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My wife's book is now available on Amazon: http://goo.gl/lDtjzH

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- http://www.amazon.com/dp/0985247843/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=katiebeers-20

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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+Derek Ross I need a signed copy please...with cherries on top
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+Matias Duarte will be giving a sermon to disciples in two days. Mark your calendars!

#io15   #materiyolo   #praiseduarte  
 
Check out my "Material Now" session on May 28 at Google I/O!

I/O 2015 - Google’s annual developer conference -  is later this week, on May 28–29, in San Francisco. On Thursday the 28th at 4PM PDT, I’ll be hosting the Material Now session (https://goo.gl/3Dq9ox), where we’ll be looking at the state of material design in all it's forms.

We’ll start off by looking at some of the phenomenal design work happening across the many apps you can find in the Google Play store today. We might have something special planned for the amazing designers and developers behind these apps, so make sure to tune in...

We’ll also look towards the future, and talk about the tools and other resources we’re building to make adopting material design even easier.

If you’ll be at Moscone, join us in-person on Level 2. Otherwise, tune into the livestream at https://goo.gl/udvBhP. If you can’t follow in real-time, the recording will be available shortly after at https://goo.gl/60LSuK.

#io15   #materialdesign  
A look at where we’ve been and where we’re going with material design. This talk will examine the logistics of materializing products inside and outside of Google over the past year, from working collaboratively with product teams, to expanding and refining our guidelines for designers and developers. It will ask: how can we push material design into new and exciting territory? (Note: Tune into this live stream on CHANNEL 1.)
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Late enough for me to watch it after work. That's nice. 
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The ITU expects there will be more than 7 billion active cellular connections by the end of 2015
A report on internet usage worldwide released by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) says that 3.2 billion people will be using the internet by the end of 2015. The ...
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Today I learned that Android has the Camera Roll feature, just like iOS! Thanks Periscope! 😡
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+Derek Ross​ well android does have a camera roll if you're using the Motorola gallery lol

the iOS app is also called photos #ManyApplesInFamily
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man edition is here!

If you live in South Korea.
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How to build a fire

I find it amazing that so many people don't know how to build a fire. From beach parties, to camping, to backyard fire pits, it's just incredible how many people fail at fires.

I grew up in the woods. I grew up camping. I also grew up with a wood burner as the main source of heat in my house. I can pretty much look at wood and it ignites. I'm not trying to sound like a fire snob here (is that a thing?) but, I always find it incredibly annoying when I'm at a party and the host cannot get a fire going. Eventually, my instinct get the best of me, and I slowly overtake the fire starting and maintaining duties.

When it comes to building a fire, I choose the Tipi method. Thanks Dad.

Camping and outdoor recreational fire season is upon us. If you need to brush up (pun intended) on your fire building skills, take a look at the article below.
The most fundamental outdoor skill is also often one of the most misunderstood. Learn these five campfires and you’ll be able to cook food, scare off wild animals, stay warm or just have a bonfire on the beach. They’re simple, but everyone can probably learn something here.
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Come on guys, we're nerds here-what about #000 steel wool and a nine volt? Teepee and log cabin method preferred as an Eagle Scout as well.
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Nearly a year after it was announced, we finally have a vehicle with Android Auto. Here's the 2015 Hyundai Sonata with Android Auto.
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Nice, good morning:)
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Let's see what all the hype is about. twitter.com/derekmross
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+Derek Ross ah I hadn't considered that. Hangouts on air may be a better application for my idea now I think about it 
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Periscope now available for Android!

At long last, Twitter's Periscope, a live-streaming app, is now available for Android. Periscope allows you to create a live video stream from your Android phone (running Android 4.4+) and share the broadcast to your followers or explore ongoing streams.

I wish live Hangouts On Air broadcasts could be initiated via mobile...
Waiting for Periscope to hit Android? The app will be launching today according to press information sent out by the company. If you aren't aware, Periscope is Twitter's new live streaming service that'll allow you to quickly and easily broadcast a live stream from your phone and Tweet it out to your followers.
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+Bill Gwrless you can't broadcast publicly on mobile, you can on PC but not mobile, which is kinda the appeal here..
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Phone Companion - Bringing Cortana to Android and iOS

Microsoft's Cortana is going multi-platform and will come to Android and iOS later this summer. Google better up their game at #IO15  tomorrow.
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+Derek Ross Unless Google wants to undo 3 years of hard work, they can't bring their apps to Windows Phone platform.
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Reportedly, Twitter is talking about acquiring Flipboard

This could turn out to be quite interesting if Twitter were to buy Flipboard, helping them continue to blur the lines between social sharing and news aggregation, something both platforms already dance on the line with. Both platforms appeal to digital media consumption, though, I wouldn't directly see this as a win for either platform in terms of upping their user base as most Flipboard users are probably Twitter users and vice versa. I see this as a way to strengthen Twitter's relevancy in the news space, adding another tool to their arsenal.
They've been chatting for a while, and over the last few weeks.
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And Google are buying Twitter.
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There's nothing finer than having a lake beer. Unless it's material design, right +Jake Weisz​?
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Ahh I see you're drinking good beer too, good on you +Derek Ross​! 
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  • Phandroid
    Writer, 2013 - present
    Writer, Blogger, Android personality.
  • Penn State University
    Systems Administrator, 2010 - present
    Windows, Linux and VMware Systems Administrator. Network and Firewall Administrator.
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    Information Technology Solutions Provider that delivered business aligned, end to end solutions and products to organizations whose success depended on information technology.
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I'm an information technology professional with a passion for Android and my family!
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I am an Android Enthusiast. I’m on the pulse of the latest Android news and write content about Android daily. I’m constantly scouring the Internet for the latest Android news, apps, games, Android ROMs, hacks, security, tips, tutorials and mobile devices. I’m a large supporter of our beloved Android Community and am always willing to help with anything Android related, just ask.

