Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
However, I've always wondered where my UKLinux money went - they say it went to support Free Software, but how? I've read Jason Clifford's account of what went on and I'm pretty pissed off. I also feel rather sorry for him - he's a nice bloke who was a bit naive; it's not that the rest of the UKLinux crowd are evil - they've always been nice to me and have given good service. But where did my money go?
So anyhow I've signed up to ukfsn.org, and I'm going to register a domain name. Everything changes, I suppose, but I've used the same e-mail address for 4 and a half years (along with my niss.ac.uk one which I've used for about 7 years) so it's going to be a bit of a change for me, my many contacts and e-mail subscriptions. Scary. It's the geek equivalent of moving house!
Friday, July 23, 2004
- Every other contender to Lance Armstrong has dropped out.
- Great cyclists that used to do really well supporting Lance Armstrong in US Postal can no longer keep up with him, when previously they could pace him up every hill.
- Lance Armstrong is the best cyclist of our time - a true sporting legend that will never be forgotten because of his dominance in this one race.
- Lance Armstrong is drug free.
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
By my reckoning, my next PC should be badged as a "6300" (whatever that means, oh and Intel are dropping such a naming convention). Whatever, what I really want is x86_64 (Athlon 64) and HyperThreading (Pentium 4/Xeon). Will that ever be available? Who knows.
As for disks, I still can't warrant the expense (or noise) of decent SCSI disks (let alone FC-AL ;-). I hope SATA is running at 200 or better by then.
Man I've just had to upgrade my CD writer at home, a 24x4x4 device. Perfectly adequate I thought (and cost £ 170 some years ago). Until today that is.
I used a 52x32x52 writer in my machine at work (thanks you, boss) and was blown away. I burned 2 copies of RHEL ES 3 (4 cds ea.) in next to no time. So I ordered a new writer from ebuyer.com for under £ 25 (incl. p&p).
I am such a techno-junkie loser. ;-)
Monday, July 19, 2004
Oh and kudos to Thomas Voekler, the youngster who has done the Yellow Jersey proud by rinding at 150% since he gained it. What a guy.
Thursday, July 15, 2004
In the end he admitted that he was as guilty as the rest of them. Guilty of being a cheat. A dirty stinking cheat with no right to have worn the KotM jersey or be remembered. Cheats suck.
But now he's clean, and yesterday's stage was something of a revelation. Man that boy can climb. Providing he can beat Lance on a stage in the Pyrenees, or at least stay with the leading bunch we'll know whether he burned himself out or not on that breakaway. But for now, I've forgiven Richard Virenque. Anyone who can ride like he did yesterday, drug-free, deserves praise.
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Monday, July 05, 2004
But now we have fucking yank piss sponsering the TV coverage. What the fuck is that all about? Why would any cyclist or francophile want to go drinking American mass-produced beer? Not the most relevant piece of advertising I've ever seen...
One of the things that's changed this year is that we no longer get beautiful Alfa Romeo 166s as the standard tour staffer's cars, but now have utilitarian (although, in reality quite good, but not in any sense lustworthy like an Alfa) Skodas.
Shame really, but perhaps the Alfas were distracting me from the actual race.
"Why?" you may well ask, when surely only 3 people ever look at it. In fact, my entire site could probably be written in shtml (although it does contain PHP parts that are far more powerful than you could do in shtml, and could be extended to do much more) but where would be the fun in that?
I hope that Lance Armstrong isn't a cheat, because he is a truly amazing cyclist. The last few years have shown him to be at a level beyond everyone else. I hope that this year he actually has some competition; Tyler Hamilton perhaps?
It's a shame about Lance's personal life going pear-shaped (and going out with a pop star - for heaven's sake). Mind you, he does have a bit of a tendency to act like a wanker.
I'm also looking forward to Cippolini winning at least one stage, and for his sake, actually finishing the Tour for the first time.
Vive le tour.