Monthly ArchiveAugust 2005



Nerd stuff 29 Aug 2005 09:31 am

Get ya Gmail invitations here…

The Flying Nerd has 100 Gmail invitations to give away. Would you like a Gmail account (webmail with 2.5GB storage)? If so, and I know you, send mail to me and I’ll arrange for you to receive an invitation.

Flying stuff 21 Aug 2005 10:20 pm

Nerd flies DG-303

This week, I had the great privilege to fly the Southern Cross Gliding Club‘s brand new DG-303 single seat glider.
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Formula 1 16 Aug 2005 09:59 pm

WilliamsF1 to use Cosworth engines in 2006

The news is out — check any F1 web site for the official press release — WilliamsF1 is using Cosworth V8 engines in 2006.
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Formula 1 10 Aug 2005 01:53 pm

F1 Round 12 (Hungarian GP) Rant

Once we got past the first lap dramas (both RBR cars out, one of them having completed a barrel roll), the race was a pretty ho-hum affair — as is usually the case on the Hungarian go-kart track.
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Nerd stuff 08 Aug 2005 02:18 pm

Cheapest computer bits and pieces in Sydney

From time to time, I like to buy bits and pieces for my home computer. Hard disc here. Stick of RAM there. You know how it goes.
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Flying Nerd site 04 Aug 2005 04:52 pm

Minor usability changes

To help with navigation, www.flyingnerd.com now displays the sidebar (that’s the bit over there ==>) on every page. Previously this was omitted when reading a full post.

Hope you think this helps. I do.
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Church &Miscellaneous 03 Aug 2005 04:41 pm

International Talk Like a Pirate Day – 19 Sep 2005

Friends and fans of One Eyed Jim, Macquarie Anglican Churches’ resident pirate, will be pleased to know about Talk Like A Pirate Day – September 19.

One Eyed Jim

By the way, do you know why he’s called One Eyed Jim?
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Formula 1 02 Aug 2005 03:50 pm

Buttongate II — what will Jenson drive in 2006?

Back in 1999, your correspondent with nerd-ish tendencies had the opportunity to meet and spend a day with Formula 1 driver Jenson Button. This photo proves it:

Jenson Button and the Flying Nerd

Of course, neither of us really looks much like that any more…

But I stray.

Buttongate (the saga about Formula 1 driver Jenson Button’s contracts) is on again.
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Formula 1 02 Aug 2005 10:56 am

Ferrari arrogance continues — testing during summer test ban

Regular readers of the this site’s caustic Formula 1 commentary will know that the Flying Nerd does not think highly of Ferrari’s arrogant practices, especially regarding testing.
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