? ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss12/11/2009 at 16:36

    Hey guys, looks like Autosport's on the cards for January, dad just text asking if I wanted to go. I've asked him if he wants to do the karting event as well as me, so fingers crossed :D

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 16:38

    Once again, I must say, go Stuart!

    Excellent plugging too. :D

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 16:39

    Honestly, most Americans can say "nuclear" :D

    You mean nucular.

    *not here*

    Unbelievably this sketch was made almost 20 years before he got the job.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdorjqj6aS4

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 16:40

    Once again, I must say, go Stuart!

    Hehe, awesome!

  • Scott Woodwiss12/11/2009 at 16:43

    Yep, Dad's up for karting so looks like I'm in for Autosport 2010! :D

  • jpancoast12/11/2009 at 16:45

    Unbelievably this sketch was made almost 20 years before he got the job.

    hahaha, that's hilarious.

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 16:47

    Yep, Dad's up for karting so looks like I'm in for Autosport 2010! :D

    Very good!

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 16:47

    Just tested out Real Time Racing as it was mensioned here the other day and theres an article in RCE this month about it.

    It's fair to say that it's rubbish unless you have a really good computer and a wheel or decent controller!

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 16:48

    Unbelievably this sketch was made almost 20 years before he got the job.

    Too true! :D

  • Scott Woodwiss12/11/2009 at 16:49

    Looks like they're out of Paddock Passes for Saturday :(

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 16:50

    Looks like they're out of Paddock Passes for Saturday :(

    Wow! That's quick!!

  • RG12/11/2009 at 17:01

    Afternoon all. Hows sidepodland?

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 17:08

    Hehe, awesome!

    Well, someone's got to tell it like it is...

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 17:16

    Random thought on Button and Brawn - could it be possible that Button and Brawn have already privately agreed on terms, and for Button to get a higher salary, he's helping Ross by playing out a "contract dispute". This dispute would then pressure Mercedes to pay Brawn a little more to help pay for Jenson's salary...

    I could be way off the mark, but it's a thought.

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 17:18

    Random thought on Button and Brawn - could it be possible that Button and Brawn have already privately agreed on terms, and for Button to get a higher salary, he's helping Ross by playing out a "contract dispute". This dispute would then pressure Mercedes to pay Brawn a little more to help pay for Jenson's salary...

    I like your thinking. Could be even greater stakes. Maybe it is to push Mercedes into ditching McLaren faster and committing 100% to Brawn.

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 17:21

    I like your thinking. Could be even greater stakes. Maybe it is to push Mercedes into ditching McLaren faster and committing 100% to Brawn.

    Could be that too, yes. Either way, I suspect things aren't as they seem here. Ross is really holding his cards close to his chest...

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 17:23

    Could be that too, yes. Either way, I suspect things aren't as they seem here. Ross is really holding his cards close to his chest...

    Could be. The way I heard it, Mercedes is quite keen to part with McLaren and complete with Brawn, but of course this is a two-part process in which each part is subject to negotiation.

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 17:25

    Could be. The way I heard it, Mercedes is quite keen to part with McLaren and complete with Brawn, but of course this is a two-part process in which each part is subject to negotiation.

    Both McLaren and Brawn know Mercedes are in F1 for the long haul, and both know Mercedes want to end up with Brawn. So both sides are trying to squeeze as much as they can from Mercedes before the contracts are signed and the agreements are set in stone, so to speak.

  • Stuart C12/11/2009 at 17:34

    Both McLaren and Brawn know Mercedes are in F1 for the long haul, and both know Mercedes want to end up with Brawn. So both sides are trying to squeeze as much as they can from Mercedes before the contracts are signed and the agreements are set in stone, so to speak.

    ...The ideal scenario for McLaren being that the remaining shareholders (Ron, Keyser Soze and the Mumstheword Holding Co) buy back the Mercedes share of the business as cheaply as possible. Brawn, #forsure, wants as big a cash influx as possible. I'm sure they're all busting each other's balls behind the scenes.

  • Jordan F112/11/2009 at 17:35

    Ah yes, that reminds me we have to sort that out. Don't panic, Jordan, we are already on the case.

    Yaaaay! All well, she has the right to call "Couch Potato" the 2009 SPC-land World Champions...after the speech, I guess. Funny how there was a break whenever people was trying to quote me over the season....

  • Jordan F112/11/2009 at 17:44

    As mentioned yesterday, at the moment we haven't replaced the bucket but we have made our links better so it is less necessary.As with everything we are not done yet.

    Gavin, I think it is more of a personal safety issue. by removing the need for a bucket in the first place, no bucket will be kicked, and Christine and Mr. C will be doomed to a immortality of doing Sidepodcast forever. {And you thought pushing a boulder up a mountain for it to roll back down during the night for entirity weas evil....}

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 17:53

    ...The ideal scenario for McLaren being that the remaining shareholders (Ron, Keyser Soze and the Mumstheword Holding Co) buy back the Mercedes share of the business as cheaply as possible. Brawn, #forsure, wants as big a cash influx as possible. I'm sure they're all busting each other's balls behind the scenes.

    I believe that a similarly placed holding company Arentwerich is expected to take the reins of Brawn....

  • Jordan F112/11/2009 at 17:53

    Oh dear, I'm not verey good at analogies. It's more like you have other water sources so you don't need to go to the bucket as often. Because the water in the bucket is starting to taste bad.

    and it would not be practical to clean the bucket outif drop.io is a bucket, what analogy do you use for sidepodcast? (please don't say bucket as well)

    If Drop.io is a bucket then I would compare Sidepodcast to a Dam without chute gates. Anyone downstream from Sidepodcast should really consider purchasing a boat at some point in time.

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 17:57

    I believe that a similarly placed holding company Arentwerich is expected to take the reins of Brawn....

    Just like Ferrari have Moneydollar and Sauber have Cashback. ;)

  • me12/11/2009 at 18:01

    really, really (heart) pressdog for this post:

    http://pressdog.typepad.com/dogblog/2009/11/an-aside-with-joe-super-awesome-f1-podcast.html

    "...one of the best podcasts I've heard in a while"

    if i could trouble you all for a visit to pressdog's site for a nose around, that'd be much appreciated.

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 18:01

    Just like Ferrari have Moneydollar and Sauber have Cashback.

    And Williams have....

    Williams.....

    Bless....

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 18:04

    really, really (heart) pressdog for this post:

    if i could trouble you all for a visit to pressdog's site for a nose around, that'd be much appreciated.

    really, really (heart) pressdog for this post:

    Errr....

    Pressdog seems to have a Joe fixation....

    Does Joe feed him doggy chews?....

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 18:04

    And Williams have....

    They have the Qataris, don't they? ;)

    And on that note, I'm off to bed. Night, all! :D

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 18:04

    And Williams have....

    Qatar

  • Jordan F112/11/2009 at 18:04

    I tell you something, that Baguette man certainly ruins the F1 drivers as food game.

    Does he just add to it?

    I tell you something, that Baguette man certainly ruins the F1 drivers as food game.

    I do recall wishing that there could be a Beglium F1 dsriver with the surname of Fries at one point, but for the purposes of an All-time Fantasy F1 team I will glady pair up Baguette with Gerhard Berger and Alexander Wurz. At the very least, I will almost have a balanced meal if not a balanced team.

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 18:05

    Hi me...

    Whilst the commenting bit is working well I see my echo is back....

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 18:05

    Hello all...

    Hows the world going?

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 18:05

    I do recall wishing that there could be a Beglium F1 dsriver with the surname of Fries at one point, but for the purposes of an All-time Fantasy F1 team I will glady pair up Baguette with Gerhard Berger and Alexander Wurz. At the very least, I will almost have a balanced meal if not a balanced team.

    There's a British F1 driver by the name of Johnny Dumfries. That's the closest I know. ;)

  • me12/11/2009 at 18:06

    Whilst the commenting bit is working well I see my echo is back....

    hmm, odd one that. not sure why it's happening? will have a play in IE8.

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 18:06

    Hows the world going?

    Evening

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 18:08

    Evening

    I dont like this getting dark early.... It is so wrong!

    #blametheoffseason

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 18:09

    Qatar

    Better than Catarrh....

    Although I always think Frank sounds like he has it....

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 18:09

    Before I go for real:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxASgevVphY&feature=p

    Felipe Massa guesting... on a Brazilian YouTube show. It's the future!

    Too bad it's in Portuguese.

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 18:15

    Testing something. Just ignore me. :D I should really sleep now, though.

  • Alex Andronov12/11/2009 at 18:23

    Evening everyone. Been real busy today. Boo!

    But it's over now. Yay!

  • me12/11/2009 at 18:24

    ooh, i like this comment from will b: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/thieving-from-the-thieves/#comment-6180

  • Janna12/11/2009 at 18:27

    Hello all, whilst I am loving the new look Doohickey, it no longer works at my office, we must have an ancient version of IE. I suppose this means I'll have to work in the office & not watch the comments :(

  • me12/11/2009 at 18:29

    Hello all, whilst I am loving the new look Doohickey, it no longer works at my office, we must have an ancient version of IE. I suppose this means I'll have to work in the office & not watch the comments :(

    hey janna, is this since yesterday's update?

