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Travis Randall
Worked at Pascagoula Schools
Attended Pascagoula High School
Lived in Pascagoula, MS
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So.... Who's bright idea was it to let George R. R. Martin write the script for 2016? Can we please have someone else write 2017?
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Take this moment to pause and remember all that we have to be grateful for. Hug your families, enjoy the game, get fat on the delicious meal and always remember that no matter what may be happening around us we truly are blessed and have a lot to be thankful for. And yes, if you are able to read this post you do have a lot to be grateful for.
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Decided to try wet shaving with a double edge safety razor today. I really liked it, which was surprising. There was no pulling, shave was nice and close, and despite being a beginner, I didn't butcher my face.

My wife liked it too and decided to try wet shaving her legs. She enjoyed it and said it worked better than the cartridge razor.
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I just passed my CIW site development associate certification exam! 100%!!! A second certification to add to my resume! Thanks so much to my wonderful wife +Shelly Randall​ for not only helping me to study for both but also putting up with me sitting there studying for hours on end.

Next up, graduation!
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Passed my CIW Database Specialist certification exam 
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I'll never forget. I still have the paper from that day...
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Happy holidays
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Did my civic duty and voted.
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$18 got me another monitor and 2 dvi cables. 
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Tomorrow I take my Database Design Specialist certification exam. Wish me luck
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I'd love to have someone outside of my circle of friends review my RPG, Legends of Nor'Ova, and my first campaign, Saga of Ablution. Both can be found at http://legendsofnorova.net . I'd love to have an objective review that not only mentions the good but also points out the bad. Any takers?
Greetings,. Some time ago we had built our wiki and site on what was quite a nice CMS, ocPortal. It has everything we needed for the wiki with the ability to grow a community around it. Sure there were short comings, but none that were massive. Read more about Site Rebuild Complete ...
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I want to take the time to publicly thank +Michael-Forest M.​ for his very honest review of my introductory blurb. I had completely forgotten about the importance of a good, strong introduction. The blurb I have is weak, old, and was originally written as a place filler for when I finally got the core stuff done and was ready to fully describe it. But... I never got around to that and to make matters worse, I kept it when I moved it all to my wiki site.

So thank you Michael, for reminding me of it and that I need to fix it. 
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Having taken the challenge to try out +Chakra OS  I thought that I should give some thoughts on it.

The Good:
Chakra is fast. It boots (imo) faster than Antergos did.
Chakra has a wonderful community.
Chakra is not just a simple installer for Arch with an extra repo, it truly is something more and unique.
Chakra's focus on KDE and QT causes me to want to try to switch out my favorite GTK apps with QT alternatives.
Chakra is really trying to make a high quality KDE centric distro, and I respect their ambition.
Chakra has a lot of neat KDE/QT apps installed by default.

The Bad:
Lack of packages: this is largely due to a smaller developer base, having their own repositories. The CCR helps, but it also is lacking.
For some reason, shutdown from the menu doesn't work nor does log-out. This might just be me though.
For some reason, minetest doesn't fuction fully for me. I cannot access my favorite minetest server (though some others work, odd) yet that server works fine on my Antergos laptop minetest and both are minetest 4.14. This leads me to believe something is not right with Chakra's build.
Being an QT/KDE build this is expected, but, Chakra is missing the google hangout plugin for pidgin. This wouldn't be an issue though if the purple facebook and hangouts worked for telepathy kde.
Problems installing/testing Chakra, this was a large hurdle for me. I had to use an older ISO and go through a lot of hurdles.

I really like what Chakra is trying to do. I really appreciate the work they are putting into their distro and their community is wonderful. However, I can't fully use it yet for my needs and wants, especially with not being able to play on my favorite minetest server, lacking of packages and/or plugins that I need, and the rebooting issue. I do think though that things will only get better for Chakra, so I'll be keeping a close eye on it and hope to try it out again later!
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Employment
  • Pascagoula Schools
    Office Clerk, 1998 - 1999
  • Jerry Lee's Grocery
    Price Manager, 1999 - 1999
  • Cyber Star Computers
    Computer Tech, 2000 - 2005
  • Filling Home of Mercy
    DCS, 2003 - 2005
  • Teletech
    CSS, 2007 - 2007
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Pascagoula, MS - Moss Point, MS - Hurley, MS - Lucedale, MS - Napoleon, OH - Findlay, OH - Bremerton, WA - Gautier, MS
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Happily married computer nerd
Introduction
I am a happily married computer nerd with two wonderful children enjoying life in the Gulf Coast.

I love spending time with my wife and kids, working on computers, working on my website, and working on my RPG book.

I am a skilled computer tech who is very fond of Linux, and insanely creative always coming up with new RPG ideas... so beware and never let me et bored!
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I have the most beautiful and wonderful wife, the most awesome kids, have traveled across the country, and have published a book.
Education
  • Pascagoula High School
    General, 1995 - 1999
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
    Computers, Buisness, 1999 - 2000
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