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What Would Proposed Changes to #FERPA Mean for Edtech? 
On April 6, US Representatives John Kline and Bobby Scott offered up a draft of a bill that would overhaul FERPA, short for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. By releasing the draft, the bipartisan leaders of the Education & the Workforce Committee hope to gather feedback from stakeh
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What does's acquisition by LinkedIn mean for #edtech?
LinkedIn today said it will buy for $1.5 billion in a deal that's a combination of cash (52%) and stock (42%). "This is such an exciting moment in the 20-year history of, and I couldn't imagine a better pairing than and LinkedIn," said Lynda Weinman, co-founder and exec
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Wow, I didn't know this, either...
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Curious about how to manage software on your distro without touching the GUI? Learn how to do it using only the command line here:
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On Debian it's aptitude all the way. But only apt-get in Ubuntu. And I remember hearing the same thing about mixing them up.
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echo {ba,c,k,mk,z}sh

it's just a shell game
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Now thats a nice idea.
This is a great product for anyone that rents their home or doesn't feel confident enough to fully change out their power plug to add USB ports to your wall plat.   #kickstarter   #SnapPower  
Anyone that has an office at work or home knows that outlets are at a premium. Sometimes plugging in your smartphone to charge means unplugging something else
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Looking for a guaranteed way to get around the UEFI secure boot issue when installing Linux on a Windows machine? Jack Wallen explains how to disable certain components within your BIOS to resolve the issue:
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You can gnaw your way into it if your craving gets too bad...
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There is also a short video at the bottom of the article worth seeing as well.
Give Your Kids a Most Excellent Summer Coding Adventure with the EdSurge #Coding Guide!
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Production is finally moving forward on the third instalment in the Tron movie franchise, with actors Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund confirmed to be returning to Disney's virtual reality-themed action/sci-fi series
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And the app of shame award goes to....

Got this for the grand daughter for easter. Big disappointment for us and her. Even on "approved" devices it fails to work. Scathing letters of disgust mailed. We'll see if they make it right. Apparently we were not alone in our experience.
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Uh it does say TIP, Ting isn't needed :)
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Manage a small network of 35 computers, SQL Server, Exchange Server, various mobile devices. Additionally I do programming in Delphi, Basic, etc as needed.
  • General Broach
    IT Manager, 1991 - present
  • American Broach
    QA Manager, 1987 - 1991
  • Orkin
    Exterminator!, 1986 - 1987
  • U.S. Army
    Sgt. Presidential Honor Guard, 1982 - 1986
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Hartland, Mi
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
Your typical Jack of all trades, master of none.  I'm an avid consumer of technology in any form.  One year of computer science wet my appetite for the digital and I've been devouring ever since.  I'm self taught and always eager to learn from others more experienced in the "Black arts".
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Currently practicing Grandparentism to 2 wonderful kids.
  • Western Michigan University
    Computer Science, 1981 - 1982
  • Washtenaw Community College
    Quality Assurance
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