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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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Android 8.0 Oreo here we come!

HAH. The first time this post was uploaded, the video was called GoogleOreo_Teaser_0817_noDroids%2B%25281%2529.mp4. They then deleted the original posted and renamed the video file. So at this point I'm going to say Android 8.0 will be Oreo.
A bird? A plane? No, it’s #AndroidO, touching down to Earth for #Eclipse2017 & bringing some super (sweet) new powers:

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LOL. Brings a new meaning to the term Microshafted.

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Well, I've never used or created a Bitmoji before... But Gboard now supports it! So.. there's that.

I'm not going to lie. I've sent some Bitmoji's and I love them.

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Hands-free calling is now rolling out to Google Home!

This is SO much better than what Amazon has for their Echo devices. With Google Assistant, you don't need to have an extra app installed on your phone or an extra device in your house, as you do for Amazon's offering. Google Home allows you to call actual phones. If you have a Google Voice or Project Fi number, you can link those so the calls will look like they're coming from your number, otherwise they'll come up with caller-id blocked. That may be a minor hiccup, but in the grand scheme of things, it's not that big of a deal compared this non-existent feature on other Assistant devices on the market. Go Googs go!

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These fashion focused Android Wear watches are damn sexy.

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Cool. I finally received the new Google Feed. I like it. A lot. It feels like your own personal front page of the Internet.

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Amazon is continuing down the brick and mortar path with their latest offering, Instant Pickup.

An Amazon Locker just opened near my work place. I wonder if they will roll out Instant Pickup to that location #soon?

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Here's the Allo for Desktop keyboard shortcuts.

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