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15 January 2019
The inevitable happened

I was always uneasy about publishing my software on any proprietary platform, especially Google Play. When you do that – you give up all control over the distribution of your application. Not only is it required to be proprietary (you can’t open-source your Google signing key) but the publisher can choose to take down your … Read more

1 December 2018
I almost forgot why I hate web development

I always liked the web. I see little difference between writing PHP and C. But the powers of the masses of stuck-up computer science graduates won’t let the web be as it should: an incredible ecosystem of the latest great stuff built on awesome, stable technologies. For the longest time I blamed only JavaScript – … Read more

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

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

2013 - Bruce Trail - Part1
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The first part of our trip following the Bruce trail from end to end. Read more