In my research for daily facts and figures I have come across the best one ever. From the people's encylopedia, today is the day in 1853 when a dinner party was held inside the Iguanadon in Crystal Palace Park. We knew this! Mr Giggles took us to see those dinosaurs and told us that fact! In your face, Wikipedia! Eh-hem, here are some more F1 related things:

  • I posted the Best of Debrief show yesterday - 2009 in Audio. It's a great trip through memory lane - the entire season crushed down into a twenty minute show with the best bits picked out by you guys. Thanks for all your submissions, and for the motivation to get the show complete. Couldn't have done it without you all.
  • I'm contemplating the Best of Sidepodradio now, so if you have thoughts about what should go in that show, I am all ears. Simply post them in this thread and tag them #sidepodradio so I can pick them up later. Best of shows are hard work, but they are always worth it in the end!
  • Mr C also wrote a brief update on some of the things we've been doing behind the scenes on the website. The graph included in that post is pretty cool, showing how much performance has improved since we started fiddling, and, well, basically stripping out Wordpress. Now things are so snappy round here, it's time to look at new stuff. Yay!

That should do it for now, let us know what you're up to and whether you have tired of your Christmas presents already. I'll see you in the comments.

597 responses

  • me30/12/2009 at 00:06

    hello!

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 00:06

    You were right!

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 00:07

    Ah, there it is

  • me30/12/2009 at 00:07

    You were right!

    yay. sidepodscheduler is fixed.

    if not in an ever so slightly lackadaisical way.

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 00:08

    yay. sidepodscheduler is fixed.

    Fixed, or slightly less broken?

  • me30/12/2009 at 00:08

    Fixed, or slightly less broken?

    it'll do :)

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 00:09

    it'll do :)

    Exactly. If it works, don't touch it, is always a good start point.

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 00:13

    Anyone who is looking for reminders of sidepodradio to pick out highlights for Christine should start with the wiki page. Loads of info and links.

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Sidepodradio

  • me30/12/2009 at 00:14

    we're off to watch billy idiot. back in an hour.

    (ish andy, ish)

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 00:14

    (ish andy, ish)

    :D byeee

  • lou30/12/2009 at 00:16

    we're off to watch billy idiot. back in an hour.

    hehe have fun!

    i'm starting to think Mr C and the late night commenters are a bad influence on Christine, she's normally sleeping by midnight. She'll be leaving notes in the comments for mr c to be quiet when he wakes up in the morning soon! :)

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 00:17

    i'm starting to think Mr C and the late night commenters are a bad influence on Christine, she's normally sleeping by midnight. She'll be leaving notes in the comments for mr c to be quiet when he wakes up in the afternoon soon! :)

    Amended

  • lou30/12/2009 at 00:19

    Amended

    :D

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 00:20

    you cant blame me for being in the wrong timezone!

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 00:21

    you cant blame me for being in the wrong timezone!

    We can have a go, surely? :)

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 00:21

    you cant blame me for being in the wrong timezone!

    you should move to a proper timezone!

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 00:21

    This Mac rap is stoopid but very funny

  • Littlepurplegoth30/12/2009 at 00:21

    if not in an ever so slightly lackadaisical way.

    But isn't all the best code?

  • lou30/12/2009 at 00:22

    you cant blame me for being in the wrong timezone!

    hehe :) speaking of your timezone, when i was reading your blog earlier i got all confused about the date, then suddenly realised your in a different time zone. For a moment i thought i'd lost a day! :)

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 00:23

    hehe :) speaking of your timezone, when i was reading your blog earlier i got all confused about the date, then suddenly realised your in a different time zone. For a moment i thought i'd lost a day! :)

    You need to stop studying history and start studying geography

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 00:24

    You need to stop studying history and start studying geographycolouring

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 00:26

    This Mac rap is stoopid but very funny

    I will never be able to take someone telling me all the advantages of Mac over PC seriously again...

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 00:30

    Evening everyone :)

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 00:31

    Hi ALex

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 00:32

    Evening everyone :)

    Hey Alex

    You're surfing late

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 00:32

    Hi ALex

    very on topic for this evening with the capital L there. In a way that is almost impossible to explain.

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 00:33

    very on topic for this evening with the capital L there. In a way that is almost impossible to explain.

    Unfortunate habitual typing error for me

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 00:34

    Unfortunate habitual typing error for me

    I also do that a lot

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 00:34

    Hey Alex

    You're surfing late

    indeedy doody. About to head to bed but thought I best say hello.

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 00:35

    Unfortunate habitual typing error for me

    AL or the second letter of a capitalized word?

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 00:36

    AL or the second letter of a capitalized word?

    The second capital. Seems to happen all the time.

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 00:37

    The second capital. Seems to happen all the time.

    mr c has a solution

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 00:37

    mr c has a solution

    Don't use caps

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 00:38

    Don't use caps

    indeed. And on that bombshell.

    Good night!

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 00:39

    Good night!

    Tutty Bye

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 00:39

    Good night

  • lou30/12/2009 at 00:40

    You need to stop studying history and start studying geography

    oi! i got an A for my georgraphy GCSE i'll have you know :P hehe i figure i'll learn more about geography when i travel with the f1 circus ;)

  • lou30/12/2009 at 00:40

    You need to stop studying history and start studying geographycolouring

    colouring?

  • lou30/12/2009 at 00:41

    indeed. And on that bombshell.

    hi and bye giggles :)

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 00:42

    colouring?

    geography = colouring?

    we spent years annoying my brother telling him he did a degree in colouring

  • lou30/12/2009 at 00:43

    geography = colouring?

    ahhhhhh :D

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 00:44
  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 00:45

    *ahem*

    it's not finished, i'd like to point out.

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 00:46

    it's not finished, i'd like to point out.

    Jon, is there ever a point where you are NOT constructing something obscure? :)

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 00:46

    Jon, is there ever a point where you are NOT constructing something obscure? :)

    umm.

    No

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 00:47

    umm.

    No

    Thought not

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 00:47

    Jon, is there ever a point where you are NOT constructing something obscure? :)

    Is the Eiffel Tower obscure?

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 00:47

    Is the Eiffel Tower obscure?

    In gingerbread, yes!

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 00:47

    Is the Eiffel Tower obscure?

    It is in Gingerbread

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 00:48

    *ahem*

    Very nice! However, I prefer a 'Leaning Tower of Pizza' myself... :P

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 00:53

    Very nice! However, I prefer a 'Leaning Tower of Pizza' myself... :P

    Sorry, couldn't resist. Bad joke, I know. I'll go away again.

  • lou30/12/2009 at 00:53

    *ahem*

    oo that looks yummy!!

  • lou30/12/2009 at 00:53

    Jon, is there ever a point where you are NOT constructing something obscure? :)

    :D

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 00:54

    Sorry, couldn't resist. Bad joke, I know. I'll go away again.

    aha nah. we did big ben last year http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/img-0164-jpg

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 00:54

    aha nah. we did big ben last year http://drop.io...st/asset/img-0164-jpg

    Oooh, fancy!

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 01:01

    Oooh, fancy!

    tasted sooo good

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 01:03

    tasted sooo good

    Does look like it did!

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 01:05

    I have the munchies for something savoury but can't be bothered to walk to 7-Eleven

    May have to go cupboard exploring but fear there is nothing that will inspire me

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 01:12

    yay they found my cardy! And my lovely mum is going to drive an hour to the airport to pick it up. I am so happy!

  • Jeremy30/12/2009 at 01:12

    I hope you are Resting In Peace Ling Ling (not from Drawn Together)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ling-Ling_and_Hsing-Hsing

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 01:12

    And I'm doing some preparation for another Piquet post...

  • Jeremy30/12/2009 at 01:12

    yay they found my cardy! And my lovely mum is going to drive an hour to the airport to pick it up. I am so happy!

    Miracle!

    Did you buy another one already?

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 01:12

    yay they found my cardy! And my lovely mum is going to drive an hour to the airport to pick it up. I am so happy!

    I told you if you ordered a new one the old one would turn up

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 01:12

    yay they found my cardy! And my lovely mum is going to drive an hour to the airport to pick it up. I am so happy!

    Good news!

    Is she gonna post it to ya?

  • lou30/12/2009 at 01:12

    yay they found my cardy! And my lovely mum is going to drive an hour to the airport to pick it up. I am so happy!

    yay! :D

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 01:13

    Good news!

    Is she gonna post it to ya?

    if she's got a good throw then she could always throw it, the gap isnt that big ;)

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 01:16

    i did buy another one but that is ok because its a different colour. Mum will probably hold on to it until april when nz parents are coming to visit. Only 112 days til they arrive :D

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 01:17

    Anyway, to the journalism bed! Night ladies and gents...

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 01:17

    Anyway, to the journalism bed! Night ladies and gents...

    Night Tom

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 01:18

    Mum will probably hold on to it until april when nz parents are coming to visit. Only 112 days til they arrive :D

    How many countries do you have parents in?

    Night Tom

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 01:20

    grr i always forget nz comes before my. Predictive dictionaries make no sense.

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 01:47

    #sidepodradio

    Giggles substituting for Bassano explaining suspension and Bob Bell inventing the Belcrank in the F1 Phone in

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 01:48

    #sidepodradio

    Mr C discovering that it is not a good idea to sniff something just because it is going to go in a cake.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 01:49

    I don't want to go to bed - but I have to because I need to get up tomorrow for something I have to do and won't enjoy :(

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 01:53

    I don't want to go to bed - but I have to because I need to get up tomorrow for something I have to do and won't enjoy :(

    Stay awake now then you will be less alert and therefore less bored when you have to do the thing you don't want to do.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 01:54

    I don't want to go to bed - but I have to because I need to get up tomorrow for something I have to do and won't enjoy :(

    Stay awake now then you will be less alert and therefore less bored when you have to do the thing you don't want to do.

    I will fall asleep during the thing which would be bad too!

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 01:55

    I will fall asleep during the thing which would be bad too!

    So you don't want to do it and you have to be awake for it. It just gets worse.

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 01:55

    Hello. Just dropping by to say hi. :)

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 01:56

    Hi Journeyer

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 01:57

    Have I missed much? Looks like it's been a quiet few days round here.

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 01:57

    Hello. Just dropping by to say hi. :)

    hi.

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 01:58

    Have I missed much? Looks like it's been a quiet few days round here.

    It has been really quiet. Mr C did a post on updates to the site and Christine did a best of the Debrief podcast. She is now looking for suggestions dor the best of sidepodradio

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 02:06

    It has been really quiet. Mr C did a post on updates to the site and Christine did a best of the Debrief podcast. She is now looking for suggestions dor the best of sidepodradio

    so the offseason DOES exist! For a week or so anyway. :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 02:11

    It has been really quiet. Mr C did a post on updates to the site and Christine did a best of the Debrief podcast. She is now looking for suggestions dor the best of sidepodradio

    so the offseason DOES exist! For a week or so anyway. :D

    The offseason is not the Christmas break! ;)

  • me30/12/2009 at 02:19

    #sidepodradio

    Mr C discovering that it is not a good idea to sniff something just because it is going to go in a cake.

    :D

    oh lord. i just asked christine why we're doing suggestions for the best of sidepodradio, and she returned a look that said "you didn't read the daily did you?"

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 02:20

    oh lord. i just asked christine why we're doing suggestions for the best of sidepodradio, and she returned a look that said "you didn't read the daily did you?"

    Busted for not reading your own website now?

  • me30/12/2009 at 02:20

    so the offseason DOES exist! For a week or so anyway. :D

    The offseason is not the Christmas break! ;)

    :)

    we are catching up on our todo list though.

  • me30/12/2009 at 02:20

    Busted for not reading your own website now?

    i was so happy it posted, i forgot to read it

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 02:20

    i was so happy it posted, i forgot to read it

    :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 02:25

    good night people!

  • me30/12/2009 at 02:25

    good night people!

    night gavin.

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 02:25

    Night Gavin

  • me30/12/2009 at 02:29

    did we know that leo has video replays available now?

    http://twit.cachefly.net/video/twig/twig0022/twig0022_h264b_864x480_500.mp4

    stunning quality.

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 02:30

    did we know that leo has video replays available now?

    He has been talking about them for two or three weeks but he keeps saying that they are not right but they will be

  • me30/12/2009 at 02:31

    He has been talking about them for two or three weeks but he keeps saying that they are not right but they will be

    how can they not be right? they're brilliant!

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 02:33

    how can they not be right? they're brilliant!

    I think they are not being edited and put on the feed fast enough for him just now.

  • me30/12/2009 at 02:35

    I think they are not being edited and put on the feed fast enough for him just now.

    ah, fair enough. really fast to download.

