Hey there folks! Hope you are having a great week.  I have been busy, and Copenhagen is pretty quiet right now because they have closed off all the roads in the city centre to hold some sort of bike race – I went out to see it yesterday but it was a bit meh.  A police bike, a cyclist and then a station wagon barking orders at the cyclist.  Then nothing for a while, then repeat!

But on Sunday I will visit a friend’s house to watch the proper part of the cycle race.  Also this weekend I am going to a Kiwi pub to watch the All Blacks play France and go to a friend’s daughter’s first birthday party.  So, much to look forward to!

Links

  • It’s Rankings day, so best start with some choice links from the Driver and Team Rankings, eh?
  • There was a very interesting Debrief the other day – go check it out…
  • Christine has released a new book, while the content should be familiar to most of you ;)
  • I found a new online magazine called Professional MotorSport World – it looks interesting and Joe Saward and David Tremayne are involved too…
  • The Goodwood Revival was last weekend, with Pat, Lara and Lynch posting some great pics.  BBC had a great photo tribute to Fangio too…
  • Speaking of the end of an era, BadgerGP has the last ever POP column written by Tess Tarossa.  Never fear though, it will continue with a new writer.  She’s written a great send off with her favourite moments!
  • RookieF1 has written another great post on F1 Bromances.
  • Valentino Rossi is claiming his woes are down to his seating position – brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘annus horribilus’ :) 
  • Toby Moody has a great column on why they are not winning anymore.  I do hope Vale is back on top in 2012!
  • Manipe has a great roundup of his weekend.  Glad he managed OK considering his gear got stolen – and it wasn’t really his fault either because they opened his car boot!
  • I found a video of Tom Cruise driving the Red Bull if you haven’t seen it already.
  • This video of a bike race at Hock-in-half will make you gasp.  Make sure you are sitting down for this one!
  • EADS have turned the amp up to 11 with 3D printing – but would you fly in an Airbus A380 knowing that some of the parts were made that way?
  • Have you ever wondered what a Caveman’s Swiss Army Knife would have looked like…?
  • …or what Twitter’s first homepage looked like…?
  • …or what the best views out of an airplane window looked like? Well wonder no more!

So that’s all from me.  Here are some F1 movie posters for you – will Sebastian Vettel get his Hollywood ending in Singapore this weekend?

See you in the comments :)

157 responses

  • Pat W20/09/2011 at 23:37

    Hi Wednesday. Ta for the link to the photos. :)

    Game scores ping - http://toomuchracing.com/2011/09/21/tmr-game-2011-week-35/

    I'm looking forward to some time off work. Will write up Goodwood after a sleep.

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 00:01

    its my last day at work pre Singapore so I'm browsing Hockenheim tickets. Because thats working hard.

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 00:21

    hmm, rather than pay $1500 for a one way flight to Frankfurt, maybe I should pay $500 for a one way flight to London with Air Tony then fly to Frankfurt from there.

    I think I could cope flying Air Tony all that way if it meant a saving of a grand.

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 00:39

    I think I could cope flying Air Tony all that way if it meant a saving of a grand.

    It is definitely worth the detour

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 01:17

    It is definitely worth the detour

    it also involves arriving a few days earlier. Oh Bassaaaaanoooooo....

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 01:17

    it also involves arriving a few days earlier. Oh Bassaaaaanoooooo....

    :D

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 01:55

    I think its a great idea because then I could fly to Germany with Bassano* :D

    *and anyone else who wants to get on board Sidepockenheim. Get involved people, commitments needed by early 2012 to guarantee seating together ;)

  • jpancoast21/09/2011 at 02:10

    *and anyone else who wants to get on board Sidepockenheim. Get involved people, commitments needed by early 2012 to guarantee seating together ;)

    No Hockenhiem for me, but I'd better be in Austin!

  • Jordan F121/09/2011 at 02:49

    or what the best views out of an airplane window looked like? Well wonder no more!

