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About Me

Welcome 🙂

My name is Paul and I was born in 1965 in Wales, UK.

I am a fan of the Amazon Firestick 4K, which this site is dedicated to.

IT Background

I have been involved in a professional IT capacity for over 30 years. I have had roles such as hardware support, software development and support, network support and as an IT Helpdesk Manager.

I like to write code. I currently mostly code in C# (which is what my Flakie ADB GUI app uses), but also have experince with SQL, Java, JavaScript, PHP, VB, VBA and VBScript, amongst others.

Why Flakie?

This is a question I often get asked. So let me try to answer it here 🙂

I started to visit the Philippines over 20 years ago (and lived there for a couple of years). I have a Filipino ex-wife and a beautiful mixed-race Filipino/Brit teenage daughter.

When I first started to visit the Philippines I really missed UK chocolate, especially Cadbury’s Flake. So much so that when visiting, half of my suitcase was always full of boxes of Cabury’s Flake. The locals thought this highly amusing and one of them started to call me Flakey (Flaky). This name kind of stuck. The spelling though implied I was a flakey person, which may or may not be true 😉 – So I changed the spelling to Flakie. Now instead of someone asking if I am a flakey person, they just tell me to learn to spell.

8 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Paul — was wondering if you will do the ROOT process and install TWRP as a service if I mail the Firestick to you, with return postage? Or maybe a $20 fee including postage return? Do not need to do this now, but might in the next six months. — Kevin

    1. I am in the UK so thats not realy practical. Have another go when you get the chance. Its hard to damage it (if you are gentle) and eventually the short will complete.

  2. Hey Paul,

    I had a question about the GUI tool but wanted to ask via email.

    Could you please email me?

    thank you


  3. Hi Paul,

    I need some guidance for using this adb tool. Kindly email me.

    Thanks and looking forward to your email.


    1. Hi, most of the options in the app have a tooltip that explains their function. Just hover the cursor over them. If this does not fully help please ask a question here. I will do my best to answer them 🙂

  4. Hey Paul,

    Very nice tool…

    Is the source code available?

    Thanks and keep up the good work.

    1. Thank you 🙂 The source code is not available at the moment. However I am working on version 2 that has a few more features. When this is complete it will be going on github. I am new to development, especially C#, so am hoping making it opensource will lead to many code improvements and new features.

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