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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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Mar
2
comment Root my android tablet
A stock ROM is still a ROM. Also, signing it shouldn't be necessary if it's installing an SU binary...
Mar
2
answered Root my android tablet
Mar
2
revised Root my android tablet
removed obnoxious text
Feb
9
answered How to get removed default app back?
Jan
29
comment Backup paid app from Google Play
No argument there, but wasn't really within the scope of the question as it was put IMO.
Jan
29
answered Backup paid app from Google Play
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
added 529 characters in body
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