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I tend to attack life's challenges like a ninja with a wiffle ball bat wearing a "onesie." I may look ridiculous, but I still manage to get the job done. -- Me
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Matt Hartley was a co-founder of the ever popular and once iTunes front page featured podcast, Weezy and The Swish. These days, Matt works diligently as a consultant for Earth Networks (WeatherBug), proprietor of the largest privately owned weather station network on the planet. In between his duties at WeatherBug, Matt writes on Linux and Open Source projects for QuinStreet. For those looking to connect with Matt, he can be found on TwitterYouTube and Friend​​​​​​​​​​feed.

In addition to everything above, Matt works on a joint project with his wife called The Home Makeover Diva and provides volunteer services as an assisting project ​​​​​​​​​​coordinator for the WebcamStudio project. Matt also maintains this Website and everything that goes with it.

Previous to his online career, Matt maintained a successful computer repair business. Most of his clients were high-end, big spending home users that were tired of half-baked solutions from his competition. Matt retired from his computer repair business a few years ago as to pursue new interests on the Web.

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My experience with various desktop Linux distributions dates back to early releases of Red Hat, but really took off with early versions of Knoppix. From there, I traveled to Linspire 4.0-5.0, SimplyMepis 3.1, Debian and then finally settled on Ubuntu. Most recently I made the permanent switch to Linux Mint.

My problem solving and troubleshooting dates back to solving a Flash/Audio issue on Linspire 4.5 with a minor piece of code. Since then, I’ve offered up scripts, work-a-rounds and other ways to make the Linux experience as painless for new users as possible.

These days, I spend my time answering questions, writing articles and providing common sense solutions to problems that crop up for the casual Linux enthusiast. I’ve shared tips on selecting software, peripherals among other items of interest to ease the transition for newer Linux users.

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You can find my resume here. I am currently accepting new assignments on a case by case basis, so feel free to reach out if you have something in mind.

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+Martin Wimpress's MATE Tweak tool will support a total of four window managers: Marco, Compiz, Mutter, and Metacity. To arrive in a supported +Ubuntu MATE distribution near you in the coming days!
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Hah! Brings back fond memories. :)
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I remembered a few of them.
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Smells bare bones to me. Still, aspects of this seem interesting.
Version 15.05 re-released Wed, 06 May 2015 23:21:00 +0000: We noticed a couple of major new bugs in versions 15.04 and 15.05.02 (according to the download filename and Help > About). Therefore, we made some quick fixes, which you can download now (15.05.06): ...
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Honestly thought I was the first person to put this together. hmm.
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I'd dig the name change! lol
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"Happy Anniversary! As of today, you've been with (random advertising program) for 11 years."

And yet, I made FAR more in 2004-05 than I do in 2015 with the same bloody program. Let's celebrate!  o.O
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Hemp rocks (lasts for freaking ever). Sold +1 right here.
The Hemp hat is made of all natural hemp. Hemp is a very eco-friendly fabric as it requires no fertilizers, no pesticides, and multiple crops can be grown in a year. We plant a tree with every sale of this hat, just like our other products. The Hemp hat includes- * Black and White Patch on Front * Black Snapback * Black SideStrap for Pencils * Hemp Fabric
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Agreed. I've owned hemp clothing before -- it's fantastic.
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Please don't suck
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((First Look!)) Screen Caps From Ridley Scott's - The Martian!

Oh man! This is major! I'm really looking forward to watching this in November! 😮👍👏

#SebastianStan #MattDamon #JessicaChastain #KateMara #SeanBean #MichaelPena #ChristenWiig #TheMartian #AndyWeir #RidleyScott #SciFi #Science #Astronauts #Mars #Space #NASA #MarkWatney
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same wish here, the audio book was great.
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The powerful open-source Scribus desktop publishing software (DTP) just reached 1.5.0 milestone and has been ported to Qt 5. The new version includes over 1000 bugfixes, and numerous new features, such as a revamped user interface based on Qt 5.
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Looks to be a bit like Cinelerra finally updated their website.
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Let me help ya'll out. Did you upload images to a third party service blindly expecting said images to remain yours? Yes? Bet next time you'll read the fine print.

Now Instagram however, might have a case (potentially).
 
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Gosh, looks like it pays to be a thief.
"No, I did not give my permission and yes, the controversial artist Richard Prince put it up anyway."
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You nailed it. I felt the same way. Still, I think there are lessons in anything that can be found here. The key is to find ways of applying ethical alternatives to stuff like this.

Imagine the same thing, but with an income split or even the second half of the earnings going to charity. Same idea, but with less sleaze.
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