BVB 4-0 Augsburg – Pretty Good Signing, Klopp!

I was amazed to see Borussia Dortmund thrash Augsburg 4-0 in an away match a few days back. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang showed his class en route to his fine hat-trick. Lewandowski converted a penalty (earned by Jonas Hofmann) in the closing minutes.


Signing Aubameyang for only €13 million was indeed a brilliant move by Jürgen Klopp. The Gabon international proved his worth in his first two competitive matches for BVB. I’m now looking forward to seeing another new signing, the man supposed to be the direct replacement for Mario Götze, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, play his debut match for Dortmund.

Usain Bolt takes the 100 meters crown in 9.77 seconds in Moscow


Okay, so Usain Bolt won the 100m final again in the World Championships 2013 in Moscow. He ran the distance in 9.77s. As you can judge from this post, posted minutes before the start of the race, I was expecting big things from the Jamaican. For example, a sub 9.70s, if not a sub 9.60s, run. Little did I know about the rain, which literally single-handedly ruined the pace of the sprinting event, with only 2 men running under 9.90 seconds.

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Usain Bolt coming back shortly to his business

Whoooo! Usain Bolt just came to the track in Moscow in World Athletics Championships 2013 to compete for the final of Mens’ 100m sprint, having run a 9.92 seconds in his semi-final. With a 9.85 seconds season-best performance, he clearly doesn’t look as fast as he did when he broke the world record with his 9.58 seconds run back in 2009 in Berlin. Then again, he’s Usain Bolt. I can’t predict  a single thing except that he’ll win the race tonight. Maybe a new world record on its way… 😉

Did I waste time?

I’m feeling pretty exhausted and bored after trying a variety of themes on a test WordPress setup. I wanted a new responsive theme for TechTage as the old one is a fixed-width theme and I felt the need for  a new theme.

I tried the famous Genesis framework, but to my surprise, I found it incredibly hard to modify. It was even harder than the original TechTage theme (based on YooTheme’s Warp framework) to modify.  Maybe because I’m a hundred times more comfortable with HTML and CSS than PHP hooks. Maybe… The whole concept of hook adding in functions.php seemed dull and boring to me. :/

I was trying some experiments with the Twenty Twelve theme as well. It’s responsive, and is easy to customize using a child theme. I’ll see how things turn out. Opinions about the current theme of TechTage and future theme suggestions are welcome. 🙂

Usain Bolt Would Run Around 9.40 seconds in 100m If He Didn’t Have Scoliosis

I believe Usain Bolt would run around 9.40 seconds in 100m if he didn’t have scoliosis. An analysis of his running by Michael Johnson suggests that in his starting portions of a race, he tends to move too much laterally, causing him to lose some valuable acceleration which he could’ve got for his drive phase, I believe which in turn is caused by the unfortunate condition of his spine. Being troubled by scoliosis myself, I know how it affects core body movement.

WordPress 3.6 – Finally!

So, I finally got the love of WordPress 3.6 (final). I have been running 3.6 beta’s and RC’s since the 2 months. In case you don’t know, WordPress 3.6 comes with Twenty Thirteen, a new default theme that focusses on the ‘blog’ layout more than ever. There are quite a few other interesting features in …

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