The latest edition is out, go get it.
Dan mentioned that Sky had launched there long awaited Sky+ scheduling via the internet/mobile. I've just set it up, and besides the fact that Sky by Mobile STILL does not support Windows Mobile devices (get on the ball Sky) it works great!
You can send a text message to the number and your Sky+ box will schedult the recording, or use the web service on a supported phone (Nokia/Siemens etc, although it's just a Java app so no idea why they do not suport WM!).
Anyhow if you would like to set your box up just pop along to here.
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It's been announced that Microsoft MES has been selected as the official FIA partner for the 2008/2009/2010 standard electronic control units in the F1 engines using the Windows Mobile for Automotive platform. Now as many know, in my other 'life' I am quite a fan of MS technologies, however Microsoft really need to be on the ball on this project! F1 is watched by a massive number of viewers, and if the unit's supplied to the teams are less than perfect it will be mentioned, on live TV, the Microsoft boys really don't want to annoy the Ron Dennis and Frank Williams of this world, as even the might marketing people at MS will not be able to live that down.
The other FIA announcement is that surprise surprise, Bridgestone have been announced as the single tyre supplier to F1 for the 2008/2009/2010, and it would seem with Michelin pulling out at the end of the year the 2007 season as well (unless BF Goodrich turn up like in WRC, who are Michelin by another name, and will bizarrely be the only tyre supplier in the WRC series).
There has also been agreements inside the Formula One Working Group that corner speeds need to be reduced to make tracks safer, this now it's a one tyre series will be relatively easy with help from Bridgestone.
Pop over to the site to have a look.
Some of the editing is good, so are some of the lines in it. I've re-encoded it into WMV formats for PC and Smartphone, there is also the 3GP format version for Nokia/Samsung etc users.
Why not pop over and have a look for yourself?
He qualified yesterday in 11th place, with a very un performant Yamaha. However we all know bad bikes, and bad qualifying mean little to the 7 times world champion.
After the first lap of the race he was in 8th, a few laps later he joined the front running Honda's. 'The Doctor' proved his ability with a Yamaha that is certainly not as quick as the Honda bikes, by slicing his way through to 2nd by mid race, he then put the move on Melandri to take the lead.
He held the lead over the Honda bikes of Melandri, Pedrosa and Hayden up untill the last few laps where Melandri overtook him with a great block pass.
Rossi however was not going to take 20 points for second when he could take 25 for first, he passed Melandri with two laps remaining and held it brilliantly through the last corner where Melandri tried a move on Rossi that just failed.
All in all, a great race from all the riders involved.
Yup I am, back from my holiday.
Croatia is certainly a good place to visit! Pore? (said Porech). We popped along to Venice as well, also a lovely place to visit, although I don't think you could spend too much time there, long weekend break at best.
The flight to Pula is about 2 hours from the UK, and the airport of Pula is very 'basic'. The people and places however are all nice, and the facilities for the most part are of European standard.
The one slight downside to the place is the hotels where mostly built in the 60's and are only now being modernised, the hotel we stayed in did not have aircon throughout, but the places that had been modernised where very good. The temperature although high (30-33C) was not oppressive in the rooms however, and the breeze from the sea kept everything manageable.
All in all well worth the visit.