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Professionally: Former cognitive scientist turned IT consultant. I specialize in telecommunications systems for SMBs and call centres, systems administration, web application & site development and SEO/social media leveraging at my company, My Solutions IT. I also act as Head Tech at TechAlberta.ca supporting home and small office PC users.

Personally: Metaphysician and natural philosopher. Scrabble fiend. Chocolate snob (mmm, 73% dark single origin Cuban!) I blog about whatever happens to outrage me at the moment or catches my fancy on a whim - everything from consumer rights to the best restaurants in Mexico to Canadian politics. G+

Multimedia: Venture Bros, Mozart, Once Upon a Time, Greg Egan, Doctor Who, VNV Nation, Muse, Alistair Reynolds, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead


Dec
24
answered Android Account types missing google
Dec
22
comment Can an android app cause my phone to reboot?
To deliberately reboot (like QuickBoot) does need root, along with various permissions - which I stated: "depending on the permissions for the app in question and whether it has root privileges."
Dec
22
comment Dropbox not installed, but there is log activity in /data/system/dropbox?
@Dunhamzzz: nope, that's not it - in TiBU options, "Enable Dropbox" is unchecked.
Dec
22
awarded  Scholar
Dec
22
accepted Android losing BT headset password
Dec
22
answered Android losing BT headset password
Dec
22
awarded  Organizer
Dec
22
revised Can an android app cause my phone to reboot?
edited tags
Dec
22
answered Can an android app cause my phone to reboot?
Dec
21
comment New battery - any special treatment required?
Off the top of my head, I don't know any ways that don't involve rooting. If you do have root, you could try this app.
Dec
21
answered New battery - any special treatment required?
Dec
21
comment Dropbox not installed, but there is log activity in /data/system/dropbox?
@AlEverett: I've never heard of dropbox being present in the context of a *nix file system. Do you have any examples?
Dec
21
comment Dropbox not installed, but there is log activity in /data/system/dropbox?
@Dunhamzzz: I don't have a dropbox account at all.
Dec
21
answered Adding an extra mailaccount in Android (manual setup disabled)
Dec
21
answered How to setup screen sharing for business meetings?
Dec
21
asked Dropbox not installed, but there is log activity in /data/system/dropbox?
Dec
21
answered How to utilize those Market QR codes?
Dec
20
answered How can I install Skype on my Acme tablet?
Dec
20
answered How to decide whether a system update should be installed?
Dec
20
revised Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device?
added CyanogenMod