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bio website jc.unternet.net
location Petaluma, CA
age 58
visits member for 1 year, 9 months
seen Oct 20 at 3:33

semi-retired computer nut, into wind-powered and human-powered vehicles and other fun stuff.

a goal of mine here at SO is to keep at least a 30-to-1 answers-to-questions ratio. if you see me diverge, feel free to call me on it. over the years I've gotten a lot of programming and other help, first on Compuserve and then on the Internet, and I intend to pay it forward as much as I can.

like many geeks, I'm not inclined to follow normal English grammar rules. I often don't capitalize the first word in a sentence unless I'd capitalize it anywhere else. I use gender-neutral pronouns such as ey, em, and eir. end akezioneli ai iwz mai own fenedik spelin, bat djenereli nat hir et SO.

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Apr
7
answered How do I debug issues with Pulse Audio?
Nov
26
comment fn + arrow keys don't adjust actual brightness on an Acer Aspire 5740
my problem is on a D270 though: bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44451
Nov
26
comment fn + arrow keys don't adjust actual brightness on an Acer Aspire 5740
now I get dmesg "acer_wmi: Unknown function number - 4 - 0 (that final digit counted down to 0 from 4 with each hit of the Fn-leftarrow combination)
Nov
23
comment “respawning too fast, stopped”. How to make UPSTART disable for 5 mins?
this is covered in the cookbook; they recommend using a post-stop stanza: upstart.ubuntu.com/cookbook/#id379
Feb
24
awarded  Supporter
Feb
24
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