October 03, 2007

F1 on SPEED: Shanghai!

With the stunning, devastating news that Ralf Schumacher won't be driving with Toyota in 2008 ringing in our ears, somehow we must carry on with our lives. 

For it will be good for all readers of The Pond to resume our daily activities, though with a heavy heart and tears in our eyes.  And, if at times during our day, we find ourselves feeling we can't go on, that F1 no longer is worth watching and life is no longer worth living, remember that he would not want us to mourn for long.  Instead, he would have us continue to love the sport that taught us so much about him... so lets do so, together.

Ralf would have wanted it that way.

Friday at 1am, SPEED Channel brings us LIVE coverage of P2.

Much later in the day, from 1159pm 'til 1am, we get F1 Debrief, SPEED's recap show... which will be covering, of course, the Japanese Grand Prix.  That'll be must-see TV, for sure!

Saturday, from 1am to 230a, we get live coverage of Quals.

Sunday brings us the penultimate race of the season, LIVE, from 1230a to 3am, with a replay from 330p to 6p.  Now you've got no excuse... watch, won't you?

All times central.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 10:48 PM | Comments (17) | Add Comment
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1 Hi Wonderduck.

I saw that the system was giving you errors when you tried to create a new banner.  Can I help?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 03, 2007 11:48 PM (PiXy!)

2 Pixy, I'm trying to increase the banner width by 50 pixels... you can see what's happening, probably. 

I've uploaded a longer version of the banner, but the system keeps spitting back at me.

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 03, 2007 11:54 PM (AW3EJ)

3 In case you're wondering, I've adjusted the column width to 800pixels, by the way.

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 03, 2007 11:56 PM (AW3EJ)

4 If you edit the starter banner and only change the width, do you get that error?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 04, 2007 12:01 AM (PiXy!)

5 Yes.

I've changed the banner to "blueduckcopy", which is 800px long, but it's not showing above.  

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 04, 2007 12:06 AM (AW3EJ)

6 Okay, when I tell the blog to change the image width to "other, 800px", it keeps resetting itself to 750px when I click save... does that make sense to you?

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 04, 2007 12:09 AM (AW3EJ)

7 As long as it shows up as 800 in the box, it's fine.  I'll fix that though.

I just tried it on the test system and it worked perfectly.  Can I take control of the blog for a minute to test things?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 04, 2007 12:24 AM (PiXy!)

8 Okay, I snuck in and snuck out.

I'm not sure what triggered that memory error you got; I couldn't replicate it on the test system.  Your new banner works fine.  You just need to go back to the style and tell it to use that one.  Kind of confusing, but easy once you know how.

Which is why I'm off to finish up the theme builder documentation right now.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 04, 2007 12:31 AM (PiXy!)

9 Oh, and I'm about to add a sidebar colour option and fix the page colour so that it actually changes the colour of the page.

So your blog might briefly turn grey, but then you can change it back again.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 04, 2007 12:36 AM (PiXy!)

10 I like the first category, with 4 entries but no name or link... (heh)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 04, 2007 01:19 AM (+rSRq)

11 Your blog has turned grey!  Oh noes!  (Sidebar colour control is in place.)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 04, 2007 05:18 AM (PiXy!)

12 I'm sure that, in coming years, Formula 1 will continue to find a place for the third best driver, perhaps sweeping clutch fragments from the pitlane with a biodynamically-made broom, certainly dispensing kindly advice to the up-and-coming ride-buyer. "Backstage" Schumacher will long have a home in the sport.

Posted by: Ed Flinn at October 04, 2007 12:01 PM (suTNB)


Pixy, as usual, you're the ginchiest!

Steven, you're not going to believe this, but I can't even guess what those four posts ARE.  Back in the control panel, it shows blanks for both name and path, and no way to access them!

I'm guessing they're posts I didn't categorize, but that's just a guess.  Oh well...

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 04, 2007 08:05 PM (DcSb+)

14 It could have been a hiccup caused by something odd in the export file.

In fact, that's probably what it was.  I used the MT export instead of my custom one which escapes the end-of-post markers if it sees them inside a post.

You can just delete the "blank" category; that will fix the categories list at least.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 04, 2007 11:20 PM (PiXy!)

15 I dunno... I might just leave 'em there.  Conversation piece and all that...

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 04, 2007 11:39 PM (AW3EJ)


Such sad news about Ralf.  Maybe he'll come to the States to join the growing number of open wheel drivers headed to NASCAR. 

It sort of looks like Ralf is talking to a sock puppet.  Heehee.  The ear phones on the person next to him look like a blue eye and lots of lipstick.





Posted by: Mallory at October 05, 2007 06:59 AM (3sife)

17 Whatever you do, don't delete those four posts. They're the only things standing between the world we know, and eternal damnation.

Posted by: Will at October 05, 2007 10:18 AM (WnBa/)

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