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Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca)
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I hope someone can help out with this. +ownCloud needs to remain in the +Fedora Project repositories. 
So I've been maintaining ownCloud for the last little while. Unfortunately I sat down today to try again and update the package to the latest upstream (8.1.1), and somewhere in the second hour of insanely stupid PHP autoloader code, I just snapped. I can't take this crap any more.
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Summer is a quiet time for Reglue. Usually. Kids are out of school and they have other things to think about. Things other than what they might be needing for the next year's school year. Like computers. But this summer was different, much different. Last year during the month of May, ...
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So, a bigot who doesn't like me wrote an ebook, of which large stretches of the text are bits whining about me. Alexandria Erin, writing under a pen name, parodized it in her own short ebook entitled "John Scalzi Is Not A Very Popular Author And I Myself Am Quite Popular." People asked me to do an audio version; I said I would if we raised $2,500 for Con or Bust, an organization which funds SFF convention memberships for people of color. We raised $10,000 in 48 hours. Here's the audio. 

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/08/29/john-scalzi-is-not-a-very-popular-author-and-i-myself-am-quite-popular-the-audiobook-read-by-me-john-scalzi/
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Not sure if this is going to be available to everyone or just twitter users.
 
I am honored to be kicking off the Open Org book club to discuss Jim Whitehurst's book and open organizations - join in at http://opensource.com/open-organization/15/8/open-organization-book-club-chapter-1
Jono Bacon helps us kick off the first week of the The Open Organization book club and wants to explore the benefits of the model and the major risks of an open organization.
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RIP, Wes Craven. You gave many of us unforgettable memories.
 Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76.
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I think you meant to say "sleepless nights"
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Wow! Great tips for those who use audio books.

Thanks to +Lisa Cohen for this.
 
So a little advice when buying audiobooks from Amazon/Audible. Generally buy the Kindle book first (even if you don't have a Kindle). If the books have WhisperSync for Voice you get them much cheaper (For example: The Martian right now - Kindle $1.99 with Audio +$1.99. If you just buy the audio book? It's $27.

Another example: Fantasmagoria by +Rick Wayne $4.99 for the Kindle book + $1.99 for audio. Audio on it's own? $18

Also, you should go buy both those books right now.
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You know, I know, and 69% of Google's survey group knows that there's nothing more annoying than being pestered to install a site's app just because you happen to be on a mobile device. And finally Google is going to do something about it. Google announced today that it will soon start downranking sites that throw up a full page advert and prompt you to install a mobile app whenever you visit from a mobile device. According to a post on the Webma...
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This is an important subject.
The Linux Foundation published a list of security recommendations for hardening Linux workstations used by systems administrators.
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Yes, it is really good!
 
Yo! Reviewers/book bloggers! Today (8/31) is the LAST day to request ITHAKA RISING via NetGalley.

#SF #SpaceOpera  
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Wow! Great tips for those who use audio books.

Thanks to +Lisa Cohen  for this.
 
So a little advice when buying audiobooks from Amazon/Audible. Generally buy the Kindle book first (even if you don't have a Kindle). If the books have WhisperSync for Voice you get them much cheaper (For example: The Martian right now - Kindle $1.99 with Audio +$1.99. If you just buy the audio book? It's $27.

Another example: Fantasmagoria by +Rick Wayne $4.99 for the Kindle book + $1.99 for audio. Audio on it's own? $18

Also, you should go buy both those books right now.
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Wow! Great tips for those who use audio books.

Thanks to +Lisa Cohen  for this.
 
So a little advice when buying audiobooks from Amazon/Audible. Generally buy the Kindle book first (even if you don't have a Kindle). If the books have WhisperSync for Voice you get them much cheaper (For example: The Martian right now - Kindle $1.99 with Audio +$1.99. If you just buy the audio book? It's $27.

Another example: Fantasmagoria by +Rick Wayne $4.99 for the Kindle book + $1.99 for audio. Audio on it's own? $18

Also, you should go buy both those books right now.
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I read The Economist every week. Once you have downloaded the app and have a magazine ready to read you can download the audiobook. I really like the ability to speed it up to 1.5x because the magazine is dense for a weekly. 
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Today's day of fun: Switch from /etc/init.d/networking and /etc/init.d/network-manager to systemctl start system-networkd. Don't forget to use systemd and ip commands instead of ifconfig and iwconfig.
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Occupation
Currently retired, I write book reviews and sometimes help with Linux operating systems
Skills
I can do anything I choose to work at
Employment
  • Book reviewer, Accessibility Protagonist, Linux Advocate
    when I choose to work, 2003 - present
  • Journeyman Plumber, 1994 - 1999
  • United States Air Force
    Enlisted, 1972 - 1992
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Previously
Bessemer, Michigan - Boise, Idaho - South Korea
Story
Tagline
Never let anyone steal your DREAM.
Introduction
I am Charlie Kravetz, formerly of Bessemer, Michigan. I am living in Idaho, in the northwest United States. I am a computer geek, who enjoys helping others.

Please visit http://keepingdreams.com to read my entire profile.
Bragging rights
Survive 18 months as Xubuntu Project Lead, to gain some experience in Open Source and Free Software. Advocate for linux, accessibility, and reading.
Education
  • School of Experience
    Linux, Accessibility, Self-help, 1972 - present
    How to use and promote linux, public-domain, and non-proprietary software. Accessibility in computing and in life. Self-help books, dreams, wishes, and life in general. A never-ending school of learning new things. I try to learn something new every single day.
  • A.D. Johnston H.S.
    General, 1969 - 1972
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