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Last week, I bought an old, used Lenovo Ideapad Y for really cheap. I was told that the screen was broken, (which is why it was so cheap). It also came without a hard drive, though that was not a problem since I happened to have a spare 60GB SSD lying around.

I had Ubuntu 13.04 installed on the drive already and after popping in the drive everything booted perfectly. The screen appears to work just fine (though I have noticed the occasional flicker). All in all, I think it was a good deal! I'm planning on using this laptop as an "extra" for the monthly Coder Dojo I co-organize. Not all kids coming to Coder Dojo have their own computers so occasionally we have to lend them our personal computers to use. Now I can enable 1 more kid to participate by providing them with this laptop!

As a side note, another successful, problem free install of +elementary OS!
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This is an important step forward for Android. Respecting users’ privacy over developers’ convenience is important. I don’t want my information leaking to every app I install, and forcing a prompt like iOS seems to be a fair tradeoff.
 
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Remember App Ops? Back in Jelly Bean 4.3, the feature could be accessed by resourceful users to switch on or off permissions for individual apps. By KitKat... by Liam Spradlin in Android OS, Exclusives, Google, News, Rumors
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Ha finally. What users of custom roms have been enjoying for years already...
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$400 bounty on Midori!
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Yes, so much has changed since then.
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There is no harm in reporting bugs at https://bugs.launchpad.net/elementary. It’s much more effective than just a Google+ post, as others can mark the bug as affecting them, developers actually see it, and it can be tracked.

Instead of asking on Google+ first, consider reporting the bug then sharing the link with your post on Google+ so there’s a point of reference.
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Our most inexpensive laptop, now even cheaper. :)
 
Lemur Sale! Only $549 Through June 1st. Check it out at https://goo.gl/PbmkJh
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Screen could've at least have been fullhd...
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If you're using Sublime Text on +elementary OS, check out this theme! https://packagecontrol.io/packages/Theme%20-%20Elementary

It does a pretty good job of emulating a native GTK look while keeping all of the insane extensibility of Sublime.
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+Avi Romanoff Atom just doesn't seem as snappy to me, especially with very large projects and files. 
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"A Leopard Extreme on crack and turned up to 12." - +Si Cam

I think that's an apt description of the Silverback WS. It's a new class for +System76: WS for workstation. It's the type of computer that scientists are actively using to simulate complex scenarios I can hardly wrap my brain around like protein folding, particle colliding, aeronautics/aerodynamics, etc.

It's so insane that I considered literally having its comparison specs at system76.com/desktops go off the charts, but we didn't want it to look broken. ;)
 
Get your science on! Our new Silverback WS desktop sports an Intel XEON processor, up to 128 GB of ECC memory, up to 50 TB of storage, and nVidia Quadro and Tesla GPUs. Check it out at goo.gl/jq1WXk
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+Daniel Kerkow no kidding, didn't think about that....
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Next up: Moto 720 and Moto One shortly afterwards.
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This is wonderful. Skip to 2:00 for the good stuff.
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Video not available. What a troll. :( WTF, Youtube?!
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This new feature brought to you by +Akshay Shekher and +Bountysource 😘
Tada! This is a request we get all the time and now it’s here as part of your regular updates. The latest version of the Keyboard settings pane brings a new section “Custom” under the “Shortcuts” tab....
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My wife designed some logos for a Linux Users Group. Rad :D
 
NORLUG has got some new logo's!

I've already updated the communities image to our new logo. There are a handful of variations, as well as a typeface logo. If you want to check them out, you can view them here. <http://vorash.mthx.org/owncloud/index.php/s/xj1KuxvQ17cCyrs>

I'll leave that link active for a few days but I'll eventually add them to an album for the community to see, and use if desired.

I'd like to thank +Katie M. K. Blaede for her excellent work in creating the graphics for us!
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UX Designer, Front-End Web Developer
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UX design, documentation, writing, tech support, being a friendly person, HTML5, CSS3, FTP, distributed development (bzr, git, svn), bug reporting/triaging, social media, UI sketching
Employment
  • System76
    UI/UX Programming Sorcerer, 2014 - present
    Front-end web development of the System76 website. User experience and interaction design. User testing. Distributed development/version control (git, bzr). Issue tracking and triaging.
  • elementary LLC.
    Owner, UX Designer
    User experience design, bug triaging, user testing, bitesize bug fixing in Vala, social media, developer communications, online chat- and email-based user support, high-level decision making, bookkeeping, corporate communications, press releases, developer documentation, end-user documentation
  • Visual Logic Group
    User Experience Intern, 2013 - 2014
    Icon design, front-end web development, print design, whiteboarding, user testing.
  • Blaedesign
    Consultant, 2005 - 2014
    • Soldering and preparing audio connections. • Researching, selecting, installing, and configuring PC A/V hardware and software. • Training clients on PC A/V hardware and software. • Assisting in the installation of audio and video presentation equipment.
  • University of Northern Iowa ITS Network Services
    Network Engineer Assistant, 2012 - 2013
    • Upgrade switch firmware & configuration. • Utilize Cacti Monitoring Service. • Perform Wireless Site Surveys. • Configure Enterasys Switches. • Provision and configure wireless APs. • Handle RMA procedures. • Utilize NetSight Console for network management. • Utilize RingMaster for AP management. • Create and manage wireless heatmaps with Ekahau. • Track tasks and progress in a ticketing system.
  • Waukee YMCA
    Day Camp Counselor, 2012 - 2012
    • Assist in preparation and delivery of positive activities. • Assist in the development of an activity schedule. • Perform routine checks on equipment and program area to ensure safety. • Demonstrate and enforce the policies and procedures for the day camp site. • Know all emergency procedures and be able to demonstrate them. • Educate participants on emergency procedures and policies. • Encourage participation in all activities. • Establish positive relationships with program participants and families.
  • LCS
    Technical Support Analyst, 2011 - 2012
    • Provide support to internal staff and external clients via help desk. • Assist staff/clients with password resets. • Assist staff/clients with software installation, configuration, etc. • Write and maintain documentation through Sharepoint. • Communicate technical concepts to facilitate understanding. • Rapidly learn and master varied systems and programs. • Track tasks and progress in a ticketing system.
  • Webspec Design, LLC.
    Web Developer, 2008 - 2011
    • Slice web designs into dynamic HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP. • Utilize PHP for low- to medium-complexity backend systems. • Create and work with MySQL databases. • Be familiar with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. • Utilize JavaScript and jQuery for enhancing web sites. • Know and love HTML5 and CSS3 for cutting-edge web development. • Use FTP and Linux servers. • Communicate with and train clients in person and over-the-phone. • Write easy-to-understand documentation for clients.
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User Experience. Open Source. Geek.
Introduction
I'm Cassidy James, an open source collaborator, UX designer, tinkerer, tech support guy, and all-around geek.

I'm currently the community manager, the lead writer, a UX designer, and a council member of elementary.

Things I'm a fan of:
  • elementary OS
  • Android
  • Google
  • Open Source
  • Design
  • Typography
  • LEGO
  • Star Wars
  • PlayStation
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elementary Council Member, married to a beautiful woman!
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