FOR GOD’S SAKE

So the new Liberal Democrat leader is in hot water already with the “revelation” that he does not believe in God. No sooner had he answered the question than he was having to beat a hasty retreat and saying things like that he had “enormous respect for people who have religious faith” and that his wife was a Catholic.… Read the rest

NEW F1 WORLD CHAMPION

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OPEN MIC

With the advent of multi-channel TV the publishers need to find something to fill these channels. So today on BBC Parliament we have live coverage of the Labour Party Conference, complete and unedited. From the little I saw this morning this message hadn’t got through to the MP Keith Vaz who was chairing a Q&A session.… Read the rest

GUILTY AS CHARGED

Today the FIA have released details of why they came to the decision to fine McLaren a record $100M in the Ferrari spy scandal. I did wonder yesterday if McLaren might appeal but seeing the evidence I don’t think they should bother and think themselves lucky that they weren’t kicked out for 2007 & 08.… Read the rest

MCLAREN $100M LIGHTER

McLaren PhotocopierSo the FIA have decided. McLaren are guilty and it’s going to cost them $100M and all their points docked from the 2007 constructors championship. In some senses it could have been worse. Earlier this afternoon Autosport.com were reporting that McLaren were going to be kick out of the 2008 championship too.… Read the rest

WINDOWS LIVE SEARCH

I have been playing around with Windows Live Maps today and doing a comparison with Google Maps. On a pure mapping front there doesn’t seem to be much between them but the aerial views are much, much better on WLS. The quality of the view for our house for instance is just stunning.… Read the rest

SAVE RYEISH GREEN SCHOOL

The local council want to shut my sons secondary school, Ryeish Green based on a falling roll. Research carried out by the council shows that the roll will continue to fall making the school not viable. However, independent research carried out shows that the councils figures are wrong and the that the roll will actually rise making the school a necessity.… Read the rest

MCLAREN HITS THE SELF-DESTRUCT BUTTON

It has been interesting to watch the qualifying shenanigans over the weekend and then see the following announcements from the McLaren team regarding what happened and then try and match that to what was on TV. To me something doesn’t quite add up.… Read the rest

BIRTHDAY LIST

BeanbagIt’s my birthday soon and I’ll obviously be showered with gifts and presents from family, friends and general well wishers. The big question though is just what should they buy the man who pretty much has everything he wants at a price people are willing to pay?… Read the rest

KEEPING UP WITH WILLIAMSF1

Live TimingThe organising body of Formula One have offered this service for a while but I have only just got round to bloging about it. During all F1 sessions including the race live timing is available in exactly the same format as is available to the teams.… Read the rest