Tectonic: Hacking with Nat Friedman
May 22, 2006, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"'Want to see a really cool hack?' Nat Friedman asks me. He
flips his IBM X60 Thinkpad onto its side and the image on the
screen turns horizontal. Then he drops to the command line, changes
some esoteric settings, goes back into Gnome, and tilts his
machine. The foreground window starts sliding in the direction he
tilts it. He changes the angle and the window responds, sliding up,
down, left and right as he spins and turns his laptop.
"Friedman is the quintessential Linux hacker. He's been cranking
out code for most of his 28 years, and takes the hacking ethos
further, integrating it with business and life..."