Saturday, 19 July 2008

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008

Absolutely amazing day at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008
Saturday (which is supposed to be quieter)
Lots of miles cross country in the car but worth it.

Fav bit was the rally drivers sideways through molecomb , and a jag test driver who was even more sideways.
Lots of bike action too , those guys are heroes

Heres the picasa album , click to view all pics.
Check out the one of me on a Suzuki GSXR1000 :-)

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Edition 30 first service

Yep , 9500 miles and the car chimes 'Service Now !'
Gilbert Lawtn in Manchester , top notch , done in 1.5 hrs while you wait.
Specified NOT to wash the car , and fill it with Longlife oil (even though Im on Time and Distance servicing)
In theory its a better spec oil so worth the extra.

£130 all in , which isnt bad

Also got a BMP paint touch up stick which was in stock.

Thoroughly recommend then so far.

ED30 mpg update

been neglecting my duties recently. Not to worry here they are. All 99 RON Tesco good stuff.

I am learning from the master , and have 'accidentally' found some wheels I love

A forum member needs 10 people and they will produce some for MkV fitment :-)

Official Specifications:

Material: High Grade T6061-T6 Aluminum Alloy.
Construction: 8000 TON Forging.
Finishes: Matte Black, Sparkle Silver, Smoked Titanium, Diamond Silver and Signature Silver.
Size: 19x8
Offset: ET50
Weight: 19lbs
Certifications: JWL, VIA

my old M3 spotted

out for a Sunday run to West Kirby for dog walking , top down in the MR2 on the way back.
Decide to go a back road home , whoosh round a corner and what screams past but my old M3.
The heart strings went and for a moment I remembered how it used to be.........

Car was filthy :-(

ah memories

WAG300N : Do not buy one!

Well I have used this far a year now.
I had numerous setup issues / conflicts with our DECT phones , but the final straw came this week when I turned off the power to the house to do some DIY.

Router powers back up , but power light flashes and boot cycle repeats = DEAD ROUTER.
I had to get my trusty wired version out its box !

Trawl of internet shows that the firmware is corrupt Brilliant!

And because you cant hit the router itself via the web interface its a pain in the ar*e to fix.
Download an uploader program from linksys , then assign a fixed IP to your machine then attempt a remote firmware upgrade.
Eventually it worked , but no wireless WTF????
Then I turned it off , and the cycle repeated again , arghhhh.
Decided enoughs enough and its now been relegated to be sold on ebay.

Support from Linksys has been poor.
The unit itself obviosuly doesnt like be turned off
The wireless side is cr*p
and to top it all off its no longer N spec as they have changed the spec mid way through and it cant be upgraded!

All in All , a really bad product from Linksys
DO NOT BUY the WAG300N under any circumstances
(I have one going cheap if you must lol)

Learning my lesson , I went out and bought a reliable throughly benchmarked product.............
oops nope, I got dragged in by the shining display

Belkin N1 Vision ADSL Router

Heres the 6 possible screens and the unit itself :

So far so good , 2 minutes to install , no messing with channels to avoid DECT phones (go figure!) , throughput seems good , signal strength to laptop seems good downstairs (76%)

Will report how it goes but the display is cool as f*ck :-)

WiiFit finally arrives

Probably one of the hardest things to currently get for the Wii.
All initial stock sold out within minutes of release.
Any new stock which does become available is snapped up in minutes.

You can register for emails , but tbh thats too slow.

and open the alert page

The page refreshes every minute , the minute it pops up you rush to buy.....
Stock sells out in minutes , and often I have been away from my desk and missed stock.

I got mine from Game , DONT pay over the RRP for one , just be patient.

Game so far is really good , as ever excellently thought out.
The ski jumping is my favourite but the strength exercises are too bloody hard!

Not a substitute for real exercise but good nonetheless.

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