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Derek Ross
You can't fake passion.
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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Net Neutrality has been repealed.

The repeal removes the Title II designation, preventing the FCC from putting tough net neutrality rules in place even if it wanted to. And, it turns out, the Republicans now in charge of the FCC really don’t want to. The new rules largely don’t prevent internet providers from doing anything. They can block, throttle, and prioritize content if they wish to. The only real rule is that they have to publicly state that they’re going to do it.

I wonder which ISP (probably Comcast) will screw over customers first? It's okay though. As long as they publicly state they're doing it. It's now perfectly fine.

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Chromecasts will return to Amazon!

It sounds like Amazon has finally gotten their shit together and will once again allow the sale of Chromecasts. I wonder if they'll also allow Google Home devices? Either way, this is good news. Hopefully we also see YouTube return to Amazon devices and we also see Chromecast support pop up in Amazon Prime Video.

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This is the most cringeworthy video I've ever seen.


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In 2017, the world asked 'how'... These moments defined our lives over the past year. As always, very powerful +Google.

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Help Save The Internet

Pledge your social media to make a final post about Net Neutrality the day before the vote:

Here are 2 petitions to sign, one international and one exclusively US.


US: (If you can't find the verification email check your junk mail)

Text "resist" to 504-09. It's a bot that will send a formal email, fax, and letter to your representatives. It also finds your representatives for you. All you have to do is text it and it holds your hand the whole way. Go to for more info.

Contact FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr on all his social media accounts demanding he vote not to repeal Title II.

Twitter: @BrendanCarrFCC Email:

Contact FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly on all his social media accounts demanding he vote to not repeal Title II.

Twitter: @mikeofcc Email: mike.o'

Respond to any tweet the FCC posts with the hashtag #NetNeutrality and why it's important. Twitter: @FCC

Send a Toll free fax to the FCC: 1-866-418-0232

File a public comment on the FCCs website regarding the change:,DESC

WAY too many people are simply liking, +1ing, or upvoting and hoping that'll be enough, this is the closest level of convenience to liking +1ing, or upvoting you can find WHILE actually making a difference.

The intent is to make as much noise as possible from every angle. Overload every possible server, get our numbers as high as we can in every poll. Let the FCC know ALL EYES are on them.

Please do your part.

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AR Stickers are my new obsession. Building entire Star Wars battles with my kids is a lot of fun. But wow! It tanks the battery. Thankfully there's quick charging on the Pixel 2 XL.

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These AR Stickers are a lot of fun.

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Well holy shit. AR Core and AR stickers are here. Happy Birthday to me!! Thanks +Android​!

(Today is actually my birthday!)

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Sources say Apple is going to acquire Shazam

This would make sense for Apple. All of my iPhone loving and using friends use Shazam. I haven't used Shazam in years, since Google incorporated music recognition into the Google app. Apple needs this.
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