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Relationship Status:
Single
Hometown/Country:
USA, Florida
Where are you now?
China, Shenzhen
District (in Shenzhen):
福田区 (Futian district)
Job:
Electronics and computer tech. Systems administrator. Internet administrator
I'm looking for...
Friends, Networking, Business Partners, Language Exchange, Dating
Weixin ID:
13714101172
I want a Weixin icon added to my profile so other members know they can contact me:
Yes
About Me:
I've been living in China since January of 2008. I'm a Linux administrator, Internet administrator, computer and electronics tech. I also do embedded (microcontroller) programming and design. I have a Chinese business license, for doing computer repair, and website development/hosting.

When Google isn't blocked, this is how to reach www.google.com instead of www.google.com.hk. Use http://www.google.com/ncr or simply click on "google.com" in the bottom edge, on the right hand side of the page. Obviously, this does not get around the great firewall of China. When google is blocked, try this link (unfortunately, only available in Chinese).

Did you know that Facebook is not completely blocked in China (it's only 1/2 blocked), and can be reached without a VPN/proxy, if you know what to do. If you're computer savvy, and want to try it out, give me a shout, and I'll tell you all the details. If you're not computer savvy, and want to try it out, then I'll do it for you via remote control, with Teamviewer. If you want to try my trick with other blocked sites, then let me know, and I'll test it out and let you know if it works or not.

How to get real Skype (not TOM Skype) in China.
Many people are not aware, that TOM Skype spies on you. Just google for "tom skype spies on you", and you'll find many references to this, both old and new (I've known about this since 2008). If you try to go to Skype's pages, in China, you're automatically redirected to TOM Skype, however, if you know the direct download link, you can download the full version of Skype, that does not need an Internet connection to install, so you can copy it to USB, and give it to your friends. The direct download link for Windows is http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-full (link updated Aug 2014) and if you're using Mac, then the link is http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-macosx.dmg

How to get Skype for Android in China.
If you have an Android device in China, you may notice that Skype is not available in the Google Play app. The easiest way to get Skype, is to just download the skype .apk (Android package file) from some 3rd party. I recommend Android Drawer, which also will allow you to download older versions if Android programs. Just remember to skip the ads at the top of the list. You will also need to make sure your Android device is configured to allow it to install apps from sources other than the Play Store.

Some of my favorite quotes:

Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value. - Albert Einstein

Wisdom is knowing what to do next. Virtue is doing it.

Microsoft does not make products to use, the make products to sell.

The day Microsoft makes a product that don't suck, is the day they make a vacuum.

A "Microsoft Certified System Engineer" is to computing, what a "McDonalds Certified Food Specialist" is to fine cuisine.

Computers are like air conditioners, They stop working when you open windows.

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At 10:32am on April 23, 2015,
My Weixin is on my page
Vivian H. Velez
said…

Thanks for your sharing. Useful information. 

At 1:34pm on February 16, 2015, Graceqiqi said…
hello Dave
At 7:20pm on November 6, 2014, Ubiquitous said…

I just saw a message u left on my page from 2013!!

Hey Dave, how u doing man?

At 10:32pm on October 30, 2014,
My Weixin is on my page
Wiston Li
said…

Dave, you are great.

At 11:07am on October 5, 2014, shadow said…

Hi Dave,

It is so useful to get the sharing information about how to reach google and real skype...wanna to make a friends with you

At 2:55am on July 25, 2014, Joyce said…

Hello..

Im Joyce

At 7:13pm on May 4, 2014, Red Rock Western Restaurant said…

Dear Dave,

How are you?I'am Garcia,I'am working in the Red Rock resteraunt,and I know you are finding friends and language change,so......please come here to chat if you like,I think you will like the sun in Nanshan.

At 2:12pm on April 11, 2014, Zen In My Pocket said…

Hi Dave,

Thanks for leaving me a note. I'm using a samsung laptop and the letters 'q' and 's' aren't working. I think it may be because I spilled some water over my keyboard the other day. How to solve this?

Thanks,

Ross

At 5:34pm on April 10, 2014,
My Weixin is on my page
Richard Cheung
said…

Dave, you are an expert in computer technology. I am runing the business of  English teaching  both locally and online. I like English as I went to college in your country. California and Wiscosin are both places where I lived and studied. Hope to be friend with you in Shenzhen China. Thanks.

At 10:53am on February 24, 2014, carina cabrera said…

Hi Dave.

Thank you for the comments about how to get rid off google hk. I hated it

Very very good solution

Regards

Carina Cabrera

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Without a doubt, the US State Department should be considered a domestic terrorist organization. Every time I've had any contact with these people, they have done nothing but lie to me, and jerk me around. Hell, it's their policy, to lie to you, and jerk you around.

My problems first started 7 years ago, when I first applied for my passport. They said I was denied a passport, because I owe more than $2500 in child support. That is a lie! All my previous child…

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