Published July 17, 2007
tdf , tour de france
I hope everyone is well rested after the rest day. Tonight we have Stage 9 (Val-d’Isère to Briançon) covering a distance of 159.5 km
Km 15: Col de l’Iseran: 15.0 km climb @ 6 % grade : HC
Km 99: Col du Telegraphe: 12.0 km climb @ 6.7 % grade : 1st Cat.
Km 122: Col du Galibier: 17.5 km climb @ 6.9 % grade : HC
Follow the Tour live:
Cycling News Stage 9 Details
Cycling News Latest (live)
Follow the Tour on the Yahoo! Sports GPS system
VeloNews Live Ticker Stage 9
Eurosport Yahoo! Stage 9 live data
http://www.letour.fr stage 9 – Le Grand-Bornand Tignes 165 km
Ubilabs Tour de France – Live Tracker 2007
Live Biometric Data from SRM Telemetry both “live data” and “live position”
Bicycling Magazines GPS map Stage 9: Val-D’Isere to Briancon
Google Earth Community Tour de France 2007: Stage 9 (kml)
Eurosport U.K. live audio
Current local time in Paris (World Clock)
13:52 – Crash In Peloton
Burghardt (TMO) has just thumped into a dog that cross the road as the peloton was passing. The German’s front wheel collapsed completely, the rider flew over the bard… the dog walked away although it is likely to be very sore right now. [www.letour.fr]
Stage 9 – Interview – Juan M. SOLER HERNANDEZ (Tour de France YouTube Channel)
“On the Telegraphe (climb) I held on okay, but it was a different story on the Galibier. I was in pain all over,” said Vinokourov who now has at least a five-minute deficit to a handful of his rivals. [SBS]
 Graham Watson – Stage 9 Photos
 TDF Blog Stage 9: Soler streaks to stage win
 Steephill.tv Stage 9 Race Summary
 Stage Details Stage 9 – Tuesday, July 17: Val-d’Isère – Briançon, 159.5km [Cycling News]
 Results Stage 9 – Tuesday, July 17: Val-d’Isère – Briançon, 159.5km [Cycling News]
 Stage 9 – STAGE 9 – COLOMBIAN CONQUERS GALIBIER [The Tour de France for the Rest of Us]
 Stage 9 Report [BBC]
 Stage 9 Link Roundup [Spare Cycles]
 Stage 9: Val-d’Isère – Briançon [Tour de France Lanterne Rouge]
Published July 17, 2007
We have inherited another video conferencing site, about 2 hours drive away from our primary site. Could be some logistic issues here …
Grytpype-Thynne: Splendid for you! Now, Neddie, here’s the money for moving the piano. There you are: five pounds in fivers.
Seagoon: Five pounds for moving a piano? Ha ha ha! This is money for old rope.
Seagoon: Now, which room is this piano in?
Grytpype-Thynne: It’s erm… It’s in the Louvre.
Seagoon: Strange taste you have.
Grytpype-Thynne: We refer to the Louvre Museum.
Seagoon: What what what what what what what what what what? You mean the piano’s in Paris?
Seagoon: Ahhh! I’ve been tricked! Yahhahh!
Moriarty: For the benefit of people without television… He’s fainted.
[Napoleon's Piano, The Goon Show]
The new unit is a Tandberg 3000 MXP connected purely via IP. The unit was installed back in 2005 but was never commissioned (a hint to integrators, when you enter the IP details make sure that the gateway and netmask are real!). During the time since installation, the cabling has been optimized locally so that local presentations were possible but this has resulted in the control cabling and other cabling being damaged.
We now have functionality
 3000 MXP Product Brochure
 3000 MXP User Manual
 3000 MXP User Guide
Published July 17, 2007
Team CSC has joined the wristband bandwagon this year, but it sports an interesting slogan that isn’t raising money for a charity or some do-good organization.
Instead, the letters across the black plastic wristband underscore the team’s philosophy in this year’s Tour: “Harden the Fuck Up.”
“Stuart (O’Grady) brought them for the team in London and asked everyone to wear them,” said Team CSC rider Frank Schleck. “If it’s tough, we look at the wristband and we do what it says. When it gets hard, you harden up. So far it’s worked pretty good.” [VeloNews]
Recording Skype Interviews
Two years ago I posted recommendations for hardware configurations to record Skype phone calls. Since then, many people have asked for help getting the best possible audio quality from Skype interviews and conference calls, but I’ve never gotten around to writing it up here on the blog. … [Blogarithms]
People playing chess on roller coasters
Inspired by the brilliant xkcd “riding the roller coaster with a glued together chess set” comic
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10 tips to being a better IT manager
It’s easy for IT managers to get bogged down in day-to-day activities and lose sight of the bigger picture of leading their staff. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or new to the game, the following tips will help you effectively manage your team. …
A case of justice denied
The treatment of Mohamed Haneef compromises Australia’s legal system and puts at risk the way of life the Government says it is fighting to protect, writes Julian Burnside.
(2007-07-17) [The Age]
Gone but not forgotten
History is filled with innovative technology products that ended up on the scrap heap of the obsolete. Dan Kaufman pays tribute to them.
(2007-07-16) [The Age]