Baseball & Silverlight

Today I’ve actually got some time to blog using my pc. The last few posts where via mobile, using the great page, but it doesn’t allow you to link easily to other posts nor to include images, hence the lightweight posts.

Baseball funny enough was a bit of a theme for the start at MIX07. One of the most exciting demos during the keynote on Monday was about the MLB that also included a preview of what you can expect from Silverlight mobile once that will be released in beta I think during summer. More on Silverlight later but here are a few interesting links already: official Silverlight site & Tim Sneath’s blog.

The second link with baseball was the activity we did with a few people from Europe at the Sports center on Sunday. Since Bert decided to expose me on his blog (but look at that hit), I can only return the favor here ;)



Mission Zero: missed opportunity

Uma Thurman in a nine minute shortfilm for Pirelli, it had to be good: Mission Zero. On Marketing Alternatif they also said it was about a pursuit in a yellow Lamborghini… with Uma, sounds good right?

Yeah, sounds good, but it was boring. I really wanted it to be exciting, and watched it until the end hoping for improvement… I really think Pirelli could have done something great with this, as it seems all elements to do that are there, but it didn’t work out that way. Bummer.

[Via Marketing Alternatif]

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Respect! Farewell in style

He didn’t win the race, he didn’t even make it to the podium and the championship was already lost after last race really. But man, what a great race it was. Having to come back from the last place (after a tyre puncture) to the front, Schumacher showed what he’s got in him, even on retirement day. And all this to end eventually come back as far as the 4th spot, passing Raikkonen, Barichello, Fisichella, … in the last rounds. Respect! A farewell in style from a great racer.

Oh, and for next year? Raikkonen is going to win the championship for Ferrari with Honda as the big challenger. You’ll see ;-)

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Eccky goes Formula One

Spyker MF1 – formerly known as Midland – has got 2 new sponsors, and one of them is For those who don’t know, Eccky is an online game created by Media Republic where to buddies can create virtual baby in Windows Live Messenger. Not sure what they think they will get out of this sponsorship, but the least you can say is that they are trying in all kinds of ways to make Eccky a succes. Only 2 weeks ago Eccky became free, all signs that they are willing very hard. Hope they make it.

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Voice controlled Ford game


Ogily & The Parking Lot have launched a cool new online game for Ford. You need to ‘drive’ your Ford Fiesta as fast as you can to the finish, by making just enough (and not too much) amount of ‘noise’ in your microphone to do that. Good fun and very well done, I especially liked the nice creative introduction.

Thanks Beatrice for the heads up!

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1978 Midtown Madness

Insane, what else can you say. But quite cool to watch. Who says gaming makes kids do crazy stuff these days, this is almost 30 years old (and no kids involved).

Here is what it’s about:

“On an August morning in 1978, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris. The film was limited for technical reasons to 10 minutes; the course was from Porte Dauphine, through the Louvre, to the Basilica of Sacre Coeur. No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit. The driver completed the course in about 9 minutes, reaching nearly 140 MPH in some stretches. The footage reveals him running real red lights, nearly hitting real pedestrians, and driving the wrong way up real one-way streets “

It comes with a nice integration with Google Maps, check it out here.

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The Silly Season

The Silly Season, had to repeat that, always found that a great name for what it stands for. There’s a good description about it on (yes it’s about Formula 1).

“… ‘silly season’, the annual merry-go-round of driver changes…”

So this is the part of the Formula 1 season when everyone starts guessing who will drive where next year. With the big amount of drivers ending their contract in 2006, the Silly Season has probably never been as important as this year. In some cases the decision lies with the driver, in many cases it’s the team that holds the answer. With Schumacher, Raïkkonen, Massa, Webber, Trulli, Villeneuve, Coulthard, … still undecided we have new rumours every day.

Well again, I just find ‘Silly Season’ a great name for an interesting period in Formula 1. Maybe we should have our own Silly Season, wouldn’t that be great ;-)