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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

28 November 2017
I used to have a dream

Actually, not dream – I used to hope. No, not even – I used to wish (as in “wishful thinking”) that one day there would be hundreds of thousands of people using my code. Some of my code shipped with Firefox forever ago so technically there are actually millions of people using my code. ISO … Read more

20 April 2017
Your government is not better than any other

I usually cringe and avoid the people who (primarily out of ignorance) talk about how bad communism was, how crazy governments in south america are, how terrible it must be to live in China. I don’t engage in those conversations because I’m the only one who’s actually experienced what they’re complaining about, and it’s pointless … 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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Hudson's bay - farthest north you can ride in eastern Canada. Read more

2012 - Killarney Canoe
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Five day canoe trip through the Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario. Read more