    Well, it has been proven that the worst view out of the cockpit window of an airplane is that of an oncoming mountain goat in a cloud bank..... :p

  • Jordan F121/09/2011 at 02:52

    jpancoast 21/09/2011 at 03:10:58

    *and anyone else who wants to get on board Sidepockenheim. Get involved people, commitments needed by early 2012 to guarantee seating together ;)

    No Hockenhiem for me, but I'd better be in Austin!

    Same here. You intersted in SidepodHabitant in 2013, Amy? (Montreal/Ottawa (its only 200 klicks away)

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 03:15

    Same here. You intersted in SidepodHabitant in 2013, Amy? (Montreal/Ottawa (its only 200 klicks away)

    i am seriously considering the race but we'll have to see

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 08:23

    Morning all

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 08:24

    My life is now complete - I just heard someone utter the words "wow, I really love the speed dial on this phone..."

    He was not being ironic.

  • F1Wolf21/09/2011 at 08:58

    so, BA lost Heikki's luggage and golf clubs, he says he chose them only because it was direct flight

    how in 21st century does an airline manage to lose luggage on direct flight is beyond me (although it did happen to me once too ...)

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 08:59

    how in 21st century does an airline manage to lose luggage on direct flight is beyond me (although it did happen to me once too ...)

    The word you (and Heikki) may be looking for is "incompetence"

  • That'll be the Day21/09/2011 at 09:00

    How well do you know your Formula 1 history?

    The book That'll be the Day: 365 F1 Stories takes a look at significant moments or quirky happenings on this day in Grand Prix history. Can you guess what event the following describes?

    - What was the result of Renault's hearing into the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, which was announced on 21 Sep in 2009?

  • Lukeh21/09/2011 at 09:08

    Morning all

    Have we seen the new BBC homepage beta? http://beta.bbc.co.uk/

    Reminds me of stuff like Engadget.

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 09:10

    Morning all

    Have we seen the new BBC homepage beta? http://beta.bbc.co.uk/

    Reminds me of stuff like Engadget.

    On first viewing, I'm not really a fan. Can't really say why though, it just doesn't work for me.

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 09:10

    Morning by the way

    :)

  • F1Wolf21/09/2011 at 09:12

    On first viewing, I'm not really a fan. Can't really say why though, it just doesn't work for me.

    bloggy wordpressy look ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 09:16

    #IndyCar

    Slightly sad situation for Penske. Looks like they might be shrinking his team to a two-car effort and the driver to lose out may be Ryan Briscoe.

    Despite the fact Briscoe is doing well in the championship, he's not quite as marketable or sponsor-friendly as Helio Castroneves who, quite frankly, is having a hellish (or just plain awful) season.

    If one of the big teams not just in IndyCar, but in US racing as a whole, is struggling with sponsorship, then it does not bode awfully well for some of the other competitors.

    It may also - for now - leave a quality driver on the sidelines...

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 09:22

    how in 21st century does an airline manage to lose luggage on direct flight is beyond me (although it did happen to me once too ...)

    especially when Catherines luggage made it unscathed and they no doubt checked in together

  • Simon21/09/2011 at 09:22

    Hi guys,

    Just got my new iPad, and the first things I bought on it were your 2 books! They're awesome!

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 09:26

    Morning Amy / Simon,

    How are you both today?

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 09:26

    How are you both today?

    goooood. I leave for Singapore in 15 hours, I am considering starting to pack :)

  • F1Wolf21/09/2011 at 09:27

    goooood. I leave for Singapore in 15 hours, I am considering starting to pack :)

    I am leaving in about 36 hours, online check-in completed this morning

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 09:28

    I am leaving in about 36 hours, online check-in completed this morning

    I did mine yesterday, I have never checked in online with Singapore Air before, all very exciting :D This'll be my first trip on the upper deck of the A380 :)

  • F1Wolf21/09/2011 at 09:30

    I did mine yesterday, I have never checked in online with Singapore Air before, all very exciting :D This'll be my first trip on the upper deck of the A380 :)

