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Thursday, October 20th, 2016

LPIC-2 Study Guide finally available

The LPIC-2 Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide, 2nd Edition is finally available for purchase! There was somewhat of a delay due to the upcoming exam changes. The book covers both the current version 4.0 and the upcoming version 4.5 of the exam objectives. Christine and I are thankful to the team at LPI for helping us with the advanced copy of the version 4.5 objectives, and grateful to fellow author Bo Rothwell for being gracious in giving us a heads-up on the upcoming changes.

The LPIC-2 exams cover more advanced server topics needed for becoming a Linux system administrator in a larger organization. We hope that this book will help students pass both the 201 and 202 exams, and gain valuable knowledge in Linux system administration!

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Updated Python for Raspberry Pi book!

With the changes to the Raspberry Pi 2 device Christine and I decided to update our Teach Yourself Python Programming for Raspberry Pi in 24 Hours book. We've added more content to cover the changes to the Pi 2, plus fixed many of the typo's from the first edition. The Pi 2 is much more powerful than the original Pi devices, so you can do lots more things with your Python programs!

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Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Linux Essentials

The Linux Professional Institute's Linux Essentials exam is a great way to dive into the Linux world if you have no background in Linux. Christine and I worked on updating the Sybex Linux Essentials exam prep book (published in September), and I'm now facilitating the online Linux Essentials Exam Prep Course online class for Ed2Go. Check out both in my course and book links!

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Here's where I keep up to date on the latest Linux distribution news.

The most popular desktop Linux distribution.

A popular full-featured Linux distribution, great for both desktops and servers.

Web Programming

PHP online manual
The ultimate resource in all PHP programming topics

MySQL online manual
The MySQL database online manual.

A great online tutorial and reference for many Web programming languages.

Bass Guitar

Fender basses
One of my favorites, I love the Fender Jazz bass. It's such a versatile instrument you can take it to just about any gig!

Lakland basses
The Lakland Skyline 55-01 bass is yet another of my favorite basses!

Bible Study

Reformed Theological Seminary
When I'm not reading computer books, I'm doing bible studies. The Reformed Theological Seminary has some great online courses for free that cover the basics of reformed theology.
A smorgasbord of more reformed and evangelical seminary course recordings, all for free!