Gore-ific!: So happy to see Al Gore get the Nobel Peace Prize for his crusading against global warming. Among the 1000 people trained to give his “An Inconvenient Truth” talk are a couple of co-workers of mine, and the program has been a tool in teaching us why our sustainable work practices are important to uphold at home. I’ve been a lot more careful since seeing it: recycling more, installing CFL bulbs and using a program called CO2Saver to shut down many functions of my computer after it’s idle for a few minutes. If every person is more mindful, we may have a chance – and it’s thanks to Mr. Gore, a guy who has finally found his calling, that so many more people are doing the small, simple things they can to make a difference.
Testing 1, 2, 3: A few stars of the IndyCars ran a test at the Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama today. Being put to the test was a paddle shifting system and a variable ratio steering rack that would both make the sleek machines a bit easier to handle. Tony Kanaan of AGR ran the fastest laps of the day, with life-long friend and rival Helio Castroneves right behind. Also testing were Danica Patrick and Marco Andretti of AGR, Vitor Meira from Panther, and both TCGR drivers, Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon.
Bash Update: Not much new here – battling a nasty cold at the moment, but mainly it’s work, then rest, then work some more. It’s all good. If I feel up to it tomorrow, I have a manicure/pedicure scheduled at Cinta, but otherwise I’m gonna chill and read and do whatever comes to mind.