UEFA Euro 2008 Semi-final Fixtures and Quarter-final Results [Updated]

Euro 2008 LogoFinal Fixture
Sunday 29 June 2008
Germany vs. Spain at 19:45 GMT

Semi-final Fixtures
Wednesday 25 June 2008
Germany 3 – 2 Turkey at 19:45 GMT

Thursday 26 June 2008
Russia 0 – 3 Spain at 19:45 GMT
Continue reading UEFA Euro 2008 Semi-final Fixtures and Quarter-final Results [Updated]

Mozilla Firefox 3 Out Today

Mozilla has announced that the final version of Firefox 3 will go public today, Tuesday, June 17, 2008:

After more than 34 months of active development, and with the contributions of thousands, we’re proud to announce that we’re ready. Put on your party hats and get ready to download Firefox 3 — the best web browser, period.

As part of the celebration, design firm Nobox has created a cool new poster that summarizes the robot series headed with the word Victory. You can get a large version of it at Flickr.

For the full details of Firefox 3, check the full review.

Download Day starts at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time for other times see: http://tinyurl.com/4e7fv5. This is 6 p.m. GMT.

Download: Firefox 3

UEFA Euro 2008 Match Schedule and Scoresheet (Excel Spreadsheet) [Updated]

Euro 2008 LogoThe UEFA EURO 2008 starts on 7th June 2008 (tomorrow) and is going to be the biggest football event this year.

I tried looking on the official UEFA Euro 2008 website and could not find a Excel match schedule and scoresheet like the one from the World Cup 2006 website. So I have found you an unofficial Excel spreadsheet which you can use as a match schedule and scoresheet for the UEFA Euro 2008. All the dates and times should be correct when you adjust them for your time zone.

This template is equipped with formulae that will automatically calculate the group standings of each team, based on Euro 2008 match regulations. When all group matches have been played, the template will automatically put each group winner and runner up in the template and you just simply put the score in the correct score cells. The formula will continue to work until the champion is revealed.

Author: R. Musadya – Exceltemplate.net

Download: Original | Updated Version

View: UEFA Euro 2008 Website [English]

UPDATE: I have uploaded an updated version, with all the results filled in just before the semi-finals. So you don’t have to fill them in yourselves if you were late in getting this spreadsheet.

Microsoft Pro Photo Tools (v2), Windows Search 4.0 and Windows Installer 4.5 Released!

The Pro Photo Tools allow you to add, change, and delete common metadata properties for digital photographs. You can place photos on the Live Earth map and then drag them to the right location. The GPS information will be stored back into the photos. If you have a GPS device, can load track route files from the most popular formats (NMEA, GPX, and KML) and see them on the map. Then you can place your photos on the track route. Again, the GPS info will be stored into your file. When you have the right GPS location for your photos, you can automatically generate location info like country, state, city and even street names. Or if you know the location where a picture was taken, you can type it in and get the GPS location information automatically.

More Information: Microsoft Pro Photo Tools
Download: Microsoft Pro Photo Tools version 2 [Validation Required]
Homepage: Microsoft Professional Photography


Windows Search 4.0 lets you perform an instant search of your computer. Windows Search 4.0 helps you find and preview documents, e-mail messages, music files, photos, and other items on the computer. Continue reading Microsoft Pro Photo Tools (v2), Windows Search 4.0 and Windows Installer 4.5 Released!

Virgin Media Throttling Heavy Downloaders Even More (Updated)

Virgin Media will double the number of hours it throttles the bandwidth of customers who hammer its network day and night, changes to its traffic management policy have revealed.

The tightened regime means that between 10am and 3pm subscribers to its “M”, “L” and “XL” packages will have their connection throttled for five hours if they download more than their full speed ration.

Virgin Media Traffic Management Table

Full Story: The Register
View: Virgin Media Traffic Management

UPDATE: Virgin Media to start mailing letters to high broadband usage customers, from 29th May. Read about it here: Cable Forum.

UEFA Champions League 2008 Final (Moscow): Manchester United vs. Chelsea

Manchester United win 6-5 on penalties. 1-1 at the end of half-time till the end of extra-time. Scorers: Cristiano Ronaldo 26′ and Lampard 45′

Manchester United FC vs. Chelsea FC
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Wednesday 21 May 2008 – 19.45 (GMT)
Attendance: 67,310

Drogba gets a red card on the 116 minute.

Not only that but Ryan Giggs takes over Sir Bobby Charlton’s 758-game feat to become United’s all-time record appearance holder, a Legend.

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT
TEVEZ SCORES Man Utd 1-0 Chelsea
BALLACK SCORES Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea
CARRICK SCORES Man Utd 2-1 Chelsea
BELLETTI SCORES Man Utd 2-2 Chelsea
RONALDO MISSES Man Utd 2-2 Chelsea
LAMPARD SCORES Man Utd 2-3 Chelsea
HARGREAVES SCORES Man Utd 3-3 Chelsea
A COLE SCORES Man Utd 3-4 Chelsea
NANI SCORES Man Utd 4-4 Chelsea
TERRY MISSES Man Utd 4-4 Chelsea
ANDERSON SCORES Man Utd 5-4 Chelsea
KALOU SCORES Man Utd 5-5 Chelsea
GIGGS SCORES Man Utd 6-5 Chelsea
ANELKA MISSES Man Utd 6-5 Chelsea

View: Champions League Final [BBC.co.uk]

Almost ten months after launching their season with a penalties victory over Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC repeated the feat in the UEFA Champions League final with Edwin van der Sar saving from Nicolas Anelka to take the trophy to Old Trafford for the third time.
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Manchester United Premiership Champions! And the link between La Liga

Manchester United won the English league title for the second year in a row and the 17th time overall, defeating Wigan, 2-0, Sunday on the last day of the season, but it was Ryan Giggs who perhaps achieved the greater feat.

The former Wales winger appeared in his 758th game for Manchester United, tying the record set by Bobby Charlton four decades ago. Giggs can break the record if he plays in United’s May 21 European Champions League final against Chelsea in Moscow.

The 34-year-old has been a part of each of United’s 10 league championships under Coach Alex Ferguson and also has seven more winner’s medals from other tournaments.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored United’s first goal, his 41st of the season in all competitions, and Giggs added another goal after coming in as a second-half substitute. Continue reading Manchester United Premiership Champions! And the link between La Liga

Where is the 80GB PS3 for Europe, Sony? (A PlayStation 3 Story) [Update 6]

I have wanted to buy the PlayStation 3 ever since it came out in November 2006 (USA and Japan). I waited and waited. Then finally Sony released the PS3 in Europe in March 2007. After finding out that Sony had removed the “Emotion Engine” CPU from the European PS3, I was angry. This limits the compatibility with PS2 games on the European PS3 because only software emulation is being used rather than hardware emulation. For some who has a large collection of PS2 games, this is huge smack in the face. Unsure of what to do I waited and thought to myself that this situation is temporary.

Not long after (maybe a month, or two) Sony replaced the 60GB European PS3 with a lower-class 40GB PS3 that completely removed PS2 backward compatibility by removing the “Graphics Synthesizer” GPU, the last of the PS3 hardware. This new “downgrade” also removes the flash card readers, SACD support as well as lowering the number of USB 2.0 ports to 2 from 4. Continue reading Where is the 80GB PS3 for Europe, Sony? (A PlayStation 3 Story) [Update 6]

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Build 5512 Final Download

Windows® XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system, in addition to a small number of new functionalities that will not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system. This white paper summarizes what is new in Windows XP SP3, and how to deploy the service pack.

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