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Helping Young People Succeed

I once read a quote that said, "Coaching is about helping young people have a chance to succeed. There is no more awesome responsibility than that..." It was by Lou Holtz, a famous American Football Player, turned Coach and while his sentiment was aimed at sports coaching, I feel that the same could be said for giving any young person an opportunity to reach their true potential. I was lucky when I was a kid. Even though my school (pictured above) wasn't the perfect fit, I had parents who supported me and encouraged me to think that anything was possible. In addition, my Dad was a great mentor. A hard-working and driven man, he taught me to respect education but...

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The Metaverse Wave

There is a technological wave coming, and it could be of tsunami scale. It has the potential to be the biggest of our lifetimes. With that, it has the opportunity to create prosperity and opportunity for those who spot it. It's called the Metaverse, and in this article, I'm going to help explain why it's exciting and what the heck it is!   Continuing with the wave metaphor, please consider a surfer searching for the perfect wave. They are similar to entrepreneurs looking for the next big opportunity. You see, as a great surfer, you start by looking at the storms happening far out at sea. Those winds are creating friction over the ocean that will build up to more...

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I cheated on Microsoft.

OK, I need to share something with you. I'm a bit of a geek. What, you already knew that? Well, thanks for hanging with me regardless! The thing is that even though I have been messing around with technology for the best part of 30 years, I've never really used Linux on my own PC - please don't tell anyone! I've installed it on clients' PCs and used it from time to time on systems I was maintaining, but I've never had the urge to install it for myself. That is until last night. I was left inspired by a recent Wan show (linked below), where Linus and Luke set themselves the challenge of running Linux for a whole month on their...

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