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bio website themanthursday.com
location San Marcos, TX
age 51
visits member for 4 years, 1 month
seen Jul 25 at 16:07

I am an expert on Microsoft Access. On PHP and MySQL, I have more experience than expertise. For manipulating text files, Python is delightful; my attempts to use Python for web development are less so.

I'm still looking for the ultimate personal information manager. TiddlyWiki is way out in front. TiddlyWiki version 5 will extend this pre-eminence, I hope.

The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that will always be useful and which will never grow dim or doubtful. -- Mark Twain

A rebuke goes deeper into a wise man than a hundred blows into a fool. -- Solomon


Apr
28
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
14
awarded  Yearling
Apr
24
revised How do I get the MinD program running?
Update new information
Apr
23
asked How do I get the MinD program running?
Apr
23
awarded  Critic
Apr
23
comment List of blogs to learn more about Ubuntu
Random spaghetti compilation.
Mar
29
comment Can I uninstall Caribou without messing up Gnome?
autostart is a directory for me. I used: cd /etc/xdg/autostart; sudo gedit caribou*; ... and changed "true" to "false" in that file.
Oct
10
comment Using tar for simple back-up and restore
Two answers so far, and they are kindly worded for the newbie! Thanks!
Oct
10
comment Using tar for simple back-up and restore
I made a small start in rsync -- actually grsync -- a few months ago. I will take a fresh look. I can't recall why I didn't adopt it at the time, but sometimes I merely run out of energy and time, and the trail goes cold. :-)
Oct
10
comment Using tar for simple back-up and restore
Thanks for the info. It's about policy and I'm still in building blocks. Seriously, my next stop is figuring out "cron" or anything that lets me HAVE a variable. (Or looking into "dump".)
Oct
10
comment Will there be data loss for upgrade?
Of course I have extra reason to expect difficulty -- I use a nVidia graphics card. Sure enough, that seems to be affecting things today -- just search on "meerkat nvidia". I see monotasker has given good advice along these lines.
Oct
10
comment Problem on boot - Login screen freezes
I can't tell you how to get to a working login. But I can tell you that I learned a year ago to immediately run this after install: "sudo apt-get purge gnome-power-manager". I'm pretty sure it's my nVidia card that won't play.
Oct
10
awarded  Teacher
Oct
10
answered Will there be data loss for upgrade?
Oct
10
comment Will there be data loss for upgrade?
Jorge, what do you mean by a clean install over existing install? To me a clean install means a full install, which means a reformat.
Oct
10
asked Using tar for simple back-up and restore
Oct
10
revised Switch user fails to complete successfully
update
Sep
4
comment Email application for the computer-impaired
Thunderbird it is. Fast. The GUI isn't perfection, in terms of 'transparency', but it's a good sight better than Evolution IMO. While I am not sure my household member would credit TB directly, this week he had a lot more fun with email than any time I recall previously.
Sep
4
accepted Email application for the computer-impaired
Aug
23
comment Switch user fails to complete successfully
I'm not sure where the bug report went, but the Launchpad feedback procedure was cool. I'm a bug reporter!