Friday, February 24, 2006 

Astronomers ponder weird cosmic burst

A new kind of cosmic explosion has been spotted in Earth's celestial neighbourhood, scientists report.

The blast seems like a gamma-ray burst, one of the most distant and powerful type of explosion known to astronomers.

But when scientists first detected it with NASA's Swift satellite on 18 February, the explosion was about 25 times closer and lasted 100 times longer than a typical gamma-ray burst.

"This is totally new, totally unexpected," says Dr Neil Gehrels, Swift's principal investigator.

"This is the type of unscripted event in our nearby universe that we hoped Swift could catch."

The explosion originated in a star-forming galaxy about 440 million light-years away towards the constellation Aries.

The article pulled from News in Science

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 

The Raven

Edgar Allen Poe clearly foresaw the whole interminable bird flu crisis in the classic poem 'The Raven':

"'Prophet!' said I, `thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil! - Whether tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted - On this home by horror haunted - tell me truly, I implore - Is there - is there balm in Gilead? - tell me - tell me, I implore!' Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'"®

well maybe not clearly ;)

Friday, February 17, 2006 

So much / To little

So much to say and so little urge to say it.

Does anyone else ever feel this way? Like sometimes, if not most of the time, it is just better to keep things to your self...

speaking is such a bad habit :)


Tuesday, February 14, 2006 

xfwm4 - bevox

Bevox: Download

Bevox II
Bevox II

both themes are included in the tarball

Friday, February 10, 2006 

gtk2 - bevox | 042006

Bevox: Download


note: it uses the xfce & pixmap engines

changelog: 042006 | Panel - adjusted the x/y thickness and added a base color for text areas.