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Alanis Morissette live concert in Munich

Alanis Morissette

I was at the Alanis Morissette live concert in Munich last Friday (April 15, 2005). The show was pretty good, and I took a few photos which I uploaded to the German Wikipedia. I'll add the images to the English Wikipedia, too, if noone beats me to it.

The images are licensed under the terms of the GFDL, of course.

Vim: Seven habits of effective text editing

Bram Moolenaar, main author of vim, has written (quite some time ago) a very useful article which shows some good ways to use your favorite editor (vim, of course, but most of the tips also apply to other editors) more efficiently.

Besides the generic tips and tricks of text editing, the article also mentions some specific vim commands, e.g. CTRL-N (word completion), % (match braces), :abbr (prevent typos), and many more.

Oh, and if that's not enough for you, check out a few hundred vim tips over at vim.org.

(via Kenneth Hunt and chromatic)

Longest Regular Expression Ever

This has to be the longest regular expression I have ever seen. It's an email address validation routine posted on a Wordpress mailinglist. Pretty impressing.

(via Photo Matt)

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300

The Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is a very interesting site maintained by two professional astronomers. They post a new astronomy picture (from NASA, Hubble, etc.) with some explanations every day. Some very interesting facts and pictures to be seen there, check it out.

The image on the right (click for full image) is taken from the APOD of January 12, 2005. It shows the barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300 (70 million light-years away from us).

akregator, an RSS reader for the desktop

akregator screenshot

I recently found a nifty RSS reader for the desktop, called akregator.

akregator is a KDE application which allows you to collect and read RSS/RDF/Atom feeds from news-sites, blogs, whatever. I tried some other RSS readers, but akregator seems to meet my needs best. It's especially quite fast, even with lots of feeds (I currently have more than 100 feeds on my list).

akregator has been named KDE App of The Month in January 2005.

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