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Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca)
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Lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho
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It seems the old "a cable is a cable" will not apply to USB-C to USB-A cables. Look for the reviews, choose carefully.
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I really wanted to say this is not true, but the more I read on my Kindle, the more difficult I am finding it. I have to keep making the text bigger, for some reason. I do not have to do that with other things, just the kindle. Maybe a Kobo is in my future.
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There's a lot of confusion around "certification" and what it means to be certified to a particular project. Stephen Walli explains.
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Haven't posted one of these in a while, perhaps I will do them this year. My Debian desktop, using tint2 for panels.

The left shot was taken by
 +Lisa Cohen , Jan 14, 2016, Black Point, Exuma

The right shot is
http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details/3216/sky_on_fire.html
Created by Jeffery Hayes, March 23rd, 2013, Alki Beach in West Seattle, Washington, USA.

#ShowYourDesktopFriday
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This is interesting. I would like to set one of these single-board units up as a desktop, too.
 
If you want to build a powerful $40 Linux or Android PC with 4K video support, consider Hardkernel's Odroid-C2 computer.
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I have mixed feelings about this.
If you've ever clicked on a fake download button masquerading as the real thing, this is for you. Google expanded the scope of its Safe Browsing feature to cover deceptive download buttons as well, aiming to make the Web a safer place.
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I think the concern is valid, if a bit of a stretch at this time. I foresee a lot of page redesigns in the immediate future. ;-)
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Ooops! This is serious.

Thanks, +Chad McCullough , for sharing this one.
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iPhone users: Do NOT allow anyone to repair your iPhone, unless it is an Apple certified repair center.
An update to iOS 9 has been turning iPhones into paperweights and its error message is becoming infamous. Error 53 roughly translates to "Your phone has been bricked, TTYL!."
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It was a week!
 
FOSS Week in Review The big Linux conference down in the land of Oz just completed and there are no really big shows on the agenda until Atlanta’s Great Wide Open opens its great doors wide in March. Everybody here in North Carolina, which I call home, is…
FOSS Week in Review The big Linux conference down in the land of Oz just completed and there are no really big shows on the agenda until Atlanta’s Great Wide Open opens its great doors wide in March. Everybody here in North Carolina, which I call home, is on the road, hanging out in Baghdad-by-the-Bay [...] Continue reading Microsoft Kidnaps Windows, Malware Everywhere & More…
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The quake was only 14 miles deep.
Rescue operations are underway in the city of Tainan, on the southern end of Taiwan, after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck at 3:57 a.m. local time.
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Unfortunately, I have only ever gotten a single call from these scammers. I do have the extra computers, but I am using them. No point waiting for calls that never make it to me.
 
Like countless others, Seth had gotten scammers' phone calls from people who said they wanted to fix his computer. The last time they called, he was ready to turn the tables.
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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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Currently
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Previously
Bessemer, Michigan - Boise, Idaho - South Korea
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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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