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Shawn Powers
Works at CBT Nuggets
Attended Michigan Technological University
Lives in Indian River, MI 49749
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Full Time CBT Trainer, Editor for Linux Journal
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  • CBT Nuggets
    Trainer, 2009 - present
  • Linux Journal
    Associate Editor
  • Cornerstone University
    Assistant Director of Database Services, 2012 - 2013
  • Inland Lakes Schoools
    Technology Director, 2000 - 2012
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Indian River, MI 49749
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Grand Rapids, MI 49548 - Detroit, MI 48210
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I have feet
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I'm a dad, a husband, a writer, a trainer, a guitar player, a sysadmin, a tea lover, a coffee drinker, and losing my hair. Probably other stuff too.
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  • Michigan Technological University
    Electrical Engineering, 1993 - 1995
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July 19
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Trunkboy (long story)

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I think it’s still “Mental Health Awareness Month.” Or whatever it’s called. This post is the 38,000ft edition of, “Crazy Things About Shawn.” I’m currently somewhere over Iowa, and just had my traditional ginger ale and Delta cookie treat. (Truly, they…
I think it's still "Mental Health Awareness Month." Or whatever it's called. This post is the 38,000ft edition of, "Crazy Things About Shawn." I'm currently somewhere over Iowa, and just had my tra...
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My family is blessed, and starting next Friday, we’ll be taking a trip to Florida. This is our second family vacation, which makes it less unique than last year (our first ever family vacation), but no less exciting. It’s forced me to think quite a bit…
My family is blessed, and starting next Friday, we'll be taking a trip to Florida. This is our second family vacation, which makes it less unique than last year (our first ever family vacation), bu...
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From the comments section... I agree with your wife, Donna.
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This evening, Donna and I were driving home from dinner out with friends...
This evening, Donna and I were driving home from dinner out with friends. It was snowing pretty hard, and we were at the intersection of a wide, busy road. Donna warned me of car coming from her si...
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I’ve posted on Twitter & Facebook as I’ve progressed over the past few months, but I haven’t really put all the information together in a “greater than 140 character” post. So here’s the update for all those folks who are curious. My Kidneys Are No Better…
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Glad to hear of the decline of bad stuff and improvement in other areas!
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Tomorrow is it. With all my crazy health problems of late, I haven’t done anywhere close to the fundraising I hoped to do, but regardless — tomorrow I’ll be golfing 50 holes. Again due to the health stuff, I haven’t been to a driving range, so my first…
Tomorrow is it. With all my crazy health problems of late, I haven't done anywhere close to the fundraising I hoped to do, but regardless -- tomorrow I'll be golfing 50 holes. Again due to the heal...
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I’m not famous, but my jobs past and present have given the opportunity to have a large number of online friends who genuinely care about my wellbeing. I pour my heart into the things I do (which sounds odd for someone in a technical field), and countless…
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Hopefully it's only a freak result. Wish you the best!
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I think May is mental illness month. It might be October though, because Google tells me both things. It doesn’t really matter though, because honestly it’s not something that only happens once a year. I mean “Christmas Month” makes sense, or “Pre Spring…
I think May is mental illness month. It might be October though, because Google tells me both things. It doesn't really matter though, because honestly it's not something that only happens once a y...
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Ah. IRC is such a great place to feel like there are no geographical or political boundaries between people, just a bunch of cool friends from all over the planet with really weird sleep cycles (when compared to yours). I even get to learn Swedish and German when I'm getting coding help.

I hang out at #kde -devel and #kde -cafe when I'm on a code-a-thon.

Edit: Freenode nick: BaloneyGeek
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I got frustrated with myself tonight. I was planning on running a full 5K. I figured I’d already run 2 miles straight, rather than move to 3, I’d just go to 3.1 and get an official 5K. But I failed, and didn’t run a full 5K. Then I realized: I just ran…
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Hilarious Pic! And congrats! :)
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Check out this video on YouTube:
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This @CBTNuggets video was SO much fun to help create! (Be SURE to watch to the end, mwaahahahah HAHAHAHA!)
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Hilarious!!
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Due to health issues I got a really late start -- but I'm participating in a golf fundraiser if anyone is interested in supporting my local Christian school... (PS: I've never golfed, I hope that doesn't matter, LOL! Details behind the click.)
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Remember to keep hold of the Club.  That's the weird bend stick thing you use to... oh you'll figure it out I'm sure.
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Today is the 7th run on my path to running a 5K. It’s my 4th day straight, which is pretty cool. I hope to continue with my daily runs, even if they’re small runs. Building up that habit is something I’ll be really proud of. But… I really suck at running.…
Today is the 7th run on my path to running a 5K. It's my 4th day straight, which is pretty cool. I hope to continue with my daily runs, even if they're small runs. Building up that habit is somethi...
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You dont have to be good to start! It doesnt matter how slow you go, or how much you are struggling, you are running, so you are a runner! Congrats!
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My wife's iPad mini was dropped, and the screen shattered. Not only did iResQ replace the screen, but they were able to fix the dent in the corner of the iPad. We paid for 3-way shipping (they sent us a pre-paid box, we sent it back, they returned in), and the entire process took less than a week. We couldn't be any more satisfied. It was FAR cheaper than going to Apple, and WELL worth the cost compared to attempting the repair ourselves. (I've done iPhone screens in the past... never again!)
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