    I will have to do with A330 :-)

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 09:31

    I will have to do with A330 :-)

    mmm, yes the A380 might be overkill for the length of your journey :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 09:31

    goooood. I leave for Singapore in 15 hours, I am considering starting to pack :)

    Oooohhh very nice. I do believe Mr Frentzen is your (driver) steward this weekend

  • F1Wolf21/09/2011 at 09:33

    mmm, yes the A380 might be overkill for the length of your journey :)

    not really, Singapore Airlines fly A380 on this route. But I am Cathay Pacific loyalist and they do not have A380s yet :-)

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 09:33

    not really, Singapore Airlines fly A380 on this route. But I am Cathay Pacific loyalist and they do not have A380s yet :-)

    ahh, fair enough then :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 09:34

    Sweet. Motorsport Magazine has uploaded its Goodwood Revival podcast

    http://www.motorsportmagazine.co.uk/2011/09/21/2011-goodwood-revival-podcast/

  • Simon21/09/2011 at 09:36

    Good thanks. Although jealous of both Amy and my friend Tree as she is going to Japan. (although she does work out there so...

  • Simon21/09/2011 at 09:36

    you?

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 09:37

    you?

    Not too bad. A bit tired and ill, but it could be worse.

  • Simon21/09/2011 at 09:40

    A bit tired and ill

    Rubbish :(

  • Simon21/09/2011 at 09:40

    I watched the Graham Hill Docu yesterday, enjoyed that - and learnt a lot

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 09:41

    I watched the Graham Hill Docu yesterday, enjoyed that - and learnt a lot

    It is a very good documentary

  • Simon21/09/2011 at 09:42

    I wonder if I could get into F1 by volunteering to be a part-time mechanic???

  • F1Wolf21/09/2011 at 09:55

    I wonder if I could get into F1 by volunteering to be a part-time mechanic???

    I am afraid it is not that simple. same as the racing drivers have to climb the ladder from karting through Formula This and Formula That it probably is similar with any other F1 job ...

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/09/2011 at 11:23

    Have we seen the new BBC homepage beta? http://beta.bbc.co.uk/

    Too many ads at the top of the page

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 11:24

    Joe writes on Lotus and simulators

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/lotus-renault-gp-gets-new-simulation-centre/

  • RubberGoat21/09/2011 at 11:36

    Joe writes on Lotus and simulators

    I think you're confused - that article is about Renault :P

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 11:37

    I think you're confused - that article is about Renault :P

    Ughhhh... my head....

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/09/2011 at 11:48

    Haha, one of my friends companies has got a load of tickets for yas and attendance for all the sessions is mandatory for the management.

    He hates it, its brilliant!

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 11:49

    ...attendance for all the sessions is mandatory for the management.

    Gah !!

  • RubberGoat21/09/2011 at 12:11

    Red Bull have broken the ban on in-season testing! I knew there was something funny about that car!

    http://community.redbullracing.com/newsletter/read/16/

  • Nick (@Twiger)21/09/2011 at 12:14

    Gah !!

    Forced to watch F1, the poor little petal :D

  • RubberGoat21/09/2011 at 12:28

    We just saw this guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didi_Senft

    and a Kiwi called Jack Bauer is racing later!

  • RubberGoat21/09/2011 at 12:29

    Does anyone remember the name of the website where if you get a new PC it reccomends software for you and makes up a downloadable package for you?

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 12:35

    why can't I be bothered packing, this is not like me :D

  • Pat W21/09/2011 at 12:57

    We just saw this guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didi_Senft

    That man is a legend

  • Pat W21/09/2011 at 12:58

    I'm having an amazingly lazy day today.

  • Lady Snowcat21/09/2011 at 13:06

    You may have guessed that I felt a kindred spirit when leafing through the highlights of POPs as signposted in the Daily when I found this:-

    PITS. Kimi Raikkonen withdrawal symptoms

    I recognise the symptoms... and the latest from the Finnish media is that no more F1 for Kimi but the Daytona and Indy 500s plus Le Mans are possibilities...

