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I'm from Cleveland, Ohio. While I have a degree in English, I mainly work as an independent IT consultant and programmer. Since 2013, I've found myself spending more and more time motivating, teaching and vlogging on YouTube. I’ve been promoting myself as “Mikeycal” on the internet since December 12, 2003, when I registered Mikeycal.com. Taking on the “Mikeycal” nickname has made it much easier for people to find my content online.

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Helping others overcome socioeconomic barriers so they can express themselves creatively. My goal is to teach others how to use free, cross platform software. I define “Cross platform software” as software that is actively supported and works similarly on Windows, Mac and Linux. I prefer to teach, community developed, open source software, but it isn’t a requirement. In addition, I don’t have a problem with cross platform proprietary software, especially if it is relatively affordable. But I will primarily focus on developing tutorials for software products that are freely available and unencumbered by artificial restrictions.

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Motivating others to push past anxiety and depression by presenting oneself in an open and honest manner. I'm always reminding people to "be yourself without reservation, without shame and without apology." But it is also important that you never forget to be kind.

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