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Next public, Let's Code Blacksburg! Arduino Class is for Kids only (ages 10-17), Feb 20th:
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./configure --prefix=/opt/python3
make
sudo make install

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it seems it was cloaked in propaganda and I had felt that I had not grasped it fully yet, thus I had not taken a side. it probably flared up onto the media grid at a time or times when I was extremely angry with politics... or whatever. yeah, right?! kinda strange that I never got into that one... now that I think about it.

since the left and right have us fully at each others throats as citizens, I think this policy was coming from the left and although I am strongly disgusted by the right, I thoroughly hate the left, so I think I wanted to default to whatever the right was pitching on it, but smelled the bullshit and suspected the left's angle was for me on this issue. I just never managed to follow up and read at least ten various sources from widely different media outlets to assess its true nature.
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The Community Tech-Education group I'm an instructor for ( http://letscodeblacksburg.org/ ) is starting to get a lot of attention:
http://vimeo.com/77536634
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Well, yeah. I suppose what I would LIKE to hear/see is "This Bureau, the BATF(E), is an unConstitutional overreach of government, and is hereby ordered to disband, effectively immediately." Fat chance of that. 
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Hey!  Idle is cool! (python)
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Yes.. That's what I'm using it for (normally just use vim).  My first python class I just wrote my own class. This time I'm using this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Python-Kids-Playful-Introduction-Programming/dp/1593274076
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Python Geeks:
What's the /most correct/ way of hacking the path for /opt/python3 (on a RHEL/CentOS6 python 2.6 box)?  I of course don't want to jack up yum/Rhat subsystems.. but just modify my own ~/.bash_profile, use alternatives/symlink hell, etc? I looks like /etc/profile.d/30python.sh has a nice way.
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http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/SCL

they have python33.

yum install centos-release-SCL
yum install python33-python
scl enable python33 'python -c "import sys; print(sys.version_info)"'
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Securit yGeeks, Be aware:
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SECURITY/GPG-GEEKS:
Knowthat impossible sounding, "side-channel crypto-acoustic" attack you heard about?  Well.. there's now a CVE and gnupg patch for it!

I looked at the "proof" and still don't see how high resolution data can be extracted from low resolution audio from system heating/cooling/power flucuations in a laptop.. but whatever.. Here's the CVE and resulting vendor patches..

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-4576
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Special Lady.
 
For those interested, my wife Tabitha's obituary follows. Information about the memorial service is at the end, all are invited.

Tabitha L. Borko, of San Antonio, Texas, died on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital- Westover Hills due to complications of pneumonia which developed during chemotherapy  treatment for recently diagnosed Leukemia.  She was 38. She was born on January 13, 1975 in Baltimore, Md.  She attended Baltimore County Public Schools, York, PA. Public Schools, National Techinical Institute for the Deaf, in Rochester New York, and Gallaudet University in Washington D.C.  prior to receiving her Bachelors of Arts Degree and Masters of Social Work Degree from UTSA.  In 1997 she married Nicholas Borko and resided in Alamo Heights, Texas.  Tabitha formerly worked as a Licensed Social Worker for the San Antonio Independent School District, working with deaf students and their families.  
 
She dedicated herself to advocate for the deaf and to ensure parents and their children had resources and could learn to communicate with each other.  She served as Vice President on the Texas Deaf-Blind Association as well as the Deaf-Blind Service Center in Austin, Texas.  She also worked with AACOG of Texas working with deaf senior citizens.  Tabitha supported the Foundation Fighting Blindness and was responsible for organizing the first annual San Antonio Vision Walk in 2009.

She loved her animals and saved her pets from shelters and off the street.  She consistently inspired and was loved by everyone she met throughout her life.  She will be greatly missed and never forgotten.  Tabitha is survived by her father and mother, Ted and Diana Kryger, her brother, Teddy Kryger and her husband, Nick Borko.  She is also survived by her maternal grandparents Marvin and Donna Widener of Baltimore Md., aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins residing in MD. and PA., as well as her in-laws; mother, father, brother, sister and their children, who reside in FL.

A memorial service organized by her family will be held at her prior work location which was the  Gonzales Center,  518 E. Magnolia Avenue,  San Antonio, Texas 78212 on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Tabitha had requested in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to help defray her medical costs, be made to her husband, Nicholas Borko, 1606 Corita Street,  San Antonio, TX. 78209.
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Oh sorry for the confusion please send him my condolences.
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Engineer @Rackspace Hosting
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14+ Yrs Linux, RHCE (current) since 2001, Hardware Engineer, Professional Training (RHCE, Tech-Classes), Tech Community Evangelist/Organizer.
Employment
  • Rackspace
    Engineer, 1999 - present
  • CSC/GTE/General Dynamics
    Sys-Admin / Test & Integration Engineer, 1996 - 1999
Basic Information
Other names
Tweeks
Story
Tagline
Fun loving uber hardware/FOSS Geek, love teaching, HP rockets, descrete electronics design & hacking, #Arduino #RPi, etc..
Introduction
Grew up in south eastern Connecticut.
Lived in Dallas TX from 90-91.
College Station/Texas A&M from 92-95.
Lived in San Antonio TX from 96-2010.
Now living in Blacksburg VA (2011-current)

Bragging rights
Four Kids. Racker #2@Rackspace , Published. Bio here: http://theweeks.org/bio.html
Education
  • Texas A&M (College Station)
    EET, 1992 - 1995
  • Thames Valley State Technical College (now "Three Rivers")
    EET, 1987 - 1989
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