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27 October 2023
Teaching Linux in college in the 21st century

Assertions Qualified and motivated teachers have run into roadblocks for as long as the government education system existed. I believe that in recent decades the entire education system from kindergarten to postdoctoral degrees has devolved to the point where no honest person can claim that a new graduate with any credential is necessarily capable of … Read more

10 September 2023
Stupid, lazy, and selfish

I’ve had a lot of time to think since the mass hysteria which started in 2020. A lot of time. I like thinking and challenging my ideas. And now, more than 3 years later I’m starting to believe that I found the answer to everything which has to do with peple. In three years I … Read more

13 July 2023
1985 – 2022

Not my work, but it’s too great to lose, so I’ll save it here: 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.

Around the USA in 90 days
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90 day RV trip around the perimiter of the USA. Read more

Master's Project
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Blog of the work on my master's project on the usability of tablet PCs for code review. Read more