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Seeing all the  Elio Motors post on social media and other places has brought back some childhood memories of mine.

When I was 9 or 10 I thought of how much energy was wasted pushing tons and tons of steel down the road to get us from one place or another. How if we had small inexpensive pod type transportation with smaller more efficient engines it would save so much money. That we could create small one directional path like roads that would be less expensive to build and maintain and also allow safer travel. And that in some locations you could connect your transpod as I called them then to a mass transit system (land ferries) to get you from one location to another distant location quicker and with shared resources. And fuel would be sold and stored in reusable small cell like units that would allow for better, safer distribution.

And as an adult I think back and think about how that did not happen and how we have progressed over the last 40 years. That our transportation system has progressed into a larger more expensive system than ever. When will we wake up and realize the direction that of  transportation development is heading can not be sustained forever. 
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I have been into music in one way or another most of my life. One of my passions is live audio. Here is a link to the live recording from the set I mixed yesterday at Element Church - Shelby Campus. Enjoy and if you like download the songs for offline use.
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According to LPI there are about 10,000 open acquisitions for Linus Server Admins... do you have what it takes? Find out...
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Lucy and I (Team Hart & Sole) are going to participate in a 5K walk/run at the end of October to help raise funds for Camp Victory Junction (VJ). My goal is $100.00 but I would love to raise $1000.00. We are looking for support through contributions from friends. Below is a link that will allow you to donate if you feel you care to do so. Hartley (My Daughter) has been a camper at VJ for 4 summers and if she gets to go this next year she will age out and that will be her last year. Lucy and I want to give a little back to VJ because there is no way Hartley could have gone to camp if it were not for donations like the one we are asking for from you. The minimum online donation is $5.00. If you feel like you can help do so and know that it will make a difference in a child's life; it has in ours. 

The Camp Victory Junction was made possible by the NASCAR Petty family and is for children with illnesses. It was a dream of Adam Petty's before he was killed in a racing accident to have a place children who have medical conditions to be able to go and forget about all they face. Hartley has Gorlin syndrome (nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome) and has endured a host of jaw surgeries to remove jaw cysts as well as having nearly 1000 basal cells removed over the last few years. This camp is one place she goes and forgets about all that and is the teenager that sometimes she can't be because of all that is going on with her medical treatments. Camp Victory Junction is something she looks forward to every year.  Please visit my donation site if you would like to contribute.
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It is that time of year again... we plan to participate in the 9th Annual Victory Junction's Run To Victory 5K October 11th, 2014. Last year Team Hart & Sole raised over $1600.00 thanks to generous people like you. I ask that you consider making a contribution that will help fund Camp Victory Junction.
 
The Petty family is dedicated to making sure that medically fragile children can continue to enjoy a week at camp at no charge to their families. This was a dream that Kyle's son Adam had before his untimely death.

Hartley has been fortunate to have been a participant at Victory Junction for five summers. She has aged out but she wants to give back to the camp and their mission. She has volunteered to be an ambassador for the camp and to share her story. We have traveled to a few large fund raising events to help raise awareness of Victory Junction and to share our story. I am including a link to a video Victory Junction uses for these events and hope you will take a few minutes to watch it. I am also including a link to a documentary video Blue Cross Blue Shield NC published about Hartley and her choice to Live Fearless. by running the 5K last year.  We are so proud that she has chosen to share her story.

Our team has a soft limit of $1000.00 but Hartley said as we left the Run To Victory 5K last year that she wanted to raise $3000.00 next year (2014). My hope is that you may consider helping her make that goal possible.

Take a few minutes to watch the videos and then if you feel you can help support our team visit our team site link and support one of the Team Hart & Soles' members by making a donation on their behalf.
  
Thanks and... "Feel Your Heart Race!"

Victory Junction Video:
http://youtu.be/1i1MH-yG8a4

Blue Cross Blue Shield NC Live Fearless video:
http://youtu.be/JvKi2VsqgoM

Charles' Hart & Sole Team Site (donate here):
http://goo.gl/aztgCr
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Building and much needed custom JAVA msi for deployment this morning... my friend Google really come through for me on days like today.
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My daughter goes to Willow Tree Community School where they spend about a third of their school day outside studying. As a result we have a mound of tennis shoe in our laundry room waiting for mud/dirt to dry so the shoes can be cleaned. I used some recycled stair treads and made portable "shoe scrubbers" that will hopefully resolve this issue. Should also save the students some cleanup time each day as the do their daily chores.
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One of my passions is music and mixing live audio. Here is a song that I recorded live during worship at Element Church - Shelby Campus. I was using a Roland M-300 digital console. If you like what you here visit our soundcloud channel.  
Element Shelby Audio
This Is Amazing Grace
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+Donald Eslick  a friend who manages the Foothills Farmers Market in Shelby, NC posted this picture this morning on another social media outlet while at the market. The guy in the car is seen all around town with his car loaded down like this. I think the guy has engineer potential. And people think the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty invented redneck...
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An example of why you should secure your personal wifi.
Whoops! Those anonymous Internet threats came from up the block.
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  • Highland School of Technology
    Systems / Network Administrator, 2008 - present
  • Cleveland Community College
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Work at Highland School of Technology which is a magnet school in the Gaston County School System. I keep the network, servers, computers and phones alive and well there.

Teach CIT classes at CCC (Cleveland Community College) as an adjunct faculty. I love helping other get into knowing what makes stuff tick.

Worked in Prepress at The Charlotte Observer for 20 years. While there I held several positions, saw the  advent of desktop publishing and helped implement it. I ended my career  there doing preflight of digital ads and inputting photos into the advertising database and also worked with editorial color and black and white photos for the daily publications.

Have been hacking life since I was a boy. I did not have a riding mower back then to cut grass quickly so I pulled my push mover behind my bike to get the grass cut faster so I would have more time to build homemade rockets. (Not estes but homemade) I never was able to get two going at the same time but thought it would be cool if I could. 

Love technology and am into programming and code, web development front end - back end, database, audio and video production from start to finish, graphic design,  computer hardware, servers, IP phones, Mac, Windows and Linux OS's, mobile apps, cheese burgers, and much more.

Married and have three daughters who confess I am a nerd but still love me.

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