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 18:29

    me...

    The live site is now not updating... can I do anything?...

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 18:29

    Hello all, whilst I am loving the new look Doohickey, it no longer works at my office, we must have an ancient version of IE. I suppose this means I'll have to work in the office & not watch the comments :(

    can you use chromeframe?

  • me12/11/2009 at 18:31

    The live site is now not updating... can I do anything?...

    erm. i haven't touched anything since yesterday. am still looking into the IE* issues. will get back to ya.

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 18:31

    ooh, i like this comment from will b: http://joesawa...thieves/#comment-6180

    I imagine he must be an F1 fan... So i wonder if he goes to Melbourne?

  • Janna12/11/2009 at 18:31

    hey janna, is this since yesterday's update?

    Yes, when I got into work today I just got the Read More bar & nothing else

  • me12/11/2009 at 18:32

    Yes, when I got into work today I just got the Read More bar & nothing else

    must've broken something. ta.

  • Journeyer12/11/2009 at 18:32

    Yes, when I got into work today I just got the Read More bar & nothing else

    #nothere

    Sounds exactly like what happened to me with IE6.

  • Janna12/11/2009 at 18:32

    can you use chromeframe?

    Can't use anything else, they're quite strict about the network

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 18:32

    Oh my goodness I'm going to drive myself mad by the end of the evening :P

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 18:33

    Can't use anything else, they're quite strict about the network

    http://www.google.com/chromeframe

    Its a plugin, it lets you run chrome in ie to get more mordern webpages ;)

    Might be worth a go...

  • RG12/11/2009 at 18:35

    I imagine he must be an F1 fan... So i wonder if he goes to Melbourne?

    I doubt it. He might have to stop his original and unique 10 to 20 stories a day for three days then...

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 18:37

    I doubt it. He might have to stop his original and unique 10 to 20 stories a day for three days then...

    He could still copy and paste them from the track

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 18:43

    really, really (heart) pressdog for this post:

    It because he called you the brilliant English people who run sidepodcast isn't it?

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 18:45

    It because he called you the brilliant English people who run sidepodcast isn't it?

    Rockall => Now claimed by england....

  • me12/11/2009 at 18:49

    It because he called you the brilliant English people who run sidepodcast isn't it?

    yes.

    also, because it's really hard to get people to blog about audio podcasts. it almost never happens.

    inside track videos are popular, because people can embed them. and general blog posts too, because people can copy and paste bits of text. i don't think we've had more than six people write about something we said in an audio show in three years.

    am not complaining though. i just very much appreciate it when people do blog about an audio show.

  • Scott Woodwiss12/11/2009 at 18:50

    I am so having a go at this :D

    http://www.autosport-international.com/public/node/2748

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 18:55

    Rockall => Now claimed by england....

    No way. We will fight them on the rock. We will fight them on the.... well there is only the rock so we will fight them there for it.

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 18:57

    i don't think we've had more than six people write about something we said in an audio show in three years.

    I have never thought about that. Iquote stuff from podcasts all the time in comments as do others but I can't recall seeing an article about them.

  • me12/11/2009 at 18:58

    Rockall => Now claimed by england....

    No way. We will fight them on the rock. We will fight them on the.... well there is only the rock so we will fight them there for it.

    :D :D

  • RG12/11/2009 at 19:00

    :D :D

    Well, whatever happens, prepare for 2011

    http://www.rockall2011.com/index.html

  • Alianora La Canta12/11/2009 at 19:00

    Ooh, yum, I likes lasagne. Send some our way when you're done :) {Comment #150}

    Unfortunately me, my parents and the friend who's teaching me to cook already have first pick of the lasagne, so there probably won't be any leftovers for you...

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 19:02

    ALISON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope she is still in London for a few days because she can go and see michel cooking live

    http://www.londonbbcgoodfoodshow.com/

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 19:02

    Ooooo....

    Just got a really cute sleeping panda...

    I love it...

  • me12/11/2009 at 19:03

    Just got a really cute sleeping panda...

    yay :)

    that bit works then. hmmm.

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 19:04

    We hear that among those present were Michael Schumacher, Gil de Ferran, Sam Michael, circuit designers Hermann Tilke and Clive Bowen.

    Schumacher's answer to overtaking is to get Ross to find him a piece of empty track. What does he know about overtaking. He oither drove on an empty track or drove people off the road

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 19:04

    that bit works then. hmmm.

    It didn't work for a while last night then round about midnight it started working again

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 19:06

    Clearly Lord Kennet didn't know about sidepodcast

    http://www.rockall2011.com/index.html

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 19:06

    Evening

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 19:07

    Be still my beating heart....

    Purrrlease let it be so....

    http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?id=47410

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 19:08

    really, really (heart) pressdog for this post:

    http://pressdo...esome-f1-podcast.html

    "...one of the best podcasts I've heard in a while"

    if i could trouble you all for a visit to pressdog's site for a nose around, that'd be much appreciated.

    Just saw that as I was looking at his site anyway. Love the shout out.

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 19:10

    It because he called you the brilliant English people who run sidepodcast isn't it?

    I think it was because he called Mr C 'mysterious' :-)

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 19:11

    also, because it's really hard to get people to blog about audio podcasts. it almost never happens.

    Pressdog does like to plug a good podcast. In fact he's appearing on one himself tonight (actually a radio show which appears as a podcast). When it gets posted I'm sure he'll link to it.

  • me12/11/2009 at 19:12

    Pressdog does like to plug a good podcast. In fact he's appearing on one himself tonight (actually a radio show which appears as a podcast). When it gets posted I'm sure he'll link to it.

    ahh, good stuff. cheers.

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 19:13

    Pressdog does like to plug a good podcast. In fact he's appearing on one himself tonight (actually a radio show which appears as a podcast). When it gets posted I'm sure he'll link to it.

    In fact Jeff already has:

    http://www.mynameisirl.com/2009/11/night-of-living-bloggers.html

  • me12/11/2009 at 19:14

    In fact Jeff already has:

    http://www.myn...-living-bloggers.html

    blimey, that's some lineup.

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 19:15

    blimey, that's some lineup.

    I like Will's plug:

    http://www.isitmayyet.com/index.php/2009/11/11/theyre-letting-the-freaks-on-the-radio/

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 19:17

    I like Will's plug:

    http://www.isi...-freaks-on-the-radio/

    It has a picture of a word butcher and everything.

    "They are just a bunch of word butchers" was the respected journo Jeff Olson's position on bloggers in an article on ESPN, oh about a year ago I guess. Needless to say they took it in good spirit ;-)

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 19:18

    It has a picture of a word butcher and everything.

    "They are just a bunch of word butchers" was the respected journo Jeff Olson's position on bloggers in an article on ESPN, oh about a year ago I guess. Needless to say they took it in good spirit ;-)

    He likes a good Photoshop:

    http://www.isitmayyet.com/index.php/2009/11/05/fly-over-for-the-2010-indianapolis-500-announced/

    #mightbeaninjoke

  • me12/11/2009 at 19:20

    #mightbeaninjoke

    you may have to explain the title of the blog to me?

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 19:21

    blimey, that's some lineup.

    That's one podcast I really wish I'd been listening to all year but haven't done so yet. Curt Cavin is a journalist with the Indianapolis Star and I've posted about his web Q&A before (he mentioned Joe recently too after Joe said Indy was for sale and someone questioned the source - Curt said he considers Joe a friend). Kevin Lee works for IMS Radio Network who cover each IRL race and provide the commentary for the web feed.

  • Alex Andronov12/11/2009 at 19:22

    am not complaining though. i just very much appreciate it when people do blog about an audio show.

    And I am very interested about the linkable chapters idea that the BBC are working towards that Christine mentioned on #MFC for exactly this reason.

  • me12/11/2009 at 19:22

    And I am very interested about the linkable chapters idea that the BBC are working towards that Christine mentioned on #MFC for exactly this reason.

    maybe. i think it'll make more of a difference to video.

    there must a reason why there's not audio competitor to youtube?

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 19:23

    you may have to explain the title of the blog to me?

    "Is it May yet?"

    The entirety of the IndyCar year hangs around the Month of May at Indianapolis, with all the practice and qualifying that happens through the month leading up to the 500.

    If there's a boring race during the rest of the year or if the off-season is dragging they'll say... is it May yet?

  • me12/11/2009 at 19:23

    If there's a boring race during the rest of the year or if the off-season is dragging they'll say... is it May yet?

    aha. thanx.

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 19:24

    much as during Singapore we were askign.. is it Suzuka yet?

  • Alex Andronov12/11/2009 at 19:26

    there must a reason why there's not audio competitor to youtube?

    (Audioboo is the poor attempt I guess)

    I am convinced it is because when you listen to audio you are often doing something else at once and when you are watching video it usually takes your whole attention. And on a webpage you try and listen to audio and... what else can I do while I'm listening is my usual feeling. I can't really read and listen at the same time. And if I'm on a blog post and listening to audio I often feel a bit trapped. Which is why I think it doesn't take off.

