What is it with Tour De France and superhuman people and superhuman performances? Why do people suffering from excruciating pain (read Landis) or ones with near death experiences (read Armstrong) keep winning it? I mean why can’t a normal guy win it, in a normal way. This Landis chap, in lead till stage 15, goes bonkers on the 16th stage, and decides that he can do a daredevil act on his own, breaks away from the peloton and gets screwed. The guy who led till Tuesday, comes 23rd on Wednesday, is out of the top 10 and many felt this was perhaps the end of the race for him. He himself says that he has probably lost his podium chances[…]

1. A friend and a great guy is in hospital due to an accident. While I pray for him, I also swear that I will never make the same mistake. Hope he gets well soon. 2. R.I.P. Syd Barrett, the man who gave us The Wall, founder of Pink Floyd is no more. He passed away on July 7th. Shine on you crazy diamond. Here is an interesting and touching anecdote from his life (source: Wikipedia). Syd Barrett had one noted reunion with Pink Floyd, in 1975 during the recording sessions for Wish You Were Here. Barrett attended the Abbey Road session unannounced and watched the band record Shine On You Crazy Diamond — coincidentally, a song about him. At that time,[…]

F1 chief Max Mosley has announced that from 2008 onwards, now hold your breath, Microsoft (yeah, you read it right, Microsoft) will be the official supplier of engine control units. Now that takes the word “crashing” to a whole new level. Doesn’t it!! Also, going by Microsoft’s record the 2008 season may well begin in 2009 if all goes well following the Vista way!! And don’t even get me started on BSOD 🙂