    Let's just say I am putting the dates in my diary now...

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 13:39

    Nonsense peddling once again.

    "Drawing the Curtains" http://wp.me/pSi0N-1fU

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 14:16

    I'm having an amazingly lazy day today.

    I still haven't started packing and its 7 hours until I need to leave :D

  • James21/09/2011 at 14:31

    Red Bull have broken the ban on in-season testing! I knew there was something funny about that car!

    community.redbull…wsletter/read/16/

    have they? because all I see is "this is a test" under the header ;)

  • James21/09/2011 at 14:32

    have they? because all I see is "this is a test" under the header ;)

    of which I now just got... GRR.

  • Bassano21/09/2011 at 14:48

    it also involves arriving a few days earlier. Oh Bassaaaaanoooooo....

    No problem Amy :)

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 15:03

    No problem Amy :)

    heheh I will sit on it a bit longer, it's a long way to go on a budget airline :D

  • RubberGoat21/09/2011 at 16:01

    Managed to catch the end of the UCI World Champs Time Trial race on my way home today: http://www.copenhagen2011.dk/index.php?p=nyheder/profil.php&nyhed=89

  • RubberGoat21/09/2011 at 16:02

    Managed to catch the end of the UCI World Champs Time Trial race on my way home today: www.copenhagen201….php&nyhed=89

    I saw the top 3 - Wiggins, Cancellara & Martin. Loads of people cheering them on!

  • Pat W21/09/2011 at 16:03

    I saw the top 3 - Wiggins, Cancellara & Martin. Loads of people cheering them on!

    Nice

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 16:04

    Managed to catch the end of the UCI World Champs Time Trial race on my way home today: www.copenhagen201….php&nyhed=89

    the UCI Track World Champs are in Melbourne next April and I'm pondering going since getting cycling tickets at the Olympics is pretty much impossible and I would like to see my old neighbour competing :)

  • Pat W21/09/2011 at 16:07

    Singapore DRS zone will be between turns 5 and 7, through 6 which isn't really a corner to my mind.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/94692

  • RubberGoat21/09/2011 at 16:20

    the UCI Track World Champs are in Melbourne next April and I'm pondering going since getting cycling tickets at the Olympics is pretty much impossible and I would like to see my old neighbour competing :)

    Well, it's been a lot of hassle and to be honest, not much to see.

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 16:25

    Well, it's been a lot of hassle and to be honest, not much to see.

    yeah road cycling doesnt interest me as much as the velodrome

  • RubberGoat21/09/2011 at 16:30

    yeah road cycling doesnt interest me as much as the velodrome

    I'm seeing the bike race part on Sunday - I think that will be a lot more interesting.

  • Journeyer21/09/2011 at 16:46

    Does anyone remember the name of the website where if you get a new PC it reccomends software for you and makes up a downloadable package for you?

    I believe it is Lifehacker.

  • Journeyer21/09/2011 at 16:46

    Haha, one of my friends companies has got a load of tickets for yas and attendance for all the sessions is mandatory for the management.

    He hates it, its brilliant!

    How can I apply? :D

  • Journeyer21/09/2011 at 16:47

    Does anyone remember the name of the website where if you get a new PC it reccomends software for you and makes up a downloadable package for you?

    I believe it is Lifehacker.

    Oh, now I know what you mean! Lemme try to find it.

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 16:49

    with 4 hours til alarm time I should be packing or sleeping but instead I'm painting my nails Team Lotus green :D

  • RubberGoat21/09/2011 at 16:54

    Oh, now I know what you mean! Lemme try to find it.

    It's Ninite: http://ninite.com/

  • Sidepodcast Classics21/09/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the Sidepodcast back catalogue.

    - There Are Cars Out There Too?

    Originally published 28 June 2008.

