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Matthew Helmke
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Here in the United States, Presidents’ Day was created by combining Lincoln’s Birthday and Washington’s Birthday. However, it is vague, and frankly, not every president has accomplishments that are worthy of celebration. Many people in the USA work and…
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Actually it's still officially Washington's birthday. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) lists the official federal holidays and decreed by Congress and the United States Code http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/federal-holidays/#url=2015. The state or local government can decide of it is named differently 
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My kids love playing Minecraft. I run a server for them. I would love for any of my kids to learn to program (and also to take over the server admin duties from me). This book immediately struck me as having great potential. Learn to Program with…
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:-) I'm glad.
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I just received my copy!
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Awesome dad can't wait till I see it!

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eBook Deal of the Day: The Official #Ubuntu Book, 8th Ed, by @matthewhelmke @pleia2 ow.ly/D5Q8f
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If you are interested, take a look. Valid only on 26 September 2014. InformIT eBook Deal of the Day
If you are interested, take a look. Valid only on 26 September 2014. InformIT eBook Deal of the Day
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Free copy of Official ‪#‎Ubuntu‬ Book for LoCo teams. See the post by +Jorge Castro  for details. http://t.co/3VMhwTEMm3
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I like this sort of book, the type that combines complex ideas with approachable expression and style. It is even more enjoyable when I’m already interested in the topic. The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy provides a solid, basic foundation to the…
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This is the first edition of this book to be published by Pragmatic Bookshelf, which I believe is an excellent fit as a company for the book’s content. The second edition was published back in 2000 by a publisher who specializes these days in a different…
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Just in time for the end of the year holidays… I have a new edition of Ubuntu Unleashed 2015 Edition (affiliate link), now available for preorder. This book is intended for intermediate to advanced users. I also failed to mention on this blog the newest…
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This is available for pre-order, if you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for your technology-loving friend. http://www.amazon.com/Ubuntu-Unleashed-2015-Covering-14-10/dp/0672338378/
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LEGO. There, now I have your attention. The LEGO Neighborhood Book is another addition to the series of cool LEGO books published by No Starch Press. In it, you find a set of instructions for building anything from small features like furniture or traffic…
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Dropbox just announced they are increasing the storage space for paid accounts ($9.99/mo) from 100GB to a full terabyte for the same price. My account has been automatically updated. I think that earns them a mention on my blog. Here is a referral link…
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  • Pearson Education
    Senior Technical Writer, 2012 - present
  • Pearson Education
    Author, 2008 - present
  • O'Reilly Media
    Author, 2008 - present
  • iPlant Collaborative at BIO5, University of Arizona
    Senior Technical Documentation Specialist, 2010 - 2012
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North Liberty, Iowa
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Arizona - USA - Morocco
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I am a husband, a father of three, and a writer. I have written magazine articles, contributed to books, and written and published my own books. I am also a musician and play the guitar and the bass. I play in a local band and have played as a studio musician for other artists, and hope someday to record some of my own music. I am an avid and voracious reader, speak several languages, have worked as an information consultant on topics including culture, language, religion and computers, and spent several years running a small business in North Africa. I am a part of the Ubuntu Linux community, a free and open source software enthusiast, and more.
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  • University of Arizona
    Information Resources and Library Science, 2011
  • University of Arizona
    Education, 1992
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