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Paul King
Works at NoPking Properties
Attended Nashville State Community College
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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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Lawdy, I think I scooped the Android world by a total of like 11 seconds...
If you’ve watched TV recently you’ve probably seen that commercial where the pianist is playing one piano beautifully and then he moves to another and every key is exactly the same note. It’s Google’s way of digging at conformity/stockiness of Apple’s rigid ecosystem, or maybe it’s just their attempt to blow through the billions they have [&hellip
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Just in case you wonder why I've been scrambling, and why as an employer you should probably not extend health care through a new deductable window.
Last year right before the Christmas party at my wife’s then-employer they informed her they were going to move her job up to be nearer the owner in another state. They were doing this primarily because he wanted all things that handled money to go through the office he was closest …
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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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Once again, contest I'm running, no datamining, just need an email account that'll work for two weeks or so.
OK gang, it’s giveaway time. Today you’re competing for an Amazon code (probably valid only in the US but I can check,) for a 1byone 9000mAh power bank and car jump starter (which we reviewed here, or you can see it on Amazon). The contest winners will be announced March 9, 2016 or thereabout. Those [&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
Basic Information
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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Currently
Nashville, TN
Previously
Farmingdale, New York
Public - in the last week
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Once again open, once again great
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
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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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
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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.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
When I was a kid I went there with my parents and helped on a day where they were tiling the dragon. I don't remember what little piece I was working on, my memories from then are the memories of a 5 year old, or maybe an 8 year old. Kid memories of helping place a couple of the tiles and a sense of accomplishment that I had created something on the dragon. It's three decades and something later assuming I'm remembering correctly and the place is a near perfect toddler pit, although the dragon is temporarily closed and the small to medium kid playground needs some repairs. The fort bushes I remember as a kid are gone... looking back now I can't imagine they did anything but lose kids. The place is a great place to let your kid run, have a wedding event in the picnic areas (done that,) and otherwise enjoy the place.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago