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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


Sep
29
answered How to NOT charge when USB debugging?
Sep
24
comment How do I make my Linux PC mount my Android 4.2.2 phone using MTP?
Strange. My machine (Linux Mint 15, MATE) auto mounts and unmounts without these additional rules.
Sep
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
23
comment What are the options for streaming music from PC to phone?
FYI, if you're worried about data and you're just using it around the house, list the Subsonic server as the local IP address and it should then only be accessible over wifi.
Sep
18
revised Do I have a virus on my phone? A message from an Android app says so
Added details about adblockers and how to obtain them.
Sep
18
answered Do I have a virus on my phone? A message from an Android app says so
Sep
18
awarded  Tumbleweed
Sep
15
comment Is it possible to mount .iso files (virtual optical drive) on Android?
Why exactly do you want to mount ISO images? That's a rather unusual request; perhaps we can suggest something else just as good if we knew why. Generally it's more efficient to rip the content to another kind of file than mount an entire disc.
Sep
10
asked Note II 4.1.2 Update breaks PC USB charging
Aug
31
comment How do I make my Linux PC mount my Android 4.2.2 phone using MTP?
Out of curiosity, what was the unstable behaviour?
Aug
28
comment How do I make my Linux PC mount my Android 4.2.2 phone using MTP?
So you're not really looking for an answer then, you just want to complain about the fact that it doesn't work with one of your phones out of the box???
Aug
28
revised How do I make my Linux PC mount my Android 4.2.2 phone using MTP?
added 59 characters in body
Aug
28
comment How do I make my Linux PC mount my Android 4.2.2 phone using MTP?
I'm not sure I follow your comment - why is using sudo a problem? You won't be able to do and admin work on a system without it.
Aug
27
answered How do I make my Linux PC mount my Android 4.2.2 phone using MTP?
Aug
22
answered Switch keyboards quickly
Aug
18
answered Which Android smartphone has the best GPS battery life today?
Aug
13
answered How to unlock a G1
Aug
7
answered Can your android device get malware?
Jun
29
comment Can back up / restore for a hard reset on Galaxy Note be done using Samsung Kies?
THere's tons on Google Play, such as Helium or G Cloud Backup. Non root BU usually means you need software on the PC end to handle ADB commands, is all.
Jun
27
answered Can back up / restore for a hard reset on Galaxy Note be done using Samsung Kies?