  • me12/11/2009 at 19:27

    I am convinced it is because when you listen to audio you are often doing something else at once and when you are watching video it usually takes your whole attention.

    agreed.

  • Alex Andronov12/11/2009 at 19:28

    And I am very interested about the linkable chapters idea that the BBC are working towards that Christine mentioned on #MFC for exactly this reason.

    I was just thinking about Livescribe (the pen that records the audio as you play the notes. The really cool thing is after it is on the machine you can click on the note and play the audio that was happening as you wrote the note.

    I was thinking for a second about how that might work with a transcript being synced up to the recording. But I think you would naturally read ahead if you had the transcript in front of you and that would make it less enjoyable rather than more.

  • Alex Andronov12/11/2009 at 19:28

    I wonder how long I can remain parenthetical?

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 19:29

    I wonder how long I can remain parenthetical?

    Potentially forever. But... could you live with that?

  • lou12/11/2009 at 19:30

    evening :) how is everyone today?

  • Alex Andronov12/11/2009 at 19:31

    Potentially forever. But... could you live with that?

    no)

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 19:34

    evening :) how is everyone today?

    Not too bad... :D

    I have decided I dont really like like autumn, winter spring...

  • lou12/11/2009 at 19:36

    I have decided I dont really like like autumn, winter spring...

    so you just like Summer then? is it the heat or the general 'summerness' i don't mind winter much, i kinda like wearing big warm jumpers :)

  • RG12/11/2009 at 19:37

    evening :) how is everyone today?

    Surprisingly good, even with the maths homework im just about to do.

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 19:38

    evening :) how is everyone today?

    Evening :)

    I am driving myself mental creating something impossible

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 19:40

    so you just like Summer then? is it the heat or the general 'summerness' i don't mind winter much, i kinda like wearing big warm jumpers :)

    It is everything... winter is too dark. too cold, too wet, everyone looks grumpy in their big coats... And it is super hard to get out of bed!

    I also seem to have given up eating...

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 19:41

    Surprisingly good, even with the maths homework im just about to do.

    How did your exam go RG?

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 19:42

    Yay for girls!! http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2009/11/12/flying-high/

  • RG12/11/2009 at 19:42

    How did your exam go RG?

    Well. Feeling confident I'll say.

  • lou12/11/2009 at 19:43

    I also seem to have given up eating...

    ahhh... not good... sorry to hear that.

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 19:43

    Well. Feeling confident I'll say.

    Cool :D

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 19:44

    I also seem to have given up eating...

    Are you sure that's a winter thing? It's usually the other way round.

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 19:46

    Yay for girls!! http://smarter...09/11/12/flying-high/

    I saw that on the news earlier. They have a ninth Red Arrow at last

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 19:46

    Are you sure that's a winter thing? It's usually the other way round.

    Maybe... i normally have at least 2 meals a day, at the moment i am down to barely one... its not good!

  • RG12/11/2009 at 19:47

    Cool :D

    Yeah.

    Doing homework, do what you do if I come back early.

  • lou12/11/2009 at 19:47

    Are you sure that's a winter thing? It's usually the other way round.

    i find i don't eat much in summer at all... mainly salads and light lunches.. i prefer being cold anyway.

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 19:48

    Any new bloogy articles I've missed?

  • me12/11/2009 at 19:49

    i find i don't eat much in summer at all....

    that's normal.

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 19:49

    Any new bloogy articles I've missed?

    or even bloggy?

  • lou12/11/2009 at 19:49

    that's normal.

    yep :) it's the only thing about me that's reasonably normal :)

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 19:49

    Hey Jackie.... thanks again for the tickets to Brooklands!

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 19:50

    Hey Jackie.... thanks again for the tickets to Brooklands!

    No problem Nick, I thoroughly enjoyed my day out :D

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 19:50

    Any new bloogy articles I've missed?

    or even bloggy?

    I like bloogy

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 19:51

    I like bloogy

    I'm in dire need of a reading fix!

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 19:52

    No problem Nick, I thoroughly enjoyed my day out :D

    Me too.. great to meet everyone!

    Was great seeing Alex too on Monday!

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 19:53

    Was great seeing Alex too on Monday!

    This you getting all the sidepod meetups in before you head off to pastures new?

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 19:54

    This you getting all the sidepod meetups in before you head off to pastures new?

    Pretty much... It has been busy!

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 19:54

    Pretty much... It has been busy!

    Got anything else planned?

  • Alex Andronov12/11/2009 at 19:55

    Was great seeing Alex too on Monday!

    you too Nick.

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 19:56

    Got anything else planned?

    Sleeeep!

    Family tomorrow, Friends on Saturday, maybe some Motocross ridding in between, but i expect i will have to skip that...

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 19:56

    Sleeeep!

    Always helps :D

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 19:57

    I'm in dire need of a reading fix!

    Try Joe's blog he has some interesting stuff. Short articles though

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 19:57

    I hate the off-season!

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 19:57

    Try Joe's blog he has some interesting stuff. Short articles though

    read them all already

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 19:58

    you too Nick.

    Sorry i was late... life seem to be running pretty fast at the moment! I guess it would have been ok if certain people could navigate :P

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 19:59

    I may have to start another religion .. you know what happens when I get b***d

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 19:59

    I may have to start another religion .. you know what happens when I get b***d

    You need a sidepodradio show to focus your energies on

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 20:03

    You need a sidepodradio show to focus your energies on

    Is there another in the offing soon?

    I may have to indulge in some stats at this rate

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 20:03

    hahah

    via @Hinchtown

    RT @badbanana Marching bands are actually homeless orchestras. Tragic, really.

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 20:05

    Is there another in the offing soon?

    There is another one in the offing It may not be that soon though.

  • me12/11/2009 at 20:11

    I may have to indulge in some stats at this rate

    yay. more blogging?

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 20:13

    I am suprised we havent heard any driver lineups for the new teams yet, Virgin said they would say something 2 weeks after the season.

    i guess it may be held up with the Kimi/Merceddes/Rosberg conundrum, but that cant logjam forever...

    Hedgehog, Ant and The Kobyashi Maru have all been quite quiet on where they are going.

    I wouldnt have expected Ant to have said something at Brooklands, but it all seems so quiet, like the calm before the storm.

    My guess is Virgin will have 1 british driver, and i wouldnt be suprised if lotus do too to help the branding

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 20:17

    yay. more blogging?

    I would if I knew what to blog about .. I was thinking add stats to site type of stats :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 20:18

    Evening all... spent the evening at the pub because my old boss who moved to the brazil office came over for a holiday!

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 20:18

    Hey Gavin

  • Lewis12/11/2009 at 20:19

    Evening all... spent the evening at the pub because my old boss who moved to the brazil office came over for a holiday!

    nice! Did you have a good time?

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 20:19

    Evening all... spent the evening at the pub because my old boss who moved to the brazil office came over for a holiday!

    Did he bring capri.... (ugh, brazilaian sugar alcoholic drinks all the f1 people were on) to drink? :D

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 20:22

    I would if I knew what to blog about

    Joe has an item today saying that the FIA are having a meeting today with Schumacher, Tilke and several others to try and find ways to promote overtaking. Something on overtaking would be a good follow up to your quali post.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 20:22

    Evening all... spent the evening at the pub because my old boss who moved to the brazil office came over for a holiday!

    nice! Did you have a good time?

    Yeah it was fun. The office has been more boring since he left!

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 20:23

    Did he bring capri.... (ugh, brazilaian sugar alcoholic drinks all the f1 people were on) to drink? :D

    caprina?

  • Lewis12/11/2009 at 20:23

    I would if I knew what to blog about .. I was thinking add stats to site type of stats :(

    talking about blogging, I haven't updated much lately. I'm thinking of things to write about, any ideas?

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 20:23

    Did he bring capri.... (ugh, brazilaian sugar alcoholic drinks all the f1 people were on) to drink? :D

    You mean cap.......inhas.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 20:23

    Evening all... spent the evening at the pub because my old boss who moved to the brazil office came over for a holiday!

    Did he bring capri.... (ugh, brazilaian sugar alcoholic drinks all the f1 people were on) to drink? :D

    Caipirinha? Nah, we were drinking Danish Christmas Beer!

  • Lewis12/11/2009 at 20:24

    Yeah it was fun. The office has been more boring since he left!

    great! Glad you had a good time!

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 20:24

    Caipirinha? Nah, we were drinking Danish Christmas Beer!

    Aha... does that contain turkey, christmas cookies, pine trees or snow?*

    *all essential christmas ingreediants!

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 20:28

    Joe has an item today saying that the FIA are having a meeting today with Schumacher, Tilke and several others to try and find ways to promote overtaking. Something on overtaking would be a good follow up to your quali post.

    Maverick did that about a month back here's the linky if you haven't seen it.

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 20:30

    talking about blogging, I haven't updated much lately. I'm thinking of things to write about, any ideas?

    Who would be the worst team-mate Lewis could get next year?

