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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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HTML5 app for Ubuntu Touch. Use this app with your Kodi entertainment system. * Search for YouTube videos on your mobile device and play them on your Kodi en...
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To read later. Sounds interesting
 
A bit heart rending and heroic, even for this misanthropic atheistic farmboy.
In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga
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For the first time, space is not longer the exclusive preserve of advanced technology institutes and scientists. Isro's Space Application Center (SAC) has invited engineering institutes across the country to share their research ideas at a workshop on April 28 at Ahmedabad on the best possible ways of using its NEMO-AM satellite observations and for developing critical technologies for such missions in the future.
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Prepare you brain meats for #Linux GameCast Weekly EP136!
Kung FU goes 3.0! Oddworld makes with a patch, NVIDIA launches a new beta driver, and The Talos Principle is getting expanded. Then Pillars of Eternity faces our CHAIRQUISITION! All this, plus your hate mail.

A/V downloads plus notes: http://linuxgamecast.com/2015/03/linuxgamecast-weekly-ep136-evil-later-date/
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Okay, this is just bad ass! Why can't my house be like this? Via +Jupiter Broadcasting 
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After doing a bunch of long data center escorts, I'd be okay with not seeing a data center for a long time.
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Open call to the polls -- calling all Linux enthusiasts!

So I have a project I'd like to bring to life, however it requires a bit of fund(age) to make happen.

Over the past few days, I've been tirelessly looking at Linux specific trends, and playing with specific Linux hinting T-shirt designs I might test the waters with using Teespring.

Each design is very carefully thought out, work-safe and has a twist of my own brand of dry wit for a touch of silliness. With that in mind, I need EVERYONE to please take this poll and help me to figure out the way forward. Thanks!

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Considering a Teespring campaign for Linux specific T-Shirts -- Interested? (Pick one) (Pick one or more) embed. YES! (Throwing money at the screen). Possibly, it depends on the design. Thanks, but not interested at this time. Vote Results. app created by @dandirks ...
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Uh, MythTV called, said too little too late.
 
Could this be the beginning of a SageTV comeback?
SageTV was a cross-platform media center application and digital video recorder tool for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. I say “was” because Google acquired the company in 2011 and used the technology for its Google Fiber TV service. But Google also stopped selling SageTV as a standalone product. Now SageTV could be making a comeback: …
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I use mythtv constantly and I appreciate it's functionality but every time I set up a box it's a hours of googling how to set up tuners and edit scripts. I'm not a true geek but I think I'm way more technically proficient than the average consumer, and it almost kicks my butt every time. I put up with it because I want an open source solution without DRM choked files. If Google could release an open source alternative that I could just install and run with minimal fuss I'd be all over it. I think there might be a lot of cord cutters like myself who feel the same.
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Still true, reshared again.
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It's their house, we just live here.

Yeah, still have a Foosball table in my living room. 
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Not really something I'd want to do, but interesting nonetheless.

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lol, can't blame ya there
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Totally happening. They offered, I agreed to be a bad, bad man.
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Should be fun :) 
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