Back off holiday and moved in with my dear friend Tom… its Paradise ;)
Back from Lydden Hill after having spend spent two days watching Bemsee racing and celebrating Red’s birthday.
Word of advice! Sleeping in Recaro bucket race seats isn’t fun! Especially when you are six foot three :(
Here are some of the best and coldest moments from the weekend:
Red “digging” in to some birthday cake!
Jen waiting for her warm-up lap in the rain. Note the new fairing ;)
One of the Palmer brothers being chased.
Our very comfy beds for the night. NOT!
Turned out these guys were the World Champions and it showed! They started from the back of the grid and beat everybody. Simply amazing to watch!
My close friend Dan Irven has just return from New Zealand after spending three weeks travelling the country in a VW (new style) camper van. Rock on!
His adventures included sky diving, glacier walking, hiking, sh**ging, bungy jumping, rafting, helicopter flying and most importantly driving the roads of NZ at an earth shattering 100km/h. Zzzzzzzzh. Anybody that knows Dan, will understand how frustrating that must have been for him… ;)
Wozza has posted the second episode of his adventures in Whistler Canada. Entitled “Under the weather”, Warren presents his own weather show to great success. Incredibly real snow, sun and snow bunnies feature heavily, so VIEWER’S DISCRETION IS ADVISED!
Its unfortunate that in this episode, sponsored by Starbucks, Warren is forced to sell out to the big US corporates so soon. Having spent all his money on snow bunnies and booze, rumours on the slopes are he’s having to subsidise his venture by other means.
Its a real shame to see a talented “Web Celebrity” turn bad so soon ;)
Watch the latest episode of Wozza’s adventure at www.thewoz.co.uk
… and probably his last :)
He’s an old boss of mine at Reuters and occasionally has some witty stuff to say.
The most bizarre thing happened a few days ago! Jonas got in contact with me! I received an email from him saying that he had searched for his name in google after listening to a radio show in the US about tracking people down on google. Talk about a coincidence!
So sure enough my experiment worked, but I never expected it to end this way… cool :)
So here goes… today, whilst driving home from a huge pub Sunday lunch with a bunch of friends, I was wondering how I could get back in touch with a long lost friend from Switzerland.
Surely with the help of the blogosphere, google and other services I should be able to contact my friend in some way or another. So here goes… My challenge is to try to contact my swiss school friend Jonas Loser, who’s address and phone number I no longer know, by the 24th December and wish him a happy Christmas (in German of course).
So far I have found and emailed the following:
Update 1: Ooops I think this challenge is going to prove rather pointless as I think I’ve managed to find him in under 24 hours. Doh!
Update 2: Ok back to square one… the firstname.lastname@example.org email account is no longer valid. Lets hope Jonas does an occasionaly Google vanity search and finds this.
Some more information that could help you, help me find him :)
Update 3: I think I’m onto a winner. The first link above at the ZÃ¼rcher Hochschule Winterthur makes sense. He’s into computers and I can well imagine him running a department there. I’ve emailed the address so lets see if I get a reply tomorrow :)
According to him some of the code in PSPlant works like this:
“instead of telling me something, go over there, build a phone, write to me with instructions on how to build another phone, and then I’ll call you”