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 02:36

    ah, fair enough. really fast to download.

    I have never looked at the videos but I will have a go tomorrow when I am not using so many tabs

  • Kathi30/12/2009 at 04:09

    I'm home. *hugs computer*

  • me30/12/2009 at 04:10

    I'm home. *hugs computer*

    HEY!

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 04:29

    kathi!

  • Kathi30/12/2009 at 04:30

    kathi!

    Amy!

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 04:31

    i missed you!

  • Kathi30/12/2009 at 04:34

    aww I missed you too.

    You bought a computer?

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 04:36

    i did. It runs linux! Its not here yet though, stupid public holidays.

  • Kathi30/12/2009 at 04:50

    i did. It runs linux!

    all will be fine, it's really easy *runs*

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 04:54

    i watched some review videos on youtube and it does appear that the linux on the eee really is linux for dummies. Im sure ill be fine :D

  • Kathi30/12/2009 at 04:58

    i watched some review videos on youtube and it does appear that the linux on the eee really is linux for dummies. Im sure ill be fine :D

    as long as you stay away from skype ;) Yell if something comes up. I'm sure I can make it worse. :D

  • Nick in Dubai30/12/2009 at 05:56

    as long as you stay away from skype ;) Yell if something comes up. I'm sure I can make it worse. :D

    But nobody yells when they use linux, its so easy! ;)

  • me30/12/2009 at 05:58

    But nobody yells when they use linux, its so easy! ;)

    did you hear that we've decided to buy a windows 7 machine when income permits, just to get skype working properly?

  • F1Wolf30/12/2009 at 06:07

    did you hear that we've decided to buy a windows 7 machine when income permits, just to get skype working properly?

    skype works on Mac too :-)

  • me30/12/2009 at 06:09

    skype works on Mac too :-)

    in theory, yes. in practice not so much. it's a pain in the backside and the versions are always way behind the windows versions.

  • me30/12/2009 at 06:16

    in theory, yes. in practice not so much. it's a pain in the backside and the versions are always way behind the windows versions.

    of course in an ideal world there would be better voip software than skype. but that's another argument altogether.

    and on that note. sleeps.

  • Kathi30/12/2009 at 06:31

    did you hear that we've decided to buy a windows 7 machine when income permits, just to get skype working properly?

    mine works ... occasionally.

  • Stuart C30/12/2009 at 07:52

    Morning all.

    Is Mr C in Australia, or becoming nocturnal?

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 08:50

    I just joined a fantasy tennis pool, and I had to have Roger! Roger was the Brawn of the pool, leaving me with enough money to buy no one else good. But I had to have him!

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 08:58

    Hey Stuart. Mr C was always nocturnal, wasn't he? ;)

  • F1Wolf30/12/2009 at 09:10

    Hey Stuart. Mr C was always nocturnal, wasn't he?

    sometime I feel this place is fully occupied by nocturnals :-)

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 09:21

    sometime I feel this place is fully occupied by nocturnals :-)

    hahaha! I'm no nocturnal.

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 09:21

    hahaha! I'm no nocturnal.

    not all the time anyway. Hahaha!

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 10:18

    I just bought a lotto ticket. I have a good feeling that 30 million will be mine!

  • Alianora La Canta30/12/2009 at 10:19

    Have I missed much? Looks like it's been a quiet few days round here. {Comment #80}

    It has been, unless you count us laughing/rolling eyes (delete as appropriate) at the Spanish April Fool's day stories...

  • Alianora La Canta30/12/2009 at 10:22

    oh lord. i just asked christine why we're doing suggestions for the best of sidepodradio, and she returned a look that said "you didn't read the daily did you?" {Comment #85}

    Oh dear. You need to get a feed aggregator for Christine's produce, possibly titled "Where in Cyberspace is Mrs C?" After all, keeping track of someone who writes as much and as well as Christine must be difficult.

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 10:28

    In your face wikipedia! Just come to me for all your factual needs!

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 10:29

    I just bought a lotto ticket. I have a good feeling that 30 million will be mine!

    I seem to NOT have won that Christmas wishlist prize worth 2000 GBP. Oh well - maybe I'll win their grand prize Beemer. :D

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 10:30

    I just bought a lotto ticket. I have a good feeling that 30 million will be mine!

    Good luck with that, Amy. Split the prize with us if you win? ;) :D

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 10:36

    Good luck with that, Amy. Split the prize with us if you win? ;) :D

    I'll totally be one of those people who doesn't tell anyone I have won, but you'd all work it out when I suddenly stop working and start attending every race next year :D

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 10:52

    I'll totally be one of those people who doesn't tell anyone I have won, but you'd all work it out when I suddenly stop working and start attending every race next year :D

    Suddenly attending more races this year... Aha!

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 10:57

    Suddenly attending more races this year... Aha!

    I'm not falling for that!

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 11:01

    #sidepodradio

    The gridwalk from Whose Start Line is it Anyway? :)

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 11:05

    I made an error the other day...

    #sidepodradio

    inventor of the bell crank

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 11:08

    I made an error the other day...

    #sidepodradio

    inventor of the bell crank

    Ah I see Steven already voted for this one!

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 11:08

    #sidepodradio

    Filipe Baby

  • RG30/12/2009 at 11:09

    #sidepodradio

    Steven on comets, crashing down to earth. And such.

    Morning.

  • lou30/12/2009 at 11:14

    Hey everyone

  • lou30/12/2009 at 11:15

    I'll totally be one of those people who doesn't tell anyone I have won, but you'd all work it out when I suddenly stop working and start attending every race next year :D

    remember your promise to me amy! ;)

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 11:16

    Hey everyone

    Morning :)

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 11:18

    Hey everyone

    Hey Lou!

  • Firbob30/12/2009 at 11:20

    Hi everyone... i'm new here... just finding my way around this superb site.

  • lou30/12/2009 at 11:20

    Everyone having a nice morning?

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 11:21

    Hi everyone... i'm new here... just finding my way around this superb site.

    Welcome!

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 11:21

    Everyone having a nice morning?

    Apart from being annoyed at the MET office being completely and utterly wrong... I've just been laying about. Not too exciting ;)

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 11:21

    Everyone having a nice morning?

    Yes I am

  • lou30/12/2009 at 11:22

    Apart from being annoyed at the MET office being completely and utterly wrong... I've just been laying about. Not too exciting ;)

    ah.. No snow? Ours must have fallen as heavy rain... It rained allllll night!

  • lou30/12/2009 at 11:23

    Hi everyone... i'm new here... just finding my way around this superb site.

    heya

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 11:23

    ah.. No snow? Ours must have fallen as heavy rain... It rained allllll night!

    It's just drizzle. Useless, silly drizzle. The 5 inches of snow is clearly invisible snow. ;)

  • RG30/12/2009 at 11:23

    Everyone having a nice morning?

    Column A, Column B. Getting ready for football this afternoon.

    Hey Firbob

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 11:24

    Hi everyone... i'm new here... just finding my way around this superb site.

    Welcome :)

  • lou30/12/2009 at 11:24

    It's just drizzle. Useless, silly drizzle. The 5 inches of snow is clearly invisible snow. ;)

    ah.. Like the invisible train emily and I tried to catch to victoria when trying to get to alex's party... Silly invisible things!

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 11:25

    ah.. Like the invisible train emily and I tried to catch to victoria when trying to get to alex's party... Silly invisible things!

    Hehehe :)

  • Firbob30/12/2009 at 11:26

    Raining here (Wirral, England), spending all day catching up on TV recorded over Christmas and playing with kids on Wii (Christmas present)

  • RG30/12/2009 at 11:27

    And I'm off, going for another 'perfect' record in the 5-a-side tournament today.

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 11:28

    "What do you think of ING's chances of winning this race, Martin? Martin?! Hi! HI! HI!!!!"

    #sidepodradio

  • lou30/12/2009 at 11:31

    And I'm off, going for another 'perfect' record in the 5-a-side tournament today.

    ooo good luck!!

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 11:36

    Morning all.

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 11:38

    Morning all.

    Morning Christine

  • Firbob30/12/2009 at 11:39

    Morning (just)

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 11:42

    remember your promise to me amy! ;)

    oh yes. Lou will mysteriously be coming to Monza. No other signs that I've won though!

  • lou30/12/2009 at 11:43

    Morning all.

    hey christine :)

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 11:43

    ah.. No snow? Ours must have fallen as heavy rain... It rained allllll night!

    I want some raaaaain. It's 30 degrees and almost 11pm. My fan is blowing hot air around so is not cooling me at all. I am about to have a cold shower but if it was raining I'd go lie in it and it'd be amazing.

  • lou30/12/2009 at 11:43

    oh yes. Lou will mysteriously be coming to Monza. No other signs that I've won though!

    wohoo! :)

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 11:45

    Morning all.

    Morning :)

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 11:50

    So are we all going to post our New Years resolutions in the daily tomorrow?

    I following Christine and Amy's lead and am starting early on one of mine today.

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 11:51

    So are we all going to post our New Years resolutions in the daily tomorrow?

    I don't have any!

  • Firbob30/12/2009 at 11:51

    Which one Alex?

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 11:52

    I following Christine and Amy's lead and am starting early on one of mine today.

    Noooooo, there will be a post!

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 11:52

    I don't have any!

    Is that your resolution?

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 11:52

    Noooooo, there will be a post!

    A post about resolutions?

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 11:53

    A post about resolutions?

    Yup, just like last year.

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 11:53

    Yup, just like last year.

    Ah I have forgotten last year already!

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 11:53

    I following Christine and Amy's lead and am starting early on one of mine today.

    I failed at starting early because by the time I actually went to bed it was about 3am.

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 11:54

    Which one Alex?

    I now don't know if I should say because there isn't a post for it yet.

    Will I get in trouble Christine?

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 11:54

    Ah I have forgotten last year already!

    The post: http://sidepodcast.com/2008/12/31/f1-new-years-resolutions/

    And the recap: http://sidepodcast.com/2009/11/28/2009-f1-new-years-resolutions-revisited/

    :)

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 11:55

    Ah I have forgotten last year already!

    The post: http://sidepod...ew-years-resolutions/

    And the recap: http://sidepod...esolutions-revisited/

    :)

    It's all come vividly flooding back now. I remember reading that second post and thinking! You promised to watch every free practice!!!

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 11:56

    Will I get in trouble Christine?

    You won't get into trouble. It's up to you if you want to a) say it now and not say it again, b) say it now and say it again tomorrow or b) wait.

    We give you the tools, we can't make all the decisions :)

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 11:56

    You won't get into trouble. It's up to you if you want to a) say it now and not say it again, b) say it now and say it again tomorrow or b) wait.

    Which b do we choose!

    :P

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 11:56

    You won't get into trouble. It's up to you if you want to a) say it now and not say it again, b) say it now and say it again tomorrow or b) wait.

    I feel like I shouldn't say because I'm pretty much resolving to do every single thing on the 'list of most broken resolutions' apart from "quit smoking" which I'd have to start in the first place if I wanted to stop.

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 11:57

    Which b do we choose!

    Shhhh.

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 11:59

    Which b do we choose!

    :)

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 12:01

    Okay then

    Which one Alex?

    I am, I think, going to go back to publishing a gamboling blog post every week day in 2010. I think the last year that I did that was 2005 or 6 I can't remember.

    I have been trying to get ahead of myself to help my cause.

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 12:02

    You won't get into trouble. It's up to you if you want to a) say it now and not say it again, b) say it now and say it again tomorrow or b) wait.

    As it involves plugging I think I'll go for the first b) :)

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 12:02

    As it involves plugging I think I'll go for the first b) :)

    Perfect :)

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:05

    Oooooh its Journeyer's birthday today. Happy birthday sir :)

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 12:06

    Oooooh its Journeyer's birthday today. Happy birthday sir :)

    yeeeyyyy Happy Birthday Journeyer!!

    Morning all

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 12:06

    Oooooh its Journeyer's birthday today. Happy birthday sir :)

    Happy Birthday Journeyer!

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:07

    Oooooh its Journeyer's birthday today. Happy birthday sir :)

    Happy Birthday Journeyer! :)

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 12:08

    Oooooh its Journeyer's birthday today. Happy birthday sir :)

    Happy birthday! You kept that quiet!

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:09

    I think I shall celebrate his birthday with a visit to my local bakery ;)

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 12:09

    Happy birthday! You kept that quiet!

    *cough* Lukehs tomorrow *cough*

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:10

    *cough* Nothing is happening tomorrow *cough*

    Absolutely.

