| October 10th, 2008

So, Im a uncle again! Yeah, my lil bro & better half rushed to the hospital tonight & the result? Don Corleone Jr, no seriously, I have no idea what names they have discussed, Im sure its gonna be something in the lines of Geir/Georg/George.. I can live with either, hey, Kjetil would do too, but seriously, any of the above will be fine, Mkay?

Kid’O, Mam’O & Dad’O are all well. Cant wait to visit the toddler tommorow!

Rolf Jr

52.5cm tall, 34.5cm around the head & weighting in at 3160gram, woohaa!

More pictures & all will follow, now its time to head to bed..

Only 13 or so hours till the first night round in F1 begins, till then, enjoy the round that earned Massa Pole Position.

Yep, to be spesific, feel free to join in on the fun.

Had alot of grief over the last 6 or so hours, and what do ya know, it was all due to running a 64bit VE. I had flipped upside down & inside out so many obscurities during the night..
Mind you, it wasnt “directly” related to Laconica, the basic functionality were working as expected within 30min, it was the integration to xmpp(Jabber). More spesifically, my own ejabberd running in one of the VE’s on this server( for those interrested in such). No matter my attempts it was stuck at connecting.. Just imagine my relief and to quote a friendly cartoon fella ‘DOH!’ as I fired up xmppdaemon in its newly setup 32bit enviroment only to see debug info being spit out in the terminal. Ahhh funfun despite the hours wasted.

If you dont know what twitter is, or the so-called Microblogging phenomena, I suggest you read up! Laconica( is as mentioned in the title, a new(‘ish) contender, and an open-source one at that, its quickly been embraced by many people world-wide.

Their main site is run at

I first heard about it a couple of weeks ago, but it really started to spark my geek-plugs when I heard a interview with creator Evan Prodromou (Evan in this weeks FLOSS podcast over at TWIT / FLOSS
The main man over at TWIT, Leo Laporte were so impressed that he started to set up his own instance of Laconica during the podcast. Its hosted under the ohh so fitting vhost Both Leo and his “co-“host in FLOSS, Randal L. Schwartz can be found happily ranting there..

Evan Prodromou is by no means a new name to the world of open-source and world travellers, not only does he spend a fair share of dev time on the Debian distro, he is also co-founder(with his wife) of the fantastic resource Wikitravel.

Anywhooo, enough lenghty rants from me for a while, I’ll keep it short from now on, so to keep up to date with whatever I should stick my nose into, do the click’e’ti’click into Laconica does of course give you all the RSS feeds you could possibly urge. Expect integration here…

Colin McRae RIP

| September 15th, 2007


Another tragic death in the world of motorsport. This time around it didnt happen on a track or special stage. Just outside McRae’s farm in Lanarkshire a Squrrel helicopter crashed, this heli is owned by McRae.

The crash and the following fire has turned it into a impossible task for the local police to identify who & how many that where on the heli upon the crash. Its lead to believe that McRae and his 5 year old son Johnny were the ones on board. There is an air investigation team on its way that will hopefully be able to establish how many bodies that were in the heli.

Even tho this aint official, Im sure Colin would be reachable when the family was contacted by the police. Since its now 7hours since the crash, the hope of Colin & son to be alive is very slim.

A sad, sad day for us that have a passion for motorsport, even more tragic to know his young boy has passed away.

My thoughts & deepest condolences goes out to the family.

RIP Joe Zawinul

| September 11th, 2007

A sad day, very sad.. I was watching a concert with Weather Report from Montreux -76 only a few weeks ago, and his music has had alot of playtime in my home over the years.


Whats stated on his home page; Zawinul Music is “all” there is to say…;

“Joe Zawinul was born in Earth time on 07 July 1932 and was born in Eternity time
on 11 September, 2007. He, and his music, will continue to inspire!”

I extend my deepest condolences to his family.