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bio website sylvainhb.blogspot.com
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left BASIC away for assembler in '95, then practiced C again and again until i finally decided PERL was more handy for everyday programming ... Doing my first steps in C++ on a nintendoDS atm. I like programming environments that use languages and commands rather than buttons and textfields (e.g. MAKE + CSCOPE against ECLIPSE :) and books on programming that are lightweight and (con+pre)cise against "for dummies" books full of environment-specific screenshots.

Mostly did game programming, hobby OS, linux modules and network programming. I did some JAVA too, but i can't tell i've been convinced.

Used a lot of IXP2xxx assembler programming during my PhD, as well.


Jun
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awarded  Popular Question
Feb
24
awarded  Caucus
Apr
16
comment How to fix slow wireless on machines with Intel wireless cards?
For the record, that disables the "n" flavour of the 802.11 (aka WiFi) protocol, which is buggy on intel chipsets. Check the output of "iwconfig wlan0" before and after issueing those commands. It should start with "IEEE 802.11abgn" before and just "802.11abg" after.
Apr
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awarded  Commentator
Apr
16
comment How to fix slow wireless on machines with Intel wireless cards?
"For 12.04, change options iwlagn 11n_disable=1 to options iwlwifi 11n_disable=1" - ok, but should we still edit iwlagn.conf or iwlwifi.conf ?
Mar
28
comment How do I remove or hide old kernel versions to clean up the boot menu?
any idea how "number of kernels to keep" can be defined on a machine that has no GUI installed (server)?
Mar
28
comment How do I change the GRUB boot order?
and I wouldn't recommend to gksu nautilus either. Too easy to drop a bomb in your system from there.
Feb
19
comment Why do I get “init: failed to create pty…” errors on boot?
the bug is now fixed. sudo aptitude upgrade upstart should apply the fix on your system.
Sep
18
awarded  Critic
Sep
18
comment “Disable touchpad button”: touchpad won't re-enable
which file did you changed ?
Feb
6
comment How can I change tomboy note's background colour?
and is there a way to convert your noteset from Tomboy to one of those two tools ?
Feb
6
answered How can I change tomboy note's background colour?
Jan
31
awarded  Student
Jan
30
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jan
27
comment How can one make firefox ignore my GTK theme entirely?
which you need to do after quitting your current firefox instance, of course, or the "firefox" script will just instruct the current process to open a new window (and the GTK2_RC_FILES setting is just ignored altogether).
Jan
23
asked How can I change tomboy note's background colour?
Nov
8
comment who is calling gvfsd and when?
if I understood the question properly, he's not looking for a user but a software that launched/required the presence of the GNOME Virtual File System daemon.
Jun
22
awarded  Teacher
Feb
9
answered How to Save Filters with PNG in Inkscape
Feb
9
answered How to remove GRUB selection?