Photos from the Grand-Am Championship Finale at Lime Rock Park 2013

Farewell, Lime Rock.

I’ve been to Lime Rock for most of the ALMS races over the past 10 years (see last year’s photos), but I’ve never been to a Grand-Am race. So it was sadly fitting to attend the last-ever Grand-Am race at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT, especially because the combined ALMS-Grand-Am series won’t be returning to Lime Rock next year. Unlike the searing heat of the ALMS race on July 4th weekend, we were treated to a perfect fall day at the end of September. The fall foliage made a spectacular backdrop.

It’s quite a sad ending for many reasons: Lime Rock is the closest racing location with major racing series support in the New York City area; the ride to the track is absolutely stunning; the track itself is short and makes for great racing; and because it’s really wonderful to sit underneath a tree at the top of a hill watching cars race by. I will miss you, Lime Rock; I hope a major series returns again, because I’ll be there in a heartbeat.

All photos taken with a Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 50mm/f1.8 lens.

Photos from the Grand-Am Championship Finale at Lime Rock Park 2013

Farewell, Lime Rock. I've been to Lime Rock for most of the ALMS races over the past 10 years (see last year's photos), but I've never been to a Grand-Am race. So it was sadly fitting to attend the last-ever Grand-Am race at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT, especially because the combined ALMS-Grand-Am series won't be returning to Lime Rock next year. Unlike the searing heat of the ALMS race on July 4th weekend, we were treated to a perfect fall day at the end of September. The fall foliage made a spectacular backdrop. It's quite a sad ending for many reasons: Lime Rock is the closest racing location with major racing series support in the New York City area; the ride to the track is absolutely stunning; the track itself is short and makes for great racing; and because it's really wonderful to sit underneath a tree at the top of a hill watching cars race by. I will miss you, Lime Rock; I hope a major series returns again, because I'll be there in a heartbeat. All photos taken with a Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 50mm/f1.8 lens. [satellite gallery=undefined auto=on caption=off thumbs=on][gallery ids="1422,1402,1401,1404,1405,1410,1409,1408,1407,1406,1403,1400,1399,1398,1397,1396,1394,1393,1395,1392,1391"]

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Leveraging jQuery scripts and CSS3 in your Online Help #techcomm

I often get frustrated when people ask in technical communication forums and email lists what are the "current trends in help". Why limit help to such a small, self-enclosed space, when we have an incredible wealth of knowledge that is current and also contains what users want: the Web. There's really no reason that help has to look like traditional "help", and not like a web site, especially since framesets, the "technology" that creates the tri-pane TOC/content/navigation most help authors are familiar with, went out of style in, oh, 1999. MadCap is finally taking the lead here with frameset-less output, though I suspect Adobe's RoboHelp isn't far behind. (more…)

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