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4 July 2018
Getting kicked out of a store kind of sucks

First time for everything I guess. I’m still a little shocked that it happened. I just got kicked out of a store because… I had children with me. That’s right. I, a full-size male, with disposable money to spend on things that might be nicer than I really need, got kicked out of an office … Read more

21 June 2018
Asunder in Chinese

Sometimes I forget how many people open source software reaches. I was reading through my web server’s log analyser results and noticed a weird URL as a source of some traffic. Here’s a screenshot of what I found there: I don’t know whether it’s chinese or japanese or some other language, I just think this … Read more

11 December 2017
Walmart Photo shamelessly ripped me off

Short version: Walmart Photo took my money, did not print the photos I asked for, and flat-out refused to either give me back my money or print the missing photos. Long version: I went on an awesome, long trip in the summer. It resulted (after filtering) in 400 photos. Which, after shopping around, I printed … Read more

Who is Andrew Smith?

And what's a solutions engineer? My goal in life is to design and develop solutions for people - to make them less frustrated, to give them better tools, to let them concentrate on more important things.

I'm an engineer specializing in Linux and open source software: I use it as a platform to create desktop, server, and embedded device applications, libraries, and services.

If you have a question about my work - by all means contact me, I'll be happy to talk to you about it.

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Cross-country RV trip from Toronto to Vancouver. Read more

2011 - Bolton-Toronto Kayak
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Day trip from Bolton to Toronto down the Humber river. Read more