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17 October 2014
How to stop using webfonts from Google without breaking your wordpress theme

I finally had enough of the old theme on this blog. I would have kept it but with WordPress 4 the fonts looked even smaller than they did before. I tried to fix it but found so many problems (starting withe a default font size set to 62.5%) that decided replacing it entirely will be … Read more

16 October 2014
Announcing Everyone’s Timetable

After more than a year of work I finally got this app into a stable, usable state and published it. Everyone’s Timetable is an Android app to help people in a school share their timetable. It’s particularly useful for finding a professor’s timetable though I’ve discovered it’s actually quite a handy way to look at … Read more

16 October 2014
Fritzing for FSOSS: Designing a PCB in Linux

Next week I’m going to the Free Software and Open Source Symposium. It’s always worth going, and especially so this year, there are several great speakers for sure and many more with potential. One of the things running during the symposium is a Robots competition. My humble contribution to this competition is the design of … 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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Everyone's Timetable: an android app to share school timetables. Read more

2005 - La Cloche Silhouette
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Four day hike on the trail in Killarney Provincial Park. Read more