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 20:30

    Maverick did that about a month back here's the linky if you haven't seen it.

    I saw that and even commented on it. Memory fail for me

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 20:31

    Who would be the worst team-mate Lewis could get next year?

    Schumacher

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 20:31

    I saw that and even commented on it. Memory fail for me

    I do like discussing data though but I am all out of ideas

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 20:32

    Who would be the worst team-mate Lewis could get next year?

    THAT woman

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 20:32

    Schumacher

    LOL .. I meant out of those who are without a drive and are in the market

  • RG12/11/2009 at 20:32

    Schumacher

    I assume you could mean both by saying that.

    (homework done btw)

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 20:34

    I do like discussing data though but I am all out of ideas

    That is always a problem at this time of year because everything has been analysed to death.

  • Rich12/11/2009 at 20:36

    Who would be the worst team-mate Lewis could get next year?

    Nelsinho

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 20:36

    That is always a problem at this time of year because everything has been analysed to death.

    and the season reviews have barely started yet.

  • RG12/11/2009 at 20:36

    That is always a problem at this time of year because everything has been analysed to death.

    How about an ideal driver line up?

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 20:36

    LOL .. I meant out of those who are without a drive and are in the market

    I can't think of anyone who is still looking for a drive who would cause problems. I like the idea of Schumacher in the other McLaren. So many possibilties. Daddy Hamilton would be worth watching then.

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 20:36

    I assume you could mean both by saying that.

    Not Ralf

  • Jordan F112/11/2009 at 20:37

    Who would be the worst team-mate Lewis could get next year?

    Anyone that outraces,outqualifies and outqualifies him, of course. Of course, this might be a good think if it keeps Legard off the air.....

  • Lewis12/11/2009 at 20:37

    I shall be back later with a finished article, later...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 20:37

    OMG I have to stay awake for another hour on this hot stuffy train!

    Any tips???

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 20:37

    and the season reviews have barely started yet.

    But they are not going to be based on data

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 20:38

    Any tips???

    I spy?

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 20:38

    Any tips???

    Sleep for 50 minutes

    Any tips???

    .

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 20:38

    ooh how did that happen. i think i right clicked accidentally at the same time as it was sending..

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 20:39

    Any tips???

    Keep lookng at old female Ricky Gervais in confusion

  • jpancoast12/11/2009 at 20:43

    Keep lookng at old female Ricky Gervais in confusion

    I'll always look at a female Ricky Gervais in confusion, no matter the circumastances.

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 20:47

    i guess it may be held up with the Kimi/Merceddes/Rosberg conundrum, but that cant logjam forever...

    I mentioned earlier about the ITV story on the Robertsons visiting Woking yesterday at the invitation of Mr Whitmarsh....

    Everything crossed....

  • me12/11/2009 at 20:53

    jackie, are you still looking for something to blog?

    this time last year:

    Franz Tost won the award for Team Principal of the year, whilst Adrian Newey for Red Bull was nominated for the Design Engineer of the Year

    more: http://www.f1minute.com/2008/11/12/12-nov-08-singapore-grand-prix-wins-motorsport-award/

    so, how about a blog post on this year's "designer of the year" / "team boss of the year"?

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 20:54

    so, how about a blog post on this year's "designer of the year" / "team boss of the year"?

    Thanks Mr C .. I may look into that tomorrow, I've kinda promised myself an early night tonight.

  • me12/11/2009 at 20:55

    Thanks Mr C .. I may look into that tomorrow, I've kinda promised myself an early night tonight.

    can't say i didn't try ;)

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 20:55

    can't say i didn't try ;)

    You did indeed, thanks muchly :D

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 20:56

    I mentioned earlier about the ITV story on the Robertsons visiting Woking yesterday at the invitation of Mr Whitmarsh....

    Ah... very interesting... hopefully something will happen soon

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 20:58

    so, how about a blog post on this year's "designer of the year" / "team boss of the year"?

    That sounds interesting.

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 20:59

    so, how about a blog post on this year's "designer of the year" / "team boss of the year"?

    Do we know the name of the supposed whizz kid at brawn who designed a lot of the concept for the 001?

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:00

    That sounds interesting.

    maybe a blog post from everybody on the same subject? pat suggested a similar idea the other day. everyone agrees on a topic and blogs their opinion, comes back and compares notes?

    might need a catchy name though.

    any other takers?

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:00

    Do we know the name of the supposed whizz kid at brawn who designed a lot of the concept for the 001?

    Lou probably has his name in her stalking files

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 21:01

    maybe a blog post from everybody on the same subject? pat suggested a similar idea the other day. everyone agrees on a topic and blogs their opinion, comes back and compares notes?

    Did I? I don't remember that.. but that's not saying much, I don't remember a lot of things :-)

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:02

    Did I? I don't remember that.. but that's not saying much, I don't remember a lot of things :-)

    hehe, maybe not. something about IRL bloggers all picking a topic?

    sounds like an interesting idea:

    - one subject

    - one evening

    - many bloggers

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:02

    might need a catchy name though.

    F1 Bloggers Awards?

    F1 Fans End of Year review awards

    F1 Blogosphere Uber-cross-post awards and review?

    There could be say 2 awards per week everyone blogs on?

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:02

    - one subject

    - one evening

    - many bloggers

    might even keep gavin awake.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 21:02

    Any tips???

    Keep lookng at old female Ricky Gervais in confusion

    She's been replaced by a life-sized dopey with similar intelligence levels!

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:03

    She's been replaced by a life-sized dopey with similar intelligence levels!

    Can you come up with practical jokes to play? :P

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 21:03

    - one subject

    - one evening

    - many bloggers

    might even keep gavin awake.

    Ghoulash and Pizza is T minus 30 minutes away....

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:03

    any other takers?

    Set a deadline and have everyone e-mail their posts to Christine by then. If everyone is writing a post we need more than two categories. So designer/team boss/driver/race/circuit pf the year and a poster's choice award for anything that takes their fancy.

    How about that?

    I would certainly have a go at that

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 21:03

    hehe, maybe not. something about IRL bloggers all picking a topic?

    Ah I remember something about BBC TV coverage.

    The IRL guys don't pick a topic, they just seem to do more plugging of the same thing. Like the Trackside show with Curt and Kevin, that gets plugged often by several of them, not just because some of them are on it this week.

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 21:04

    I would certainly have a go at that

    You heard it here first Steven's getting a blog :D

  • lou12/11/2009 at 21:04

    Do we know the name of the supposed whizz kid at brawn who designed a lot of the concept for the 001?

    Lou probably has his name in her stalking files

    errr.... *thinks..* no... sorry, that i don't know...

    I know Loic Bigois is head of aero.. but er...the rest i have no idea... sorry. if anyone finds out please tell me :)

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:04

    You heard it here first Steven's getting a blog :D

    :D

    Now he needs to find it a name!

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:05

    You heard it here first Steven's getting a blog :D

    I said I would write a post as I have done for several sites in the past. I am not getting a blog

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:05

    errr.... *thinks..* no... sorry, that i don't know...

    I know Loic Bigois is head of aero.. but er...the rest i have no idea... sorry. if anyone finds out please tell me :)

    Ah, ok... errr: 'im, that one

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 21:05

    I said I would write a post as I have done for several sites in the past. I am not getting a blog

    wanna bet?

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:05

    There could be say 2 awards per week everyone blogs on?

    possibly. was thinking just a generic subject. so another night: "what kers got right, what it got wrong".

    not sure, just throwing ideas out there.

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:06

    I said I would write a post as I have done for several sites in the past. I am not getting a blog

    Doh!

    Suppose someone was to set one up for him which he didnt know about...

    #confidential

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 21:06

    not sure, just throwing ideas out there.

    seems like a good idea for must comment monday

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:06

    Set a deadline and have everyone e-mail their posts to Christine by then. If everyone is writing a post we need more than two categories. So designer/team boss/driver/race/circuit pf the year and a poster's choice award for anything that takes their fancy.

    only issue with that, is it makes it very sidepodcentric.

    rather than inclusive of everybody's blogs.

    but if you don't have a blog, you could guest post on the subject?

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:07

    wanna bet?

    You know I am not competitive but if someone was going to bet me that I ould not have a blog I would win that bet.

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 21:07

    Sounds fun...

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:07

    seems like a good idea for must comment monday

    it's the opposite.

    it's everybody blogging for themselves. no commenting at all.

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 21:08

    I'd have to guest post as I have no Blog....

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 21:08

    it's everybody blogging for themselves. no commenting at all.

    I'd have thought 1 topic ten blog posts to comment on

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:08

    possibly. was thinking just a generic subject. so another night: "what kers got right, what it got wrong".

    Thats a good idea too.

    With the awards i was thinking we could get everyone to do short posts, say 150-200 words max on each award. this would boost participation, and it wouldnt be too time consumint to read all of them.

    There are loads of subjects beyond awards though... it might need a central hosting page with lings or *gasp* a webring!!!!!!

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:09

    but if you don't have a blog, you could guest post on the subject?

