Pimp my notebook

Modded notebook I would love to have some cool airbrushed notebook like the ones in here. Smooth Creations mods notebooks but the work doesn’t come cheap: the paint alone costs around US$50, the labour will set you back US$300-500.
When I was a student I took one week airbrush course and I can tell that price doesn’t sound very expensive. It’s really difficult and slow to make it.

The 100 Best Products of 2005

PC World has ranked the best products in 2005
Here are few picks

1. Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
Yep, Absolute best browser
2. Google Gmail Web Mail
First GMAIL was strange but now I can’t live without it
16. Google Search Engine
Some said Microsoft tries to be Internet but I think Google is Internet… scary…
26. Ubuntu Linux 5.04
My disto
32. Adobe Photoshop CS2
Well, not really sure if this should be on list but anyway this is my pen/paper
34. Apple ITunes
And I though I never change WinAmp to ITunes… But then came podcasting.
38. Valve Half-Life 2
Best game no doubt…
60. Wikipedia
My source of info (aside google of course)
76. Google Desktop Search
GDS is nowdays my sourcecode library with Larry’s anyfile indexer -extension this tool is great for indexing sourcecode.

Nokia 770 available

Nokia 770Nokia has started the sales of its Debian based Internet Tablet. This is something I need. Too bad is almost 100? more expensive than PSP.

Weight – 230 g
Dimensions ? 141x79x19 mm
Powered by Linux operating system
Touchsreen with 800×480 pixels and 65K colors
128 MB of flash memory
Slot for RS-MMC cards
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 1.2 and USB
Support of MP3, MPEG4-AAC, WAV, AMR, MP2, JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, PNG, Animated GIF, SVG-tiny, ICO, MPEG1, MPEG4, Real Video, H.263, AVI and 3GP files.

World-wide quality of life survey

Best Cities in the world in 2005 according World-wide quality of life survey by Mercer.

1/2 Geneva, Zurich*
3/4 Vancouver and Vienna*
5/6/7 Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf*
8/9/10 Bern, Copenhagen, and Sydney*
*Joint positions

Looks like Switzeland is a good place to live but overall European cities score well.
Luxembourg ranks as the world?s top city for personal safety and security, according to a quality of life survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Luxembourg is followed by Helsinki, Bern, Geneva, and Zurich which take joint second place.

The Political Compass

Based on The Political Compass I am
– Economic Left/Right: -4.50
– Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.33

Which puts me on the map between Gandhi, Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela. I never though I would be so near to Dalai Lama and Gandi on my political views. Maybe I should shave my head and start vegetarian…

Me on Political Compass