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Charles Lawton
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Making STEM education a priority at home. Spent a lot of time over the past few years writing about it for GeekDad. Now that my kids are old enough, it's time to walk the walk. We wrote our first 'Hello World' program in Python on the Raspberry Pi. They were so excited about making the computer do what they wanted it to. So much more to come; a WORLD of possibilities. 
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My Google+ stream is 95% links to news articles (that I already see in my RSS reader) with the occasional actual user writing something genuine. I don't think that's what people want to come here for...
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I am constantly amazed by the Google+ app for iOS. It's really fun to use, and visually clean. But between Facebook and Twitter, I keep forgetting to come back and use the damn service... :\
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I just wrote a post on GeekDad about Microsoft's new competitions and awards geared towards bringing more women into the Imagine Cup. http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2013/02/new-imagine-cup-competitions/
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Some cool new stuff: My band, The Vitrolum Republic just released a new live album called 'Cream City Sessions ~ Gesu Cathedral.' The entire performance it comes from is available on YouTube and Bandcamp for download. Hit up our website for details. Additionally, the album was just reviewed on GeekDad: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/02/vitrolum-republic-live/
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Earlier this week, my band, The Vitrolum Republic, released a new music video. This video was recorded live at Milwaukee's Riverside Theater, and it was an incredible experience to be on that stage. Check it out and read more below: http://www.thevitrolumrepublic.com/wp/2013/11/new-music-video-lady-of-stone/
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Having a great time at our cabin in Houghton, MI on Portage Lake! 
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My open letter to Lego. I'd love to see a rebirth of classic space sets with an eye towards current space exploration -- even models of past and current Mars landers and satellites -- to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists.
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My band, The Vitrolum Republic, just filmed a music video at the Riverside Theater, in Milwaukee. Go check out this teaser; the music video will be out soon and a new album, including this song, Lady of Stone, will be out in 2013. Cheers!
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Also, thank you to everyone who came out to my wife's book release for the 'Circus and the Cyclone'. We had a great time performing music. If you didn't get to make it, head over to Sue's site to order a copy or prints of the book's artwork.
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I reviewed the recent Carcassonne App expansions on GeekDad. If you've ever wanted to try Carcassonne but aren't really a 'board game' player, go check this out!
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Network Administrator (VMware, Windows), Musician and Music Producer and blogger for the GeekDad blog at geekdad.com
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  • New Resources Companies
    Manager of Information Technology, 2012 - present
    Oversee and manage all Information Technology infrastructure at the New Resources Companies including New Resources Consulting, Red Arrow Labs, Layer One Media and Chemware.
  • Cardinal Stritch University
    Data Center Manager, 2009 - 2012
  • Tecumseh Products Company
    Network Administrator, 1997 - 2009
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Musician and music producer. IT nerd. Writer for the GeekDad blog at geekdad.com
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I'm an Information Technology professional, a GeekDad, and a multi-instrumentalist and music producer. Check out my professional overview at my LinkedIn profile page. I also write for the GeekDad blog

In addition to rocking information technology, I also play upright bass, guitar and banjo for a Milwaukee-based Acoustic/Folk/Gypsy quartet, The Vitrolum Republic. I've produced not only our albums, but also music by The Identity Theft and Tonight, The City Skyline.
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