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Archive for January, 2006

Finished reading The Time Traveler’s Wife

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
I think I’ve already mentioned this on a previous post, and I’m 100% behind this – Time Travel is by far my most favorite sub-genre.
I love time-travel movies and books and I try to read and watch anything related.
Imagine my delight when I’ve learned about “The Time Traveler’s Wife” [...]

First face transplant recipient photo revealed for the first time

I’ve been waiting for this one ever since the story broke.
The Sunday Times has published, for the first time, a photo of the first face transplant recipient.
Doesn’t look that bad really, considering the alternative..
All in all, another medical/scientific breakthrough for mankind.
[Via: digg]

Turn on Bash Smart Completion

Another sweet little tip from the Ubuntu Blog: The Bash shell has this sweet feature where you can use the TAB key to auto-complete certain things. For example, when I am in my home directory, the following command:
$cd Do[TAB-key]
will automatically yield:
$cd Documents

If you are an absolute novice, like I was, not so long ago, discovering [...]

A picture from the future space elevator

One science fiction idea which I’ve heard a long time ago, and that actual science is really looking into right now is the Space Elevator.
Although born in the books of science fiction, we keep reading about this as an actual valid and doable engineering feat that will indeed take place not so long in the [...]

How to use your Linux Machine as an Alarm

Ubuntu Blog has a cool little post about how to use your Linux machine as an alarm.
You can easily do this with your Windows machine as well of course.. But hey – Doing it with Linux is cooler..