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Paul King
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So posting this on the G+ side so maybe I can get some tech site input as there are a lot of Android tech sites on G+. Y'all know Crowdgather has basically let Pocketables die for the past two years, and then instead of selling it we're one of the last six sites left in their folder after whatever happened with the exodus happened (they had thousands of sites, now they have Pocketables, rapmusic, and a few others).

We're possibly in a play at the moment that I can get it for monies owed to me by the company (owe lawyer some beer it looks like). Failing that we might just take the authors (assuming they want to go,) and either found a new site or join up with one that needs Androidish writers/reviewers.

Eh, no real ideas at the moment, just floating where we're at and hoping someone has an incredible idea that I haven't thought of.

I didn't want to be the Pocketables editor in chief, I was just the last person to keep on writing.
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It's five years of searchable content I've created. Some of it they own. Several thousand articles have incredibly high SEO
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One of the things you learn as an IT professional is that if there is a point of failure, at some point you will meet this failure. This applies to routers, switches, ISPs, things that claim 99.9% uptime, and of course children. There’s also Murphy’s law…
One of the things you learn as an IT professional is that if there is a point of failure, at some point you will meet this failure. This applies to routers, switches, ISPs, things that claim 99.9% uptime, and of course children. There’s also Murphy’s law for babying – If …
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Root peoples question #2 - had an instance today where I needed to take a phone and wired tether it to a network. Basically we had primary ISP failure and needed to tether a network over a phone for long enough to change some DNS.

So HTC 10 -> Ethernet + gateway tether - does this exist?
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although it's 40 days from when I started, this is about 4 hours worth of work
I earned 200 points by sharing my local knowledge on Google and unlocked 1TB of Drive storage. Thanks, Local Guides!
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An old article (complete with spelling errors, grammar problems, and runon sentences) of mine got syndicated meaning I once again am a paid author... woot...

1200 words to say go ahead and buy a car seat if yours is expired/it'll save you money.
Paul was given two expired car seats and an expired booster seat. This is what he found out about using an expired car seat. Legality, morality, etcality.
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Kid crawled into bed at 2:12am with an iPad claiming bad dreams and started blasting a kid's song. iPad removed but wife let kiddo stay. She took up over half the bed, snored, talked in her sleep.

This morning she actually woke up at a normal time and I didn't have to attempt to dress a limp child. Cat exploded so I had no help getting anyone ready. Got out of the driveway at 7:44. School's at 7:45 and 20 minutes away.

Without breaking a law (of the ones I'm aware of,) I got in there at 7:59. Yeah!
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Anyone going to CES or have floorspace available for someone who will be probably only sleeping when there?
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If you've got an IKEA dresser or drawer, chances are good it's been recalled although due to the wording from the CPSC it sounds like it's only the MALM models. It's not. It's a crapton.

Feel free to not click my link, you can get the info here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/about_ikea/newsitem/062816-recall-chest-and-dressers but make sure to scroll down to the little two word link that has the full list.

Seriously, it's three pages long: http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/pdf/non_malm_CoD_list.pdf

I don't need the traffic, just make sure your kiddos are safe.
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The CPSC only mentions one model by name, however it looks like 50+ IKEA dressers and drawers are included in this list so if you have one go ahead and check out the full recall details. If you ever got a dresser or chest of drawer and discarded that wall…
The CPSC only mentions one model by name, however it looks like 50+ IKEA dressers and drawers are included in this list so if you have one go ahead and check out the full recall details. If you ever got a dresser or chest of drawer and discarded that wall anchor …
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Android people - I need some help on a level of root I've not done before and I swear I'm not being duplicitous or doing this to get out of contract, I'm just trying to write everything root on the HTC 10 so I can get back to being fat and old.

I'm rooted, S-OFF, I've got my MSL, I'm SuperCID, I even have a domestic unlock code (which I'll be writing about) - the phone's even not financed as of yesterday.

What I'm wanting to do is simply slap in another already activated SIM on a different network, use it for four days while I'm in a Sprint dead zone. Then I'm back on Sprint.

What I don't know at this point is what exactly happens when I slap that next SIM in, enter the domestic unlock code - at that point does it just work, do I need to run a random PIN entry app, do demons appear and take my phone from me?

Keep in mind I've been rooting for years, but only on devices with a SIM recently
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Today I discovered we were in possession of a decommissioned server with the emails, phone numbers, birthdates, addresses, sex, list of spouses/kids, and a fairly decent amount of what sort of products they liked on a raid 5 array across several drives.

Oh yeah, 48 million people that database held.

Per the privacy policy of the company, that data was supposed to go when the company went. Per the law of gravity and some well applied blows with a hammer I think I effectively erased it.

Disposing of the hard drives in different locations over the next week probably are going to finish the job.

On a side note, destroying hard drives with a hammer isn't as satisfying as you would think it would be, however I could not locate a sledge hammer and I didn't want to deal with locating glasses to saw the thing in half.
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I have been rocking the Android N developer preview for about a day now and ... man... I've got little excitement on the user end.

