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..

The new baselayout stable in Gentoo – Things to watch out for.

Gentoo has introduced the formerly ~testing baselayout as stable (Version 1.11.12). This introduces quiet a lot of changes to you system, so you will need to watch out for a few things. Especially the network part has changed – And definitly for the better, if you ask me. But your setup will need updating.

/etc/conf.d/net: This is where the most interesting stuff has happened. Check /etc/conf.d/net.example for, erhhh, examples. But if you have been running DHCP on eth0 all you would want in this file is

config_eth0=( “dhcp” )

Having a static adresse it is just something like the following instead:

config_eth0=( “”)
routes_eth0=( “default via” )

The greatest news if for those roaming around with wireless access though.

/etc/conf.d/hostname: Replaces /etc/hostname (Witch you should remove).
/etc/conf.d/domainname: Replaces /etc/dnsdomainname (Witch you should remove).

/etc/rc.conf: Stuff has been moved from here to other places. Check /etc/conf.d/clock if you use other than “UTC” as timezone. /etc/conf.d/consolefont and /etc/conf.d/keymaps has the rest.

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.