  • Journeyer21/09/2011 at 17:00

    Oh, now I know what you mean! Lemme try to find it.

    It's Ninite: http://ninite.com/

    That's the one! :D How'd you find it?

  • RubberGoat21/09/2011 at 17:03

    That's the one! :D How'd you find it?

    My brain decided to cooperate.

    Ninny - Nimian - Ninnin ... Ninite!

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 17:16

    aw, the fanvision lady misses me :D

    @amyfulton have a good flight! I guess we won't see you because you don't have to pick up a rental anymore :(

  • Journeyer21/09/2011 at 17:17

    Singapore DRS zone will be between turns 5 and 7, through 6 which isn't really a corner to my mind.

    www.autosport.com…port.php/id/94692

    Hmmm. I don't think this straight needs a DRS for good passing. They should've looked at putting the DRS on the front straight or on the Esplanade Bridge.

  • Journeyer21/09/2011 at 17:18

    aw, the fanvision lady misses me :D

    @amyfulton have a good flight! I guess we won't see you because you don't have to pick up a rental anymore :(

    Awww! I'm touched. :P :D

  • Lynch21/09/2011 at 18:08

    http://www.grandprix.com/columns/maurice-hamilton/spirit-of-goodwood.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=grandprixdotcom

    Nice write up by Maurice on the Revival! wonder what cars with roll bars he was talking about ?? Everyone should try and make it one year! ... shame some of the spectators didn't bother to dress 1/2 decent.. (saw quite a few hoodies and trackies) which was disappointing.. certainly different to what it once was.. no F1 drivers either.. i remember DC and Hill being there! Also would like to see less of the crowd that just go there just to dress up and be seen.. ie. the ones that don't even bother watching the racing....

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 18:12

    Hi all.

    I had a quick scan through the comments and was laughing at BA losing Heikki's luggage and not Catherine's. A few years ago a dozen of us had a job in Switzerland. Every few weeks a dozen of us would check in together at Glasgow and fly to Heathrow then on to Geneva. Every single time 4 or 5 lots of luggage would go missing. We got to the stage where we all carried completed photocopies of the Swiss form to get luggage sent on and to claim the freebies on offer.

    Not once did they ever get all the bags through in either direction.

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 18:13

    Evening folks,

    Just in the door

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 18:15

    Nice write up by Maurice on the Revival! wonder what cars with roll bars he was talking about ??

    It's something that happens a lot with historic cars. I am not convinced adding a roll hoop to a car that was designed without one makes it a great deal safer.

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 18:16

    Hi Leigh.

    I just got here too

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 18:17

    I don't know if anyone has mentioned it but this month's MotorSport podcast from the Goodwood Revival is a real treat.

    http://www.motorsportmagazine.co.uk/2011/09/21/2011-goodwood-revival-podcast/

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 18:18

    I don't know if anyone has mentioned it but this month's MotorSport podcast from the Goodwood Revival is a real treat.

    www.motorsportmag…-revival-podcast/

    It is very, very good.

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 18:20

    It is very, very good.

    I wonder why Merzario decided he can't speak English. Most odd

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 18:20

    I wonder why Merzario decided he can't speak English. Most odd

    Having a laugh?

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 18:20

    I did discover an interesting fact about Merzario last night.

  • Lynch21/09/2011 at 18:21

    I don't know if anyone has mentioned it but this month's MotorSport podcast from the Goodwood Revival is a real treat.

    www.motorsportmag…-revival-podcast/

    1hr 17mins! thats longer than a Debrief! i'll listen tomorrow maybe...

    Ha.. Berger in his A & F Tee shirt! wheres the period dress Gerhard! Good to see the inside of the driver area though! :-|

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 18:22

    Ha.. Berger in his A & F Tee shirt! wheres the period dress Gerhard! Good to see the inside of the driver area though! :-|

    He's got a very story about him, Alesi and Todt's Lancia

    ;)

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 18:22

    Having a laugh?

