Monday, 25 May 2009
Followed this up with a couple of games of bowling fun, although I managed to peak too soon, starting with two gorgeous strikes and going downhill from there. I then took my immense form to Rileys and got beat all over again. Dang.
Ended the day in the White Lion with Roast Duck in raspberry muck, served with 3 pints of Fosters. Taste-tastic.
Posted byMichael at 15:28
Politicking is quintessential to Formula One due to the exhorborant cost of competing at the highest level, which means that all the competitors are unwilling to agree anything that will directly effect their performance in the short term. Of course the manufacturers are unwilling to support a set of rules and regulations that benefit the independent teams and the independents cannot compete on the same level as the manufactuer teams.
The latest ramblings coming out of the woodwork suggest that a £45 million budget cap will be introduced in 2011 to allow the teams to re-assign or lay off hundreds of members of staff in the next few areas. Between now and then the manufactuer teams will assist the independents with cheap powertrain deals and leased chassis, which should allow teams to compete on the cheap until the budget cap is introduced.
Of course everyone involved is oblivious to the damage this is doing to the sport but why would that matter.... ?
Posted byMichael at 15:11
Labels: Formula One
A quick weekend at Brands
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Posted byMichael at 22:56
Saturday, 28 February 2009
So I have now officially moved and it's just like not moving but with 100% more ironing, which is the epic fail. Been keeping busy with some films thanks to proximity of the Vue:
Doubt – tale of deadly suspicion set in a Catholic school earlier in the 20th Century. Excellent performances all round.
Push – sci-fi tale of those with supernatural powers. Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning do a good job but the real stars are the soundtrack and cinematography, which set the scene perfectly.
Other than that it has been pretty quiet round this way but it should be picking up in March- got a few things planned already:
14th – heading over to the Science Museum for special exhibit.
15th – seeing the Watchmen movie.
N.B. Need to take more pictures of anything and everything, starting with my current abode.
Posted byMichael at 15:19
Saturday, 24 January 2009
There aren't a whole lot of resources for people who want to switch back to Windows from Mac OS X and unsurprisingly the best one I've found so far is at WinSuperSite.com.
I'm having to make the switch because I'm moving to a smaller place and there isn't enough space for my iMac and me, so I'm moving back to Windows with a Dell Studio 15 laptop running Windows Vista. Thankfully I haven't become too dependent on any Apple applications, although I will miss iPhoto and EyeTV more than the rest.
I'd love to have bought an Apple laptop but this would have cost considerably more than my well spec'd Dell laptop because even in these harsh times Apple can still produce laptops with ridiculous mark-ups.
Posted byMichael at 15:08
F1 2008 Review
Friday, 26 December 2008
Posted byMichael at 14:02
Check out this Geeks Guide To Surviving Christmas. Genius.
Posted byMichael at 08:38