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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

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

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

Asunder
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Graphical audio CD ripper for Linux, supporting nearly every compressed format out there. Read more