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    1983 - 1986
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Host of Google Plus Week
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I'm the host of the web TV show Google Plus Week and the publisher of three newspapers in Virginia: Warren County Report, Frederick County Report and The Lynchburg Times. They have a combined readership of about 70,000.

I also host daily News & Technology shows on Google+ and YouTube Live

If you are looking for information on my studio setup click here.

I am a former teacher and director at Randolph-Macon Academy where I oversaw the school's installation of internet connectivity in every dormitory room and classroom on campus in the mid 90s. We were the first school in the nation to do so. I also founded the school's low-cost internet service R-MA OnLine.

In 1993 I left R-MA for a year to work as a database programmer and write a computer game that sold over 110,000 copies.

I am a former radio talk show host who still fills in from time to time for the noon hour on WFTR and WZRV in Front Royal.

I am the son of a U.S. foreign service officer and was born in Okinawa, Japan. I have lived in more than 20 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and Africa.

I am a classic example of a creative person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a curse I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy and the greatest gift I have ever received.
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I had a cameo as "the evil print reporter" in Real Housewives of Washington, D.C. I have lived all over the world from poverty-stricken countries in between civil wars to the fanciest neighborhood on Abbey Rd. in London. I prefer something in between.
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News show host and newspaper publisher.
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  • Google Plus Week & Newspaper Publisher
    Host, 2011 - present
  • McDermott Report
    Host, 2011 - 2012
  • Warren County Report Newspaper
    Publisher, 2006 - 2012
  • Frederick County Report Newspaper
    Publisher, 2009 - 2012
  • The Lynchburg Times
    Publisher, 2010 - 2012
  • U.S. Embassy London, England
    Grunt, 1985 - 1986
  • The Washington Star
    Paper boy, 1980 - 1981
  • Randolph-Macon Academy
    Teacher then Dir. of Communications, 1990 - 1999
  • Deltek Systems
    Programmer, 1993 - 1994
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Bentonville, Va.
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Dacca, Bangladesh - Okinawa, Japan - London, England - Brussels, Belgium - Kifisia, Greece - New Dehli, India - Monrovia, Liberia - Lynchburg, Va. - Manassas, Va. - Fairfax, Va. - Islamabad, Pakistan

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Here's the local story on 50 Cent being fined for using bad language on stage during the St. Kitts Music Festival

Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) was apparently warned not to cuss at his headlining show Saturday at the St. Kitts Music Festival but did anyway so he was arrested and his travel documents seized until court on Monday. Well Jackson had other gigs he had to do and the government of St. Kitts and Nevis was worried they'd be sued if he missed them so they actually opened up the courthouse Sunday and Her Worship Josephine Mallalieu-Webbe accepted the guilty pleas of Jackson and his bodyguard, each of whom paid fines of about US $1,100.

50 Cent's performance was sponsored by "Effen" Vodka. Just saying.

(St. Kitts was the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton.)
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The US Supreme Court is expected to release an opinion today on former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption case

This is the audio and transcript of the oral argument. McDonnell's wife Maureen was also convicted. A federal appeals court delayed her case until after this opinion.

The audio is really interesting.
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"I'm a season ticket holder. I was there when [Steph Curry] had his meltdown. It was great." – Cleveland fan on CNN
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Bill Gates' chickens have come home to roost
Bill Gates' philanthropic efforts are usually greeted with near-universal praise, but a recent attempt by the US billionaire to donate 100,000 chickens to impoverished countries has ruffled some...
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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 6/10/2016