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:10

    *cough* Lukehs tomorrow *cough*

    hehehe he's getting old ;) *runs away*

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 12:10

    I think I shall celebrate his birthday with a visit to my local bakery ;)

    Argh! I miss Greggs. I haven't been for aaaaaages.

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:11

    Argh! I miss Greggs. I haven't been for aaaaaages.

    We have too many here, I shall send one your way like I sent one to Lou :P

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:11

    Argh! I miss Greggs. I haven't been for aaaaaages.

    i have been to greggs once, but i must say their chocolate muffins are very nice.

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:12

    Oooooh its Journeyer's birthday today. Happy birthday sir :)

    Hahaha! And a happy birthday to you too! :) Tomorrow anyway. :D

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 12:12

    We have too many here, I shall send one your way like I sent one to Lou :P

    am guessing the snow was too bad for the train?

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:12

    Thank you as well to Jon, Christine, Lou, and Amy. :D :D

    Yes, Amy, I kept it quiet. I was wondering who'd remember. Hehehehehe. :D

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:12

    am guessing the snow was too bad for the train?

    The snow was completely non existant

    *kicks stupid met office warning*

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:13

    hehehe he's getting old ;) *runs away*

    :D

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 12:13

    am guessing the snow was too bad for the train?

    The snow was completely non existant

    *kicks stupid met office warning*

    #confused

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 12:13

    Oooooh its Journeyer's birthday today. Happy birthday sir :)

    Happy Birthday Journeyer!

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:13

    Happy Birthday Journeyer!

    Thank you, Alex. :)

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:14

    ...bah, no Greggs for me. Instead, work as 4 people have happily phoned in sick.

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 12:15

    hehehe he's getting old ;) *runs away*

    There's a blog post about that: http://toata.wordpress.com/2009/12/27/52-can-i-be-8-years-old-again-please/

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:15

    I think I shall celebrate his birthday with a visit to my local bakery ;)

    I'd love it if you sent some my way. It would be cold by the time it gets here, though.

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:16

    #confused

    it snowed yesterday evening in wales.. and we gathered it was then possible for it to continue snowing over night as predicted..i was also meant to get snow overnight... my snow fell as heavy rain, and Lukeh didn't get more snow. We only knew this once we had got up though, plus my mum didn't like the thought of me being stuck in london overnight if it did snow today.

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:16

    ...bah, no Greggs for me. Instead, work as 4 people have happily phoned in sick.

    i suppose as long as you aren't working tomorrow.. that's a good thing?

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:17

    There's a blog post about that: http://toata.w...ars-old-again-please/

    :D

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 12:17

    it snowed yesterday evening in wales.. and we gathered it was then possible for it to continue snowing over night as predicted..i was also meant to get snow overnight... my snow fell as heavy rain, and Lukeh didn't get more snow. We only knew this once we had got up though, plus my mum didn't like the thought of me being stuck in london overnight if it did snow today.

    :(

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:17

    i suppose as long as you aren't working tomorrow.. that's a good thing?

    Yeah, extra money towards this car in january. No work tomorrow though thank god ;)

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:18

    Yeah, extra money towards this car in january. No work tomorrow though thank god ;)

    :) yay! you could think of it as being a birthday present from work :P

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:19

    :) yay! you could think of it as being a birthday present from work :P

    Well I get paid tomorrow so they're giving me a lovely present based on how many hours I've done in the last 2 weeks or so :)

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:20

    Well I get paid tomorrow so they're giving me a lovely present based on how many hours I've done in the last 2 weeks or so :)

    :D

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:26

    Is iTunes acting really odd for anyone today with downloading? Podcats, app updates, everythings going really slowly or crashing iTunes for me...

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 12:27

    Is iTunes acting really odd for anyone today with downloading? Podcats, app updates, everythings going really slowly or crashing iTunes for me...

    Mine has been okay so far.

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:28

    Mine has been okay so far.

    Hmm. Might be a dodgy combination of a laptop in a bad moon and an internet connection slower than a Badoer parade.

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:28

    Hmm. Might be a dodgy combination of a laptop in a bad mood and an internet connection slower than a Badoer parade.

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 12:29

    Hmm. Might be a dodgy combination of a laptop in a bad moon and an internet connection slower than a Badoer parade.

    Your laptop is a werewolf!

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:30

    Your laptop is a werewolf!

    Does it go 'Awoooooo'? :D

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:30

    Does it go 'Awoooooo'? :D

    The fans underneath do on a good day :P

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:30

    Is iTunes acting really odd for anyone today with downloading? Podcats, app updates, everythings going really slowly or crashing iTunes for me...

    podcats!! i want one, they sound cute..

    itunes is fine for me..

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:31

    podcats!! i want one, they sound cute..

    :D

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 12:31

    Does it go 'Awoooooo'? :D

    The fans underneath do on a good day :P

    The first day of the transition is the worst according to Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:31

    The first day of the transition is the worst according to Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

    Tell me about it, it was scary on Futurama when Bender turned into a werecar and had no idea what he was doing

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:32

    podcats!! i want one, they sound cute..

    Podcats and werewolf laptops - Lukeh's house must be some awesome zoo. :D

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 12:32

    podcats!! i want one, they sound cute..

    podcat! The most effectual podcat!

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:33

    Podcats and werewolf laptops - Lukeh's house must be some awesome zoo. :D

    is it just a coincedence then that Lou wanted to go to a zoo the other day? :)

  • Firbob30/12/2009 at 12:33

    All his friends call him PC!!

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:34

    is it just a coincidence then that Lou wanted to go to a zoo the other day? :)

    :D

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:36

    Was just reading this on AUTOSPORT

    When asked by German newspaper Bild who he thought Schumacher's biggest rival in 2010 would be, Ecclestone replied: "There are several - [Lewis] Hamilton, [Fernando] Alonso... But I will say this now: Vettel will be the next world champion."

    Good to hear Bernie is organised and has already scripted what will happen in F1 in 2010. Can't wait to see what scandal twists he's put into the script!

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:36

    Good to hear Bernie is organised and has already scripted what will happen in F1 in 2010. Can't wait to see what scandal twists he's put into the script!

    :D Vettel as champ? RBR is good, but is it good enough to beat Ferrari, McLaren, AND Mercedes, who I assume will all be on form next year?

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:39

    is it just a coincedence then that Lou wanted to go to a zoo the other day? :)

    haha!

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 12:40

    All his friends call him PC!!

    :)

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:40

    When asked by German newspaper Bild who he thought Schumacher's biggest rival in 2010 would be, Ecclestone replied: "There are several - [Lewis] Hamilton, [Fernando] Alonso... But I will say this now: Vettel will be the next world champion."

    we must try and remember this, cause if Vettel does become Champion we can use it as an excuse that Bernie fixes the championships and try get him fired :P

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:40

    Good to hear Bernie is organised and has already scripted what will happen in F1 in 2010. Can't wait to see what scandal twists he's put into the script!

    Wait... didn't Bernie say Massa would be 08 champ? That didn't quite turn out to be true...

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:41

    we must try and remember this, cause if Vettel does become Champion we can use it as an excuse that Bernie fixes the championships and try get him fired :P

    You're onto something! ;)

  • Firbob30/12/2009 at 12:41

    Brawn/Mercedes were not that good over thew second half of last year. I would expect the champion to com from McLaren, Ferrari or Red Bull.

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:41

    Wait... didn't Bernie say Massa would be 08 champ? That didn't quite turn out to be true...

    And he would've gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling Japanese manufacturers!

    yet, a year later, Toyota was gone... coincedence?! I think not!! ;)

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:42

    Brawn/Mercedes were not that good over thew second half of last year. I would expect the champion to com from McLaren, Ferrari or Red Bull.

    Brawn have been working on the 2010 car for a longer time than expected though..i wouldn't count them out totally..

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:42

    Brawn/Mercedes were not that good over thew second half of last year. I would expect the champion to com from McLaren, Ferrari or Red Bull.

    But only because they've focused on 2010 instead. Ross admitted as much - he said they only spent 2 weeks in the 2nd half of the season on 2009 dev. The rest was for 2010.

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:42

    And he would've gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling Japanese manufacturers!

    yet, a year later, Toyota was gone... coincidence?! I think not!! ;)

    :D

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:43

    Brawn have been working on the 2010 car for a longer time than expected though..i wouldn't count them out totally..

    oh wait... Jenson isn't at Brawn this year, there isnt any need to defend them.

    this is going to take getting used to.

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:44

    this is going to take getting used to.

    Must. not. defend. Schumacher.

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:44

    Wait... didn't Bernie say Massa would be 08 champ? That didn't quite turn out to be true...

    And he would've gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling Japanese manufacturers!

    yet, a year later, Toyota was gone... coincedence?! I think not!! ;)

    :D eheh

  • Firbob30/12/2009 at 12:44

    "But only because they've focused on 2010 instead. Ross admitted as much - he said they only spent 2 weeks in the 2nd half of the season on 2009 dev. The rest was for 2010."

    Ferrari have been developing the 2010 car since early 2009 so they should be up there in 2010

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:44

    Must. not. defend. Schumacher.

    i shall enjoy these last 2 days of Jenson technically being a Brawn driver.. :)

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 12:45

    we must try and remember this, cause if Vettel does become Champion we can use it as an excuse that Bernie fixes the championships and try get him fired :P

    You're onto something! ;)

    Well he is looking very tired.

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:46

    Ferrari have been developing the 2010 car since early 2009 so they should be up there in 2010

    Maybe they will pull out and we'll get Domenicali GP in the next few weeks?

  • Firbob30/12/2009 at 12:47

    LOL!!!!

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:47

    Maybe they will pull out and we'll get Domenicali GP in the next few weeks?

    ooooh how awesome would it be hearing mr c trying to pronounce Domenicali each week! :D ehe

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 12:47

    Firbob how are you commenting? Are you using: http://sidepodcast.com/realtime/

    Because if you are once you start a reply you can simply click on the paragraph you want to quote and it will properly format it.

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:47

    Must. not. defend. Schumacher.

    Thank you for helping me. :D

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:47

    Ferrari have been developing the 2010 car since early 2009 so they should be up there in 2010

    True. But McLaren and RBR decided to develop until the end of 2009. We shall see how it turns out.

  • Firbob30/12/2009 at 12:48

    Because if you are once you start a reply you can simply click on the paragraph you want to quote and it will properly format it.

    Ahh! I was wondering how you did that. Thanks Alex.

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:48

    Thank you for helping me. :D

    Aww, I'm sorry. It is your birthday after all.

    Mr Schumacher does have a lovely trophy cabinet, I'm sure. I think that's as far as I can go. :P

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:49

    Thank you for helping me. :D

    hehe no problem ;) i'm used to defending Brawn, it comes very easily to me now. heaven knows how i'm going to adjust to defending Mclaren.. a team i'm not particularly fond of. maybe i'll stick to just defending Jenson. :)

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:50

    hehe no problem ;) i'm used to defending Brawn, it comes very easily to me now. heaven knows how i'm going to adjust to defending Mclaren.. a team i'm not particularly fond of. maybe i'll stick to just defending Jenson. :)

    I have already got my plans sorted for Rubens

    #blameHulkenburg

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:50

    hehe no problem ;) i'm used to defending Brawn, it comes very easily to me now. heaven knows how i'm going to adjust to defending Mclaren.. a team i'm not particularly fond of. maybe i'll stick to just defending Jenson. :)

    and blame the team if it all goes horribly wrong? :P

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:50

    and blame the team if it all goes horribly wrong? :P

    i like it! :D

  • Firbob30/12/2009 at 12:50

    True. But McLaren and RBR decided to develop until the end of 2009. We shall see how it turns out.

    Each year Murray Walker would announce the coming year as the best look year ever. This year (2010) he could well be right. lol

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 12:50

    hehe no problem ;) i'm used to defending Brawn, it comes very easily to me now. heaven knows how i'm going to adjust to defending Mclaren.. a team i'm not particularly fond of. maybe i'll stick to just defending Jenson. :)

    Shall we practice?

    Situation: Lewis has won, Jenson 3rd, Rosberg 2nd.

    Jenson's been pushing as hard as possible, but he can't get any more out of hte car....

    Go! ;)

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 12:50

    I'd better head off. See you all later!

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 12:51

    I'd better head off. See you all later!

    Adios mon amie

  • Firbob30/12/2009 at 12:51

    I'd better head off. See you all later!

    See you Lukeh

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 12:52

    Because if you are once you start a reply you can simply click on the paragraph you want to quote and it will properly format it.

    No probs :) We're here to help... And sometimes talk about F1 ;)

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:53

    I'd better head off. See you all later!

    bye!!

