Criminals walked into a build late at night, and walked out, just as easily, with several laptops and iMacs. What’s really great is what happened next.
I’ll leave the name of the business out of my blog, but you can check more of the detailed information here, which also has incriminating security video and photos.
The crime in a nutshell: computers were stolen from a Vancouver business. Criminals entered easily into the building and six minutes later, easily left. Both, there were two, completely oblivious to the fact the front doors were under security video. At that point, you think it would end there. But no, it doesn’t.
It would also seem that this Vancouver company has a Flickr page. What’s Flickr? Flickr is a website where any digital photo can be uploaded easily from you computer. This is especially easy when you have a webcam. Many iMacs have built in webcams, and come with iPhoto and Photobooth software preinstalled.
Anyway, back to the crime.
Whether these laptops and iMacs were sold is unknown. But whoever ended up using the laptop, decided it would be really, really cool to take pictures of himself using the built in webcam. And then, proceeded to upload them to the company’s Flickr page. For shots of the incriminating photos, click here. You can also see the lovely mugshot of the individual above.
Whether or not this guy is the criminal has not been determined by Vancouver police. But, it is quite obvious that this guy loves his tattoos. It is also quite obvious that there is no such thing as a criminal mastermind. Especially after walking in front of a security camera, allowing it to record your face, using/selling said computers to take photos and upload them to the original company’s photo page online.
As one poster in the thread had mentioned…
“The funniest part is that he had to name the picture and then click a button that says “upload” in order for it to show up here. It’s not totally automatic.”
Crminal hijinx will ensue.
Until next time…
Keep ‘em flyin’.
I said I’d put some up, and here we are. For this first installment, I give you the Outlook Ice Hawks desktop wallpapers.
Keep ‘em flyin’.
Got into a rather large discussion with some people about the virtues of operating systems and computer platforms. There are the two big ones, of course. PC based Windows(insert flavour here) and Mac computers. There are some facts which can be dished out for the use of both, and there can be some facts dished out about the users of both.
Radical Mac/Windows lovers hate the opposing OS. For example, a Windows loyalist will swear up and down that Windows is far superior to Mac. The situation is the same the other way as well. I used to be in the camp of Mac-never-going-to-use. And then I got my current job, as a graphic designer and production manager with The Outlook. Now, I can see the ease and functionality of a Mac.
Granted, this is after going to the current iMac’s that we use. I do not ever recommend using legacy software on Mac X OS. You need the Classic install and running two operating systems at the same time, even if one is in the background, just spells disaster.
At home, I still use Windows. I have a desktop and a laptop that both run Windows XP Pro. Just out of curiosity, I checked to see if I could install an upgrade to Windows Vista, the shiny new operating system released by Microsoft.
The results came back, after using Microsoft’s system scanner and it reported that I could run a low end version of the OS. Meaning, I could run Vista, and pretty much nothing else. No applications, no programs, nothing. I couldn’t even watch a DVD from my DVD Rom drive. That’s on my desktop, I didn’t scan my laptop.
There is another thing that shys me away from getting on the Vista bandwagon. It took me a while to give into XP as well, so this isn’t new. I don’t think I could afford the price tag that Vista comes with. I’m not sure how much it costs, but if it’s like any past Windows versions, it won’t come cheap.
However, having said that, you can be pretty sure that getting a Mac won’t be cheap either. an iMac averages around $2800 Canadian with all the bells and whistles.
One thing I did notice with Windows Vista. It looks like Microsoft is trying to build a Windows OS that is a clone of the Mac X OS.
No matter what happens, I shall still use Mac at work, and I shall still use Windows at home.
Until the first Mac Windows OS is created…
Keep ‘em flyin’.