    I have no idea. Cheever said he is a senator now so maybe he wanted to be absolutely correct in what he said for political reasons

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 18:23

    I did discover an interesting fact about Merzario last night.

    Go on

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 18:23

    Go on

    He is last driver to make his F1 debut with Ferrari. Back in 1972

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 18:23

    Ha.. Berger in his A & F Tee shirt! wheres the period dress Gerhard! Good to see the inside of the driver area though! :-|

    I didn't even notice that.

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 18:24

    He's got a very story about him, Alesi and Todt's Lancia

    :D

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 18:26

    He is last driver to make his F1 debut with Ferrari. Back in 1972

    Didn't know that. I don't know a lot about him beyond his involvement in the Lauda crash and his sportscar record. And the black Stetson

  • Pat W21/09/2011 at 18:28

    Nice write up by Maurice on the Revival! wonder what cars with roll bars he was talking about ?? Everyone should try and make it one year! ... shame some of the spectators didn't bother to dress 1/2 decent.. (saw quite a few hoodies and trackies) which was disappointing.. certainly different to what it once was.. no F1 drivers either.. i remember DC and Hill being there! Also would like to see less of the crowd that just go there just to dress up and be seen.. ie. the ones that don't even bother watching the racing....

    Probably the 60s F1 or something.

    I didn't dress especially other than a brown jumper which can pass for being older than it is. To be honest I was surprised at how many people did dress for it.

    I was disappointed most of the 'names' raced on Saturday not Sunday. I suppose Sunday gets the bigger crowd so they do that to get more to come on Saturday.

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 18:30

    I was disappointed most of the 'names' raced on Saturday not Sunday. I suppose Sunday gets the bigger crowd so they do that to get more to come on Saturday.

    That is unusual. Normally at the Festival Sunday gets the bigger names

  • Pat W21/09/2011 at 18:32

    That is unusual. Normally at the Festival Sunday gets the bigger names

    There was a good scattering of them on Sunday, it was the touring car race and another one I think, where the famous drivers raced one day and the car owners (or their usual drivers) the next day.

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 18:36

    There was a good scattering of them on Sunday, it was the touring car race and another one I think, where the famous drivers raced one day and the car owners (or their usual drivers) the next day.

    I guess it is only reasonable that the guys who pay the bills get to drive on the big day

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 18:51

    So, REM have split up. Can't say I'm awfully disappointed to be honest. Their heyday past a couple of decades ago.

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 18:53

    So, REM have split up. Can't say I'm awfully disappointed to be honest. Their heyday past a couple of decades ago.

    I had no idea they still existed. I thought they had gone years ago

  • jpancoast21/09/2011 at 18:54

    So, REM have split up. Can't say I'm awfully disappointed to be honest. Their heyday past a couple of decades ago.

    Who?

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 18:56

    Who?

    Dinosaur rock band who went long passed their sell by date.

    I had no idea they still existed. I thought they had gone years ago

    I guess, so did many. They still sold huge and had mammoth tours, but their last few albums all sank below the cracks.

    Sadly Michael Stipe will be releasing solo material soon.

  • jpancoast21/09/2011 at 18:58

    Dinosaur rock band who went long passed their sell by date.

    ;)

    I'm with Steven, I thought they were done a long time ago.

  • Pat W21/09/2011 at 18:59

    I guess, so did many. They still sold huge and had mammoth tours, but their last few albums all sank below the cracks.

    I saw them live twice in the past 8 years or so, very very good, but yeah they should be one of those bands who only tours to play their old stuff.

  • Pat W21/09/2011 at 18:59

    I saw them live twice in the past 8 years or so, very very good, but yeah they should be one of those bands who only tours to play their old stuff.

    The rest of the time doing solo stuff or whatever

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 18:59

    I saw them live twice in the past 8 years or so, very very good, but yeah they should be one of those bands who only tours to play their old stuff.

    They should have finished when Bill Berry had his brain tumour. They were a shadow of their former selves thereafter

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 19:06

    Why are new posts not being pinged?