    On first read I thought it was going to be for SPC but if everyone is going to post on their own blogs that could help them generate comments. I just like the idea of all the posts being made public at the same time so that people don't just copy one they like

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 21:09

    She's been replaced by a life-sized dopey with similar intelligence levels!

    Can you come up with practical jokes to play? :P

    No, but I can kick her for breaking the legroom rules on the train!

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:09

    I'd have to guest post as I have no Blog....

    you do that, no worries. you're welcome to here, and i'm sure others would extend the invitation too.

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 21:09

    Completely off topic but I thought I'd share anyway as it's basically taken up my evening... have always been a fan of this Muse poster so I decided to try recreate it on Forza 3...

    Close up

    Further out

    220 different shapes later, a tired mind and an xbox controller that needs a rest... :P

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:09

    I'd have thought 1 topic ten blog posts to comment on

    good point.

  • RG12/11/2009 at 21:10

    220 different shapes later, a tired mind and an xbox controller that needs a rest... :P

    I can't tell if you are a genius, talented, or just flipping mad...

    Great work.

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:10

    With the awards i was thinking we could get everyone to do short posts, say 150-200 words max on each award. this would boost participation, and it wouldnt be too time consumint to read all of them.

    That is what I was thinking.

    There is also the Joe writing competition still on the back burner

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:10

    There are loads of subjects beyond awards though... it might need a central hosting page with lings or *gasp* a webring!!!!!!

    hehe. i'll do you a deal then...

    if enough people run with the idea, we'll sort some kind of f1 webring in return.

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:11

    On first read I thought it was going to be for SPC but if everyone is going to post on their own blogs that could help them generate comments. I just like the idea of all the posts being made public at the same time so that people don't just copy one they like

    so we pick a start time / finish time?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 21:11

    I can't tell if you are a genius, talented, or just flipping mad...

    He's all of the above. Seriously, I keep looking at that thinking it's a poster!

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:12

    There is also the Joe writing competition still on the back burner

    also true, keep reminding me.

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 21:12

    I can't tell if you are a genius, talented, or just flipping mad...

    Probably the last one. I started and thought 'this is ridiculous' but just wanted to keep going and whala...

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:12

    if enough people run with the idea, we'll sort some kind of f1 webring in return.

    hehe sounds good... i would have to blog again!

    This could work well going into the season as well as there could be central topics before and after every race.

    People would still have there main posts they do, but it could be a great way for people to dicover each others blogs, and if the word goes out on the Batphone podcast we could really have a lot of people doing it! :D

    Sounds awesome!

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:13

    Sounds awesome!

    just needs a name then...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 21:14

    This could work well going into the season as well as there could be central topics before and after every race.

    I don't know about that, a lot of us have posts which require a lot of effort already!

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 21:14

    just needs a name then...

    blogathon

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:14

    so we pick a start time / finish time?

    Everyone to post between 9-10pm gmt on a given day

    *not so good for me in GMT +4 but still :P

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:14

    so we pick a start time / finish time?

    Post a topic and a deadline I guess. As Nick said a word count limit is not a bad idea too

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:14

    I don't know about that, a lot of us have posts which require a lot of effort already!

    lets see how the off season goes. are you up for blogging this topic?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 21:14

    Oh yeah, speaking of blogs, my ex boss in Brazil likes mine, as it happens :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 21:15

    I don't know about that, a lot of us have posts which require a lot of effort already!

    lets see how the off season goes. are you up for blogging this topic?

    What is it and when am I doing it?

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:15

    I don't know about that, a lot of us have posts which require a lot of effort already!

    This would be 150 words or less and could easily boost readership of your main posts if you link your short ones to it ;)

  • RG12/11/2009 at 21:15

    Oh yeah, speaking of blogs, my ex boss in Brazil likes mine, as it happens :)

    My uncle likes mine, which came as a shock.

  • startledbunny12/11/2009 at 21:15

    just needs a name then...

    blogathon

    come on, it has to have the sidepod prefix surely? ;)

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:16

    What is it and when am I doing it?

    in honour of last years Professional Motorsport World awards. who were this year's "designer of the year" / "team boss of the year"?

    more info: http://www.f1minute.com/2008/11/12/12-nov-08-singapore-grand-prix-wins-motorsport-award/

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:16

    just needs a name then...

    contest?

    F1 SuperShorts?

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 21:16

    come on, it has to have the sidepod prefix surely? ;)

    then as me says its sidepodcentric

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 21:16

    What is it and when am I doing it?

    in honour of last years Professional Motorsport World awards. who were this year's "designer of the year" / "team boss of the year"?

    more info: http://www.f1m...ins-motorsport-award/

    OK... when am I writing it?

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 21:16

    I was thinking of changing the name of my blog and moving it.

  • RG12/11/2009 at 21:17

    just needs a name then...

    Blogcutters?

    Yes, I possibly was watching that Simpsons episode earlier

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:17

    come on, it has to have the sidepod prefix surely? ;)

    This will go beyone, hopefully it will bring in more comenters as they diiscover the creator of the magical webring :P

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 21:19

    if enough people run with the idea, we'll sort some kind of f1 webring in return.

    What are you saying???

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 21:19

    Right, almost home - see you later guys!

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:19

    OK... when am I writing it?

    what do we think? thursdays look to be quiet days, no quiz, no live shows or anything. so ideally 9pm GMT on thursdays.

    but seeing as we just made it up, how about midenight?

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:20

    What are you saying???

    seems like a fair swap...

  • RG12/11/2009 at 21:20

    what do we think? thursdays look to be quiet days, no quiz, no live shows or anything. so ideally 9pm GMT on thursdays.

    How about 'The Thursday Thoughts'?

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:20

    What are you saying???

    It's just part of re-writing the internet. Besides he has to do something to pay for your flying lessons

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:21

    but seeing as we just made it up, how about midenight?

    will do... who was the well known design guy who left brawn in the summer?

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:21

    How about 'The Thursday Thoughts'?

    oooooooooh!

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 21:21

    How about 'The Thursday Thoughts'?

    oooooooooh!

    I echo that ooooooooh

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 21:21

    How about 'The Thursday Thoughts'?

    Like that

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:22

    What are you saying???

    MrC is bringing back the webring... Geocities is dead, but we are resurecting one of its sies most ignored charicteristics :P

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:22

    will do... who was the well known design guy who left brawn in the summer?

    you mean red bull? geoff willis.

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 21:23

    what is a webring anyway?

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:23

    How about 'The Thursday Thoughts'?

    Like that

    lets do it.

    who's up for a post by midnight tonight?

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:23

    How about 'The Thursday Thoughts'?

    I like it... but for a snapier title 'Thursday thoughts' ? hashtag #F1TT?

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:23

    will do... who was the well known design guy who left brawn in the summer?

    you mean red bull? geoff willis.

    Didn't Loic Bigois leave Brawn?

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 21:24

    who's up for a post by midnight tonight?

    I get the feeling I'm being volunteered for something here. :)

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:24

    what is a webring anyway?

    i'll show ya... in about three weeks :)

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:24

    you mean red bull? geoff willis.

    no, there was definatly a brawn guy who left at sompoint with a big-ish name, will have a google

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:24

    Didn't Loic Bigois leave Brawn?

    ahh, very possibly.

  • paul12/11/2009 at 21:24

    who's up for a post by midnight tonight?

    You don't watn my thoughts on Thursday ;-)

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:24

    I get the feeling I'm being volunteered for something here. :)

    yay.

    anyone else?

  • RG12/11/2009 at 21:24

    who's up for a post by midnight tonight?

    I'll give it a shot but like Toyota, might not succeed in doing it

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 21:24

    who's up for a post by midnight tonight?

    Maybe. I'd sort of planned to write 2 or 3 others, although the Preview should be nice and short and I've already half-written the karting plug.

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 21:24

    who's up for a post by midnight tonight?

    not me

  • paul12/11/2009 at 21:25

    what is a webring anyway?

    Aren't they a bit 1998?

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:25

    who's up for a post by midnight tonight?

    Why not. Can you do a quick post with the subject rules etc so that anyone who pops in can be directed to it?

  • startledbunny12/11/2009 at 21:25

    so you are proposing to blog about the same subject at the same time, possibly with a word limit and/or time limit?

  • lou12/11/2009 at 21:25

    Didn't Loic Bigois leave Brawn?

    he did?.. oh...

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:26

    anyone else?

    yes.... :D 15 word limit?

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:26

    Maybe. I'd sort of planned to write 2 or 3 others, although the Preview should be nice and short and I've already half-written the karting plug.

    doesn't have to be long. concise is good.

    ladysnowcat if you're up for, just yell. same for steven and anyone else minus a blog.

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:26

    yes.... :D 15 word limit?

    Its not twitter 150!!!

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 21:26

    Didn't Loic Bigois leave Brawn?

    Huh? He did?

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 21:26

    i'll show ya... in about three weeks :)

    I wouldn't bother.

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:26

    what is a webring anyway?

    Aren't they a bit 1998?

    Not webring 3.0

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:26

    so you are proposing to blog about the same subject at the same time, possibly with a word limit and/or time limit?

    yes.

    time limit i think. not sure about a word limit? especially if you don't have Word 97.