Ultimate Google Voice Search Cheat Sheet
Unofficial Google Glass FAQ

Android Shared Circles:
Android Engagers
Ultimate Community Curated Android Circle Round 1
Ultimate Community Curated Android Circle Round 2a
Ultimate Community Curated Android Circle Round 2b
Android Developers A-M
Android Developers N-Z

Every Android Enthusiast wants to know what devices you’re currently rockin’. Here’s mine:

Android Phones:
Nexus 6

Android Tablets:
Nexus 7 2013

Android TV:
ADT-1
Nexus Player

Wearables: 
Moto 360
Google Glass

Notebook:
Dell Chromebook 11
Samsung Chromebook

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I'd be perfect for these Circles:

  • Android Enthusiast
  • Mobile technology
  • Wearable technology
  • Google Glass Explorer
  • #SoGE
  • Writer / Blogger
  • Social media / social networking
  • Google+ Tips / Google+ Help
  • Hangouts
  • Technology / Tech News
  • Computer Security
  • Virtualization / Cloud Computing
  • VMware
  • Craft Beer

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Derek is a senior Information Technology business professional with vast experience in virtual infrastructure design and administration, network engineering and architecture, enterprise customer support, systems design, disaster recovery planning, and help desk operations. Former IT entrepreneur, Derek is currently a network systems administrator at a Penn State University.

I use social networking to meet new exciting people, make new friends, stay up to day with old friends, express myself and engage in some great conversations that I wouldn't have normally had the opportunity. Over the past 17 years of my online life, I've made numerous online friends through various social communities and continue to talk to them, even the oldest ones, all of the time. I look forward to meeting you :)

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I host a weekly Android news show. I write for Phandroid. Google Glass Explorer!
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3.2 billion people will be online by the end of 2015, 2 billion from dev...
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A report on internet usage worldwide released by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) says that 3.2 billion people will be using

You can download Periscope for Android later today
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Waiting for Periscope to hit Android? The app will be launching today according to press information sent out by the company. If you aren't

Periscope - Android Apps on Google Play
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Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers, who can join, comment and send you he

Twitter Has Held Talks to Acquire Flipboard | Re/code
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They've been chatting for a while, and over the last few weeks.

How To Build The Only Five Campfires You’ll Ever Need
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The most fundamental outdoor skill is also often one of the most misunderstood. Learn these five campfires and you’ll be able to cook food,

Pujie Black Watch Face - Android Apps sa Google Play
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Pujie Black watch face is a very easy to use digital and analog hybrid watch face designer for Android Wear. It has a huge number of setting

FORM Watch Face - Android Apps on Google Play
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This is an Android Wear watch face based on the typeface used for FORM, Google's first design conference. For more on FORM, see google.com/d

College of Engineering network disabled in response to sophisticated cyb...
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The Penn State College of Engineering has been the target of two sophisticated cyberattacks conducted by so-called “advanced persistent thre

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Google Play gives you one place to find, enjoy, & share Apps, Music, Movies & Books - instantly anywhere across the web & android devices. G

Instant Articles: A Faster Reading Experience on Facebook | Facebook New...
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We're giving publishers a tool to create fast, interactive articles on Facebook.

Softcard - Android Apps on Google Play
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**Important Message about Softcard**Please Note: The Softcard app is not available for new activations. As an alternative, download Google W

Interactive Events - Android Apps on Google Play
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The Interactive Events App allows guests, attending events run by Google, to interact with speakers on stage, take notes, participate in Q&A

Samsung wants everyone to build smart home gadgets on its new platform
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If you plan on building or buying a connected gadget in the immediate future, Samsung wants to be inside of it. Today the company announced

Verizon will buy AOL for $4.4 billion
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Verizon, it has just been announced, has agreed a deal to buy AOL for $4.4 billion. That's a price of $50 per share and the transaction is e

Capsule VPN - Android Apps on Google Play
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Securely Access all your corporate resources from your device through a Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnel. As you launch business applica

Chrome User Experience Surveys
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Want to help make Chrome better? This extension occasionally shows surveys to get your feedback.

Smartphone shipments in China decline for the first time in six years
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For years now China has been one of the main drivers of growth in the global smartphone market, but it looks like demand in the country is b

CHIP is a $9 Raspberry Pi killer
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The Raspberry Pi was definitely a game changer when it hit shelves at only $35. But CHIP is hoping to make the Pi look positively pricey by

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