Group, I've dabbled in coding (both front end and back end) since the mid 1990s. However I've never done it full time (except for a short stint writing database query's in 2015 and 2016). Because of the economic downturn in 2008 and the sale of Starwood Hotels to Marriott, I find myself with accepting what amounts to temp jobs to (somewhat) support myself. Thus I've pondered the idea of a coding school or a certificated program through one of the local college to gain useful skills in the field. But here's the rub: I'm almost 60. So here are a …

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I'm looking for some type of online training that will prepare me to work with Vbulletin & other forum software, and websites in general. I have a CS degree, [although that was back in '84], worked as a "network technician & admin" for several years on a very large Novell token-ring network and was a CNE at one time, plus, have been into computer hardware and software for quite a while [Win, Linux, Unix]. Specifically, I'd like to work from home and do things such as custom skins, perform 'add-ons' to forums and sites, and be able to trouble-shoot problems …

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Ah yes, another significant victory for Linux as the Russian government [URL="http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/22094"]decides[/URL] that there will be a national operating system based on Linux. This new operating system will be deployed in Russian schools sometime this year. The Russians plan to rid themselves of the capitalist opression of Microsoft--or something like that. Russia isn't the first country to make this decision as some schools in India, France, and the U.S. have already made the switch to Linux. The main reason they're switching? To save those Rubles, baby. I guess schools face tight budgets everywhere. This mass migration to Linux fulfills my …

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In the run-up to Inauguration Day, just about has been everyone speculating on what changes our newly-elected president will bring to the table. Naturally, we talk a lot around DaniWeb about how Obama's plans will affect the tech sector. As long as everyone else is making predictions and suggestions, I might as well too. I'd very much like to see a focus on developing the technology infrastructure of this country. Most urban areas have DSL and high-speed fiber optics (and the lucky ones even get WiFi), but there are plenty of rural areas that are still struggling with out-dated dialup …

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Twitter users are a loyal bunch and few would argue that it's a useful networking tool. The one thing Twitter is not, however, is private. While that's not a big deal for most people, it certainly is in the world of academics where it's ill-advised to have children using communication tools that anyone can view. It's a good thing someone thought of [URL="http://www.edmodo.com/"]Edmodo[/URL]. Like Twitter, Edmodo is a free microblogging site, but without the subsequent privacy issues. Students and teachers are able to share notes or links to one another, send short messages or alerts, and otherwise communicate with each …

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