I started learning Django two nights ago. It's going well— the tutorials from the official website are easy to follow, and I'm having a good time with them. However, one does not learn a new framework in just one sitting.
To keep my sanity, I'm going on random surf breaks. And one of the more interesting pages I landed on was “Famous Murders”. Gruesome?! Well, my taste in reading does get a bit weird especially when I'm trying to ease out of learning mode.
I found the article interesting because of a particular character, Mary Bell. She reminds me of an ex-boss, who seems that after all these years, still needs to learn that a person's life is not as easily quantified as one-or-zero, dead-or-alive.
Mary Bell said of killing, “all people die some time anyway.” That left a similar impression on me as what that ex-boss Tweeted while we were experiencing that problem with the monsoon rains.
I guess people are entitled to a little insane insensitivity. What's troubling about this comparison is that Mary Bell, when she did what she did, was a child who must have had problems dealing with other people. On the other hand, my ex-boss is a grown man whose job is to help mould the minds of children.
Anyway, going back to Famous Murders. The other murderers discussed in that article are: Jack the Ripper (but of course!), Nathuram Godse (the guy who shot Mahatma Gandhi), Ronald DeFeo Jr (of the Amityville murders), and a couple of others.