  • Journeyer30/12/2009 at 12:53

    I'd better head off. See you all later!

    See ya tomorrow's birthday boy. :D

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:53

    Go! ;)

    grrrrrrrrr Mclaren!! ggrrrrrrrrrrrr

    #blamemclaren

    does that work?

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 12:55

    does that work?

    umm, Lewis won. so no ;)

  • Firbob30/12/2009 at 12:55

    I'm off for my lunch, more turkey sandwiches (Grrr).

    Catch you all later.

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 12:56

    Catch you all later.

    bye

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:57

    umm, Lewis won. so no ;)

    well there isn't really anything wrong with third... he still gets a trophy, as long as he doesn't have to wear the victory shirts i can cope with him being on the podium until he beats Lewis in the most spectacular style ever! :)

  • lou30/12/2009 at 12:57

    Catch you all later.

    see you!

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 12:58

    well there isn't really anything wrong with third... he still gets a trophy, as long as he doesn't have to wear the victory shirts i can cope with him being on the podium until he beats Lewis in the most spectacular style ever! :)

    i think you may have to get used to an orangey/red jenson

  • lou30/12/2009 at 13:03

    i think you may have to get used to an orangey/red jenson

    never!! (unless he wins against lewis and then i will buy a red rocket shirt)

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 13:06

    never!! (unless he wins against lewis and then i will buy a red rocket shirt)

    he will win at some point i suspect, but lewis will tooo

  • lou30/12/2009 at 13:32

    I have blogged about f1.. - http://photofinishblog.wordpress.com/2009/12/30/is-time-running-out/

    i really need lessons on plugging from Alex..

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 13:41

    i really need lessons on plugging from Alex..

    Happy to help :)

  • me30/12/2009 at 13:49

    never!! (unless he wins against lewis and then i will buy a red rocket shirt)

    if jenson beats lewis in a straight fight. so will i.

    morning all.

  • lou30/12/2009 at 13:50

    if jenson beats lewis in a straight fight. so will i.

    i will hold you to that. remember when you laughed at me for having Jenson in my fantasy racers team? ;)

    morning all.

    afternoon ;)

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 13:50

    if jenson beats lewis in a straight fight. so will i.

    over a season or on a specific race?

  • me30/12/2009 at 13:52

    over a season or on a specific race?

    just a race. if they both have the same machinery, and neither has flu etc. if they both finish and jenson is ahead, i'll buy a red shirt.

  • me30/12/2009 at 13:52

    i will hold you to that. remember when you laughed at me for having Jenson in my fantasy racers team? ;)

    i do :)

  • lou30/12/2009 at 13:55

    just a race. if they both have the same machinery, and neither has flu etc. if they both finish and jenson is ahead, i'll buy a red shirt.

    hehehe :) awesome! can't wait to see you in one of those shirts mr c.. a part of me hopes that i happens at Spa... :)

  • me30/12/2009 at 13:57

    hehehe :) awesome! can't wait to see you in one of those shirts mr c.. a part of me hopes that i happens at Spa... :)

    i didn't say i was going to wear it??

    however, it might look nice on christine ;)

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 13:57

    however, it might look nice on christine ;)

    Hey!! Keep me out of your stoopid bets :)

  • lou30/12/2009 at 13:58

    Hey!! Keep me out of your stoopid bets :)

    hehe brilliant :) looks like mr c will be wearing it :P

  • me30/12/2009 at 13:59

    hehe brilliant :) looks like mr c will be wearing it :P

    ;)

  • Chris30/12/2009 at 14:01

    Hey all.

  • me30/12/2009 at 14:01

    Hey all.

    hey chris, how are ya?

  • lou30/12/2009 at 14:02

    Hey all.

    Hello :)

  • Chris30/12/2009 at 14:02

    hey chris, how are ya?

    Not bad. Bit tired, but this time of year is pretty busy for me! How are everyone else? I see Mr C's going to be wearing mclaren red at some point!

  • me30/12/2009 at 14:05

    Not bad. Bit tired, but this time of year is pretty busy for me! How are everyone else? I see Mr C's going to be wearing mclaren red at some point!

    i don't believe i will be :)

  • lou30/12/2009 at 14:06

    i don't believe i will be :)

    well you said you wouldn't where a panda suit either...

  • Chris30/12/2009 at 14:07

    Not bad. Bit tired, but this time of year is pretty busy for me! How are everyone else? I see Mr C's going to be wearing mclaren red at some point!

    i don't believe i will be :)

    Says the guy who allowed Kathrine to duct tape an iphone to his chest!

  • me30/12/2009 at 14:10

    Says the guy who allowed Kathrine to duct tape an iphone to his chest!

    shhh!

  • Chris30/12/2009 at 14:10

    shhh!

    :D

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 14:16

    #MFC

    My dad and I have made a little video to show you what it's like inside the matrix: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/img-4027-mov

  • Chris30/12/2009 at 14:18

    My dad and I have made a little video to show you what it's like inside the matrix: http://drop.io...st/asset/img-4027-mov

    Currently b wording but from what I've seen so far, nice!

  • me30/12/2009 at 14:19

    My dad and I have made a little video to show you what it's like inside the matrix: http://drop.io...st/asset/img-4027-mov

    want!

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 14:24

    My dad and I have made a little video to show you what it's like inside the matrix: http://drop.io...st/asset/img-4027-mov

    want!

    Part of Windows 7 and Microsoft Surface Globe. Running on a Sony Touch Screen desktop machine (kind of like a iMac all in the monitor): Vpcl11s1e

  • James30/12/2009 at 14:28

    Hey everyone :) quick question, is it worth getting the custome CSS upgrade or should I just avoid that?

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 14:30

    Hey everyone :) quick question, is it worth getting the custome CSS upgrade or should I just avoid that?

    I haven't splashed out on it before. I guess it depends on whether you are fed up of the themes on offer.

  • me30/12/2009 at 14:30

    Part of Windows 7 and Microsoft Surface Globe. Running on a Sony Touch Screen desktop machine (kind of like a iMac all in the monitor): Vpcl11s1e

    how does the multitouch compare to the iphone?

  • James30/12/2009 at 14:33

    I haven't splashed out on it before. I guess it depends on whether you are fed up of the themes on offer.

    I am starting to get bored of them. sadly i can't upload any new themes :)

  • Alianora La Canta30/12/2009 at 14:33

    Ah I have forgotten last year already!

    The post: http://sidepod...ew-years-resolutions/

    And the recap: http://sidepod...esolutions-revisited/ {Comment #173}

    My resolutions were:

    - Finish Keldostri Acaleros ((my NaNoNovel) before the end of May 2008 so that I can take advantage of the CreateSpace offer)

    - Do NaNoWriMo 2009

    - Get started on library Chartership

    - Do ScriptFrenzy

    - Get a distinction for Level 3 Text Processing

    - Starting my own business

    - Sort out my job

    I managed Script Frenzy... ...but that was it.

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 14:33

    I am starting to get bored of them. sadly i can't upload any new themes :)

    In which case, it might be worth your while. You can be our guinea pig :)

  • Alianora La Canta30/12/2009 at 14:35

    Good to hear Bernie is organised and has already scripted what will happen in F1 in 2010. Can't wait to see what scandal twists he's put into the script! {Comment #230}

    He's already on revision 2. Last I heard he was saying Michael Schumacher was going to be 2010 F1 Champion.

    Maybe if I wait long enough he'll say Bruno Senna will be the next champion...

  • James30/12/2009 at 14:37

    In which case, it might be worth your while. You can be our guinea pig :)

    Hehe :) It is going cost £9.42 to edit the CSS for a year, before I have to pay again. not bad I guess.

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 14:38

    Hehe :) It is going cost £9.42 to edit the CSS for a year, before I have to pay again. not bad I guess.

    Certainly cheaper than hosting your own Wordpress, which is the other way to get customised themes.

  • James30/12/2009 at 14:42

    Certainly cheaper than hosting your own Wordpress, which is the other way to get customised themes.

    This is true but I can only play with what Wordpress give me. Hmm time to think :D

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 14:48

    Ever felt like you're life isn't going quite how you thought it would?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/img-0456-jpg

    hmm

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 14:49

    This is true but I can only play with what Wordpress give me. Hmm time to think :D

    You can get free hosts, but you wont get a proper domain

  • James30/12/2009 at 14:52

    You can get free hosts, but you wont get a proper domain

    Indeed. I just checked and I get a domain with my blog name.

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 14:54

    We have alot of spare gingerbread dough, what do we do with it? Any ideas?

  • lou30/12/2009 at 14:56

    We have alot of spare gingerbread dough, what do we do with it? Any ideas?

    staying with the french theme what about.. the arc de triomphe?

  • RG30/12/2009 at 15:00

    Afternoon all.

  • me30/12/2009 at 15:01

    Afternoon all.

    lo.

  • Chris30/12/2009 at 15:02

    Afternoon all.

    hey

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 15:05

    It seems to be a popular topic, so I have brought forward the resolutions post by a day: http://sidepodcast.com/2009/12/30/2009-new-years-resolutions/

    Alex, you can repeat yourself now :)

  • me30/12/2009 at 15:06

    Alex, you can repeat yourself now :)

    ooh, have just read the iguanadon reference in the daily too!

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 15:08

    ooh, have just read the iguanadon reference in the daily too!

    Roll on 1 Jan ;)

  • me30/12/2009 at 15:11

    re-pinging, because someone got the year wrong :)

    http://sidepodcast.com/2009/12/30/2010-new-years-resolutions/

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 15:17

    Ooops sorry! Can you move please :)

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 15:20

    Thank you :)

  • me30/12/2009 at 15:24

    Thank you :)

    ;)

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 15:26

    ;)

    My inability to do anything right hits new lows

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 15:30

    ;)

    My inability to do anything right hits new lows

    That's because you spent all your energy making a Gingerbread Eiffel Tower!

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 15:30

    That's because you spent all your energy making a Gingerbread Eiffel Tower!

    true story

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 15:49

    Afternoon all

  • RG30/12/2009 at 15:50

    Afternoon all

    Hey mate

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 15:50

    Afternoon all

    Hi there!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 15:54

    Afternoon all

    Afternoon

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 15:54

    So the thing I had to do today is done, Thank God!

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 15:55

    So the thing I had to do today is done, Thank God!

    Cool, lucky you

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 15:59

    Am off to see Avatar soon so will report back tonight on it's goodness [or not]

    Having an early bite to eat due to extended cinema dwelling

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 16:01

    Am off to see Avatar soon so will report back tonight on it's goodness [or not]

    Having an early bite to eat due to extended cinema dwelling

    I can't get near a cinema to see it in 3D as everyone in Denmark is going to see it!

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 16:01

    I can't get near a cinema to see it in 3D as everyone in Denmark is going to see it!

    I booked about a month ago and this was the best slot I got!

  • lou30/12/2009 at 16:08

    Am off to see Avatar soon so will report back tonight on it's goodness [or not]

    Having an early bite to eat due to extended cinema dwelling

    have fun!! (you may need a blog...)

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 16:10

    have fun!! (you may need a blog...)

    I can't keep up with reading them, don't think I could cope with creating one as well

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 16:15

    how does the multitouch compare to the iphone?

    it seems slightly less accurate but that may be because you are at arms length.

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 16:18

    Alex, you can repeat yourself now :)

    excellent I'll get right on that :) thank you :)

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 16:18

    it seems slightly less accurate but that may be because you are at arms length.

    Shall we move closer? ;)

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 16:19

    Right, I'm off

    Back later

  • RG30/12/2009 at 16:20

    Right, I'm off

    Back later

    Enjoy the film

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 16:23

    it seems slightly less accurate but that may be because you are at arms length.

    Shall we move closer? ;)

    heh. What I mean is with the iPhone you really are cradling the device with your other hand so it's quite different to when the screen is propped up in front of you. Also I felt the Microsoft implementation of touch was closer to the google touch implimentation. I feel like my iPhone knows what I meant to touch microsoft's seems a bit indescriminant.

  • Janna30/12/2009 at 16:32

    Hello all, back from visiting my mother on the Isle of Wight.

    Good things: Seeing Mum & Sister, Visting an uncle & aunt and a good friend, singing in church on Sunday, Christmas, new iPod Touch.

    Bad things: Broke Mum's toilet on Boxing Day. Managed to get it working & not leaking but she's going to have to get the plumber in. I'm currently in dispute with her over payment of the plumber as I'm going to pay but she thinks she is.

    Hope everyone enjoyed the break.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 16:35

    Hi Janna,

    Good to see Christmas was good for you!

