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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


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?
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Oct
17
answered Why does Nokia not support Android?
Oct
9
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
9
answered Problem with Google Now in Tab 2
Oct
9
answered Is there a reason why I need to remove my phone's battery after it crashes before I can turn it back on?
Oct
9
comment Are all apps on Google Play compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S4?
What are you basing that on? I've not seen any breakdowns like that of app/device compatibility, anywhere.
Sep
30
comment Why can't I link2sd the Play Store and Maps apps?
For individual apps, it would be "Settings->Applications-><application name>->Clear cache". Unfortunately you have to do them one by one :P Clearing systems caches is done by the OS on a schedule. There are apps for cleaning out caches to automate this for you - often very helpful for people whom space is an issue.
Sep
29
comment Why can't I link2sd the Play Store and Maps apps?
No, you cannot move them. That's the point - it would break your phone to do so. You would probably be able to free up a fair amount of space by deleting the app caches and system caches though.