WordPress II

A new version of WordPress has been released. In fact it has allready been installed here. For some reason the developers have named it the Duke Ellington-version?!? There is not much to see here, but on the backend there is a lot of improvements. A new editor, hopefully a functional distributed antispam filter, post-preview on the fly, more easy uploading and importing and now headlines can be edited too.

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Finaly in Madrid after a long hot day on small country roads. The temperature is about 40 degrees and wearing leater, gloves and helmet is a pain when not driving at least 100 km/h.

We are getting used to the traffic, the curves and our engines now. It feels more natural to ride the bikes fast and safe through dusty mountain roads than walking the streets of madrid.

The last couple of hours before Madrid were tough. We were hungry, sunburnt. (did Skunk Anansie make a record called hungry, sunburned and paranoid?) and paranoid because of the manic traffic on the higway leading to the city.

More to come..

Sony Computer to launch high-tech PS3 next spring

Sony is to launch PlayStation 3 (PS3), its next-generation, high-performance household computer game console, next spring, company officials said today at the E3 conference.

The new machine, which will have a higher performance capacity than most personal computers and provides sophisticated movie-quality images, will be priced at less than 50,000 yen (2746 kr.).

The release of PS3 is likely to intensify competition in the computer game market as Microsoft is set to release its next-generation computer game machine, Xbox360, at the end of this year.

PS3 uses a Cell, which is the world’s most advanced processor. SCE developed the Cell with Toshiba Corp. and it has 27 times the arithmetic capacity of modern personal computers.

It also uses a Blue-ray Disc-Rom, the next-generation DVD that enables users to enjoy large-capacity games. PS3 can connect to the Internet to play on-line games, and connect to TV sets and personal computers to project pictures taken on digital cameras.

This article PS3 and 360 battle it out in the specs department. has a nice comparison of the PS3 and XBox 360.

Google on speed – and how to get it down again

Google Labs has announced the launch of a program that should speed up browsing. Basicaly the tool is delivering cached content, auto-zipping stuff you are downloading and tweaking your connection a bit.

The Google Web Accelerator will also learn your surf-patterns and get you those dirty pages before you even think about going there :-)



How to blog Google Web Accelerator from including your pages in the indexing server via .htaccess.

Most bloggy newspaper

Here is how to gauge the popularity and reach of online newspapers. Ethan Zuckerman of Global Voices has used the same methods that determine the popularity of blogs on online newspapers.

HereÂ’s how you calculate this metric:

  1. Search Technorati to determine the number of links that include the paperÂ’s URL. For example, I just did a Technorati search for links to the Indianapolis Star site (search string: http://indystar.com). The result: 1305 links from 942 sources.
  2. Get the paperÂ’s peak daily circulation from the Audit Bureau of Circulations. (Figures for the 100 largest U.S. papers are online.) For the Star, estimated daily circulation is: 358,261.
  3. Divide the circulation estimate by 1,000. For the Star, that yields 358.261.
  4. To calculate LkpC, divide the numbers of inbound links (step 1) by 1/1000 of the daily circulation (step 3). For the Star, this means 1,305 / 358.261 = 3.64

The bloggiest newspapers Ethan Zuckerman found were:

Christian Science Monitor – 134.90
New York Times – 63.08
Washington Post – 58.44
San Francisco Chronicle – 38.32
Boston Globe – 29.80
Seattle Post Intelligencer – 18.56
New York Post – 12.48
LA Times – 11.21