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:26

    Aren't they a bit 1998?

    Retro... But they are a good idea!

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 21:26

    OK I think I need to catch up and wonder what on earth is going on... my mind has been in designing world all evening...

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 21:27

    Sideblogging.....

    It's a side issue for peeps who have their own Blog....

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:27

    time limit i think. not sure about a word limit? especially if you don't have Word 97.

    Just a short paragraph then...

    Lots of long posts will take people time and discourage them, and it will be hard to read a lot of them...

  • paul12/11/2009 at 21:28

    ladysnowcat if you're up for, just yell. same for steven and anyone else minus a blog.

    eek. Too much pressure. I need time

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 21:28

    Just a short paragraph then...

    What's the point of a very short post to need to set the scene first no?

  • lou12/11/2009 at 21:28

    Didn't Loic Bigois leave Brawn?

    he did?.. oh...

    i don't think he did... i don't remember him leaving... plus he still seems to be up on the brawn site as head of aero?

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:29

    Acording to his wikipedia page Loic Bigois is stil at Brawn

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loic_Bigois

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 21:29

    i don't think he did... i don't remember him leaving... plus he still seems to be up on the brawn site as head of aero?

    99% sure he's still at Brawn

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 21:29

    Acording to his wikipedia page Loic Bigois is stil at Brawn

    Ah, so he is

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:30

    i don't think he did... i don't remember him leaving... plus he still seems to be up on the brawn site as head of aero?

    So who left? Someone who was high up on the technical side left

  • startledbunny12/11/2009 at 21:30

    in honour of last years Professional Motorsport World awards. who were this year's "designer of the year" / "team boss of the year"?

    more info: http://www.f1m...ins-motorsport-award/

    and this is the subject? (sorry if i seem to be a bit thick, that's because i am)

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:30

    do we need a quick post to summarise what we've sort-of half-decided?

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 21:31

    do we need a quick post to summarise what we've sort-of half-decided?

    yes

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:31

    What's the point of a very short post to need to set the scene first no?

    It would probably be best for everyone to write a bit about what Thursday thoughts is, but I think ia larger project will work best with shorter posts.

    If there is more you need to say you could always link a short post to a longer one?

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:32

    and this is the subject? (sorry if i seem to be a bit thick, that's because i am)

    we're struggling to find a list of designers for this year. but yes. this may be easier:

    who should be awarded the title of 2009 f1 team boss of the year?

    how's that sound?

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:32

    yes

    ok. give us 5.

  • RG12/11/2009 at 21:32

    how's that sound?

    I like it.

  • paul12/11/2009 at 21:33

    how's that sound?

    answers on a postcard

  • lou12/11/2009 at 21:34

    So who left? Someone who was high up on the technical side left

    Jorg Zander left in June i think... he was deputy technical director

  • me12/11/2009 at 21:34

    how's that sound?

    I like it.

    i love it when a non-plan comes together.

    jackie is dangerous when she's bored.

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:34

    how's that sound?

    Good starter

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:34

    Jorg Zander left in June i think... he was deputy technical director

    That's the one. I knew you would know

  • Chris12/11/2009 at 21:35

    Evening all. Why does it look like I've missed something important?

  • startledbunny12/11/2009 at 21:35

    how's that sound?

    ok

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 21:35

    jackie is dangerous when she's bored.

    :P

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:35

    Jorg Zander left in June i think... he was deputy technical director

    Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

    Thank you :D

  • lou12/11/2009 at 21:36

    That's the one. I knew you would know

    i knew my stalking support of the team would pay off one day ;)

  • lou12/11/2009 at 21:36

    Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

    ooh... sorry. you could have just asked who their deputy technical director was.... :P i got confused ;)

  • RG12/11/2009 at 21:38

    Is it bad to have written 188 words and not even got to the point yet?

  • paul12/11/2009 at 21:40

    who should be awarded the title of 2009 f1 team boss of the year?

    Hold on. Is there any competition at all?

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:40

    Is it bad to have written 188 words and not even got to the point yet?

    That's why I like the idea of a word limit. It forces people to get to the point. People putting this on their own site will need to write an intro to the Thursday Thought idea

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 21:40

    Hold on. Is there any competition at all?

    I can think of four.

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 21:41

    I want to join in but am totally confused...

    When are we doing this and what is the subject and how many words?....

  • RG12/11/2009 at 21:41

    That's why I like the idea of a word limit. It forces people to get to the point. People putting this on their own site will need to write an intro to the Thursday Thought idea

    But it goes against the point of my blog, 'Northern Waffler'

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 21:41

    When are we doing this and what is the subject and how many words?....

    I believe Mr C is writing a blog post as we speak.

    Don't panic everyone!

  • paul12/11/2009 at 21:41

    I can think of four.

    I must seriously lack imagination

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 21:42

    Don't panic everyone!

    *holds onto his hat*

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 21:42

    Hold on. Is there any competition at all?

    I think 9 out of 10 blogs will pick the same guy. That's not to say it isn't deserved..

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 21:42

    If you are doing team boss it should be "Who, aside from Ross Brawn, should be team boss of the year?"...

  • paul12/11/2009 at 21:42

    *holds onto his hat*

    Should that be towel?

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 21:42

    I think 9 out of 10 blogs will pick the same guy. That's not to say it isn't deserved..

    Fair point. We all know how well Flavio did this year.

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 21:42

    Should that be towel?

    Even better!

  • RG12/11/2009 at 21:43

    I think 9 out of 10 blogs will pick the same guy. That's not to say it isn't deserved..

    Am I the 1 out of the 10 blogs then?

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 21:43

    Should that be towel?

    :-)

  • startledbunny12/11/2009 at 21:43

    panicking aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgghhhhhh

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:43

    But it goes against the point of my blog, 'Northern Waffler'

    Great answer

  • paul12/11/2009 at 21:43

    If you are doing team boss it should be "Who, aside from Ross Brawn, should be team boss of the year?"...

    Or maybe, "why is Ross Brawn a big cuddly bear?"

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 21:43

    Am I the 1 out of the 10 blogs then?

    I am also 1 of those.

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 21:44

    That makes Ross sound like a ... Panda?....

  • jackie / saltire12/11/2009 at 21:44

    Have fun all, I look forward to reading them all tomorrow. I'm off for the early night I promised myself..see ya

  • paul12/11/2009 at 21:44

    That makes Ross sound like a ... Panda?....

    Ha! It's all making sense now

  • RG12/11/2009 at 21:45

    Have fun all, I look forward to reading them all tomorrow. I'm off for the early night I promised myself..see ya

    Byeeee!

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:45

    Night Jackie

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:45

    If you are doing team boss it should be "Who, aside from Ross Brawn, should be team boss of the year?"...

    He wouldnt be mine...

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 21:46

    Have fun all, I look forward to reading them all tomorrow. I'm off for the early night I promised myself..see ya

    Night

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 21:46

    Have fun all, I look forward to reading them all tomorrow. I'm off for the early night I promised myself..see ya

    Night Jackie

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 21:51

    The post: http://sidepodcast.com/2009/11/12/thursday-thoughts/

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 21:51

    GAH.

    Pinger - 1

    Christine - 0

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 21:51

    "He wouldnt be mine..."

    I guess yours would have to be Nick Fry.... Nick...

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 21:53

    Team Principle...

    Hmmm....

    Now that is interesting...

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 21:55

    Team Principle...

    Same spelling mistake we picked Mr GMM's lawyer up on. Is Mr C the GMM lawyer?

  • Christine12/11/2009 at 21:56

    Same spelling mistake we picked Mr GMM's lawyer up on. Is Mr C the GMM lawyer?

    Oops. That got past me too.

  • Andy Taylor12/11/2009 at 22:01

    Same spelling mistake we picked Mr GMM's lawyer up on. Is Mr C the GMM lawyer?

    :D

  • Andy Taylor12/11/2009 at 22:04

    OK. I have Google Wave thanks to Gavin. No idea what to do with it.

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 22:04

    OK. I have Google Wave thanks to Gavin. No idea what to do with it.

    Can't you google the answer?

  • paul12/11/2009 at 22:07

    OK. I have Google Wave thanks to Gavin. No idea what to do with it.

    Me too. and me neither

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 22:08

    OK. I have Google Wave thanks to Gavin. No idea what to do with it.

    Me too. and me neither

    Well if they are floatring around this easily now... has anyone got any spare!?

  • paul12/11/2009 at 22:09

    Well if they are floatring around this easily now... has anyone got any spare!?

    I have no idea how I got mine, or how you give them to others.

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 22:21

    stupid cold, ruining my friday! Morning all :)

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 22:22

    stupid cold, ruining my friday! Morning all :)

    Summer?

  • paul12/11/2009 at 22:23

    stupid cold, ruining my friday! Morning all :)

    Cold? It hasn't been cold all week!

  • Amy12/11/2009 at 22:28

    its warm but i caught swine flu or something.