    Bad things: Broke Mum's toilet on Boxing Day. Managed to get it working & not leaking but she's going to have to get the plumber in. I'm currently in dispute with her over payment of the plumber as I'm going to pay but she thinks she is.

    That's the kind of payment dispute you want to have!

  • me30/12/2009 at 16:41

    Hello all, back from visiting my mother on the Isle of Wight.

    hey janna. we require of you some new year's resolutions:

    http://sidepodcast.com/2009/12/30/2010-new-years-resolutions/

    Hope everyone enjoyed the break.

    oh yes!

  • me30/12/2009 at 16:41

    it seems slightly less accurate but that may be because you are at arms length.

    still want one.

  • Janna30/12/2009 at 16:42

    That's the kind of payment dispute you want to have!

    I know, she's supposed to be an impoverished pensioner but she always pays for things as if my sister & I are still 12 & 14 and not many more years older than that ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 16:42

    it seems slightly less accurate but that may be because you are at arms length.

    still want one.

    Want one what?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 16:42

    That's the kind of payment dispute you want to have!

    I know, she's supposed to be an impoverished pensioner but she always pays for things as if my sister & I are still 12 & 14 and not many more years older than that ;)

    They never stop do they? :)

  • me30/12/2009 at 16:43

    Want one what?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/img-4027-mov

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 16:44

    Want one what?

    http://drop.io...st/asset/img-4027-mov

    That reminds me soooo much of Minority Report!

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 16:47

    Hope everyone enjoyed the break.

    As a matter of fact, I'm still enjoying it! (don't have to go back to work until next week).

    Good to hear you (mostly) had a good break, it seems :)

  • Janna30/12/2009 at 16:51

    As a matter of fact, I'm still enjoying it! (don't have to go back to work until next week).

    Me too, just have a mountain of washing (and podcasts) to get through before I go back on Monday

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 16:53

    Me too, just have a mountain of washing (and podcasts) to get through before I go back on Monday

    yeah, if only podcast producers took a break the same time I did. If I miss ONE day of listening, I'm in trouble!

    I should do some laundry, too....

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 16:55

    Bad things: Broke Mum's toilet on Boxing Day. Managed to get it working & not leaking but she's going to have to get the plumber in. I'm currently in dispute with her over payment of the plumber as I'm going to pay but she thinks she is.

    #MFC -misread future change

    I thought you broke your mum's tablet.

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 16:57

    it seems slightly less accurate but that may be because you are at arms length.

    still want one.

    oh yes me too. It's a minnor quibble.

    And you can in windows 7 type using an onscreen keyboard and use it as a mouse.

  • me30/12/2009 at 16:57

    And you can in windows 7 type using an onscreen keyboard and use it as a mouse.

    why are they not yelling that from the rooftops?

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 17:00

    why are they not yelling that from the rooftops?

    this is them being slightly sensible for a change. They have written about 5 apps for windows 7 that do this multitouch thing a scrapbook, a blackboard the maps thing and another 2 I can't remember. But they have opened up the entire api and shown in the dev channel how they did their stuff.

    I think they'll start shouting once they have loads of cool things to shout about.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 17:00

    And you can in windows 7 type using an onscreen keyboard and use it as a mouse.

    why are they not yelling that from the rooftops?

    Because it's Microsoft?

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 17:02

    I think they'll start shouting once they have loads of cool things to shout about.

    it's called Microsoft surface. I think it might have been on MFC, no?

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 17:02

    I think they'll start shouting once they have loads of cool things to shout about.

    does it require a special monitor?

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 17:05

    does it require a special monitor?

    Presumably a touch screen, yes.

  • me30/12/2009 at 17:06

    it's called Microsoft surface. I think it might have been on MFC, no?

    that's 10k though.

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 17:11

    that's 10k though.

    I think just that big surface table they built is 10k, with all the object identification and syncing (if that part even worked, just put your phone on the table and it would automatically sync or something like that)

  • me30/12/2009 at 17:13

    I think just that big surface table they built is 10k, with all the object identification and syncing (if that part even worked, just put your phone on the table and it would automatically sync or something like that)

    surface has something crazy like 52 point multitouch, so lots of people can work at the same time.

    of note to me though, is alex's product demo just made me interested in windows 7. which is more than microsoft have achieved.

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 17:24

    of note to me though, is alex's product demo just made me interested in windows 7. which is more than microsoft have achieved.

    Windows 7 isn't actually bad, I just think Microsoft have been a bit wary about hyping it up. Look what happened with all the hype they gave Windows Vista.

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 17:25

    of note to me though, is alex's product demo just made me interested in windows 7. which is more than microsoft have achieved.

    Alex seems like a nice guy and all, but the only things that could get me interested in windows 7 can't be mentioned in a family channel :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 17:26

    of note to me though, is alex's product demo just made me interested in windows 7. which is more than microsoft have achieved.

    Windows 7 isn't actually bad, I just think Microsoft have been a bit wary about hyping it up. Look what happened with all the hype they gave Windows Vista.

    I have used it lightly and I think it's OK...

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 17:27

    Windows 7 isn't actually bad...

    Well, bad as in Vista levels of things.

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 17:27

    it's called Microsoft surface. I think it might have been on MFC, no?

    that's 10k though.

    It's the same silly thing that they did before where it turns out that there are two microsoft products with the same name!

  • me30/12/2009 at 17:28

    It's the same silly thing that they did before where it turns out that there are two microsoft products with the same name!

    in that case i'm confused.

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 17:29

    Dang, I think I've actually been to Logan, UT!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 17:38

    Ah, Fireworks next door. Must be 6:30 then ;)

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 17:56

    in that case i'm confused.

    Okay... I think I have worked out what is going on now...

    There is the Microsoft Surface Team who make that big 10k thing. And the software for it.

    Microsoft have introduced something called the Microsoft Touch Pack which is a suite of software which OEM vendors can choose to install some, all or none of with Windows 7. This works on Microsoft Touch Technology aparently.

    Except all of the software was written by the Microsoft Surface Team. And is called things like: "Microsoft Surface Globe" and "Microsoft Surface Scrapbook", etc.

    Sounds like Microsoft to me!

  • me30/12/2009 at 17:58

    Except all of the software was written by the Microsoft Surface Team. And is called things like: "Microsoft Surface Globe" and "Microsoft Surface Scrapbook", etc.

    oooh, ok.

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 18:03

    Have spent most of the day clearing out the Blog category, because it was weird having a Blog page with a sub-category of, well... blog.

    There are loads of new categories, all of which can be found on the Archives page. http://sidepodcast.com/archive/

    Hopefully, they are self-explanatory, but if any look out of place, or you have any suggestions, please let us know.

    The categories in the grey bit at the bottom of every page will be updated once we have finalised the list.

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 18:04

    Have spent most of the day clearing out the Blog category, because it was weird having a Blog page with a sub-category of, well... blog.

    Congrats!

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 18:07

    Have spent most of the day clearing out the Blog category, because it was weird having a Blog page with a sub-category of, well... blog.

    Someone's been busy. I'm jealous. I procrastinate far too much.

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 18:10

    Except all of the software was written by the Microsoft Surface Team. And is called things like: "Microsoft Surface Globe" and "Microsoft Surface Scrapbook", etc.

    oooh, ok.

    I've found this: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/whats-the-microsoft-touch-pack-for-windows-7

  • me30/12/2009 at 18:12

    I've found this: http://windows...ch-pack-for-windows-7

    your demo is sooo much better.

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 18:15

    your demo is sooo much better.

    Ah I can't watch the demo from here.

    I wanted my dad to pass me a piece of paper with a picture of a sailboat on it. But he wouldn't :(

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 18:18

    USF1team has had 2 tweets in the past 22 hours. It's like a torrent of information! (compared to what was going on before)

  • Adie30/12/2009 at 18:23

    Evening all!

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 18:25

    Evening all!

    Evening Adie :)

  • Adie30/12/2009 at 18:29

    Are you well? Looked like you had a lot of over Christmas from the pics on your Twitter feed!

  • me30/12/2009 at 18:41

    I wanted my dad to pass me a piece of paper with a picture of a sailboat on it. But he wouldn't :(

    :D

  • me30/12/2009 at 18:41

    Evening all!

    hey sir.

  • me30/12/2009 at 18:43

    USF1team has had 2 tweets in the past 22 hours. It's like a torrent of information! (compared to what was going on before)

    they're learning!

  • guille230630/12/2009 at 18:46

    hello all! how are you? leaving behind Christmas dinner and preparing for New Year dinner? ;-)

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 18:47

    hello all! how are you? leaving behind Christmas dinner and preparing for New Year dinner? ;-)

    oohhh.... I gotta figure out what beer I'm gonna be drinking!

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 18:47

    hello all! how are you? leaving behind Christmas dinner and preparing for New Year dinner? ;-)

    oohhh.... I gotta figure out what beer I'm gonna be drinking!

    oh, yeah, hello, too :)

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 18:48

    Hello again :)

  • guille230630/12/2009 at 18:52

    oohhh.... I gotta figure out what beer I'm gonna be drinking!

    hard decisions... ;-)

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 19:00

    hard decisions... ;-)

    yet VERY important! :D

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 19:06

    oohhh.... I gotta figure out what beer I'm gonna be drinking!

    I prefer a good single malt whiskey to beer, but I drink both.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 19:15

    oohhh.... I gotta figure out what beer I'm gonna be drinking!

    I prefer a good single malt whiskey to beer, but I drink both.

    Rum and Whisk(e)y give less of a hangover than beer!

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 19:15

    Rum and Whisk(e)y give less of a hangover than beer!

    That's another upshot, yes. Mind you, I don't drink enough to get a hangover in the first place.

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 19:18

    Rum and Whisk(e)y give less of a hangover than beer!

    True, if you drink enough to get a hangover. But I can finish a whole 750ml bottle of any beer (no matter the strength) without much worry. If I did that with whisky or scotch or anything like that it'd kill me :)

  • Adie30/12/2009 at 19:25

    hey sir.

    Howdy!

    Apologies...on a call from my Mother then!

  • me30/12/2009 at 19:25

    Apologies...on a call from my Mother then!

    multitasking fail?

  • Adie30/12/2009 at 19:27

    multitasking fail?

    I've got dinner on the go too, so very nearly!

    You well?

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 19:27

    Shameless plug time: The post on Campos I wrote last night for 'A Little Bit... Piquet' http://wp.me/pKGQm-j

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 19:29

    Are you well? Looked like you had a lot of over Christmas from the pics on your Twitter feed!

    Yes it was all good. Have had a good time :)

  • Dan Brunell30/12/2009 at 19:31

    Hey everyone.

    USF1 has started a facebook group.

    I don't think their PR people are really up to snuff. This photo they posted to their page is itching for a caption contest.

    LINK: http://www.facebook.com/dan.c.brunell?v=info&ref=profile#/photo.php?pid=3882935&id=223461686185&comments

  • me30/12/2009 at 19:32

    You well?

    ooh yesh. although admittedly, i'm just doing one thing at a time.

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 19:33

    I don't think their PR people are really up to snuff. This photo they posted to their page is itching for a caption contest.

    Ken and Peter talking drivers? Good Lord!

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 19:33

    ooh yesh. although admittedly, i'm just doing one thing at a time.

    Safest this way!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 19:33

    Rum and Whisk(e)y give less of a hangover than beer!

    True, if you drink enough to get a hangover. But I can finish a whole 750ml bottle of any beer (no matter the strength) without much worry. If I did that with whisky or scotch or anything like that it'd kill me :)

    Yeah but you don't need to drink the whole whisk(e)y bottle to get merry do you?

  • Dan Brunell30/12/2009 at 19:34

    I don't think their PR people are really up to snuff. This photo they posted to their page is itching for a caption contest.

    As soon as I saw this, I smacked myself on the forehead and typed in my typical "Caddyshack" answer to this question.

  • me30/12/2009 at 19:34

    LINK: http://www.fac...61686185&comments

    "...and here's our first steering wheel ken. you mean you can't see it??"

  • Adie30/12/2009 at 19:34

    ooh yesh. although admittedly, i'm just doing one thing at a time.

    Excellent...

    Safest this way!

    Agreed!

    Yeah but you don't need to drink the whole whisk(e)y bottle to get merry do you?

    Very true Gavin...but I often find it helps!

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 19:35

    Another USF1 Facebook caption competition here, must be. Notice the empty space? :P http://bit.ly/5afzRR

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 19:35

    Another USF1 Facebook caption competition here, must be. Notice the empty space? :P http://bit.ly/5afzRR

    They wrte: Official US F1 Team pictures of the car will be distributed soon. planning an official unveil so can't let anything out until then! continue to check back here and on our website, usf1.com

  • Dan Brunell30/12/2009 at 19:36

    LINK: http://www.fac...61686185&comments

    Peter: "What? Our efforts to clone Jim Clark failed?"

