OK, I actually wanted to rant about something, but then I came across a really great video by Don. Check this out (Or get divx version HERE):
Back to the rant now: In german LFS forum somebody (again) moaned about bumpdrafting in LFS and that reminded me of a really old story, happened 3 years ago, also in Live For Speed, but it was S1 back then. HERE the corresponding thread and the VIDEO to it (with german LIVE commentary by Hoellsen and Nik).
That is, as we all know, 666. When I parked my car in front of our house this afternoon, the kilometer counter, which I put to sero everytime I refuel, it showed 666 kms and 700 meters... Sounds like a hell of a drive? yeah, it kind of was. Only good thing though, is the point that I was low on fuelconsumption and got home save. But: What the fuck are a lot of the other drivers thinking? I mean a fully crowded autobahn, 2 lanes, no way to go faster than 130, and the guy behind is right in my bumper, while the guy in front is in the bumper of the car ahead, and then has to brake every minute almost fully... That lead to all in all 3 full brakings today. Scary shit, and always avoidable with some more precautious driving. Oh, and to my dutch friends: GET RID OF THAT CARAVANS! You even suck when only standing in STAU with them...
My wife and me had a wonderful weekend in Dresden (without our kids ;) ) and enjoyed the great weather and a nice party with our friends. All ended with a nice karting event, where I could take the win with my team-mate and beat an Aston Martin Testdriver ;) Enjoy some pics here:
Soooo, finally it is there, but what the hell? The developers introduced a sim-typical Option to force people on servers to use the cockpit view. Nothing special so far, cause this option is implemented in a lot of sims and used from leagues to even the field and disable advantages you get from driving on the roof or lying between the wheels. So far nothing interesting, but now the people start going nuts. Why you ask? Well, I dont know. They feel guilty of being arcade maybe? Every moan about the field of view os sooo small with cp is just ridiculous. In reality you dont fly behind the car, dont sit in the middle on the hood/roof and dont lie between the wheels with an invisible chassis. All those views give an advantage to the cockpitview. And for leagues it is just a matter of fairness, to implement this FCV option, so everyone is on an even level. Oh, about those moaners, who whine how difficult the change is etc.: STFU, I did the same 2 years ago and it didnt slow me down a lot, I got used to it really really fast, after about 2 days I was used to it. I cant even drive anymore with the wheels view I used back then.... So: BE MAN ENOUGH! Go use cockpit! ;)
Not a day without some funny stories about the biggest german ISP and phone thingy, the t-com: This morning @ about 10 o'clock my router started flashing its status light. That's usually a sign for something being not OK. And I saw, that my phone line was dead already, while DSL did work still. But not more than 5 minutes and also DSL was dead. I knew, that due to some new neighbours there were already some problems with the phonelines, so I opened the door of our apartement, and listened... Voices downstairs, prolly lowest floor or cellar. I grabbed my trousers and shoes and started sprinting the 5 floors down. The Mr T-Com was already in his car and about to leave, when I caught him. He said "No, I didnt touch anything there, just measured some". Well, after putting his test thingie on in our apartement (5 floors up for him :) ) and testing it back down in the cellar (6 floors down :P ) he found a broken-loose wire. "Ooops, that must have been me then..." Any more questions? Well, he had to get up to our fifth floor again to get his equipment. At least something that he will remember :P I just dont want even imagine, what would have happened if I would have been too slow and missed him...
Sooo, everyone's into holidays? After the last race of the quite succesful ESCC season 2 yesterday, where I am personally happy that really the big guys raced in there, had a lot of fun, great fights and gave a good good show. I just hope next season I'm a bit better able to directly cast myself, so there is less lag on my comments, than through TeamSpeak etc...
But the work isnt over. There's a little summercup planned, a demo cup, I'm working on some special SK release and I wanna go into holidays for a week or so too ;) I wish you all better weather than here right now for the whole summer. Eh, and besides that: Get out and enjoy the sun!
Saw the race on the weekend? Pretty good demonstration of how you dominate a race. And Kimi did a tremendous job, putting down the best laps, when Masse was in for his last pitstop and taking over the lead. Reminded me of some msc action... Still, the true champion of last weekend was definitely Rossi. How he basically destroyed Stoner was a piece of Art. Great driving on his motorbike.
And here's something for you to enjoy and pass on: