Ian Ashley Murdock was an American software engineer, known for being the founder of the Debian project and Progeny Linux Systems, a commercial Linux company. Although Murdock's parents were both from Southern Indiana, he was born in Konstanz, West Germany, on 28 April 1973, where his father was pursuing postdoctoral research; the family returned to the United States in 1975, Murdock grew up in Lafayette, beginning in 1977 when his father became a professor of entomology at Purdue University. Murdock graduated from Harrison High School in 1991, earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from Purdue in 1996. While a college student, Murdock founded the Debian project in August 1993, wrote the Debian Manifesto in January 1994. Murdock conceived Debian as a Linux distribution that embraced open design and support from the free software community, he named Debian after his then-girlfriend Debra Lynn, himself. They married, had three children, divorced in January 2008. In January 2006, Murdock was appointed Chief Technology Officer of the Free Standards Group and elected chair of the Linux Standard Base workgroup.
He continued as CTO of the Linux Foundation when the group was formed from the merger of the Free Standards Group and Open Source Development Labs. Murdock left the Linux Foundation to join Sun Microsystems in March 2007 to lead Project Indiana, which he described as "taking the lesson that Linux has brought to the operating system and providing that for Solaris", making a full OpenSolaris distribution with GNOME and userland tools from GNU plus a network-based package management system. From March 2007 to February 2010, he was Vice President of Emerging Platforms at Sun, until the company merged with Oracle and he resigned his position with the company. From 2011 until 2015 Murdock was Vice President of Platform and Developer Community at Salesforce Marketing Cloud, based in Indianapolis. From November 2015 until his death Murdock was working for Inc.. Murdock died on 28 December 2015 in San Francisco. Though no cause of death was released, in July 2016 it was announced his death had been ruled a suicide.
The police confirmed that the cause of death was due to asphyxiation caused by hanging himself with a vacuum cleaner electrical cord. The last tweets from Murdock's Twitter account first announced that he would commit suicide said he would not, he reported having been accused of assault on a police officer after having been himself assaulted by the police declared an intent to devote his life to opposing police abuse. His Twitter account was taken down shortly afterwards; the San Francisco police confirmed he was detained, saying he matched the description in a reported attempted break-in and that he appeared to be drunk. The police stated that he became violent and was taken to jail on suspicion of four misdemeanor counts, they added that he was medically examined prior to release. Police returned on reports of a possible suicide; the city medical examiner's office confirmed. List of Debian project leaders Official website Murdock, Overview Of The Debian GNU/Linux System, LinuxJournal. "Interview", tlltsarchive.org, The Linux Link Tech Show, 11 May 2005 "Interview", jeffratliff.org, The Linux Link Tech Show, 4 July 2006 https://archive.org/details/IanMurdockHomepage.tar https://archive.org/download/AutopsyIanMurdockDebianLinuxFounder/Autopsy-Ian-Murdock-Debian-Linux-Founder.pdf
The Illinois Central Railroad's No. 1 was the railroad's only 4-6-4 "Hudson" type locomotive and the only 4-6-4 in North America built for freight service. It was rebuilt in the railroad's own shops from Illinois Central 7000 class 2-8-4 "Berkshire" No. 7038 in 1937 as an experiment to haul fast freight trains, which were growing too large for 4-6-2 "Pacific" types and required more speed than the road's 2-8-2 locomotives could manage. The experiment was not successful; the locomotive proved prone to slipping, because its factor of adhesion was low. John L. McIntyre, the road foreman of engines at Clinton, Illinois where the locomotive was assigned during the 1938–1939 period, made some modifications to the locomotive, including to the weight equalization across the locomotives' wheels and to reduce the cylinder diameter from 27 to 24 inches; the latter was to reduce the starting tractive effort to a level the locomotive's grip on the rails could handle. The improvements were successful, but not to the degree that the railroad ordered any further conversions.
In 1945, the locomotive was renumbered 2499 and assigned to passenger service between Louisville and Fulton, Kentucky. It was soon after scrapped. Barris, Wes. "Illinois Central Hudsons". SteamLocomotive.com. Archived from the original on 2006-03-07. Retrieved 2006-01-23. "Illinois Central Number 1". Illinois-Central.net. Retrieved 2006-01-23
Gadam Kishan is an Indian film actor, who has appeared in Tamil language films. He has acted in films including Thirumanam Enum Nikkah. Gadam Kishan began his career as a musician, performing the ghatam in fusion concerts, before going on to appear in the television serial Kana Kaanum Kaalangal. Gadam Kishan went on to portray supporting roles as the lead actor's friend in Bale Pandiya, as a mentally challenged person in Deiva Thirumagal and as Jai's brother in Thirumanam Enum Nikkah. Before Balu Mahendra's death in early 2014, the director had planned a project starring Kishan in the leading role as a mentally challenged youngster. Despite conducting a photoshoot, the film maker's death meant that the film did not materialise