F1 racing – is getting ready to tear itself apart. Teams refuse to be subject to standardized technology and budget caps. To make matters worse, the proposed changes are voluntary, meaning that the 2010 Championship is expected to be a two tiered affair. I’m very much in favor of some measure of fiscal control on the sport, but standardized technology takes away a key element that is really integral to the tradition and definition of F1 racing. And a two-tiered championship is absolutely unacceptable.
Phillies – pulled out a nice squeeker tonight. Hamels gets the win, although it seems he’s not quite as sharp and dominant as he was last year. Same with Lidge – BIG TIME. But he did get the save tonight and was a damned entertaining game to listen to. Franzke is coming into his own (as Scott Graham did, a few years back) on those exciting calls at the end, particularly Lidge’s strikeout for out number two with two on in the bottom of the ninth. Nice job.
John Scalzi – is a fine SciFi writer, a real professional. He’s been blogging prolifically since 1998. That’s some pretty good output for one guy. Getting the benefit of really good writing on a daily basis is quite a treat. But when its Scalzi’s twisted sense of humor, well then it’s priceless. And, hey, it is priceless, totally free! He recently featured an interview with a stick of butter, and today confronts his inner geek as he contemplates the purchase of a new computer powerful enough to play fancy new games:
As an example of this problem, note the picture above, of CyberPower PC’s “Lan Party Commander.” Leaving aside the name of the PC, which screams “I am encrusted in the residue of Cheetos and Mountain Dew,” this rig is one of the more subtly-designed of the gaming rigs CyberPower puts together, and it still looks like a cooling tower at Chernobyl. If I walk into a room and something is glowing like this thing is, my first instinct is to dive toward the lead shielding.
Read the entire post here. I particularly like image of him encrusted in the residue of Cheetos.
WordPress – is ready to getting ready to go to 2.8 and only just installed this version (currently I’m using 2.7.1) on March 26. That’s less than two months ago! But it’s a dilemna because the last update (that I just installed) was terrific. Fortunately, it’s still in beta testing, and I’m not feeling that adventurous at the moment.