German GP Results!

Congrats to Mark Webber for his first Grand Prix win, took him a long time and he always seems a nice bloke. Glad Jenson came through another difficult race to record 5th place, with Rubens one place behind. Disappointed that Rubinho had a pop at his Brawn GP team though, because without him he wouldn’t have a job!

Lightroom V2.4 released…

A bit late, but Lightroom V2.4 was released last week. I’m guessing most of you who use Lightroom will have upgraded as the software will have prompted you to! Anyway, that means a new version of ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) for Photoshop aswell…

Most of the updates are for new camera models – but seems to be a good thing to keep Lightroom updated

Chirk Aquaduct, Viaduct and Tunnel

On the way home from our camping trip at Shell Island, we went and looked at Chirk, where Thomas Telford built one of 2 famous aquaducts on the Llangollen branch canal. This isn’t the most famous one, but is still a magnificent structure, which prompted the railway architects to go one better and make the viaduct higher and longer! Straight after the canal passes over the aquaduct, into Wales, it enter Chirk tunnel. The tunnel has a towpath, and we walked along it, just in time to see a boat passing and lighting up the tunnel. Such a strange and surreal sight and sound…..anyway, if you get the chance, take a trip to Chirk, it is really impressive!

Firefox 3.5 is out!

Firefox 3.5 has been released, if you goto help > check for updates, then you should be able to upgrade easily. It’s a small download (about 9 meg) and seems fine to me, much faster too!

Saab sold to Koenigsegg!!!

Strange sale of the year, Saab sold by GM to Koenigsegg, the same company that makes a grand total of 45, yes 45 cars a year will own a company that sells nearly 200,000 a year. Great deal for the sports car maker, not so great for GM methinks….

Upgrade Windows 7 Beta 7000 to RC 7100 easily…

I’m just about to upgrade this box to the RC build 7100 of Windows 7 from the beta build 700, but I’m not into the reformat and install from scratch idea. So, I found a page detailing how you can do it easily….and I’m about to find out if it works!!! Wish me luck!

http://www.blogsdna.com/3083/how-to-upgrade-windows-7-beta-build-7000-to-windows-7-rc-build-7100.htm

** Update **

After a few hiccups (ATI and Adobe software had to be uninstalled) it’s going….only slowly!

*** Update 2 ***

All done, took about 4 hours! Quicker than a full install and tweak of everything I guess, so a thumbs up….

F1 – The season so far….

OK, here’s my take on the current F1 season so far (9th June 2009)!

Well the rule changes have certainly changed things a bit haven’t they! There are some real winners and losers out there. Winners include BrawnGP, Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello and Red Bull. Losers include Ferrari (yey!), Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa, Lewis Hamilton and BMW. The Brawn appears a very nicely thought out design, adaptable, quick and reliable, whilst the BMW’s for example is like last years Honda (good riddance). Jenson is enjoying his time at the front, and even Rubens is upbeat. Kimi seems like a man lost in F1 and Massa has made a couple of huge blunders. The racing, however seems to me to be a bit improved this year, and I’m enjoying this season much more than last years….

Jenson’s winning because he’s so dependable at the moment. He’s made it count when needed, been fast and also he’s been able to conserve his tyres and engines superbly. Rubens has made some mistakes and not always had the luck on his side, which has made the difference. The RBR guys are also doing a great job, and have just not seemed to be able to pull out the lead and/or get it right to make them multiple winners.

Lewis Hamilton seems resigned to finishing well down in the standings, although he’s had it easy in F1 terms for the last 2 seasons. At least he’s beginning to lose his smug schoolboy attitude a little…

Ferrari haven’t seemed to get the idea of the new regulations at all. Their car doesn’t seem like a race winner, nor do the drivers either! They just look slow and tardy, and without KERS I reckon they’d be without points at all this season.

BMW are paying the price for being indecisive. They should have developed last years car more, and then Kubica might have been champion. If not, then they should have made a real effort to push the boundaries with this car (like Brawn have) and they would be much happier. As it is, they just seem to be also rans again, which I can’t see will help their cause for 2010 and onwards.

Anyway, that’s just a quick review so far, please leave me some comments!