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Derek Ross
You can't fake passion.
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My wife's book is now available on Amazon:

In 1992, nine-year-old Katie Beers was kidnapped by a family friend and locked in an underground box for 17 days. Katie has now come forward to tell the story that created a national media storm as reporters uncovered the truth about her pre-kidnapping life of neglect and sexual abuse and the details of her rescue. She shares how this experience and the recent death of her kidnapper, John Esposito, has affected her life. Despite the horrible reality of Katie's days of being chained in darkness, the kidnapping was, in fact, the climactic end of a tragic childhood and the beginning of a new life.

Katie has been traveling around the country the past two years keynote speaking at various child advocacy and victim events, motivational and inspirational speaking venues, and of course various media outlets.

My wife's book, Buried Memories, is a NYT Bestseller. This is the new and updated version that includes new chapters such as life after Buried Memories.

For those that do not know, part of the reason for the new book is sadly because the original book publisher completely screwed her and I over, stealing thousands of dollars from us (essentially victimizing a victim, awesome huh?). The book has been released with a reputable publisher and we couldn't be happier with the change.

Thank you so much for the share and the kind words +Virginia Poltrack. Katie and I appreciate it :)
So I really struggled with how to word this post. Let me start by linking to this book-

I met +Katie Beers​​ before I knew about this book, about her story. I liked her immediately, and in fact, just thought she was a GREAT person. The kind of friend that when you meet them for the first time, you walk away thinking to yourself, "I really adore that person, I'm so happy to have met them!"

Then I learned a bit about this story, and ordered the book. And I was floored. To say she is an amazing person and survivor is an understatement. Basically, I was completely blown away and have a new found respect for someone I already held in really high regard. Katie, thank you for sharing this. You're amazing, and deserve every happiness. I'm really proud to call you a friend 💗

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Overwatch time! I'm live on Twitch - Watch me at

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I enjoy PUBG and Fortnite, but I can't see how this would be good on mobile. I guess if everyone is playing where your fingers and the controls under them cover even more of the screen, then it may not matter as much. Maybe I'll be proven wrong?

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Russian cyber operatives are attacking critical American infrastructure such as energy grids, nuclear facilities, aviation systems, and water processing plants, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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Android Wear has officially been rebranded to Wear OS

A wearable operating system for everyone, as long as you use an Android phone or iOS phone. And seeing as those two mobile OS's take up over 90% of the market, there really isn't an alternative.

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FINALLY. Nest launches a remote thermostat sensor. You can get a 3 pack for $79. That said, Nest Protect's have been a nice substitute and are more than just a dumby sensor.

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I agree with banning unsafe ads, however I don't agree with banning all ads related to cryptocurrencies. I think we need ad reform to make ads safer, not a blanket ban on all cryptocurrency ads just because of a few users that used the system for evil.


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Stephen Hawking, one of the world's greatest minds, has died at age 76. This is deeply saddening. ☹️

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Android Wear to be renamed Wear OS? Dammit. Why do we have to rename and rebrand all the things, all of the damn time.
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