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 22:37

    The comedian Dara O'Briain just forwarded this on Twitter, 'tis very funny :-)

    Letters in a diplomatic incident between France and Ireland ;-)

    http://irishsoccerinsider.wordpress.com/

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 22:39

    OK...

    Where is everyone else?....

  • RG12/11/2009 at 22:39

    The comedian Dara O'Briain just forwarded this on Twitter, 'tis very funny :-)

    Letters in a diplomatic incident between France and Ireland ;-)

    http://irishsoccerinsider.wordpress.com/

    haha :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 22:39

    OK...

    Where is everyone else?....

    Blogging!

  • Chris12/11/2009 at 22:40

    The comedian Dara O'Briain just forwarded this on Twitter, 'tis very funny :-)

    Letters in a diplomatic incident between France and Ireland ;-)

    http://irishsoccerinsider.wordpress.com/

    Brilliant!

  • Andy Taylor12/11/2009 at 22:41

    Where is everyone else?....

    Trying to work out how to use Google Wave. Not getting very far.

  • Chris12/11/2009 at 22:42

    Where is everyone else?....

    Watching Russell Howard on BBC3

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 22:42

    Where is everyone else?....

    Watching Russell Howard on BBC3

    Boo :P

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 22:43

    The comedian Dara O'Briain just forwarded this on Twitter, 'tis very funny :-)

    Letters in a diplomatic incident between France and Ireland ;-)

    http://irishsoccerinsider.wordpress.com/

    Brilliant!

    Very funny!

  • Chris12/11/2009 at 22:44

    Where is everyone else?....

    Watching Russell Howard on BBC3

    Boo :P

    What's wrong with that?

  • lou12/11/2009 at 22:44

    Where is everyone else?....

    currently doing a lots of sketchbook work... fun but tiring.. i just wish i could stop working for a day or two...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 22:45

    Where is everyone else?....

    Watching Russell Howard on BBC3

    Boo :P

    What's wrong with that?

    I'm still gutted he left the podcast with Russell Howard - I used to love that and it took a year to find a replacement!

  • Lady Snowcat12/11/2009 at 22:47

    And following my efforts at blogging I will now retire to bed...

    Nightie night guys...

    I look forward to reading all your efforts tomorrow...

    Toodles.......

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 22:49

    Nightie night guys...

    Night!

  • me12/11/2009 at 22:49

    And following my efforts at blogging I will now retire to bed...

    thanks lady snowcat.

    I look forward to reading all your efforts tomorrow...

    just reading your now. see ya tomorrow.

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 22:49

    Nightie night guys...

    Night!

  • RG12/11/2009 at 22:50

    Watching Russell Howard on BBC3

    Am complaining against Man U fans. Fun.

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 22:50

    Lukeh so just copied my comment :P

  • RG12/11/2009 at 22:51

    Bye lady snowcat

  • lou12/11/2009 at 22:51

    Nightie night guys...

    see ya :)

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 22:52

    Lukeh so just copied my comment :P

    Nick so just mindread my comment :P

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 22:53

    Am complaining against Man U fans. Fun.

    Has anyone fallen over yet?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 22:54

    Am complaining against Man U fans. Fun.

    Has anyone fallen over yet?

    Have they complained your tweets aren't up to standard?

  • RG12/11/2009 at 22:55

    Has anyone fallen over yet?

    Nah, they have all seemed to have forgot Evans' karate kick on Drogba.

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 22:57

    Nah, they have all seemed to have forgot Evans' karate kick on Drogba.

    I head about the goalkeeper who fell off the motorbike... I was torn between feeling bad for someone elses misfortune and genuine indifference as it was only another footballer

  • RG12/11/2009 at 22:58

    I head about the goalkeeper who fell off the motorbike... I was torn between feeling bad for someone elses misfortune and genuine indifference as it was only another footballer

    Can you feel sad for the fact it was our keeper?

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 22:58

    Can you feel sad for the fact it was our keeper?

    Gomes fell off a bike?

  • Andy Taylor12/11/2009 at 22:59

    Mr C: Any pointers on how to use Gogle Wave? Tutorials? Anything? Also, how do I add you as a contact?

  • RG12/11/2009 at 22:59

    Gomes fell off a bike?

    Cudicini

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 22:59

    Cudicini

    Aww I like cudicini :(

  • Andy Taylor12/11/2009 at 23:00

    Ah. Contact added.

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:01

    Ah. Contact added.

    ummm. i really have had much chance to look. maybe we should arrange a wave-meetup now a few of have a log on?

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 23:01

    Can you feel sad for the fact it was our keeper?

    I will try, i do feel bad for him on a personal level, I expect that the insurance doesn't cover it, so he is in breech of contract and you guys dont pay his wages.

    Moving to dubai i will be forced to start watching football again, however i dont think i will stop resenting everyone on the pitch

  • Andy Taylor12/11/2009 at 23:03

    ummm. i really have had much chance to look. maybe we should arrange a wave-meetup now a few of have a log on?

    And there was me thinking you were all MFC'd up :)

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:03

    And there was me thinking you were all MFC'd up :)

    haven't had the time. big plans, big ideas...

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 23:05

    @Mr C/Christine

    On Joe's site I mentioned Mr GMM's visits/comments on this site. Thought you should know.

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/thieving-from-the-thieves/

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 23:07

    haven't had the time. big plans, big ideas...

    Is it worth it though, it could well be stcuk in beta relying on invites for a few years...

    I dont think there goal of replacing email is going to work.

    They let the technicians release the product instead of those who would be able to promote it properly

  • RG12/11/2009 at 23:09

    Reet, time for meself to gan to bed. Byeeee. lotsa love

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 23:09

    Reet, time for meself to gan to bed. Byeeee. lotsa love

    Nighty night

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:10

    On Joe's site I mentioned Mr GMM's visits/comments on this site. Thought you should know.

    ahh, nice one, cheers.

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:11

    Reet, time for meself to gan to bed. Byeeee. lotsa love

    see ya bud.

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:11

    I dont think there goal of replacing email is going to work.

    way to early to call. i haven't used it anywhere near enough.

    i hate email though.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/11/2009 at 23:12

    Night guys!

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:12

    Night guys!

    bye sir.

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 23:12

    Night guys!

    night!

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:13

    @Mr C/Christine

    On Joe's site I mentioned Mr GMM's visits/comments on this site. Thought you should know.

    i need a selection of t-shirts with my favourite comments printed on them. i would wear this one with pride:

    "This week Stuart C pointed out that GMM stories are appearing on the BBC website’s F1 gossip column. Lord Reith will be spinning faster than a Williams flywheel at the thought."

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 23:13

    way to early to call. i haven't used it anywhere near enough.

    Thats true, but with web technologies isnt the release and distribution as important, if not more so than the product itself?

    i hate email though.

    I really really hate the phone...

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:15

    Thats true, but with web technologies isnt the release and distribution as important, if not more so than the product itself?

    technology needs to be accessible.

    "i have XMPP'd you" is not a phrase my mum would use in conversation.

    "i have waved you" might catch on.

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 23:16

    "This week Stuart C pointed out that GMM stories are appearing on the BBC website’s F1 gossip column. Lord Reith will be spinning faster than a Williams flywheel at the thought."

    Of course we have yet to see the Williams flywheel spin so it may not mean much but it sounds good.

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 23:17

    Dear Readers,

    Although I don't encourage drinking it is clear that being the sober one amongst a group of drunks can be amusing, however, tonight i discovered that being the sober one in a group of drunk motorsport students is hilarious...

    Tonight my fellow course mate tried to convince me that we could start (and run) a Formula Ford team for £35,000, yes, £35,000. Where is this money coming from you ask? No idea.

    Flipping hilarious

    Endith

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:17

    Of course we have yet to see the Williams flywheel spin so it may not mean much but it sounds good.

    :)

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 23:18

    Of course we have yet to see the Williams flywheel spin so it may not mean much but it sounds good.

    There was one at the science museum...

    'Someone' kicked the sign...

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 23:19

    Tonight my fellow course mate tried to convince me that we could start (and run) a Formula Ford team for £35,000, yes, £35,000. Where is this money coming from you ask? No idea.

    You could. Of course the second race would require more money. You could easily do a one circuit championship for that. Of course you do actually have to have the money.

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:19

    Tonight my fellow course mate tried to convince me that we could start (and run) a Formula Ford team for £35,000, yes, £35,000. Where is this money coming from you ask? No idea.

    what would the team be called?

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 23:20

    what would the team be called?

    Hopelessness Racing

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 23:20

    Nick,

    Do you know if Alison is still in London?

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:20

    Hopelessness Racing

    you need beer.

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 23:20

    You could. Of course the second race would require more money. You could easily do a one circuit championship for that. Of course you do actually have to have the money.

    ha. British Formula Ford on 35k on a new start up? no chance

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 23:20

    Do you know if Alison is still in London?

    I think so

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 23:21

    you need beer.

    Vodka Unnamed energy drink was the tipple of choice for many tonight, £1 a pop

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 23:22

    I think so

    I don't know if tickets are still available but if they are she is going to want to see Michel cook live. http://www.londonbbcgoodfoodshow.com/

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:22

    Vodka Unnamed energy drink was the tipple of choice for many tonight, £1 a pop

    that'll do.

