Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tech Linux Research Institute

Friday, November 9, 2012

Danielle Sevy - CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship Recipient

This story of Danielle Sevy is very motivating.  Each tell I tell my students to dig deep and continue pushing.  Sevy has shown this can be done.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) - official video

It is interesting to note that this song has over 340 Million views on YouTube.  Imaging how this could be turned into a great marketing tool.  Aside from that this is an amazing song and video.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Live Wallpaper in Ubuntu

Make your Ubuntu desktop glow with a live wallpaper.  Watch video for full instructions.

How to Install Ubuntu on Nexus 7! [NATIVE]

Another reason not to purchase an iPad but rather something that has the ability to run Ubuntu. Soon the Nexus will have Ubuntu as the base OS.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Web Warriors ~ CBC Documentary

The Secret History Of Hacking

Linus Torvalds: Why Linux Is Not Successful On Dektop

Linux is Better Than Windows

Discover Ubuntu (Ubuntu Commercial)

Linux vs Mac and PC Spoof 1

"Mac vs PC vs Everyone" (HD)

The Perfect Linux Desktop 2012- Zorin OS

What makes Python so AWESOME

OSCON 2011: Jim Zemlin, "2011: The Bizarro World of Computing"

Perl vs Python debate live from OSCON 2011

Python vs PHP For Beginning Programmers

Python vs Ruby On RAILS

Object Oriented Programming: Abstraction Vs. Encapsulation

IEEExtreme Programming Competition

Can John and Michele get out of debt?

'Money breaks marriages apart'

Cederia and her husband Richarde owe $175,000 in student loans. When financial expert Farnoosh Torabi sat down with Cederia to help figure out how to handle her debt, she discovered that this couple not only has a hard time communicating about money, they don't even share a bank account.

How to make extra money

When money and marriage collide

Job Search Tips

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Dr. Maurice Dawson speaks about "Utilization of Open Source Software (OSS)" at the CTU July 2012 Symposium - Part 1 of 4

Dr. Maurice Dawson speaks about "Utilization of Open Source Software (OSS)" at the CTU July 2012 Symposium - Part 1 of 4 from Richard Courchesne on Vimeo.

Dr. Maurice Dawson, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at Alabama A&M University, speaks to a crowd of Computer Science doctoral students about "Utilization of Open Source Software (OSS)" during the Colorado Technical University July Symposium in Colorado Springs. On July 22nd 2012, Dawson shares locations of open source applications for virtualization, cloud computing, hypervisors, and penetration testing tools with the audience.
Dr. Dawson's "Innovation in CS/IT via Open Source Software" slideshow can be seen at

Friday, August 24, 2012

Intellectbase Las Vegas 2012 : Intellectbase Multi-Disciplinary Academic Conference

Intellectbase Las Vegas 2012 : Intellectbase Multi-Disciplinary Academic Conference

Intellectbase Las Vegas 2012 : Intellectbase Multi-Disciplinary Academic Conference

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WhenDec 13, 2012 - Dec 15, 2012
WhereLas Vegas, NV - USA
Submission DeadlineNov 23, 2012
Notification DueDec 7, 2012
Final Version DueNov 23, 2012
Categories    information technology   science   business   education

Call For Papers

Dear Professor,

Intellectbase International Consortium Multi-Disciplinary Academic Conference

Las Vegas, NV – USA December 13-15, 2012
Submission Deadline: November 23, 2012

(For extensions, please email or text/phone +1 (615) 944-3931). Submissions received after the deadlines will be published in the CD-ROM and NOT in the Hard Copy of the Peer Reviewed Conference Proceeding, if accepted.

Abstracts, Research-in-Progress, Full Papers, Workshops, Case Studies and Posters are invited!!

Researchers are invited to exchange ideas, share experiences on research challenges, research findings and state-of-the-art solutions (discuss with your peers, obtain feedback and have your ideas possibly published in refereed academic journals as well as indexed for citation). All Conceptual and Empirical Papers are very welcome.

Topics include, but are not limited to the following academic disciplines: BUSINESS, EDUCATION, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MUSIC, ARTS, POLITICAL, SOCIAL, etc.

Economics & Finance
Supply Chain Management
Operations Management
Management Information Systems
Knowledge Systems
Hospitality and Hospital Management
Organizational & Behavioral Science
Human Resource Systems & Practices
Transportation Systems & Logistics
E-business / E-Commerce

Education Practices & Experience
Communication & Linguistics
Sociology & Social Science
Education Psychology
Special Education
Tenure & Promotion
Pedagogy & Health
Charter Schools
Academic Affairs and Administration
Gender & Education
Physical Education & Kinesiology

Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
IEEE Innovations
Information Science
Systems Security
Industrial Systems
Engineering / Mathematics
Health Science
Computational Human Intelligence
Scientific Human Intelligence
Health (Care & Management)

Intelligence Systems & Practices
Political Science
Governmental Systems & Practices
Ethical Science
Environmental Issues
Art & Creativity
World History & Creative Arts
United Nations and the World
International Monetary Funds Systems
Developed, Developing & Emerging Countries

All submitted papers must be in English and saved as a Microsoft Word compatible file (e.g. .doc, .docx, .rtf). Please attach and email your submission to:

By submitting a paper, author(s) implicitly assign Intellectbase the copyright permission to publish their submission and agree that at least one author (if not more) will register for the conference and present their research.

