How to follow a Grand Prix

This guide is all about how to watch a Grand Prix. You might be thinking, “how hard can that be?” You would be right — all you really have to do is switch the telly on and sit back. But sometimes that just isn’t enough. The approach I outline in this post will not be […]

More on the Max Mosley allegations

I don’t want to dwell on it, but I have a couple of extra thoughts on the Max Mosley allegations after reading some more articles on the subject. Firstly, this one from Planet-F1. The site is not one of my regular visits, but this article caught my attention. And this paragraph in particular is interesting. […]

What to expect from the BBC’s F1 coverage

Having considered the past of ITV’s Formula 1 coverage, it is time to turn our attention to the future of the BBC’s F1 coverage. The first thing to point out is that, of course, just about everything is pure speculation for the time being. We have been given a few hints of what to expect […]

Participating in F1Fanatic’s live comments tonight

Last night I wrote about the different options for discussing the action with other fans as it happens. In the end, in addition to updating Twitter, I spent my time in the F1Fanatic live comments section. It was very busy trying to keep my eye on four different screens at once, but I really enjoyed […]

Keeping up with the debate as it happens

There is surely no better way to enjoy a grand prix than in the company of like-minded people. This year several websites and blogs are promising to offer “live comment” and chat facilities. F1Fanatic will be trying out a live comments system from tonight. Sidepodcast has also been running comment threads. Formula1Blog.com is taking a […]

Guest post on BlogF1

The F1 blogosphere (unlike many other blogospheres) is a really friendly place. Ollie White noted recently that it was a good day in the F1 blogosphere. But in my experience the F1 blogosphere is a nice fuzzy place anyway. This is typified by the number of guest posts you see. Right now two of the […]

best-way-to-tag

There is an interesting post at canspice.org about tagging (not to be confused with the tagging that you get with memes). Tagging already has a couple of well-known problems. One of the major ones is the confusion over whether you should use singular or plural. Flickr cleverly bypassed the other problem — words such as […]

Blogspot and Bloglines — what’s going on?

Since some time yesterday every Blogger / blogspot.com hosted blog has been displayed with a red exclamation mark next to it in Bloglines. Which is bad news. I’ve heard a lot of Blogger users moaning recently. But the feeds themselves seem to still exist so I’m kind of confused. Is Google / Blogger blocking Bloglines […]

coComment / minor admin stuff

I’ve stuck a coComment box up there. I think coComment is a fantastic idea. I’ve wanted to have something like this on my blog for a while. The only thing is, it doesn’t work for an awful lot of blogs. I must have posted about a dozen comments since I started using coComment, and only […]