February 4, 2010

I just thought this article was interesting.

By O’Ryan Johnson http://www.bostonherald.com
A dramatic showdown between cops and a suicidal man ended without major bloodshed despite a three-story plummet through a closed window and some frightening swordplay on the street.
The man, whose name was withheld, attacked cops with a medium-sized samurai sword, police said, repeatedly lunging at them and shouting, “Kill me!”
“This situation could have ended a lot differently had it not been for the professionalism and restraint shown by the officers on B-2,” said Boston patrolmen’s union President Thomas Nee.
Police were called to the 26-year-old’s home about 5 p.m. Cops called for backup and tried to kick down the door. As one officer walked outside, the suspect came crashing through a closed third-floor window, bounced off an awning, hit the ground and ran.
Cops chased him until he spun around, sword drawn, near Washington Park. With more than 20 cops, guns drawn, around him, he repeatedly charged, shouting “Shoot me! Kill me!” police said.
Sgt. Thomas Teahan sneaked up and tackled him. The suspect, who was treated for minor injuries, is being held at Bridgewater State Hospital.

January 30, 2010

Via Nicholas Carlson at BusinessInsider.com
Lore has it than when Google's (GOOG) top Android developer first showed off the mobile operating system in 2007, CEO Eric Schmidt's first question was, "So what do I do when Steve Jobs kicks me off board?"
Well, that finally happened over Summer 2009, and relations between the two companies and the two men have devolved since.
Today, a reporter asked Eric what he thinks of Apple's new iPad. His answer: "You might want to tell me the difference between a large phone and a tablet."
I personally agree. As I said in my previous post, this device isn't a real contender for geeks/professionals like my self. I can run Adobe products on netbooks as well as PC Tablets just fine so....WTF, Apple?
One more thing, if I'm to hold this device like a tablet, (ie. clipboard, notepad,) then why didn't the put a button or even a scroll wheel on one of the sides? They brag in videos that "the user doesn't have to change to use this device." That leads me to believe that in holding this device, I would want to do what comes naturally, and for me, touching a button at the bottom doesn't seem natural to me. I see how the location is natural for a mobile phone or music player...but not a tablet. 
Maybe I'm just crazy and too l33t, I don't know. What do you think? Leave a comment or Tweet me @Krubuntu 
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January 29, 2010

Well, I knew the inevitable iPad Jokes would occur soon after Apple's announcement but I had no idea that Mad TV had parodied Apple many years ago. So, for your enjoyment, here's an iPad ad I created as well as the Mad TV parody.