The side by side multitasking is an improvement, but we had xposed mods years ago that looked and functioned better. Halo? XHalo? can't remember. Such a neater implementation.

Sitting there waiting for it to function also kills, but I'm betting that's just some work that's under way...

Everything this round feels a little like they picked some major manufacturer's mod and stuck it in
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Honestly, I'd like Google to Cherry pick more of the 3rd party mods that are currently in the wild. All major custom ROM's and OEM's ROM's alike have features that would greatly benefit everybody if only they would be incorporated in the main AOSP branch! And this is where unreleased sources give a great hit to general UX...
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OK, first photo edit I've done in a while - so you know I flipped the Q it became a D, flipped the U it became an N, copyied the Y and the I, copied the Q for the D and put a tail on it.

I fully expect this to be stolen "accidentally" within a week
HTC’s February investors report is out and the report is currently showing that the year over year change in revenue indicates a 54.48% drop. The perceived lack of innovation since the M7/M8 may be to blame, or it could be the newer release phones being notoriously flaming hot requiring software fixes after they’ve been released. [&hellip
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I write, fix computers, ride motorcycles, do landlording, am a programmer, write occasionally for goodandevo and pocketables, run mildlydisturbed.com, and can mass deploy customized android tabs
Introduction
Paul Erin King is a native Nashvillian, lived in New York for a couple of years in the late 90's, was Tennessee first prosecuted non-religious home schooled case as far as can be told, operates five houses, currently holds down six part time jobs, and is an associate editor for a couple of blogs along with being an IT director for a film production company.

He's right or left wing depending on what you're talking about, and doesn't feel the need to discuss it ;)
Bragging rights
I've been to Australia, ran from a mugger at warp speed, wrote a BBS back in the day, 20+ year vegetarian, and do a lot of random things.
Education
  • Nashville State Community College
    IT, 1988 - 1997
  • Vanderbilt University
    Cognitive Psychology, 1991 - 1991
  • home
    Computers, 1983 - 1991
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Gender
Male
Other names
nopking, mildlydisturbed, His Dudeship, Paulerin King, Paul E King
Work
Occupation
IT manager, landlord, Android developer
Employment
  • NoPking Properties
    owner, 2001 - present
  • Filmhouse
    IT manager, 2000 - present
  • Ascendant Media
    IT manager, 2000 - 2007
  • Bluestar / Covad
    Tier 1 support, 2000 - 2000
  • Kita PC
    Computer technician, 1997 - 1999
  • USDA
    temp technician, 1997 - 1997
  • Computer Exchange
    Computer technician, 1996 - 1997
  • Big Orange Computers
    Computer Technician, 1995 - 1996
  • Power Play Family Entertainment
    Manager, 1991 - 1995
  • Pretzel Time
    temp mgr, 1993 - 1993
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Nashville, TN
Previously
Farmingdale, New York
Bathroom sink clogged when I got there, shower head at chest height, large gaps in door meant lots of cold air coming in, room was forty degrees one night no blankets in room. Looks like last remodel was in the early 80s. I'll point out for a place to crash I didn't have a huge issue with it, didn't have anything scary happen, just needs some work all around.
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Great place to let a bouncer blow off steam. Bring socks with grips on the bottom so they can climb. Fuel your kid up beforehand or purchase food there, but no outside stuffs. Little bit pricy, but probably decent for the neighborhood. If they served beer and wine in combo with the massage chairs they already possess I'm pretty sure it would be a hopping hangout place.
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I knew the alarm system inside and out and the tech didn't waste time explaining what I already knew - big plus for me. Installation's only hitch was some number was off on the modem they installed, but that was taken care of pretty quickly. Only thing I disliked was the timeframe I was given was a two hour window, technician arrived during the latter half of the window which meant I was away from work about three hours that day. No big. Should be noted you probably want to store pets and small people somewhere else during the install as the alarm on ours went off for about six minutes during the conversion as he tested every sensor available (one key fob was with my wife so we skipped that).
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Although I was there 3.5 hours, my waiting room time was about four minutes, waiting for the doctor about five, the doctor handed me off to someone who walked me in and did a chest x-ray and then walked to another room and did a CT scan. I was told to go and wait in the next waiting area for a lung capacity test where I waited about three minutes before I was taken in and did it, then walked over to an allergist, given a series test, had to wait for that test to finish so they sent me back over to the lung guy for another try after the spray, after that I sat and waited for two minutes to get back into the allergist, they ran another series on another arm of what I was potentially allergic to then sent me upstairs. I missed my scheduled return time by 12 minutes so I had my longest wait of about eight minutes for the doctor and another doc, and bam. Seriously saw seven specialists in three hours. I felt like I was one of two people being taken care of and it really did live up to the name ASAP. Now whether I get better, we may change the review later, who knows ;)
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