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/singapore-2011-race-information

  • Mr C21/09/2011 at 19:14

    Why are new posts not being pinged?

    apologies.

    christine and i have called time on daily comments. aside from checking occasionally for comments on other threads we just don't have time to contribute to the discussion any more.

    every page except realtime pops up a notification of new posts and twitter and facebook auto-ping updates too.

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 19:18

    christine and i have called time on daily comments. aside from checking occasionally for comments on other threads we just don't have time to contribute to the discussion any more.

    It seems odd to go to all the trouble of writing a post and not plugging it in the daily where most comments are.

    every page except realtime pops up a notification of new posts and twitter and facebook auto-ping updates too.

    I totally missed the rankings posts yesterday and it was just luck that I checked twitter just as the latest post appeared

  • Alison21/09/2011 at 19:29

    Evening :)

    Only 1 proper day at work left. Awesome!

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 19:30

    Only 1 proper day at work left. Awesome!

    Then the big move

  • Mr C21/09/2011 at 19:31

    It seems odd to go to all the trouble of writing a post and not plugging it in the daily where most comments are.

    less commenting = more time to write posts.

    and on that note, must dash.

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 19:33

    less commenting = more time to write posts.

    I understand that but pinging in the daily is hardly going to use up a lot of time

  • Alison21/09/2011 at 19:34

    Then the big move

    Don't start! I'm so so unprepared!

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 19:34

    Don't start! I'm so so unprepared!

    You need Amy planning

  • Alison21/09/2011 at 19:35

    You need Amy planning

    Amy would have a fit!

  • Pat W21/09/2011 at 19:36

    If comments are being actively encouraged to die I shan't spend a lot of time or thought on tomorrow's Daily.

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 19:37

    Amy would have a fit!

    :D

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 19:38

    If comments are being actively encouraged to die I shan't spend a lot of time or thought on tomorrow's Daily.

    I would love to say something about this but I am not going through that whole conversation again

  • Pat W21/09/2011 at 19:39

    I would love to say something about this but I am not going through that whole conversation again

    Neither am I but I wanted to state why it isn't going to be very big up front.

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 19:40

    Neither am I but I wanted to state why it isn't going to be very big up front.

    Fair enough

  • Christine21/09/2011 at 19:42

    If comments are being actively encouraged to die I shan't spend a lot of time or thought on tomorrow's Daily.

    Actively encouraged is not accurate.

    If you're not keen on writing the daily, we're more than happy to take it back.

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 19:43

    If you're not keen on writing the daily, we're more than happy to take it back.

    I think the issue is that people get mixed messages from you two.

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 19:44

    Privately..?

    @Becsywecsy: Ok - Kimi to compete in both France and Spain according to my sources! Privately... #WRC

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 19:45

    Privately..?

    Non-works car

  • Christine21/09/2011 at 19:45

    I think the issue is that people get mixed messages from you two.

    Is it that mixed?

    We wrote a post suggesting the daily was fading fast and that we wanted to replace it. This was shot down so we said we'd leave it and see if things got better.

    They don't appear to have to me, so we're spending time on other things and still... just waiting to see what happens.

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 19:47

    Non-works car

    So, the same as his current entry. I don't get it. He's not a works driver anyway.

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 19:47

    So, the same as his current entry. I don't get it. He's not a works driver anyway.

    It's odd

  • Lukeh21/09/2011 at 19:47

    Wooooooooooow... new facebook is absolutely mental and almost unusable. evening all!

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 19:48

    They don't appear to have to me, so we're spending time on other things and still... just waiting to see what happens.

    That's fair

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 19:49

    Wooooooooooow... new facebook is absolutely mental and almost unusable. evening all!

    There is a new facebook?

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/09/2011 at 19:51

    Wooooooooooow... new facebook is absolutely mental and almost unusable. evening all!

    Mehhh - not a fan of it anyway.