• Google accused of manipulating search results to protect Hillary Clinton http://bit.ly/1TZGfSK
• Google releases Motion Stills iOS app http://apple.co/1TZHb9A
• A Camera Lens Breakthrough “Could See Smartphones Outperforming DSLRs” http://bit.ly/1TZHIII
• Apple (http://bit.ly/1TZHtNC) and Google (http://on.recode.net/1TZH8ux) sweetening the revenue share deal for subscription model apps
• Yahoo Lines Up Bids for About 3,000 Patents http://on.wsj.com/1TZHq4z
• New York's “Right to Repair” is running out of time http://bit.ly/1TZHhhp
• Microsoft's Minecraft for schools is now available in beta http://bit.ly/1TZGAVw
• The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It http://nyti.ms/1UHsURa
• What happens when a 50-something journalist gets a week’s worth of news from Snapchat Discover? http://bit.ly/1TZH3XD
• Teen Who ‘Discovered’ Lost Maya City Says Scientists Are Jealous http://bit.ly/1TZHRvK
• Gawker files for bankruptcy and says it will sell the company to Ziff Davis or someone else http://on.recode.net/1TZJLfT
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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 6/3/2016

• Tony Fadell leaving Nest http://bit.ly/1XpYYx0 Background: http://bit.ly/1Xq0PSx
• Xiaomi acquires patents from Microsoft ahead of plans to enter U.S. market http://bit.ly/1UlHoDm
• Comcast can’t get “gigabit” tax break that was created for Google Fiber http://bit.ly/1UlHFpZ
• French financial prosecutor went dark for a year to investigate Google France http://tcrn.ch/1UlGSW2
• Apple said to be planning big Siri upgrade to take on Google Now http://bit.ly/1UlI0sv
• Doctors fire back at bad Yelp reviews — and reveal patients’ information online http://wapo.st/1UlI37F
• EU mandates open access for all publicly funded research by 2020 http://tcrn.ch/1UlI7Er
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Unanimous US Supreme Court vacates convictions of former Va. Governor Bob McDonnell. Remanded back to lower court.

(Previous convictions tossed out. Goes back to lower court which can retry him under new interpretations of "official acts" or drop it.)

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/15-474_ljgm.pdf
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"In former Virginia Governor McDonnell’s trial, the District Court’s jury instructions on the meaning of “official act” under the federal bribery statute, 18 U. S. C. §201(a)(3), was significantly overinclusive, allowing for the possibility that McDonnell was convicted for conduct that is not unlawful."
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US Supreme Court overturns Texas laws making it harder to operate abortion clinics (5 to 3)

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/15-274_p8k0.pdf
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Sky News declares "Leave" the winner, ending over 40 years of UK European Union membership
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Well it's NOT Sky TV declaring. The election officials have declared. Prime Minister has resigned even the opposition leader may loose his position. Scotland has started talking about independence again. It's a huge day here in UK.
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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 6/17/2016

• Google Photos Can Now Display Photos As Slideshows http://bit.ly/1UF9rOu
• The tongue-in-cheek way the women of Google are responding to a shareholder's sexist comment http://read.bi/1UF9M3N
• Charlie Rose interviews Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt http://bit.ly/23gJ1Je
• A group from Silicon Valley has a serious plan for creating a totally new US stock exchange http://bit.ly/23gJNWA
• Net neutrality wins in court http://bit.ly/23gJxa2
• Facebook Android Messenger now lets you send regular text messages (SMS) http://bit.ly/28L7MB6
• Grandmother's Google search goes viral http://cnn.it/1UF9dHi
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Really interesting interview/discussion with Eric Schmidt. Charlie Rose is the best at this sort of thing.
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Here's my latest narration for Audible. It's a best-selling guide to beekeeping! Also on Amazon and iTunes.
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Some are agencies that book you and there is ACX +John Brown 
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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 5/27/2016

• Google beats Oracle in $9 billion Android trial http://yhoo.it/1TIyrd6
• How Oracle made its case against Google, in pictures http://bit.ly/1TIxOR1
• Google's Paris HQ raided in tax probe http://bbc.in/1TIyjua
• New Google app for iOS http://apple.co/1TItwci
• Google’s Crazy Modular Smartphone Is Officially On Its Way http://bzfd.it/1TIzdqL
• Astronomers Might Have Just Solved a Key Mystery About the Origin of Life http://bit.ly/1TIygyt
• An 'Added Sugar' Label Is On The Way For Packaged Food http://n.pr/1TIz3zm

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Sorry I didn't make it. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.....
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