The first page(s) of ALL submissions must include: Specific Conference to which the paper is being submitted (e.g. Las Vegas, 2012), Paper Heading, Title (e.g. Dr. Prof., Mr., Mrs., etc.), Name, Full Affiliation, Address, Phone, E-Mail for all authors, Paper Category (e.g. Abstract, Full Paper, RIP, etc.), Track to which paper is submitted (e.g. Business, Science, Education, etc.), a 200 - 500 word Abstract and a minimum of five (5) Keywords. For paper formatting and category guidelines, please click here.

Please see below for specific paper category guidelines.

Full Papers 7 - 15 5000 - 7000
Research-in-Progress 5 - 12 2500 - 5000
Extended Abstracts 1 - 4 500 - 1500
Workshops 2 - 5 1000 - 3000
Case Studies 3 - 10 1500 - 5000
Posters A3 Paper Size Research Title, Research Model or Framework

Text should be formatted for 8.5 x 11 inch paper, 11 point Arial Narrow font that is single-spaced, with one inch margins and left justified. References should generally follow Harvard or APA style guidelines.

The following is the suggested format for paper submissions:

• Paper Title
• ALL authors' Title (e.g. Dr, Mr, Mrs, etc.) & Name, Affiliation, Address, Phone, Email
• Specific Conference (e.g. Las Vegas, 2012)
• Abstract and Keywords
• Introduction / Background / Objective
• Literature Review
• Methodology, Findings, Analysis & Discussion, etc.
• Conclusion, Limitations and Recommendations
• References - Harvard or APA Style is Required, See the Intellectbase website for Reference Style Guidelines.
• Tables, figures, etc. in their appropriate location in the paper (if applicable)
• See the Intellectbase website for a paper formatting example

Selected papers have a higher chance of being published in one of the Intellectbase double-blind reviewed Journals. Additional information is available via the Intellectbase International Consortium website:

For more information concerning Intellectbase International Consortium conferences and Journal publications, please visit the Intellectbase website at For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Program Chair at

Attach and Email all papers to:

Las Vegas, NV - USA Timeline Fee
Early Registration Up to December 2, 2012 $375.00
Normal Registration December 3 – 15, 2012 $450.00
Student Registration Up to December 9, 2012 $195.00
Conference Attendance December 13-15, 2012
Additional Papers No More than 3 Articles per Conference $150.00 ea.
Second & Subsequent Author Attendance Up to December 9, 2012 $95.00 ea.

The December 13-15, 2012 Intellectbase conference is anticipated to be hosted at the Riviera Hotel and Casino Las Vegas. Discounted rate and reservation details will be posted to the Intellectbase website ( as soon as they are available.

Dr. David King, Tennessee State University, USA

Mrs. Karina Dyer Ms. Aqiyla Reed Mr. Micah Redding

Location Conference Dates Submission Deadline
Shanghai – China August 7-9, 2012 July 8, 2012
Atlanta, GA – USA October 18-20, 2012 September 23, 2012
Las Vegas, NV – USA December 13-15, 2012 November 23, 2012
Bangkok - Thailand March 14-16, 2013 February 22, 2013
San Antonio, TX – USA April 11-13, 2013 March 16, 2013
Nashville, TN – USA May 23-25, 2013 April 28, 2013

Intellectbase International Consortium promotes broader intellectual resources and publishes reviewed papers from all disciplines. To achieve this, Intellectbase hosts approximately 4-6 academic conferences (national and international) per year and publishes the following Double-Blind Reviewed Journals (

IJAISL, International Journal of Accounting Information Science and Leadership – ISSN: 1940-9524
IJSHIM, International Journal of Social Health Information Management - ISSN: 1942-9664
JAGR, Journal of Applied Global Research – ISSN: 1940-1833
JGIP, Journal of Global Intelligence and Policy - ISSN: 1942-8189
JIBMR, Journal of International Business Management & Research - ISSN: 1940-185X
JISTP, Journal of Information Systems Technology and Planning - ISSN: 1945-5240
JKHRM, Journal of Knowledge and Human Resource Management - ISSN: 1945-5275
RHESL, Review of Higher Education and Self-Learning - ISSN: 1940-9494
RMIC, Review of Management Innovation and Creativity - ISSN: 1934-6727

The US Library of Congress has assigned ISSN numbers for Intellectbase Journals (Print, Online and CD-ROM). Intellectbase Blind-Review Journals are listed in major recognized directories: e.g. CABELL’S, ULRICH’S Directory, JOURNALSEEK, ABDC, EBSCOhost Discovery and available through EBSCO Library Services. In addition, Intellectbase Journals are in the process to be listed in the following databases: ABI Inform, CINAHL, ACADEMIC JOURNALS DATABASE, ERIC etc.

