Daily Archives: September 29, 2010

Linux is almost as good as Windows. Snark.

There is a recent “PC Pro” magazine article comparing Windows 7 to Ubuntu, which concludes that Ubuntu is almost as good as Windows 7.

This would be roughly like Michele Bachmann comparing Ronald Reagan to Edward Kennedy and concluding that Edward Kennedy is almost as good. So, we can safely conclude that Ubuntu kicks Windows butt.

I hated the article for several reasons, but could not bring myself to write a review or response. But, JH at Linux in Exile did: Windows vs Ubuntu.

Sleep Deprivation: A New Play in Saint Paul

A young man with dark skin attracts the attention of a white police officer. The police officer, not busy with anything else, takes the opportunity to develop his own particular style of neighborhood relations, stops the young man’s car and shakes him down. One thing leads to another, and the young man is beaten severely. Then, more things lead to more other things and charges are filed. From this point forward, it is pure nightmare for the young man and his family. Such is the nature of police-citizen relationships in pretty much every city and town in the US.

Sleep Deprivation is a play about one such incident, an incident which one reviewer called “as common as rain.”

After a college student is brutally beaten by the police, his mother begins a campaign to protect her son from the officer who claims the boy struck first. Sleep Deprivation Chamber is the harrowing autobiographical story of a mother fighting for her son’s life at the risk of her own sanity.

The play is by Adam P. Kennedy and Adrenne Kennedy, directed by Robbie McCauley. It is showing at the Penumbra Theater in Saint Paul until Octoboer 10th. I’m hoping to get to it over the next few day; I’ve only heard good things about it so far. Check it out!