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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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I dabbled in a few trades as a young man (20 into my very early 30s). I remember enough to be dangerous. :)

Naturally, I now sit in front of a computer because I enjoy frustrating myself with computers. I will always hold "the trades" in the highest esteem, though.
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....crap in the yard, sniff each other's butts. Hey, they said in the article "did everything together." I prefer dogs. Most are crate trained and they don't grow up to become teens.
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It's not a bad deal as you on pay for what you keep. (Most people miss that part, free shipping both ways too) Also, fellas, this can help ya out on the dating scene. I used to dress nice when I dated. Now I'm married, I gained a few lbs and inhale bacon and ice-cream. Being married means I don't have to be fancy. ;)
 
Trying out Bombfell. Shameless affiliate link for anyone who wants to do the same and save $25 (and save me as much as well) in the process. https://bombfell.com/?rc=169425bCXtl
Get clothes picked for you by a stylist, so you can spend your time doing awesome guy stuff.
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I despise shopping, this is a definite win for me. Fiancé even thinks it's a good idea.
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Just heard utility workers are retreating from live wires flying around in one location here, due it the crazy wind. I just did a house shingle check. So far, so good. 
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It's a mess, no question
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Power has been flickering just enough to make my router(s) and switches cranky. Going to be a looooong day. Thanks wind (shakes fist!) #StopBeingWindyWorkingHere  
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Glad to have ups. 
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I just uploaded this review of the latest Antergos.  While the members of this community are already fans of this distro, you may want to share it with friends who are interested in checking out this great OS.
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Hmm, Nabisco may need to rethink this ad spot. Clearly the talent isn't enjoying the product.
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....or pick up a phone and order good pizza.
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+Xmetal​ I hear you, I like my smartphone and laptop. I like my $25 watch because I don't have to worry about recharging it plus would I even use the smart watch beyond telling time, I've stop using my tablet.
Also I am not buying into smart watches till they figure out how to keep it up to date like my laptop. I'm tired of how insecure my phone is, and if a patch is out I still may never see it.
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+Ghost Sixtyseven​ has really got into the spirit of things with video. Really worth watching to get a good overview of Ubuntu MATE Welcome 😀
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Mark your calendar or put up a sticky note for September 14th 😉
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Do you connect from Windows to Linux using PuTTY? You can customize that experience. http://www.candelatech.com/cookbook.php?vol=misc&book=Connecting+with+PuTTY
Lots of tasks, like scripting, can be done over SSH from your Windows desktop. Here are a few steps to help you customize your PuTTY terminal to work faster.
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I installed Git which were bundled with a version of OpenSSH, on my Win 8.1 work laptop.
Then installed ConEmu, set it up as a dropdown console, and tied it to Win+F12. Now it almost feels like home. :-)
No need for Putty, just type the usual SSH commands, as you do on Linux.

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