Note: Intellectbase International Consortium prioritizes papers that are selected from Intellectbase conference proceedings for Journal publication. Papers that have been published in the conference proceedings, do not incur a fee for Journal publication. However, papers that are submitted directly to be considered for Journal publication will incur a US$195 fee to cover the cost of processing, formatting, compiling, printing and handling if accepted. Papers submitted direct to a Journal may be emailed to and indicate your journal preference.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.


Dr. David King, PhD, MCP, CNA, CCSI, EIC, SABA
Associate Professor of Information Systems – Tennessee State University
Intellectbase International Academic Consortium
1615 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208
Call Office: +1-615-944-3931 │Text Cell: +1-615-838-3693
Email:│Fax: +1-615-739-5124
Visit Web: │Google: Intellectbase 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Carefully Selected List of Recommended Tools

A Carefully Selected List of Recommended Tools

When I meet with people and talk about our work, I get asked a lot what technology we use to create interactive and dynamic data visualizations. At Interactive Things, we have a set of preferred libraries, applications and services that we use regularly in our work. We will select the most fitting tool for the job depending on the requirements of the project. Sometimes a really simple tool is all you need to create something meaningful. On other occasions, a more multifaceted repertoire is needed. But how does one choose the right thing to use? An endless list of every tool available, does not answer that question and a recommendation from a friend is oftentimes more valuable.
That’s why we have put together a selection of tools that we use the most and that we enjoy working with. We called it It includes libraries for plotting data on maps, frameworks for creating charts, graphs and diagrams and tools to simplify the handling of data. Even if you’re not into programming, you’ll find applications that can be used without writing one single line of code. We will keep this list as a living repository and add / remove things as technology develops. We hope this will help you find the best tool for your next job.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Creating Your First Ubuntu App

Siem Reap - Lee Alumni Go to Cambodia

I'm getting motivated to prepare a trip for my students at Alabama A&M University to make a similar trip but one focused on technology and innovation.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My CTU Stories Profile Displayed

Excited to see my profile on the CTU Stories website.  View my profile at or click on image and you will be redirected to my profile.

View more of my items at the following below:
Linkedin Profile:
Twitter Profile:!/drmauricedawson
AAMU Research Profile:
Visual CV Profile:
Academic Experts Profile:
View My Colorado Tech Faculty Publications:

Thursday, May 17, 2012

GnuPG Tutorial Part 1: Installation

Bash Script - Backing Up Files with Ubuntu

Welcome to Linux: 10 Reasons to Switch!

Richard Stallman - Facebook and Google+ Mistreat Their Users

Linux - Best native games

A User's First Time with Linux Ubuntu

Compiz Experimental Plugins - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

The Heart of Ubuntu

Cure Racism... with a Pill?

How to Cure a Windows Virus with Ubuntu Linux

Linux Tutorial: The Power of the Linux Find Command

Create your own Linux Distribution

Basic Shell Scripting -Ubuntu 10.04

How to Write a Shell Script Using Bash Shell in Ubuntu: 10 steps

How to Write a Shell Script Using Bash Shell in Ubuntu: 10 steps [article taken from the Anil Mahadev & 4 others]

How to Write a Shell Script Using Bash Shell in Ubuntu

Edited byAnil Mahadev and 4 others
Write a Shell Script Using Bash Shell in Ubuntu
Ever wanted to Automate operations in your OS? Ever wanted to write a program that could create a file, copy that file to a directory? And using the Famous BASH Shell in Ubuntu? If the answers to both these questions areYes!, then this is the How-To for you!

We shall cover a simple example. How to create a Shell Script that displays the list of files present in a directory


  1. 1
    Launch the Terminal by clicking on Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal

    Run Bash Scripts

     Run and Schedule Routine Tasks across cloud and non cloud servers.
  2. 2
    Next in the Terminal launch the vi/vim editor. My fav is vim.
  3. 3
    In the terminal window, type vim and hit enter. Once inside the Editor, type "I" or "i". This will allow you to insert / start typing your shell script.
  4. 4
    At the top type the following code #!/bin/bash. This is known as a Shebang line
  5. 5
    master script 1
     master script 1
    Now type the code as shown in the figure
  6. 6
    Now to come out of the vim editor, type the following key combinations, Esc, : , wq! This will write the changes to the file and bring you back to the terminal.
  7. 7
    Now we need to make this Shell Script, executable. To do this, enter the following command
  8. 8
    chmod +x and hit enter. You can see the results below
  9. 9
    script output
     script output
    To run this Shell Script, simply type ./ . You should get the list of directories and the message as shown below
  10. 10
    Congratulations on writing your 1st Shell Script using Bash in Ubuntu Linux!