  • me30/12/2009 at 19:36

    They wrte: Official US F1 Team pictures of the car will be distributed soon. planning an official unveil so can't let anything out until then! continue to check back here and on our website, usf1.com

    they're announcing on facebook?

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 19:37

    They wrte: Official US F1 Team pictures of the car will be distributed soon. planning an official unveil so can't let anything out until then! continue to check back here and on our website, usf1.com

    I'll believe there's a car when I see it, for now, I continue with the whole toaster business idea.

  • RG30/12/2009 at 19:37

    Another USF1 Facebook caption competition here, must be. Notice the empty space? :P http://bit.ly/5afzRR

    "Okay, here's the new 2010 car.... Oh, someone's nicked it. Oh boy, umm, look, a Jim Clark picture."

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 19:37

    They wrte: Official US F1 Team pictures of the car will be distributed soon. planning an official unveil so can't let anything out until then! continue to check back here and on our website, usf1.com

    they're announcing on facebook?

    Or YouTube?

    It'll be a 3D computer model or something equally as Vapor-warish...

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 19:38

    People are saying they want Bourdais to drive for USF1, makes sense, if their car ends up like a Champ Car...

  • guille230630/12/2009 at 19:39

    Yes it was all good. Have had a good time :)

    good to hear. I started eating on 19th (mum's birthday), I haven's stopped since... :-)

    I'm currently researching the Dakar route... not looking good, it seems I'll have to do some 300km to the closest racing point :-(

  • Dan Brunell30/12/2009 at 19:39

    I want USF1 to succeed but my god, I feel like I just spent my life savings betting on a mule in the Kentucky Derby... and they haven't even hit the track yet.

  • guille230630/12/2009 at 19:40

    I want USF1 to succeed but my god, I feel like I just spent my life savings betting on a mule in the Kentucky Derby... and they haven't even hit the track yet.

    but if they succeed you'll be immensely 'rich'...

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 19:42

    but if they succeed you'll be immensely 'rich'...

    Good point there, or it'll just remain to the Top Gear mantra, 'Ambitious but rubbish.'

  • Dan Brunell30/12/2009 at 19:42

    I want USF1 to succeed but my god, I feel like I just spent my life savings betting on a mule in the Kentucky Derby... and they haven't even hit the track yet.

    but if they succeed you'll be immensely 'rich'...

    Actually, being a Seattle sports fan, I am used to the Kathy Bates level of misery.

  • Dan Brunell30/12/2009 at 19:46

    People are saying they want Bourdais to drive for USF1, makes sense, if their car ends up like a Champ Car...

    Something interesting I found on Wikipedia and spent last night trying to verify. This part of the page of FIA Super License:

    "Additionally, drivers who have competed in the IndyCar Series are eligible for a Super Licence if they finished within the first six places of the drivers championship. This allows drivers from the United States domestic series to move into Formula One without first taking part in other FIA sanctioned events."

    I think it is udder tosh, then I just realized, how did Bourdais get his superlisence?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 19:47

    Question:

    I want to do a weighted score based on a driver's classification in the following categories: Finishing Position, Qualifying Position, Fastest Lap and Consistency. How would you guys weight the categories in percentage terms (eg. 50-25-5-20)?

    Could you please mark your answers #weight so I can check them later? I appreciate any input here ;)

  • Janna30/12/2009 at 19:48

    Could you please mark your answers #weight so I can check them later? I appreciate any input here ;)

    #weight. I understand the first three but can you expand on Consistency - how is it measured?

  • Dan Brunell30/12/2009 at 19:49

    #weight

    40-25-5-30

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 19:49

    Could you please mark your answers #weight so I can check them later? I appreciate any input here ;)

    #weight. I understand the first three but can you expand on Consistency - how is it measured?

    Read my explanation for more. Sorry I should have added that before!

    http://f1numbers.wordpress.com/faq/driver-consistencies-explained/

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 19:50

    Another USF1 Facebook caption competition here, must be. Notice the empty space? :P http://bit.ly/5afzRR

    'Ladies and gentlemen, in front of you we present, our 2010 Formula car!'

  • me30/12/2009 at 19:51

    'Ladies and gentlemen, in front of you we present, our 2010 Formula car!'

    :)

  • me30/12/2009 at 19:51

    I think it is udder tosh, then I just realized, how did Bourdais get his superlisence?

    don't know. just check gp+ and it doesn't say either.

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 19:52

    I think it is udder tosh, then I just realized, how did Bourdais get his superlisence?

    Him and Yuji Ide won F1 Factor maybe

  • Janna30/12/2009 at 19:54

    Read my explanation for more. Sorry I should have added that before!

    Thanks, then I would say:

    #weight

    50-30-10-20

  • Dan Brunell30/12/2009 at 19:55

    I think it is udder tosh, then I just realized, how did Bourdais get his superlisence?

    If this is true, you know who would be the only American to qualify for a Super license from IndyCar?

    Danica Patrick.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 19:56

    Read my explanation for more. Sorry I should have added that before!

    Thanks, then I would say:

    #weight

    50-30-10-20

    I like your idea that all drivers are giving 110% ;)

  • guille230630/12/2009 at 19:57

    don't know. just check gp+ and it doesn't say either.

    they were clearly better, but Villeneuve and Montoya also jumped from CART to F1 with their license in the pocket

  • Janna30/12/2009 at 19:57

    I like your idea that all drivers are giving 110% ;)

    Sorry, addition fail :(, I altered it a few times because I couldn't decide. It'll have to be the same as your example

    #weight

    50-25-5-20

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 20:01

    don't know. just check gp+ and it doesn't say either.

    they were clearly better, but Villeneuve and Montoya also jumped from CART to F1 with their license in the pocket

    Montoya did F3000 before he went to CART though...

  • guille230630/12/2009 at 20:08

    Montoya did F3000 before he went to CART though...

    you're right. I thought he had spent more than two year in the US.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 20:15

    Montoya did F3000 before he went to CART though...

    you're right. I thought he had spent more than two year in the US.

    I think he did F3000 and tested F1 cars in 97 and 98 before doing CART in 99 and 00. He started F1 in 2001 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Montoya

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 20:16

    Yeah but you don't need to drink the whole whisk(e)y bottle to get merry do you?

    Nope. I do like whisky and bourbon and single malt scotch, though, I just don't drink it very often.

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 20:17

    LINK: http://www.fac...61686185&comments

    Dangit ken, I'm telling you, it needs to be made of carbon fiber, aluminum, and it must be able to toast _4_ slices! I've had enough of this "2 slice toaster" from you!!

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 20:19

    They wrte: Official US F1 Team pictures of the car will be distributed soon. planning an official unveil so can't let anything out until then! continue to check back here and on our website, usf1.com

    If they do an official launch thingamabobber in Charlotte I'm going to try and attend.

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 20:19

    I want USF1 to succeed but my god, I feel like I just spent my life savings betting on a mule in the Kentucky Derby... and they haven't even hit the track yet.

    Luckily, mules aren't that expensive :)

  • Dan Brunell30/12/2009 at 20:20

    If this "IndyCar" provision is true (which I have my doubts, but trying to verify) the following people have super licenses from finishing in the top six of IndyCar the last two years.

    Dario Franchitti

    Scott Dixon

    Ryan Briscoe

    Hélio Castroneves

    Danica Patrick

    Tony Kanaan

    Dan Wheldon

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 20:21

    If this "IndyCar" provision is true (which I have my doubts, but trying to verify) the following people have super licenses from finishing in the top six of IndyCar the last two years.

    Dario Franchitti

    Scott Dixon

    Ryan Briscoe

    Hélio Castroneves

    Danica Patrick

    Tony Kanaan

    Dan Wheldon

    And none of which have a Cat in Hell's chance of getting anywhere near F1, sadly :(

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 20:22

    And none of which have a Cat in Hell's chance of getting anywhere near F1, sadly :(

    Would they even want too? I imagine they're all making pretty good bank where they currently are.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 20:23

    And none of which have a Cat in Hell's chance of getting anywhere near F1, sadly :(

    Would they even want too? I imagine they're all making pretty good bank where they currently are.

    They do, that is true. I think Dario and Scott should have had a crack, the others suit Indycar better.

  • Dan Brunell30/12/2009 at 20:25

    Would they even want too? I imagine they're all making pretty good bank where they currently are.

    That said, Mr. Ashley Judd would be interesting to see in Formula One. Briscoe would be interesting as well

  • Dan Brunell30/12/2009 at 20:25

    That said, Mr. Ashley Judd would be interesting to see in Formula One. Briscoe would be interesting as well

    Actually, Gavin right, I think Scoot might be interesting as well.

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 20:26

    That said, Mrs. Ashley Judd would be interesting to see in the Formula One Paddock.

    There, I fixed that one right up for you.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 20:26

    That said, Mrs. Ashley Judd would be interesting to see in the Formula One Paddock.

    There, I fixed that one right up for you.

    Actually, I'd rather she wasn't. She's very annoying!

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 20:28

    Evening all

    I love the body language in this pic. They are all standing as far as possible from each other and from the guy doing the talking. The individual body language is no better. This does not look like a team pulling together and excited about what they are doing. It looks like an organisation where everyone has been there for 20 years and is thoroughly disilliusioned and cynical. I would have thought it was impossible for a team to consistently put out a negative image of itself.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3876078&id=223461686185

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 20:30

    I want to do a weighted score based on a driver's classification in the following categories: Finishing Position, Qualifying Position, Fastest Lap and Consistency. How would you guys weight the categories in percentage terms (eg. 50-25-5-20)?

    #weight 40-30-0-30

  • Dan Brunell30/12/2009 at 20:31

    I love the body language in this pic. They are all standing as far as possible from each other and from the guy doing the talking. The individual body language is no better. This does not look like a team pulling together and excited about what they are doing. It looks like an organisation where everyone has been there for 20 years and is thoroughly disilliusioned and cynical. I would have thought it was impossible for a team to consistently put out a negative image of itself.

    I absolutely agreed. I think there is some of the criticism that unfounded towards USF1. However, the lack of PR savvy shown by the team that proclaims to be the contrary is just embarrassing.

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 20:35

    I love the body language in this pic. They are all standing as far as possible from each other and from the guy doing the talking. The individual body language is no better. This does not look like a team pulling together and excited about what they are doing. It looks like an organisation where everyone has been there for 20 years and is thoroughly disilliusioned and cynical. I would have thought it was impossible for a team to consistently put out a negative image of itself.

    I think you're reading too much into the picture, but I agree about the terrible PR.

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 20:43

    I think you're reading too much into the picture, but I agree about the terrible PR.

    I have been in a lot of similar meetings. Both in companies where everyone was pulling together and when they are not. This is very clearly from the second category. it also shows management who have no clue about start ups. The first thing you do at the first group meeting in any new start up is make sure people are physically as close as possible so that barriers are broken down. You do not allow people to spread out like that.

    You can draw an arc from the point of view of the speaker going up the far wall and across the second bench. Everyone in that picture could be comfortably in that area but in reality only 4 people are.

    There are conversations going on while the guy at the front is speaking. There are two pairs standing together on the far wall drinking coffee and having their own private little conversations. If they are lucky there are 6 people who are there to engage in the meeting. Look at the number of people with folded arms and slumped shoulders. They don't want to be ther listening to him.

    There are even people standing behind the speaker. There are a lot of negatives in that picture that good management would not allow.

  • Dan Brunell30/12/2009 at 20:45

    I absolutely agreed. I think there is some of the criticism that unfounded towards USF1. However, the lack of PR savvy shown by the team that proclaims to be the contrary is just embarrassing.

    If the team kept their mouth shut from the beginning and would of followed Ken Anderson's lead of being low key, they would of been viewed entirely different. I like Peter Windsor, but he clearly doesn't have the PR savvy he thinks he has. If they hired a profession to handle messaging, new and old media, web development, and press relations; the team would be viewed in a totally different way.

    One of the first lessons I've ever learned in corporate public relations from my dad was is to always "Under promise, over deliver." How the heck can USF1 deliver on all that it has promised? How can many Peter Windsor "putting the fire out" interviews on AUTOSPORT can we read? It is just frustrating to watch unfold. I want these guys to succeed but just watching them shoot themselves in the foot is just getting depressing not.

    If I ever write a book or article on public relations for a PRSA or other trade industry journal, I will be using them as an example of what not to do.

