SUNY Corning Community College — Corning, New York

Is Community College a Good Choice? Yes!

A community college education is just as valuable as any other — and in some ways — better. Community college offers students a fast start right into their post-secondary education. There’s a lot to get accomplished in that short time and it can be challenging. But, it does prepare students for the workforce — and for life. Community colleges are affordable and convenient. Being in “the community” students have the flexibility to work and study around their own schedules.


party like it’s 20….21…..
party like it’s 20….21…..

PARTY LIKE IT’S 20 … 21 …


Everyone should learn and become skilled in cybersecurity and computer science technology. It’s not just to get work in cybersecurity, although that is an option, but these skills are vital in any profession today.


Newspaper article on Ma Barker. Ocala, Florida

The Barker-Karpis gang of the early 1930s was one of the most notorious collections of villains to plague America during the Age of Gangsters. They were a bunch of criminal misfits, drawn together by friendship, family, and a thirst for easy money. The Barker-Karpis Gang was led by either Alvin Karpis or “Ma” Barker (Arizona “Arrie” Donnie Clark aka Kate “Ma” Barker — pick your favorite name) — it depends on which version of the tale is to be believed. At the time of her death-by-federal-agents, at the age of 61 (or so), “Ma” Barker was considered a controlling, domineering…


By Jeff Macharyas for Clarkson Magazine, Clarkson University. 2018


Four years ago (August 1, 2016), I submitted an article on open source graphic design tools to opensource.com (supported by Red Hat).


I needed to create a graphic for a STEM-Health Camp at the community college where I work, Rappahannock Community College, in Virginia.


How open source technology is used in the budding cannabis industry

“Bring me some reefers!”

– Ralph, Reefer Madness, 1936

Open source technology is being used in the budding cannabis industry around the world as legalization becomes more common
Open source technology is being used in the budding cannabis industry around the world as legalization becomes more common

Marijuana cultivation and use can be traced back to about 8000 BC Siberia. It’s medicinal use (cannabis sativa) is thought to begin around 4000 BC. Hemp (cannabis sativa L) has also been used in manufacturing, but does not contain the psychoactive properties of cannabis sativa.


by Jeff Macharyas


Historical fiction of a real person. John Ducharme, from St. Lawrence County, New York, fought for the Union during the Civil War, from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to The Wilderness in Orange County, Virginia. He returned to the North Country a hero. But, did he think of himself as a hero? This is his story.

The woods were set on fire by the bursting shells, and the conflagration raged.
— General Ulysses S. Grant

Aug. 28, 1862, Gouverneur, N.Y.

Jeff Macharyas

Director of Communications and Marketing at Corning Community College in Corning, New York. Writer/correspondent for Opensource.com. Google and Adobe certified.

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