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Drew Kwashnak
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ASP.NET developer for a small financial non-profit, quasi-state company.
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Going this way, going that way, and not really making it far in either direction.
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Microsoft ASP.NET developer by day, Linux user by night, I live in two worlds that sometimes doesn't seem compatible.

When I started with Linux, I gave myself a mission; to be able to do everything I do in Windows, but in Linux instead.  That is accomplished, now what?

I play table-top Role Playing Games (DnD 3.5/Pathfinder) we we are able to all get together.  Trying to get a World of Darkness game (Hunters), where you are mortal and all you try to do is ... survive! yikes!

I am a Board Member to the Danbury Area Computer Society (http://www.dacs.org) and was formerly the Linux SIG leader (now I am just fairly involved with it).
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Had a consultant say "I hate you". (the reason being that we were working together on a project and I had to admit I learned everything, (EVERYTHING), regarding software & technology on my own and was picking up things very quickly)
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I need suggestions!  I'm looking for a good book for my teenager and I to learn Java.  I do .NET (VB.NET) and PHP programming and he does Scratch pretty well at this point.

I am looking for something that touches upon the basics, but doesn't kill me with boredom.  Hopefully a book that has some good tutorials to work through the material.

If you can, please include a link to Amazon if you can find it so I can add it to my wishlist.

Thanks
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Thanks all!  I'm looking at all of your suggestions.

I've managed to get Netbeans installed on my Linux laptop and figured would try to get that installed on his Windows box as well.
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Does anybody use xfdashboard (http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfdashboard/start)?  What are your thoughts on it?
Short: Maybe a Gnome shell like dashboard for Xfce. Longer: xfdashboard provides a GNOME shell dashboard like interface for use with Xfce desktop. It can be configured to run to any keyboard shortcut and when executed provides an overview of applications currently open enabling the user to ...
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Pretty useless
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That's a different take on things...
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Sounds like a fun contest
 
Ubuntu enables a thriving ecosystem of suppliers who offer commercial devices and services around the OS. This is a guest post from System76, the technology company that builds all their retail devices for Ubuntu. All System76 laptops, desktops and servers are loaded with Ubuntu and are custom built to every order. With lifetime support, the systems enable creators, makers and builders alike to focus on their craft while System76 perfects the co...
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Looks like he's thinking of a country song...
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Bellissima
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Some can even be done on the Chrome browser
OMG! Chrome!
I've been using Chromebooks for several years now, but even I continue to learn of new ways of getting more from it, from simple time-saving tips to keyboard shortcuts that speed up my workflow.
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Gotcha!
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Pretty cool!  Incredible body control! 
 
Splendid dancer...Amazing body control ...
#dancer   #dancing   #amazing   #art   #choreography  
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Do you wear your Pebble on your left wrist, or right?
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Left wrist
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13%
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Even tho im left handed. 
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Ubuntu in New Hampshire!  Wonder which town he or she is in.
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I''m looking for a good SSH client manager to run on openSUSE (KDE 4).
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+Markus Dorfer  I'll have to give this a try!
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Proof that Gnome is "rock-solid"! ;)
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