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Alvin Petitt
Works at Petitt-Enterprises
Attended Warren County High School
Lives in Culpeper, Virginia
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Just a quick "hello" to the other members of this community. I'm very new to ham and have recently purchased a Baofeng UV-5R to play with. I don't have my license yet so, of course, I'm not transmitting on any ham frequencies. I'm just looking to learn.
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Anyone who can handle Ubuntu and chirp is technically capable of way more than is necessary for the tech license...welcome!
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Hello, everyone. My name is Alvin (no chipmunk jokes, ok? LOL) and I'm the owner of A & S Technology Solutions. We (me, really) are a Virginia-based technology company providing computer service and repair, wired and wireless networking, VoIP systems, home theater installations, etc. Not as an advertisement, but my website is Looking forward to learning and maybe being able to help someone along the way.
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AAALLLVIIIN! Welcome +Alvin Petitt .... and yes, I have horrible reading comprehension. 
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I, for one, am anxious to see Ubuntu Touch. Hopeful that it can gain traction.
Ubuntu 13.10 final beta: Ubuntu for smartphones is almost here! Want?? - "...There are lots of interesting things ahead for Ubuntu desktop users in the next release, but what's really going to be important is how well Ubuntu does on the smartphone." ...Read more:
#ubuntu   #smartphones   #tech   #mobilephones  
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How to Setup the Hangout Lower Third - step by step

The Hangout Toolbox app ver. 2 was just released. It contains a collection of helpful Hangout Apps. In the process of upgrading, the Hangout Lower Third images you may have saved as presets have been removed.

This Step-By-Step Visual Guide walks you through setting up new Lower Third Graphics used to self-identify in Hangouts and Hangouts on Air.

Share it with your friends... this is the most popular app for hangouts!
Setup instructions and example uses/ideas included.

For those already experienced, skip to the end and see the new option which allows you to Enter a Hangout with your Favorite Lower Third Automagically Loaded upon entry to any hangout session!

Great thanks to the Team: +Moritz Tolxdorff +Robert Pitt +Gerwin Sturm & +Allen Firstenberg for all the great tools as part of the +Hangout Toolbox - v2 release post: 

Want to know how to run Hangouts & HOA well? Visit:
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#HOAtips   #HOAapps   #HangoutLowerThird   #TheHangoutToolbox   #GooglePlusTips   #TheHangoutHelper   #HangoutMastery  
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Working on the farm. It might be small, but it's mine. (That's what SHE said). 
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Yeah, I really have a hard time deciding to leave the iPhone. I've had it since the first one and have been very happy with each (original, 3, 3GS, 4s). But I'd be lying if I didn't say I was concerned. My biggest complaint is the wifi issues that I'm seeing. But, you're right +Mike Dent and +Kenn Blanchard, it's probably better to stick with it. Thanks for the comments. Hope you're both well.
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I currently have a couple of rather old Macs that are in use: a 2006 Mac Pro that is really nothing more than my media server for iTunes and a 2008 15" MacBook Pro that I use every day. I'd like to replace them both but the Secretary of War (my better half) won't go for that, not that I blame her. I'm pretty well versed in Ubuntu and like it very much. I think I'd like to move to Ubuntu as my day-to-day platform.

I don't think I have any other options for my iTunes media for Airplay or my AppleTV so I think I'll still need my Mac Pro. But I'm thinking that my laptop needs can be served by Ubuntu. What would be best to do: put Ubuntu on my MBP or just get another laptop and put Ubuntu on it?

Also, if anyone has opinions on moving, and serving, my iTunes media out to my Airplay speakers and my AppleTV please chime in. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. 
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Actually, +Christian Rupp, I tested with someone else's Ubuntu laptop, and was able to access songs from my shared iTunes library. 
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Nice business card!
How about a Terminal-window-themed  business card? :D
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That is a good idea...
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Format your Hangout Messages

Do you find yourself putting words between ** or _ _ to bold or italicize them inside Hangout Messages? I used to do it to, until I realized that the regular keyboard short cuts work in Hangout Messages as well.

So here's how it works: 
Bold Text - ctr+b / Command + b
Italic text - ctr+i / Command + i
Underlined text - ctr+u / Command + u

Thanks to Google Plus Cover Photo for putting this graphic together.

#howtohangout   #formatting   #gplusgotogal   #gplustips   #gplustipsandtricks   #gplustipsfornewbies  
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Both of the idiots from Virginia are on this list.
Here us the list of the 46 senators who voted to ratify the UN Small Arms Treaty. Lets do our parts to make sure they don't get elected again. We need to show these men and women that We The People don't like the idea of our constitutionally guaranteed rights being given away to the United Nations.

Baldwin (D-WI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bennett (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Coons (D-DE)
Cowan (D-MA)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hirono (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)
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  • Petitt-Enterprises
    Business Owner, present
  • Sun Data
    1989 - 1995
  • 3Com
    1995 - 1997
  • Synergy Networks
    1997 - 2000
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Culpeper, Virginia
Lawrenceville, Georgia - Front Royal, Virginia
Business owner, motorcycle rider, sports lover, decent guy I guess.
I'm a small business owner and a motorcycle lover. My company, Petitt-Enterprises, is the holding company for A & S Technology SolutionsStrike Back Technologies and our independent AMSOIL dealership. 

I am also the Virginia Assistant State Officer for the Southern Cruisers Riding Club.
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I have 4 kids and 5 grandchildren. I am in a great relationship with a wonderful woman who spoils me. It's doesn't get much better than that.
  • Warren County High School
    1977 - 1979
  • George C. Marshall High School
    1975 - 1977
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