Wednesday, 20 June 2007

A fortnight of hell

Well exam week is over, and I am very glad. I am now able to think about something other than heat transfer or particle mechanics. But I am also doing some part time work for the uni developing a practical experiment for third years for next semester.

During the exam period there were some art exhibitions placed around the uni to try to brighten up peoples spirits, which were very good, like large paper planes made of sheet aluminium. But my fears about artists was confirmed, there always has to be one idiot who thinks it is artistic to do something really stupid. The one example that really stood out for me is the pile of rubbish outside the Monash Road computer centre, and I do mean rubbish. I am no critic, but this is NOT art.

I was among the first few into the Bailliew Library the day before my Heat and Mass Transport Exam, which was amazing to see, and empty library. It is very serene.

Saturday, 9 June 2007

ingenieurs sans frontieres

I have recently become a member of the Engineers Without Borders organisation. I really do believe that helping out should be a major part of life. There are many organisations out there who are really helping in the fight to make the world a better place, unfortunately most of them are religious organisations trying to push their beliefs on others. It is this reason that I have joined EWB. It is to try to help those in need, while respecting their rights. EWB is an organisation which looks at the problem and comes up with a solution, without the strings attached.

For all of my other recently graduated chemical engineering friends, please take the time to sign up as a member, or even just have a look at the site and see what kinds of things they do.

Thursday, 7 June 2007

New Theme

During my procrastination time I managed to get a hold of the Theme for Ubuntu Studio for my laptop. And I tell you what, it is the best looking operating system that I have ever seen. Some people have spent a whole lot of time developing it, and I congratulate them.
Move over apple a new contender is in the pool.













Wednesday, 6 June 2007

iPhone

I don't often give apple credit for their work, but I must say that I love this ad. Such a shame the phone will not live up to it's hype.




I can't wait for them to bring out the 'Ubuntu mobile' OS in the planning stages. Much better interoperability I am sure. And no DRM!