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 23:22

    ha. British Formula Ford on 35k on a new start up? no chance

    You won't get anywhere near the British championship on that money. That would barely count as a deposit.

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 23:22

    I don't know if tickets are still available but if they are she is going to want to see Michel cook live. http://www.londonbbcgoodfoodshow.com/

    oh dear... I will text her.

    I still think its silly he has a girls name :P

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 23:24

    I still think its silly he has a girls name :P

    Just don't say that when you are near a balcony she can throw you over.

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 23:24

    You won't get anywhere near the British championship on that money. That would barely count as a deposit.

    yeah you would, you could do a bit, nothing new mind, only second hand stuff.

    You could run in BFFord for 35k i reckon, if you already had the equipment. Not hugely competitively but you could still run

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 23:24

    Just don't say that when you are near a balcony she can throw you over.

    :D

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 23:25

    You could run in BFFord for 35k i reckon, if you already had the equipment. Not hugely competitively but you could still run

    If you already had a car and an engine and transport and some spares and some free mechanics maybe

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 23:27

    If you already had a car and an engine and transport and some spares and some free mechanics maybe

    Nah, Formula Ford is alot more economical than most championships for what you get.

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 23:27

    Whoah... dropio is uber...spammed.

    This little guy was in the history of plastics exhibit... http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/imag0282

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 23:29

    Whoah... dropio is uber...spammed.

    Dropio is sooooooo last week ;)

  • Andy Taylor12/11/2009 at 23:29

    This little guy was in the history of plastics exhibit... http://drop.io...odcast/asset/imag0282

    So that's where he's been.

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 23:30

    Dropio is sooooooo last week ;)

    Its been replaced?

    I have been away from the comments for a while...

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 23:30

    Nah, Formula Ford is alot more economical than most championships for what you get.

    Found the costs at http://www.britishformulaford.co.uk/costs.htm

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:31

    Its been replaced?

    http://twitpic.com/ndyd9

  • Alianora La Canta12/11/2009 at 23:32

    Mind you, my sister has been going to seminars on how to make money from the internet (my reply: "What do they tell you? 'Start hosting seminars on how to make money from the internet?'"). She and the other credulous attendees are told that all they have to do is 'put some content up' and the taps will flow. Perhaps someone is attempting to do just that. {Comment #175}

    Every year I get about a dozen flyers advertising online seminars arrive with my library magazine subscription. Typically they will charge £400-£700 for the priviledge of turning up. I've yet to see any of them describe anything particularly new in their internet seminar summaries, except that since 2004 Twitter has joined the list of buzzwords.

    Needless to say, I never bother going to these seminars...

    By the way, I tried "putting content up" at my blog for three-quarters of a year, and I went up from the initial one viewer to... ...er... ...four. Luckily I wasn't into blogging for viewers but for my own interest, but I can tell you that discreetly participating in other blogs was considerably more effective than content alone!

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 23:33

    Its been replaced?

    Now you just left click a link and see what happens

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbjRFd205qo

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 23:33

    Its been replaced?

    http://twitpic.com/ndyd9

    Y'know, it'll take a while for me to stop middle-clicking on these :-)

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 23:34

    Found the costs at http://www.bri...aford.co.uk/costs.htm

    I know the costs :D im not saying it would be a good team for 35k, but you could do it.

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 23:34

    Found the costs at http://www.bri...aford.co.uk/costs.htm

    and the forms you need to fill in

    http://www.britishformulaford.co.uk/downloads.htm

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 23:34

    http://twitpic.com/ndyd9

    Aha... i have a photo somewhere of the com boxes...

    that big screen in the middle which cuts though the top seating balcony was really annoying.... it serverly disrupted the 'champagne walk'...

    what an awesome track though :D

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 23:35

    Now you just left click a link and see what happens

    Bloody hell at Hamilton correcting his spin!!!

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 23:35

    and the forms you need to fill in

    http://www.bri...d.co.uk/downloads.htm

    Your preaching to hte converted :D these are all on my computer. along with championship budgets that i've created and collected over hte past years

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:36

    Bloody hell at Hamilton correcting his spin!!!

    sutil-esque.

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 23:36

    Now you just left click a link and see what happens

    Ah cool...

    #wishididnthavelinux

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:37

    #wishididnthavelinux

    ?

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 23:37

    Your preaching to hte converted :D these are all on my computer. along with championship budgets that i've created and collected over hte past years

    Sounds like you are ready to start a team. I assumed it was just a drunken conversation

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 23:38

    Sounds like you are ready to start a team. I assumed it was just a drunken conversation

    ha, they were drunk, i was pretty sober.

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 23:39

    ?

    the grey colour which covers the rest of doohicky makes my screen go crazy, with white bars slowley moving up it... its ok for a quick look at a photo, but i cant read a post or watch a video...

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:40

    the grey colour which covers the rest of doohicky makes my screen go crazy, with white bars slowley moving up it... its ok for a quick look at a photo, but i cant read a post or watch a video...

    odd. kathi said here's was fine.

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:40

    odd. kathi said here's was fine.

    *hers.

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 23:41

    Dear people who "get" wave...

    What do i do now

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 23:41

    odd. kathi said here's was fine.

    Its not just here... i think its the grey colour that does it, tweet deck had a similar problem

  • Alianora La Canta12/11/2009 at 23:43

    Yep, Dad's up for karting so looks like I'm in for Autosport 2010! :D {Comment #294}

    Fantastic news, Scott :D I look forward to seeing both of you :)

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 23:43

    Its not just here... i think its the grey colour that does it, tweet deck had a similar problem

    Knowing this system... my monitor is probably an 'unsupported peripheral'

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 23:46

    Hopelessness Racing

    you need beer.

    heheh :-)

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 23:47

    By the way, I tried "putting content up" at my blog for three-quarters of a year, and I went up from the initial one viewer to... ...er... ...four. Luckily I wasn't into blogging for viewers but for my own interest, but I can tell you that discreetly participating in other blogs was considerably more effective than content alone!

    I concur, most definitely.

  • Andy Taylor12/11/2009 at 23:48

    odd. kathi said here's was fine.

    Mine seems fine too. Snow Leopard + Firefox

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 23:50

    What do i do now

    are we going under

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 23:50

    are we going under

    wha?

  • Steven Roy12/11/2009 at 23:51

    wha?

    I think it is a wave joke

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 23:51

    I think it is a wave joke

    Sleeper joke

  • Jon Waldock12/11/2009 at 23:51

    I think it is a wave joke

    ah

  • Nick12/11/2009 at 23:52

    Now you just left click a link and see what happens

    Does that mean we stop using the drop then?

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 23:52

    I think I entered this hairpin a tad too fast.

    I think.

  • Pat W12/11/2009 at 23:53

    wha?

    http://www.last.fm/music/Sleeper/_/What+Do+I+Do+Now?

  • Lukeh12/11/2009 at 23:53

    I think.

    I'm still trying to work out how I'm off the floor...

  • me12/11/2009 at 23:53

    Does that mean we stop using the drop then?

    it reduces the importance of it. instead of one place, there are many places. drop.io cannot do this for example:

    http://qik.com/video/3474574

  • Alianora La Canta12/11/2009 at 23:55

    who's up for a post by midnight tonight? {Comment #541}

    Here are my Thursday Thoughts.

  • Nick13/11/2009 at 00:07

    http://qik.com/video/3474574

    oooh.... hehe, i had completly forgotten to watch that!

    If i hadnt pointed it out we could totally have bluffed amy! good job we didnt need to in the end... :D

  • Jon Waldock13/11/2009 at 00:14

    Can someone please explain to me how this works?

    http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/product/39634-blue-microphones-icicle.html

    Im a little confused

  • Jon Waldock13/11/2009 at 00:16

    Im a little confused

    wait, is it just a xlr to usb lead (put simplistically?)

  • Jon Waldock13/11/2009 at 00:27

    Mr C...question...

    Does such a product exist that is of the following spec...

    XLR recorder....so basically...you plug it in the bottom of a microphone and it has a record button and internal memory to record

    I can't find anything like that.

  • me13/11/2009 at 00:28

    XLR recorder....so basically...you plug it in the bottom of a microphone and it has a record button and internal memory to record

    is it allowed to have a lead?

  • Jon Waldock13/11/2009 at 00:29

    is it allowed to have a lead?

    Yup

  • me13/11/2009 at 00:30

    Yup

    yeah, we have one. a zoom h4:

    http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/products/h4/

  • me13/11/2009 at 00:30

    yeah, we have one. a zoom h4:

    http://www.zoo.../english/products/h4/

    i spent sunday trying to taser jackie with it ;)

  • Jon Waldock13/11/2009 at 00:30

    yeah, we have one. a zoom h4:

    ahhh cool thanks. i think i recognise that from looking at it yesterday. will look bettterer

  • Jon Waldock13/11/2009 at 00:34

    yeah, we have one. a zoom h4:

    now i know why i skipped past it..

    my actual reaction "wooooah"

    ;)