First of all sorry to all my blog readers for the lack of posts for the past 2 months. I have been bizy with my job and uni as its end of my semester. Since my last release I have been getting lot of emails about the problem with sidebar modules. So I decided to update the 3 Column k2 with the latest svn release(198). The official release of K2 0.9.1 is based on svn-152. So, there will be lot of improvements over K2 0.9.1 and 3 Column K2 0.9.1. I hope this release will solve all the sidebar modules problems. So everyone update your 3 Column K2 to 3 Column K2 0.9.2. You can download it from 3 Column K2 page and view the current release on the demo site as well. And finally for all the K2 related issues visit the K2 forums.
Brilliant Michael Schumacher won the classic Chineese Grand Prix, which can be one of his most important victories in his career. Started 6th on the grid and after 9 laps he was 22 seconds behind the race leader and yet he won the Race that eluded him in the last 2 years. It was Renault’s race to loose and they lost it.
The track was wet with water all over the track at the start but it was not raining. Most of the drivers started with intermediate’s and it was evident from the Saturday’s qualifying that Ferrari and Bridgestone runners struggled in wet conditions. Both the Renaults got to a good start as race begins but both the Hondas lost out to Raikkonen who started at 5th. Schumacher held on to his 6th position as Alonso just vanishes at the front. By lap 4 Schumacher was almost 14 sec’s behind race leader which shows how fast the Michelin runners are. [Read more…] about Brilliant Schumacher wins the classic Chineese GP
Microsoft today launched their Beta release of Soapbox on MSN Video. Soapbox is a user-uploaded video service like Youtube which allows people to upload and share personal videos. According to Microsoft Soapbox will be deeply integrated with its various online services including Windows Live Spaces and Windows Live Messenger. This will be a good news for all the Windows Live Spaces users and with their new music player, Zune released this week, its gonna be an exciting news for Zune too. Currently the beta of Soapbox is available on an invitation only basis in the U.S. If you want to check it out, request an invitation on the Soapbox homepage. Check out the official announcement by Microsoft too.
Microsoft, marking their next big milestone for its Connected Entertainment vision, unveiled details of its new digital media player Zune.
Designed around the principles of sharing, discovery and community, Zune will create new ways for consumers to connect and share entertainment experiences. The Zune experience centers around connection — connection to your library, connection to friends, connection to community and connection to other devices.#.
Microsoft says Zune starts with a 30GB digital media player with three choices, black, white or brown. Are they gonna release with more capacity too?. Anyways check out the features and additional information from the Zune’s fact Sheet.
Michael Schumacher will retire from race driving at the end of the 2006 World Championship. Thats the official news from the Maranello’s Motor Sport Press Office. Check the pdf version of the official release.
I guessed this will be the announcement after viewing some emotional moments just before the podium. For the first time or may be the first time I have seen, Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo jumped the barrier to congratulate his hero Schumacher after the lap of honor. But Schumacher went straight to his co-workers and the president has to wait to get hold of Schumi to give a hug. He then went straight to Jean Todt and his wife for a hug. Wat a moment it was.
Whatever the final result of this year’s championship, Michael leaves Formula 1 holding almost all the records. To date, he has taken seven Drivers’ world titles and has contributed to the same number of team wins in the Constructors’ Championship. He has taken part in 247 Formula 1 Grands Prix (178 of them at the wheel of a Ferrari,) won 90 (71,) been on pole 68 (58) times, setting 75 (52) fastest race laps. He has amassed a total of 1354 points, 1051 of them in a Maranello car. No one in the world of motor racing has done better.
Following his decision, the only record that will elude him is the one for the number of race starts. He will be able to reach the 250 mark, just six short of the record held by Riccardo Patrese.
Schumacher has been with Scuderia Ferrari for eleven seasons, a demonstration of loyalty without equal in Formula 1, to date securing five of his Drivers’ titles here and contributing to six of the team’s Constructors’ titles. No other driver has ever won as much with the Scuderia.
F1 will miss the legend.