Google develops a browser – Google Chrome

I wasn´t very suprised about it – but I was very suprised about the way they do it. They seem to believe in my personal needs for a browser : “It has to be rock-solid”.

Take a look at the great comic (1st link) and the information in the blog (2nd link) for more technical stuff. The most interesting things :

  • every tab will have a separate process (yesssssssssssss !!!)
  • the browser will feature a self developed Java VM (V8), that compiles the source to machine code and executes it directly on the machine (so it will probably be much faster then nowadays VM´s)

links :

http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/

http://mbilf.com/2008/09/on-google-chrome/

GARMIN ForeRunner 205 – a short test

After some time of thinking I got my GARMIN ForeRunner 205 – a GPS based training device for walking, hiking and biking with support for navigation and route tracking.

The first test seems promising, a short track around Ilmenau looks like this :

Short track around Ilmenau

A little part of the route is missing and right now I´m not quite sure if I did something wrong or the device did. But I´ll find out in the future.

What really sucks is the GARMIN Training Center Software, totally unprofessional designed (installing in a non-selectable path – C:\Garmin, adding a service without asking, only worked after downloading the newest version from the website).

But the 3D Route Builder – http://www.HybridGeoTools.com really helped me through – and the basic version is free for personal use.

So expect a very cool bike trail in a few days (and some pics of the device).