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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+

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Jan
21
comment where is the option to enable MTP?
@MatthewRead: It was a Note II, running 4.2.2. Doesn't seem to be working on Note III running 4.3. There's an app that checks the manifest on your phone for what dialcodes are available.
Jan
20
comment where is the option to enable MTP?
I never had the option that I could find; I had to dial *#7284# and then click the USB settings in the phone properties.
Jan
20
comment Reason SD cards come FAT formated instead of Fat32?
Excellent point, tho probably too technical for most users to grasp.
Jan
20
answered Is there a “clean” Android I can reinstall on my Galaxy S4?
Jan
20
comment Is there a way to automatically put my Android phone into silent mode while recharging?
Tasker is pretty much the default answer for any question that follows the format "Is there a way to have my device automatically do X if condition Y?" :D
Jan
20
revised Find out which firmware to use to revert to stock ROM
minor wording change for clarity
Jan
20
comment Find out which firmware to use to revert to stock ROM
Not helpful, as if the OP doesn't know the correct carrier he can brick his phone by using a ROM with the wrong radio.
Jan
20
revised Find out which firmware to use to revert to stock ROM
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Jan
20
answered Find out which firmware to use to revert to stock ROM
Jan
9
comment Block Adult Websites
The safest way to get a copy of ad-away is to install F-Droid and use that to obtain it. Or you can download the ad away APK directly from F-Droid, too. "On this site you’ll find a repository of FOSS apps, along with an Android client to perform installations and updates, and news, reviews and other features covering all things Android and software-freedom related. F-Droid is a non-profit organisation registered in England (no. 8420676)."
Jan
8
answered Block Adult Websites
Nov
5
answered Screen brightness keeps switching to auto & timeout to 500min
Nov
5
comment Screen brightness keeps switching to auto & timeout to 500min
No such luck, unfortunately - I've tried any number of combination of things. I'll see what the devs have to say, but they may quite possibly think it not worth the effort :P
Nov
4
asked Screen brightness keeps switching to auto & timeout to 500min
Nov
4
comment how much current can Samsung Galaxy S II take for charging with whatever ROM?
Well, you can either take my experience and general knowledge of the phone or leave it as you like - I'm afraid I can't provide supporting material for everything I know. I recall picking up the 1amp fact (all chargers are 5V, for whatever reason) on xda-dev when reading about 2amp Note II chargers, but wouldn't swear to that being the source. As for the ROM being able to modulate charging rate, I've not heard of such a thing myself but I'd be extremely leery of fiddling such if it was present - sound like a sure recipe for disaster.
Nov
4
comment how much current can Samsung Galaxy S II take for charging with whatever ROM?
@yurkennis: Google is your friend.
Nov
3
answered how much current can Samsung Galaxy S II take for charging with whatever ROM?
Oct
27
awarded  Yearling
Oct
18
answered How can I mount my google nexus4 on linuxmint(nadia) computer via usb?
Oct
18
revised How can I mount my google nexus4 on linuxmint(nadia) computer via usb?
Moved information from "answer" into question.