  • RubberGoat21/09/2011 at 19:52

    Wooooooooooow... new facebook is absolutely mental and almost unusable. evening all!

    I reckon they do it on purpose.

  • Lukeh21/09/2011 at 19:52

    There is a new facebook?

    They changed the main feed with... whatever it is now. A mixture of top stories, and stuff from earlier in the day, and a live ticker of people's conversations. I think a #MFC mess sums it up nicely :)

    Plus the smart lists are giving me a jolly good chuckle. I've got about 120 or so friends on my list, and I've say about 20 of them are from iceland, but the smart list has decided to randomly make a brand new list of people who work at iceland... with just the one person. Very smart :D

  • Alison21/09/2011 at 20:07

    Awww I tried to join Shelfari after reading Christine's recent post about it but I can't mae it link my kindle purchases to the account.... :(

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 20:09

    They changed the main feed with... whatever it is now. A mixture of top stories, and stuff from earlier in the day, and a live ticker of people's conversations. I think a #MFC mess sums it up nicely :)

    Sounds like a disaster

  • Lukeh21/09/2011 at 20:10

    Sounds like a disaster

    I don't really understand why we need to know EVERYTHING our friends do now but then again, I don't understand bookface

  • Lynch21/09/2011 at 20:11

    Meh.. fbook... the only bit i sort of like is new new look groups... ish... maybe "SP Comments" should move to a "social network" ?? G+ ??

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 20:13

    I don't really understand why we need to know EVERYTHING our friends do now but then again, I don't understand bookface

    They seem to be making a lot of changes in a short space of time as a kneejerk reaction to google plus and that is just asking for trouble

  • Alison21/09/2011 at 21:03

    Christine has a lot to answer for. I can't stop buying books.

    Also Nick can have some blame too.

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 21:05

    Christine has a lot to answer for. I can't stop buying books.

    What are you buying?

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 21:06

    Amy would have a fit!

    I did bad this time. 4.30am bedtime hurts when the 7am alarm comes around #airporttime

  • Alison21/09/2011 at 21:07

    What are you buying?

    I bought Christine's new book. Then also I was poking around on Shelfari and I've also managed to buy another 3 books to read....

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 21:07

    I did bad this time. 4.30am bedtime hurts when the 7am alarm comes around #airporttime

    You can sleep all day in Singapore

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 21:07

    I bought Christine's new book. Then also I was poking around on Shelfari and I've also managed to buy another 3 books to read....

    I thought you had bought a dozen

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 21:08

    You can sleep all day in Singapore

    I don't arrive til the day is practically over. And being on European time leaves no time for shopping!

  • Alison21/09/2011 at 21:09

    I thought you had bought a dozen

    4 books!! I already have a load on my kindle I haven't got round to reading yet. Very naughty. I'm busy plowing through a trashy crime novel, I shouldn't be buying anything!

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 21:09

    4 books!! I already have a load on my kindle I haven't got round to reading yet. Very naughty. I'm busy plowing through a trashy crime novel, I shouldn't be buying anything!

    story of my life.

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 21:09

    I don't arrive til the day is practically over. And being on European time leaves no time for shopping!

    Good way to save money

  • Amy21/09/2011 at 21:10

    Good way to save money

    but such a waste of the excess space I'm taking. I mean, checked baggage, that's so unlike me

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 21:34

    #sidepodspace

    esa are launching an Ariane 5 rocket with a couple of communications satellites in 5 minutes

    http://spaceflightnow.com/ariane/va204/status.html

  • Steven Roy21/09/2011 at 21:40

    esa are launching an Ariane 5 rocket with a couple of communications satellites in 5 minutes

    A bit different to NASA. Went on the first second of an hour and a half window

  • Journeyer21/09/2011 at 23:07

    Wooooooooooow... new facebook is absolutely mental and almost unusable. evening all!

    Really? I kinda like the changes, actually. Facebook just decided to be a little more like... Google+.

    Hi everyone.