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 20:50

    One of the first lessons I've ever learned in corporate public relations from my dad was is to always "Under promise, over deliver." How the heck can USF1 deliver on all that it has promised? How can many Peter Windsor "putting the fire out" interviews on AUTOSPORT can we read? It is just frustrating to watch unfold. I want these guys to succeed but just watching them shoot themselves in the foot is just getting depressing not.

    Under promise and over deliver is always a good idea.

    On the other hand saying you will be more open than any team in history then say you planned a 6 months radio silence is just stupid as is saying that you are establishing your team next to the best wind tunnel in north America then claiming your car is designed on CFD because someone else is using that as a unique selling point.

    I really hope this team succeeds but they need to get a lot smarter very quickly.

  • me30/12/2009 at 20:54

    On the other hand saying you will be more open than any team in history then say you planned a 6 months radio silence is just stupid as is saying that you are establishing your team next to the best wind tunnel in north America then claiming your car is designed on CFD because someone else is using that as a unique selling point.

    :P

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 20:55

    On the other hand saying you will be more open than any team in history then say you planned a 6 months radio silence is just stupid as is saying that you are establishing your team next to the best wind tunnel in north America then claiming your car is designed on CFD because someone else is using that as a unique selling point.

    And on that note, I actually blogged about it! (http://jpancoast.wordpress.com/).

    I'm pretty much just regurgitating stuff from you guys here, but I sorta felt like writing something to "get it out".

  • Dan Brunell30/12/2009 at 20:55

    I really hope this team succeeds but they need to get a lot smarter very quickly.

    Sorry for the rant. I'm frustrated. I've seen these mistakes too many times before. Ironically, it is usually when some hot shot TV presenter becomes a PR representative and thinks PR is all about who, what you know, and smoozing. They end up screwing up because once a crisis hits, they don't know how to handle it and they haven't properly prepared themselves or the people around them.

  • me30/12/2009 at 21:00

    And on that note, I actually blogged about it! (http://jpancoast.wordpress.com/).

    i love, love, love new blog posts.

    if everybody keeps this up in 2010, it'll be a fab year for f1 blogging.

  • me30/12/2009 at 21:01

    get this. we're going to watch another film. it's like we've discovered a sidepodcast / life balance (of sorts).

    back in a bit. be lovely.

  • guille230630/12/2009 at 21:01

    get this. we're going to watch another film. it's like we've discovered a sidepodcast / life balance (of sorts).

    enjoy it!

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 21:02

    if everybody keeps this up in 2010, it'll be a fab year for f1 blogging.

    If I keep it up, it'll probably be about random stuff, unfortunately.

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 21:02

    If I keep it up, it'll probably be about random stuff, unfortunately.

    Ah, I keep random and F1 separate by having two blogs. :)

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 21:03

    Avatar was fantastic!

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 21:04

    Ah, I keep random and F1 separate by having two blogs. :)

    There's a lot of if's here, but if I find myself wanting to write enough about F1 and keeping it up then I'll do that.

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 21:04

    get this. we're going to watch another film. it's like we've discovered a sidepodcast / life balance (of sorts).

    back in a bit. be lovely.

    Blimey!

  • lou30/12/2009 at 21:04

    Avatar was fantastic!

    really?

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 21:04

    Good evening again

    Straving with hunger now, so need to eat soon

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 21:04

    Avatar was fantastic!

    That's good. I want to go and see it.

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 21:04

    really?

    I loved it

    It may be a bit of a boy's film to some extent

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 21:05

    really?

    I know Emily hated it, but she has already confessed to a fantasy genre dislike

  • lou30/12/2009 at 21:05

    I loved it

    It may be a bit of a boy's film to some extent

    awesome :) i'm pleased you enjoyed it.

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 21:07

    Mr C didn't say what they were going to watch next?

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 21:07

    get this. we're going to watch another film. it's like we've discovered a sidepodcast / life balance (of sorts).

    This is going to ruin the Bassano/Christine double act on sidepodradio2 if she has seen lots of films

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 21:08

    This is going to ruin the Bassano/Christine double act on sidepodradio2 if she has seen lots of films

    Oh, I don't know

    We could start talking about the same film, that should be fun

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 21:08

    Avatar was fantastic!

    In 3D?

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 21:09

    In 3D?

    Yup, very immersive

    You get used to it pretty soon, didn't feel like the gimmick I expected

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 21:11

    In 3D?

    Yup, very immersive

    You get used to it pretty soon, didn't feel like the gimmick I expected

    Cool. I just have to wait for the rest of Odense to see it first!

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 21:20

    Eurosport are coverin every stage of the Dakar starting on Jan 2.

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/25122009/58/dakar-2010-dakar-returns-eurosport.html

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 21:22

    Eurosport are coverin every stage of the Dakar starting on Jan 2.

    http://uk.euro...eturns-eurosport.html

    They did that last year (still not seen it yet). @tobymoody on twitter is providing excellent updates. He's an ace Motorbike commentator so it's great to see him get the gig!

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 21:23

    They did that last year (still not seen it yet). @tobymoody on twitter is providing excellent updates. He's an ace Motorbike commentator so it's great to see him get the gig!

    I like him on Moto GP but didn't know he was doing the Dakar.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 21:28

    They did that last year (still not seen it yet). @tobymoody on twitter is providing excellent updates. He's an ace Motorbike commentator so it's great to see him get the gig!

    I like him on Moto GP but didn't know he was doing the Dakar.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wptI7jYlr9Q

    The man in action. Reminds me a little of Muzza!

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 21:36

    The man in action. Reminds me a little of Muzza!

    Yep, I think that sort of energy in commentating is fantastic. We need more like that in F1 again!

  • Lukeh30/12/2009 at 21:43
  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 21:48

    I have wayyy too much spare time.

    :)

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 21:50

    I have wayyy too much spare time.

    the first step to a cure is admitting to having a problem. I'm glad you've finally taken that first step. We can now help you! :D

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 21:54

    Hello.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 21:55

    Hello.

    Haro Pat!

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 21:56

    I just said goodbye to my sister who I will now not see until either March or May, depending on either of our finances...

  • Alianora La Canta30/12/2009 at 21:58

    I think it is udder tosh, then I just realized, how did Bourdais get his superlisence? {Comment #429}

    Easy. He was Champ Car champion four times in succession. That was a recognised path to a Superlicence before it amalgamated with IndyCars (in fact, the top two in both series were eligible).

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 21:59

    Haro Pat!

    Evening Gavin. I had an idea to replace the fuel consumption blogs. It might not work after every race, but how about a comparison of gaps between teams?

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 22:00

    Evening Gavin. I had an idea to replace the fuel consumption blogs. It might not work after every race, but how about a comparison of gaps between teams?

    ooh, not fuel consumption, I got confused reading your site and thinking of something else :-) I mean the qualifying fuel posts needs replacing

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 22:01

    Easy. He was Champ Car champion four times in succession. That was a recognised path to a Superlicence before it amalgamated with IndyCars (in fact, the top two in both series were eligible).

    So, the FIA can't be blamed for the lack of American talent in F1, because they could quite easily get a Superlicence. It's just that the drivers either don't want to come over and take the plunge or their not so good and teams don't consider them.

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 22:03

    I think it is udder tosh, then I just realized, how did Bourdais get his superlisence? {Comment #429}

    Easy. He was Champ Car champion four times in succession. That was a recognised path to a Superlicence before it amalgamated with IndyCars (in fact, the top two in both series were eligible).

    He also won the French F3 championship and the Internationall F3000 championship so would have been eligible for a superlicense before he went to America.

  • guille230630/12/2009 at 22:05

    He also won the French F3 championship and the Internationall F3000 championship so would have been eligible for a superlicense before he went to America.

    but not after 4 years there...

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 22:07

    Evening Gavin. I had an idea to replace the fuel consumption blogs. It might not work after every race, but how about a comparison of gaps between teams?

    I am adding this to your Suggestion Box, which is a great page

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 22:14

    Haro Pat!

    Evening Gavin. I had an idea to replace the fuel consumption blogs. It might not work after every race, but how about a comparison of gaps between teams?

    Great idea!

    (Sorry I was in the zone making graphs - can you please have a think about my idea for #weights that I asked for opinions on earlier?)

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 22:16

    (Sorry I was in the zone making graphs - can you please have a think about my idea for #weights that I asked for opinions on earlier?)

    I will have a look

  • Alianora La Canta30/12/2009 at 22:17

    He also won the French F3 championship and the Internationall F3000 championship so would have been eligible for a superlicense before he went to America {Comment #503}

    The F3000 would have taken Sebastién to the end of 2005 - a good length of time, but not enough for people to see past Flavio's rejection of him and give him a shot in F1.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 22:17

    (Sorry I was in the zone making graphs - can you please have a think about my idea for #weights that I asked for opinions on earlier?)

    I will have a look

    Thanks - that goes for anyone else who wasn't around earlier. Your opinions would be much appreciated ;)

  • Alianora La Canta30/12/2009 at 22:24

    I love the body language in this pic {Comment #458}

    Me too. It looks like a scene from the initial presentation for the Future Jobs Fund assessment centre I attended a few weeks back. Which would make more sense if F1 factories were routinely filled with bored 16-24 year olds who had been given lousy instructions on how to get there by unemployment staff who are desperately trying to fill quotas and were now pretty clueless on what anything the speakers were wittering on about had to do with what they were told was going to happen before they got there...

    At the very least, that picture speaks of lack of familiarity and communication difficulties. If that's a shot of dozens of people's induction speech, then it's somewhat excusable given what we know about USF1's hype/reality gap. Otherwise, I'm rather worried.

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 22:25

    I want to do a weighted score based on a driver's classification in the following categories: Finishing Position, Qualifying Position, Fastest Lap and Consistency. How would you guys weight the categories in percentage terms (eg. 50-25-5-20)?

    #weight

    I think your example is very similar to how I would weight it. I can't decide whether to give more for qualifying or for consistency, I answer differently each time I ask myself the question! I will go for an equal weight because starting position at many tracks is just as important as race performance:

    Finishing: 47

    Qualifying: 24

    Fastest Lap: 5

    Consistency: 24

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 22:35

    Thanks - that goes for anyone else who wasn't around earlier. Your opinions would be much appreciated ;)

    #weights

    Yes Gav, sorry I didn't reply earlier, was busily writing.

    I am slightly conflicted about it though because I think it depends what you are trying to do. I think that in my mind I can imagine that you are trying to work out the best way to judge a driver overall. But I think the only way to do that is to go for 100 - 0 - 0 - 0. Because winning the championship is all.

    I do always have a wish that we could see the relative performance of the drivers stripping out the cars in total in a season. And I keep thinking that there must be a way by comparing team mates. But the essential question will always be was Alonso much better than Piquet or was Piquet much worse than Alonso. It's zero sum. A circular reference.

    So I kind of think the only way to do it is to go by the championship. Or something.

    :)

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 22:36

    Oooooh its Journeyer's birthday today. Happy birthday sir :)

    Happy birthday Journeyer!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 22:37

    Yes Gav, sorry I didn't reply earlier, was busily writing.

    That's fine, no probs ;)

    I am slightly conflicted about it though because I think it depends what you are trying to do. I think that in my mind I can imagine that you are trying to work out the best way to judge a driver overall. But I think the only way to do that is to go for 100 - 0 - 0 - 0. Because winning the championship is all.

    I do always have a wish that we could see the relative performance of the drivers stripping out the cars in total in a season. And I keep thinking that there must be a way by comparing team mates. But the essential question will always be was Alonso much better than Piquet or was Piquet much worse than Alonso. It's zero sum. A circular reference.

    So I kind of think the only way to do it is to go by the championship. Or something.

    Ahhhh you've done me 'ed in with that answer!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 22:38

    Ahhhh you've done me 'ed in with that answer!

    Can I also add that there will be a post dedicated to each category (as it's become too big to do as one post!)

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 22:38

    Ahhhh you've done me 'ed in with that answer!

    Sorry about that!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 22:39

    Ahhhh you've done me 'ed in with that answer!

    Sorry about that!

    It's no problem my friend!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 22:42

    I swear, my computer is haunted or something!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 22:44

    A great F1 article from Wired Magazine: http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/12/todt-tells-f1-to-go-green/

    For Shame BBC, you're being outdone by an American Tech News service!

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 22:45

    I swear, my computer is haunted or something!

    Poltergeists? Did you hear a crash?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 22:46

    I swear, my computer is haunted or something!

    Poltergeists? Did you hear a crash?

    No. It just works fine all day and then swallows up all the RAM. She's old and battered and about a month away from the scrapheap...

