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What happened in Aurora Colorado was tragic, actually tragic doesn’t do what happened justice. I would say there are no words to describe what happened. A deafening silence.
Batman was always about a hero who was a man that experienced tragedy in childhood and turned tragic events into a positive thing. He became a superhero. Batman. Batman was the hope that if with enough martial arts training and enough money you too could keep your city safe from crime.
What from Batman could have inspired James Holmes to cause a massacre? The media has jumped on the Joker character as his inspiration. I don’t see it. This young man was deranged clearly if it wasn’t this movie it might have been the Avengers or why not The Green Lantern. He was looking for a blockbuster and a captive audience to unleash his terror.
Comic book movies at this time just happen to be the biggest blockbuster movies in history. James Holmes took advantage of that. To blame The Dark Night Rises is the same as blaming the gun he was holding. James Holmes is psychotic and the blame lies solely on him.
Article first published as A Look Back at C Programming and Dennis Ritchie on Technorati.
Dennis Ritchie passed away October 8th, 2011. Thinking of grade school and doing some C programming. I didn’t realize the importance of Dennis Ritchie’s work. I was just thinking don’t forget the parenthesis, or zeros. Return 0, and that amazing feeling of success when the code is programmed correctly and it works.
But with Dennis Ritchie’s passing, it gives me pause to think how his programming which he stated “C is quirky, flawed, and an enormous success” benefitted computer users everywhere. It was a stable program for other programmers to use and build upon.
This “quirky and flawed” program is the basis for operating systems today. I know I’m enjoying my iOS 5 right now because of Ritchie’s work. His contributions created new industries. Both Steve Jobs and Bill Gates benefitted from his contribution of C programming and the development of UNIX. In the past, stating that you had any skill in C programming would open the door to many entry level jobs. Unfortunately, I was never that good at it. (I’m trying to wrap my head around HTML5 now.)
I don’t use C programming today but it is an integral part of my life. It’s an invention that lies just under the surface or skin rather of apps, OS’s, and influences other developers as well. This invention is not like a light bulb or tangible, it was a new language. Ritchie created a language unique, useful, and much like our own with exceptions and abbreviations. We lost a “Founding Father” of modern day computing and his legacy lives on.
I am still enthusiastic about twitter. Better late than never. But one tool that helps me with all of my social media accounts is tweetdeck. Tweetdeck has a great interface that lists columns of: all friends, mentions, new followers, and searches. It works very well with twitpic and youtube videos. If you don’t have it download it now, it’s free. Keep participating.
I’ve finally put a vid together for Rigler Digital Media TV on Youtube. For any company or artist you need to participate for your website to be a success. Even if you were manufacturing paperclips, social media would give you an edge over the next guy. Enjoy my first video.