Ubunchu!: The Ubuntu Comics


Ubuntu, one of the most popular Linux ditro has been featured in Japanese Manga! That’s quite an interesting news. The strip is written by Hiroshi Seo and translated by DoctorMo. According to  DoctorMo’s post, this strip has one Spanish and two Korean versions.

You can read the PDF format of this comics from HERE. Enjoy!! 🙂

Book Worm!

I am well known as a book worm, at least I knew that. From childhood to till now I am a great enthusiastic of books. I can read my favorite books again and again. No tiredness at all to read them repeatedly. By the way not all books allure me. Suppose the text books. I am not a text book lover (if you knew my academic background then you wouldn’t hesitate to believe 🙂 ). I love adventurous, thriller and comedy books including comics (from Asterix to X-Men). It was hard to believe that I was going to bed at night without a novel or comics. But now it is reality!

Suddenly I have discovered a new of me. Now a days I am always surrounded by text books like “Continuous and Discrete Signals and Systems” by Soliman-Srinath, “Digital Signal Processing” by Proakis, “Signal Processing and Linear Systems” by Lathi and “Analysis of Linear Systems” by Cheng. So what is the secret of being so much text book lover? Well… this semester in AUST, I’ve made a bold movement. “Linear System” is considered to be one of the most tough course subject in entire under-graduation course work of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department. It is not only reason why other teachers are not willing to teach this subject. One of our assistant professor Monjur Morshed (who regularly conducts this course) took this subject to an artistic level. From that point no one is interested to share a subject like this with him. And I’ve chosen this subject to teach the students this semester!  The subject is not tough but it is tough to keep pace with  Monjur Bhai (as he is conducting other two sections of class from total  of four sections) and to hammer out it to students’ thoughts. I don’t know whether my students are studying hard as me. I am always trying to convince them to stick out with the subjects. But you know students are students, they won’t study unless the exam knocks their door. Sometimes my mom wonders seeing my passionate relationship with those textbooks “…whether you’ll seat for exam?”.

I’ve read my last books (of course non-textbook) just a month ago. One of them was a collection of Bangla short stories of Porshuram and the other was “Patriot Game” by Tom Clancy. Woh … I am missing those books terribly. I heard something of Summer Vacation of AUST which’ll probably be started from the next week for a whole week. I am waiting for that vacation … eagerly and anxiously. At least I’ll get touch with my pleasant companions.

Happy 78th Birthday, Tintin!

Last week, January 10, 2008 was the 78th birthday of Tintin, the all time great comic hero. The masterpiece revealed the adventures of Tintin in 1929 this day. Tintin was so popular in fact that more than three million books of Tintin‘s escapades are sold each year, in 58 languages. But to say the truth, you’ve not experience the real TINTIN until you’ve read it. Although the character is Belgian he is highly regarded in France. Once the late French President Charles De Gaulle had said, “… deep down, my only international rival is Tintin!“.

The first Tintin book I’ve read was Tintin in Tibet (Bangla translation) 14 years ago. And even today I feel the same excitement to read the series (again n’ again). What is lack there? Actually nothing! Tintin, with his famous spikes (tuft) of blond hair, continually battled evil with the help of his dog Snowy and the drunken Captain Haddock accompanied by the muddled genius Professor Calculus and the Thompson Twins.

The good news is that according to industry reports, Steven Spielberg and The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson are to bring Tintin to the big screen. Movie publication Variety reports that, Spielberg and Jackson are teaming to direct and produce three back-to-back features based on Georges Remi’s beloved Belgian comic-strip hero Tintin for DreamWorks. Movie will be produced in full digital 3-D using performance capture technology. Jackson’s special effects team Weta Digital has already produced a 20-minute test reel showing how the finished films might look.