October 1, 2013 |
Although Jasper is only 14, he has been thinking about a career, and he has determined what it will be. He wants to be an RC specialist, which he defines as making remote-controlled mini-vehicles and controlling them. If that doesn't work out, he would like to be a professional chef. He recently had an opportunity to learn more about the profession when he visited a restaurant and toured the facility. For now he keeps busy with other interests, including bowling, drawing cartoon characters, and playing video games on the computer.
September 25, 2013 |
Edmund J. Lally 3d, 44, of Oaklyn, a computer network programmer at the Vanguard Group in Malvern and former president of the Oaklyn school board, died of a heart-related ailment Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees. A native of Norwood, Mr. Lally graduated from Interboro High School in 1987 and from Temple University with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1991. He did postbaccalaureate studies at Immaculata University. Mr. Lally specialized in information technology, working first for a Philadelphia law firm and the last 18 years at Vanguard.
September 14, 2013 |
CHERRY HILL When Cindy Weinberger arrived at the Motor Vehicle Services office in Cherry Hill about 9:45 a.m. Thursday, her feeling was akin to somebody who had scored a winning lottery ticket. Lots of parking spots! Free seats in the waiting area! Then she found out why: The state's computers were down. Closing in on 11:30, she was still waiting. "It's terrible," said the 48-year-old respiratory therapist from Cherry Hill. "It's usually a two-hour wait anyway. It fools you when you see no people here.
September 3, 2013 |
At 1:01 p.m. on March 13, 2008, David Thomsen gained either a passion or a problem. He isn't sure which. That day, Thomsen made a single Wikipedia edit on the page for the expression "Holy cow," then walked away from editing for two months. Fast-forward five years, and on March 13, Thomsen spent the day editing discussion pages on the soccer players, pairs skaters, and other celebrities of Estonia while occasionally turning his attention to the neglected Wikipedia pages for some antebellum Maryland congressional elections and a Korean pop song.
August 16, 2013 |
WHEN COMPUTERS arrived at her school, Barbara Ann Knowles, who had been teaching at the Anna Lingelbach Elementary School for 30 years, rose to the occasion. She took a couple of computer courses offered by the school district and finished out her long and satisfying career as a teacher showing her students how to learn by computer. She retired in 2004. Barbara Knowles, an active churchwoman and devoted family matriarch who spent most of her own time on her home computer emailing photos of her grandchildren to friends and family, died July 27 of heart failure.
August 16, 2013 |
FBI AGENTS SEIZED computers and other documentation during a raid of the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office yesterday morning. FBI spokeswoman Carrie Adamowski confirmed that agents were there, but would not comment on the nature of the investigation or its target. A source close to the investigation said the search was focused on the office's real-estate unit. Agents took "a whole boatload of stuff," the source said. Sheriff Jewell Williams released a statement yesterday afternoon through a spokesman, which said in part, "As part of an ongoing investigation begun in the previous administration, the FBI arrived . . . this morning with a search warrant and subpoena for certain records and files.
July 5, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Doug Engelbart, 88, the inventor of the computer mouse and developer of early incarnations of e-mail, word processing programs and the Internet, died late Tuesday. The Computer History Museum, where Engelbart had been a fellow since 2005, announced the death. The cause was not immediately known. Engelbart said his work was about "augmenting human intellect," but it boiled down to making computers user-friendly. One of the biggest advances was the mouse, which he developed in the 1960s and patented in 1970.
July 2, 2013 |
IN A CITY where nearly half the citizens don't have home Internet access, easily accessible computer labs are an asset. But in some neighborhoods, like Northwest Philadelphia's Allegheny West section, those are few and far between. One church in Allegheny West, though, is working to change that: Through a partnership between Berean Baptist Church and Center City's Peirce College fostered by the city's PhillyRising collaborative, the college last week donated several additional computers for the computer lab at Berean's Lydia M. Edwards Community Center.
June 25, 2013 |
VICKY GADSON didn't hear her teenage son sneaking out of the house on those long-ago summer evenings, opening the garage door and wheeling her motorcycle out to the street. Or, at least, she pretended not to. Her son, Richard, would borrow Mom's bike regularly to race through city streets with his buddies. Maybe she was able to rest more securely in the knowledge that Rickey knew what he was doing. After all, he had been riding two-wheelers since age 5. Mother and son were part of a family tradition that saw motorcycles as a normal mode of transportation - and fun. Her husband was Richard "Suicide" Gadson, a legendary biker who was the only civilian in the New York City Police Department allowed to ride in its thrill shows.
June 23, 2013 |
CHICAGO - Southwest Airlines was operating normally Saturday afternoon after a systemwide computer failure caused it to ground 250 flights for nearly three hours late Friday night. Full service was restored just after 2 a.m. Saturday, Philadelphia time, but the Dallas-based airline experienced lingering delays in the morning as it worked to clear a backlog of flights and reposition planes and crew. The airline - the country's largest domestic carrier - canceled 43 flights Friday night and 14 more Saturday morning.