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James “Kovu” Russell
Works at Demand Media Studios
Attended Indiana University - Indy
Lives in Olympia, WA
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Veery nice. Need #StarWars  versions. via +Joseph Hartley 
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A movement for a $15 minimum wage that even some supporters considered a pipe dream is gaining momentum, giving renewed vigor to organized labor and hope to ...
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Vampire bite?!
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#Autoawesome of a pic of the home I live in.
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Khameni says #Iran  protects oppressed people. Bullshit. #Bahai  
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So, a bunch of folks wished me happy birthday but the notification is gone and I can't see who now. I know +Josh Blaha was in there; thanks guys.
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On Friday, the state’s Assembly passed a bill that could become the strictest ban in the country on the particles, which can carry pollutants into the food chain.
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Just in case anyone forgot that #Ukraine  is hemorrhaging finances and, oh yeah, Russia just stole a huge chunk of the country. 
Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has warned that Ukraine is falling out of the international spotlight, comparing his country to an “annoying fly” everyone is bored with. A new format is…
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Iran protects oppressed people, eh? #LIES  
Iran will protect oppressed people in Yemen, Palestine and elsewhere in the region, Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said, again slamming Tehran’s main geopolitical rival, Saudi Arabia,…
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Collections James is following
  • Indiana University - Indy
    Social Work, 2004 - 2006
  • Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
    Journalism, 1997 - 1998
  • California State University - San Bernardino
    English Literature, 1993 - 1994
  • Victor Valley College
    General, 1990 - 1992
  • Victor Valley High School
    General Education, 1986 - 1988
  • Victor Valley Junior High School
    General Education, 1984 - 1986
  • High Desert High School
    General Education, 1988 - 1990
  • Del Rey Elementary School
    General K-6, 1977 - 1983
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Windows 8 Kickstart author, Baha'i
James Russell has built and repaired PCs and installed, configured, and debugged most versions of Windows from Windows 3.11 For Workgroups to Windows 8. A long-time editor and writer of technical books for various publishers, he is currently integrating social media strategy as a career focus and was recently named by as one of 101 social media experts to follow on Google+. James currently writes and edits technical articles for Web sites such as AZCentral and eHow Tech as part of his duties for Demand Media Studios, where he focuses on technical topics including Windows, Office, and Android devices. He has significant experience with the Mozilla open-source project since Mozilla's M4 milestone in 1999 (having been responsible for Mozilla .6's/Netscape 6's View > Theme menu) and has also rewritten the Linux, Windows, and Mac release notes as well as the README files for Mozilla's .6 and 1.0 versions.
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Author of OneNote 2013 For Dummies, Windows 8 Kickstart.
Author, Editor, Paid Geek
Writing, editing, Social media, technology, PC repair, Building PCs, video games, guitar, singing, social work
  • Demand Media Studios
    Tech writer/editor, 2010 - present
  • Windows 8 Kickstart
    Author, 2012 - present
  • OneNote 2013 For Dummies
    Author, 2012 - present
  • Facebook For Dummies, Mini & Pocket editions
    Coauthor, 2011 - 2012
  • John Wiley & Sons
    Tech writer/editor, 2002 - 2012
  • Google+ For Dummies, Portable Edition
    Project Editor, Development Editor, Technical Editor, 2011 - 2011
  • State of California
    Clinical Social Worker, 2006 - 2009
  • IDG Books, Inc./Hungry Minds, Inc.
    Copy Editor/Project Editor, 1999 - 2012
  • The Indianapolis Star
    Freelance Writer/Obit Writer/Copy Messenger, 1997 - 1998
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