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Brian Masinick
Attended Michigan Technological University
Lives in Clinton Township, Michigan
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I don't think that everything about this is "wonderful", but a greater level of interoperability between even one variety of Windows and one Linux-based distribution does indicate a solid foundation for application and systems that cooperate and work with one another.

Completely open? That remains to be seen. But this mirrors what happened between mainframe systems and PC systems in the eighties and a great deal of progress was made and is continuing today.

As the enterprise landscape is changing -- in favor of Linux and open source -- companies like Microsoft are embracing Linux. Most recently, Microsoft announced support for the Unix Bash shell on Windows, providing developers and administrators with an important tool for managing Unix and Linux servers.
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Be kind, do things that are good, useful, helpful for others and you may be surprised how well you feel.

Kind words and kind action is good for you and me too.

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If you are having a hard time dealing with Chrome notifications, here is how you can get rid of annoying Chrome notifications on your PC and Android phone.
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As threats evolve, so does the advice on creating passwords to foil the bad guys. Here are the latest recommendations, detailed in the article cited.

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Which password management software you use isn't as important as actually using one. I use KeePassX because it's not only free and open source but also available for Linux, OS X, and Windows. Thus, if I'm required to use a platform that I'm not familiar with (like Windows), I'm covered and don't have to hunt around for an alternative that may or may not work for me.
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Pretty useful ideas when you have to manage many browser tabs for your workload
Are your browser tabs out of control? Here are some useful tips and tricks along with tab management extensions to manage Chrome tabs like a boss.
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Free operating systems are still a goal...

My needs are simple, so the goal for my aspirations and needs is already there, but this is not quite true for everything and everyone.
Linux's most important goal isn't world domination.
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Performance Tracers (debug users only). 17.827 Start Calling startPreProcess: DocsHttpForwardingProcessor 2 17.829 Start | [AfterLockServiceFilter] Before 10 17.839 Done 10 ms | [AfterLockServiceFilter] Before 0 17.839 Done 12 ms Calling startPreProcess: DocsHttpForwardingProcessor 1 17.840 ...
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I have disabled many notifications, especially Facebook. Like the author, I don't disable everything, but when I see a lot of notifications for something that I don't frequently respond to, that presents an opportunity to modify my notification settings.

If you are having a hard time dealing with Chrome notifications, here is how you can get rid of annoying Chrome notifications on your PC and Android phone.
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This new Motorola phone lineup looks promising.

We'll see when it is released in the USA.
Motorola's latest Moto G4 and G4 Plus phones offer full HD displays -- and the Plus rocks a laser-enabled 16-megapixel camera.
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It's about time, since it has been the free software community that has opened so many other network based opportunity...
Have you ever wanted to run Libre Office in a web browser? With Open365 you can; it's the entire Libre Office suite in the browser.
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Kobe Bryant missed his first five shots, but made his next five shots on the way to a 60 point display in his final regular season game in the NBA.

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Occupation
Test Manager
Skills
Quality Center, Test Strategy, Test Plans, Project Coordination, Test Lead
Places
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Currently
Clinton Township, Michigan
Previously
Concord, NH - Fraser, Michigan - Warren, Michigan - Roseville, Michigan - Houghton, Michigan - Merrimack, New Hampshire - Manchester, New Hampshire
Story
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Software Testing Analyst and Test Manager
Bragging rights
Have two children, enjoy singing in choral groups
Education
  • Michigan Technological University
    Computer Science, 1975 - 1979
  • University of Phoenix
    Computer Information Systems, 1999 - 2001
  • Fraser High School
    College Prep, 1972 - 1974
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Male