  • Alex Andronov30/12/2009 at 22:50

    Okay... It must be bed time now. Sleep loose and don't worry about bed bugs (if you need an explanation for this sign off: http://www.gamboling.co.uk/2009/09/go-to-bed.html )

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 22:53

    For any media people/wanabee's, theres a new social networking come networking site, it looks very good, you can put content on it and show off your work, it's great.

    http://www.fixedia.com/

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 22:55

    Ha, the graph of blog views makes a symmetrical zig-zag. Simple things for simple minds!

  • Alison30/12/2009 at 22:57

    Avatar was fantastic!

    Hmmmm not a bit too Pocahontas?

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 22:58

    Okay... It must be bed time now. Sleep loose and don't worry about bed bugs (if you need an explanation for this sign off: http://www.gam...009/09/go-to-bed.html )

    Night G Dawg ;)

  • RG30/12/2009 at 22:58

    Ha, the graph of blog views makes a symmetrical zig-zag. Simple things for simple minds!

    I love looking at what people search for to find my blog. Nico Rosberg is scarily common.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 22:58

    Okay... It must be bed time now. Sleep loose and don't worry about bed bugs (if you need an explanation for this sign off: http://www.gam...009/09/go-to-bed.html )

    Night G Dawg ;)

    Yeah G'Night Alex!

  • RG30/12/2009 at 22:58

    Okay... It must be bed time now. Sleep loose and don't worry about bed bugs (if you need an explanation for this sign off: http://www.gam...009/09/go-to-bed.html )

    Ciao sir.

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 22:59

    I love looking at what people search for to find my blog. Nico Rosberg is scarily common.

    I always do the same search to see what page i'm on, and half the time get bored after a couple of pages. Clearly some people have more patience than me

  • RG30/12/2009 at 23:00

    I always do the same search to see what page i'm on, and half the time get bored after a couple of pages. Clearly some people have more patience than me

    I know. I'm also wondering why they'll find out about Rosberg on a Glock blog.

  • Alianora La Canta30/12/2009 at 23:02

    I do always have a wish that we could see the relative performance of the drivers stripping out the cars in total in a season. And I keep thinking that there must be a way by comparing team mates. But the essential question will always be was Alonso much better than Piquet or was Piquet much worse than Alonso. It's zero sum. A circular reference. {Cmment #512}

    I remember doing something like that about a year ago, but fastest laps were the only factor it considered. Unfortunately I've lost the file, because it was largely pretty good (though some of the results for drivers who only had one season in the data set were odd - I refuse to believe Mika Salo was the best driver of the last 7 years!) It could say how many positions on average a driver was above or below the average fastest lap achieved by everyone.

    Recreating it would be a lot of work, but would give me something to do before 2010 restarts...

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 23:02

    Okay... It must be bed time now. Sleep loose and don't worry about bed bugs (if you need an explanation for this sign off: http://www.gam...009/09/go-to-bed.html )

    night

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 23:03

    Recreating it would be a lot of work, but would give me something to do before 2010 restarts...

    Why not wait a week or so and see what I come up with? You are welcome to use my data sheet if you like...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 23:05

    I always do the same search to see what page i'm on, and half the time get bored after a couple of pages. Clearly some people have more patience than me

    I know. I'm also wondering why they'll find out about Rosberg on a Glock blog.

    I think I should do a stats post based on the blog stats when the year is up and include a funny part based on search terms :D

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 23:15

    Morning all. Happy australian time zone birthday to mr lukeh!

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 23:20

    Morning all. Happy australian time zone birthday to mr lukeh!

    Morning.

  • jpancoast (In USF1 denial)30/12/2009 at 23:20

    So, the FIA can't be blamed for the lack of American talent in F1, because they could quite easily get a Superlicence. It's just that the drivers either don't want to come over and take the plunge or their not so good and teams don't consider them.

    Racing in a circle making only left turns doesn't exactly give one a legitimate impression of how a driver might do on an F1 circuit. Nor does it give a driver the skills necessary to be competent in F1.

    I dont' think the drivers are necessarily any worse at the beginning but going left and right is a whole different ballgame than just going left all the time.

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 23:21

    Can I have a drum roll please!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 23:21

    Can I have a drum roll please!

    Certainly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNaZedAWmlE

  • RG30/12/2009 at 23:21

    Can I have a drum roll please!

    ba doom tshhh, oh thats not it, erm, dum, dum, dum

  • Jon Waldock30/12/2009 at 23:23

    ba doom tshhh, oh thats not it, erm, dum, dum, dum

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/img-0525-jpg

    TA DA

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 23:23

    So, the FIA can't be blamed for the lack of American talent in F1, because they could quite easily get a Superlicence. It's just that the drivers either don't want to come over and take the plunge or their not so good and teams don't consider them.

    Mostly they don't want to. Or, they do want to when they are in junior series but can't raise the finance to come over so they go to NASCAR or IndyCar, start earning a nice living without having to leave their home country and just never move..

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 23:23

    Avatar was fantastic!

    Hmmmm not a bit too Pocahontas?

    Haven't seen it but that didn't spring to mind, no

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 23:23
  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 23:23

    http://drop.io...st/asset/img-0525-jpg

    Wow, some of the finest food engineering I've ever seen!

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 23:23
  • jpancoast (4 slices, man! 4!)30/12/2009 at 23:23

    TA DA

    *clap clap clap*

  • guille230630/12/2009 at 23:24
  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 23:24

    ba doom tshhh, oh thats not it, erm, dum, dum, dum

    http://drop.io...st/asset/img-0525-jpg

    TA DA

    Well done sir!

    (I do hope it will get eaten ;) )

  • RG30/12/2009 at 23:25

    http://drop.io...st/asset/img-0525-jpg

    Now that is some nice stools, where d'ya get them. They look nice.

    Oh the cake thingy, that looks alright I say, canny good ;)

  • Dan Brunell30/12/2009 at 23:26

    So, the FIA can't be blamed for the lack of American talent in F1, because they could quite easily get a Superlicence. It's just that the drivers either don't want to come over and take the plunge or their not so good and teams don't consider them.

    I think the biggest reason for this problen is who Penske and Ganassi picked for drivers. If you want a shot to win the IndyCar title, you have to be apart of one of those two teams. Normally Penske and Ganassi go for older foreign drivers. Penske has put a few young Americans through his IndyCar team like Sam Hornish Jr, but as soon as they show promise, Penske puts them in his NASCAR team since there is more money to be made there. Same with Ganassi to an extent.

  • me30/12/2009 at 23:51

    yay, back in time to predict the daily :)

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 23:52

    yay, back in time to predict the daily :)

    Daily lottery? Are you Derren Brown?

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 23:52

    yay, back in time to predict the daily :)

    What did you watch?

  • me30/12/2009 at 23:52

    What did you watch?

    ummmm

  • me30/12/2009 at 23:52

    Daily lottery? Are you Derren Brown?

    am betting 6 minutes past.

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 23:53

    am betting 6 minutes past.

    again?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 23:53

    yay, back in time to predict the daily :)

    What film did you see?

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 23:53

    oh relevant to the last one i forgot "stick to my budget so i save more money for europe"

    That's an important one

    Oh yeah, that can be one of mine as well. Save money for Spa. Although I could do with it now so I can book somewhere to stay before all the cheap ones go

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 23:53

    oops can you move my comments mr c :D

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 23:54

    Oh yeah, that can be one of mine as well. Save money for Spa. Although I could do with it now so I can book somewhere to stay before all the cheap ones go

    I don't mind booking it, I just don't have much time in searching for it at the moment

  • me30/12/2009 at 23:55

    oops can you move my comments mr c :D

    where to/from?

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 23:55

    I don't mind booking it, I just don't have much time in searching for it at the moment

    Get the holiday period over with first.

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 23:55

    Get the holiday period over with first.

    Indeed

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 23:55

    where to/from?

    We watched Knowing, and Amy, I'm on it.

    Mr C is clearly in a world of his own.

  • me30/12/2009 at 23:55

    am betting 6 minutes past.

    again?

    it might be kinda predictable.

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 23:55

    What film did you see?

    I'm guessing there wasn't one?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)30/12/2009 at 23:56

    where to/from?

    We watched Knowing, and Amy, I'm on it.

    Mr C is clearly in a world of his own.

    What did you think?

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 23:56

    Throughout the next few months, I shall observe the daily post and, using this information, I shall be able to accurately predict the time at which it is posted.

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 23:56

    We watched Knowing...

    The Nic Cage film, any good?

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 23:57

    What did you think?

    The story is utterly bizarre, but I like the numbers and I also heart blowing things up. So good overall.

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 23:57

    We watched Knowing

    What is it about?

  • Amy30/12/2009 at 23:57

    thank you christine. One day i will remember that mobile doohickey cant read my mind.

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 23:57

    The story is utterly bizarre, but I like the numbers and I also heart blowing things up. So good overall.

    Have you seen The Number 23?

    I've heard that alright too

  • James30/12/2009 at 23:58

    Throughout the next few months, I shall observe the daily post and, using this information, I shall be able to accurately predict the time at which it is posted.

    You might forget :P

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 23:58

    What is it about?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHw8URgDvxM

  • Steven Roy30/12/2009 at 23:58

    Throughout the next few months, I shall observe the daily post and, using this information, I shall be able to accurately predict the time at which it is posted.

    You think there is a pattern to it? First you have to correctly predict if Mr C will remember to write it when it is his turn.

  • Christine30/12/2009 at 23:58

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=uHw8URgDvxM

    (only cos I don't want to spoil anything)

  • Tom G30/12/2009 at 23:59

    You think there is a pattern to it? First you have to correctly predict if Mr C will remember to write it when it is his turn.

    It might be like how Derren Brown did the lottery, then again, that could include hoaxes...

  • Bassano30/12/2009 at 23:59

    Am currently watching Role Models, which is quite funny

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 23:59

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=uHw8URgDvxM

    Oh! I wanted to see that. Was it good?

  • Pat W30/12/2009 at 23:59

    The story is utterly bizarre, but I like the numbers and I also heart blowing things up. So good overall.

    Ah, yes, apparently it was :-)

  • Tom G31/12/2009 at 00:00

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=uHw8URgDvxM

    Predicting the future? Seems apt for what we're doing with the daily post! :D

  • Pat W31/12/2009 at 00:01

    Have you seen The Number 23?

    I've heard that alright too

    I liked that. Bit odd.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)31/12/2009 at 00:01

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=uHw8URgDvxM

    Looks very disaster movie-ish. I must get around to writing that blog post about disaster Movies at some point!

  • me31/12/2009 at 00:03

    Looks very disaster movie-ish. I must get around to writing that blog post about disaster Movies at some point!

    wouldn't really call it that.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)31/12/2009 at 00:03

    Looks very disaster movie-ish. I must get around to writing that blog post about disaster Movies at some point!

    wouldn't really call it that.

    Aww :( Me likes disaster movies!

  • Bassano31/12/2009 at 00:04

    The freebie today for iTunes' 12 Days promo is that James Cordon film with the oddly not-quite-family-friendy title

    http://www.itunes12daysofchristmas.co.uk/

  • Christine31/12/2009 at 00:04

    Aww :( Me likes disaster movies!

    It does have some quite epic disasters within it though. Don't be put off!

  • Dan Brunell31/12/2009 at 00:05

    Aww :( Me likes disaster movies!

    Are we still talking about USF1, I figured we would of changed topics by now. ;)

  • Tom G31/12/2009 at 00:05

    The freebie today for iTunes' 12 Days promo is that James Cordon film with the oddly not-quite-family-friendy title

    Oh my God, I've always wanted to see that film and they're giving it away free? YAY!

  • Bassano31/12/2009 at 00:07

    Oh my God, I've always wanted to see that film and they're giving it away free? YAY!

    You have to go via the 12 days link, it's still priced normally through an iTunes search

    They've given away a few good things so far

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)31/12/2009 at 00:07

    Oh my God, I've always wanted to see that film and they're giving it away free? YAY!

    I fear the title of that film will only lead to a letdown!

  • Bassano31/12/2009 at 00:08

    I fear the title of that film will only lead to a letdown!

    I'm guessing it's not great but it is free

    Is the only way I was ever gonna see it

  • Tom G31/12/2009 at 00:08

    You have to go via the 12 days link, it's still priced normally through an iTunes search

    They've given away a few good things so far

    Yes, I got the iPhone app to remind me of each day's item. I enjoyed the Trivial Pursuit a few days back, but it went downhill for a bit.

    I fear the title of that film will only lead to a letdown!

    It's not for that reason I want to see it! I just thought it looked funny.

  • Bassano31/12/2009 at 00:09

    Back to the film