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Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca)
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I do believe breastfeeding should not have to be done in a closet. It is a normal part of life for all animals except the human in today's world. Let's make it normal for humans too.
Breastfeeding does not only provide benefits to babies, but to moms as well. In line with this, the World Breastfeeding Week is being held every year to promote the utmost importance and advantages of continuous breastfeeding.
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I have been using the Evoluent Vertical Mouse for a couple of weeks again. Almost all of my devices are wired, because there are too many wireless signals here to interfere with them. Since my right ring finger is short, I use my little finger to hit the bottom button. That is causing some significant pain in that finger.

I switched back to my Kensington TrackBall today. I will need to work at the vertical mouse and get that ring finger working the buttons later. For now, with the surgery scheduled on the left arm, I will keep the trackball in use. After the arm heals, I can use the vertical mouse again. Of course, the trackball is universal. I can use it as easily left or right handed.
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I have to consider this. I have been in Korea, I do speak the language. It might be fun.
 
Korea Linux Forum is seeking speaking proposals. Deadline is 10 August. Submit today at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/korea-linux-forum/program/cfp #lfklf
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Something to look forward to. Unfortunately, with 1TB drives, it might be a while before I use it.
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I do share Prime with my daughter. However, we do not use the same bank. We will have to try and stay under the current system.
Before August 1st, you could share the cheap shipping benefits of Amazon Prime with up to four other adults. Now, the company will limit sharing Prime benefits to two adults and four children—unless you already signed up—in a new feature called Amazon Household that shares all Prime benefits, ...
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This looks great! Money might be a problem, though.

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This is very cool. I wanted to run right out and get one but then I remembered we don't have any interior stairs in the house. 
For people living in a house with more than one storey, stairlifts or home elevators are often a necessity of life as they get older and find it harder to get up and down the stairs. Normal stairlifts have the disadvantage of being a permanent an
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Yes. It amazes me how businesses in this country (UK) so often fail to provide online even rough estimates/ballpark guesses of how much their products cost.
https://www.terrylifts.co.uk/products/home-lifts/lifestyle-home-elevator-lift/
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No need to opt out if you do not use windows. I got something much better!
Buried somewhere deep inside Microsoft’s 12,000-word fine print for Windows 10 is a provision that declares Microsoft will gather users’ personal information, including the content of their emails and other private files.
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I've been debating on whether or not to install it, and this just added another check in the Not column
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I have been using the Evoluent Vertical Mouse for a couple of weeks again. Almost all of my devices are wired, because there are too many wireless signals here to interfere with them. Since my right ring finger is short, I use my little finger to hit the bottom button. That is causing some significant pain in that finger.

I switched back to my Kensington TrackBall today. I will need to work at the vertical mouse and get that ring finger working the buttons later. For now, with the surgery scheduled on the left arm, I will keep the trackball in use. After the arm heals, I can use the vertical mouse again. Of course, the trackball is universal. I can use it as easily left or right handed.
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There was a time, and it’s been a while back, when I believed my mission in life was to mount my open source horse and endorse Linux without remorse far and wide. “Linux is coming, Linux is coming!” One if by torrent, two if by…uh, download link. While…
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I agree. They should just drop this whole nonsense of a GUI and return Linux to its roots: a powerful commandline-based OS ;)
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For anyone waiting to see what happens with this petition, keep waiting for congress.
 
Bad news, maybe. But the good news is that Congress is about to hit warrantless email searches hard. http://www.zdnet.com/article/obama-white-house-warrantless-email-data/
If you were waiting for Congress to act, now is the time to go grab yourself some popcorn.
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This looks great to me!
 
This is very cool. I wanted to run right out and get one but then I remembered we don't have any interior stairs in the house. 
For people living in a house with more than one storey, stairlifts or home elevators are often a necessity of life as they get older and find it harder to get up and down the stairs. Normal stairlifts have the disadvantage of being a permanent an
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Well, my neurologist was correct, 10 years ago. She said I would need surgery on my left elbow. Saw the Neurosurgeon today, needs to reposition the ulnar nerve on the left elbow to make the arm work again. He will also operate on the carpal tunnel at the same time. Seems I have severe carpal tunnel on the left wrist. I also have almost no nerve transmission through the left elbow. d

Surgery will happen on the 18th of August. Both Dr. Lindholm of Boise, Idaho, and Cleveland Clinic of Las Vegas confirmed the surgeon's opinion, even if one was 10 years ago.
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Thanks, +Daniel Horak . Since the left arm is basically useless now, it can't get much worse.
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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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