I’m not ashamed to admit it, every July I turn in to a cycling fan. I don’t really follow much of what’s going on throughout the year … hell I haven’t been on a bike in 3 or 4 years! But I love watching the Tour de France.
All this doping stuff is getting really old, and I hope one day it all gets cleaned up. Either that or, as my coworker says, just created an “unlimited class” and let them fry themselves with whatever they want to inject. 🙂
With all of the controversy at this year’s tour, in think this article written in April is just perfect: 2007 Tour De France Winner Stripped of Title.
“First and foremost,” said Patrice Clerc, President of Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), the promoter of the Tour de France), “I want to be the first to congratulate whoever wins the 2007 Tour de France. You are truly a great champion, and ASO thanks you for making our business possible. While we do not yet know who will win the Tour, I feel it is vital we acknowledge that person as the pinnacle of strength, conditioning, and personal sacrifice he undoubtedly must be.”
“Next,” continued Clerc, “I’d like to take this opportunity to accuse the aforementioned winner of using unscrupulous and nefarious methods to obtain this prize, and hereby accuse him — whoever he is — of doping.”
I just found out that the Microsoft Exchange Server bug I found back in January has been announced publicly, along with the patch! Check out http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938650 for the gory details. Essentially it means that (without the patch) if you are an Exchange 2003 user who sends a meeting request to someone in another company who uses Exchange 2007, when they accept your invite your 2003 calendar item will get corrupted. That corruption means that if you need to send an update or cancellation folks outside your organization won’t ever get the message.
But now, you don’t have to worry about that anymore. You’re welcome! 🙂
A HUGE shout out goes to Scott Oseychick from Microsoft for helping me get this bug fixed. You have no idea what we had to go through to get to a final resolution, but let’s just say it took a long time. 🙂
As a special thanks to Scott, here’s an adaptation of a common phrase…
“I waited 4 months for a patch and all I got was this crappy keychain.”
I’ve been a bit out of it lately. Alicea and I spent a full week with a really bad sickness (won’t go into the details). The there was the holiday week, and work is ramping up into another busy period for me. Unfortunately blogging hasn’t been at the top of my to do list.
That being said, I just saw a diatribe from Keith Oberman from his MSNBC broadcast on July 3rd (here’s the link). Keith more than makes up for my lack of words lately.
YouTube – Keith Olbermann – You have stabbed us in the back – RESIGN