It’s Pronounced “Albin”


was a name given to a Swedish child by his parents in May 1996.
A district court in Halmstad, southern Sweden, had fined the parents 5,000 kronor (approximately US$680) for failing to register a name for the boy by his fifth birthday. Responding to the fine, the parents submitted the 43-character name, claiming that it was “a pregnant, expressionistic development that we see as an artistic creation”…

(via Dave Barry’s Blog)

A Free Multimedia Studio


is a live bootable distribution, an operating system which works directly from the CD without the need to install or change anything on the hard disk. It is user-friendly, recognizes your hardware devices (sound, video, firewire, and USB) and offers a vast range of software for multimedia production, streaming, 3D modeling, photo, peer-to-peer filesharing, web browsing and publishing, word processing, email, encryption, and networking. It also includes games and a world navigator.
You don’t need to install anything, you don’t even need an harddisk to run a whole free software operating system running out of the box on your PC! Download the ISO-image, burn your own CD, reboot your machine…
It is optimized to run on slower computers, turning them into a full media stations: the minimum you need is a pentium1 or k5 PC 64Mb RAM and IDE CD-ROM…

Nice idea. I wonder if it works. Anyone try this?