End of the M-auto winter cup

So, last weekend was the last race of the M-auto wintercup ’06/’07. Last year i’ve driven the cup with an old corally with very old tyres. That was fun, but hard, had lots of trouble with the car and i couldn’t understand where the problems where. But what could i have expected from an old car with very old tyres.

This year a racebuddy starter helping with importing the team CRC cars. So, in the beginning i bought that car which has no t-bar like most 1/12th scale cars do. I’ve had to buy a new ESC for the m-auto cup because they decided to run a 19turn motor. So, basicly i ended up with a completly new car. After building it i had one training sessionwhich went ok.

First race, Heemskerk!
So, on to the first race on the small track of RC speedworld in Heemskerk. Last year went very well there, this year was bad. I couldn’t get the car right and that was all my own driving skills. The last final went good and i didn’t change a lot to the car so, it was all my driving which was frustrating!

Second race, BELIUM!
I really had a blast in belgium, the weekend was so mutch fun! And the race went even beter for me, i ended up in 3th place in the A final, that was nice, the car was superb and i really enjoyed the race. But, fun takes energy, so i was glad Klaas drove home, i actually fell a sleep and woke up 2 hours later without actually knowing i had slept!

Third race, Groningen!
Well, this was groningen, which i could race because i had to go to Berlin on sunday evening.

Last race, Ede
Well, what can i say. I trained on saterday a short time but the car was good. On sunday the car was even beter and i had some great help from Mathijs. It was easy to get in the A final, where i qualified 2nd! I did change stuff for the 2nd and 3th final which didn’t help very mutch, but i must say, i’m happy with the 3th place on the total day final. After that we got a great sponsored lottery where i got a christal protection case. After that came the season standings, where i got in 4th! Something i didn’t expect but did happen, so i’m happy about it!

Thanks to all the people who helped me in the season, and of course the M-auto magazin for organizing the cup!

Back from Berlin, got a 400D

So, I came back from berlin on wednesday evening. The flight was fine and i even went to work on thursday and friday.We learned lots of new stuff in Berlin, i really linked the conference and hope to see the photo’s in a week or so. Some of the presentations are already online!

I’ve also been looking at digital camera’s and after talking to the photografer at the conference i decided to go for the Canon 400D. Aldo i’m worried about the grip i desided to just try it and see how it feels. Now i have the camera in front me and i’m happy for now. Only thing left is a good subject, so i’m thinking of just driving somewhere to see full scale cars come by and see how that goes. I’m still on the default lens so, let’s see what happens :)

Day 1 of the Berlin SharePoint 2007 Conference

Yesterday was the first day in berlin. The flight (the day before yesterday) was short and dark. The landing was rather weird because it was cloudy and the pilot sad there was a freezing drizzle. So people looked at each other like ‘how are we going to brake?’. The wheels touched the ground and the pilot slammed the brakes, everything went as normal :)

The airport was small but nice, then in a taxi to the hotel, checked in and had a drink with my collegues.

Sessions – really day 1
So, yesterday was the real day of the conference. I’m not going to describe every session, but some where good and some wheren’t. I gues that was to be expected :)

The K2 blackperl session was good, the presenter wasn’t that good and he went very quick, also he’s demo crashed or had bugs. In general i think K2 Black perl will add a lot of stuff to the ECM project that i’m working on. I can’t wait to get the beta and start working on it.

Another presentation that i liked was the one from Patrick Tiggesem from U2U. The info was good, low level but also a little in depth. I went to two sessions from him and i sure hope he stops mentioning that SmartPart, that shameless plugg drops by every time you hear a session from the U2U guys. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice product, but come on, stop promoting it like it’s a requirement!

Evening program
In the evening we had a diner, what impressed me was the enormous room where with all the tables set up in under 2 hours. It reminds me of the AXA Cathering that Gasterij De Vendel had when i still worked there part time. I do see a lot of people walking around doing lot’s of stuff, compliments to Hotel Estrel.