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bio website themanthursday.com
location San Marcos, TX
age 52
visits member for 4 years, 4 months
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


Aug
22
awarded  Commentator
Aug
22
awarded  Scholar
Aug
22
accepted Symlinks and their paths are confusing - how can they be used effectively?
Aug
22
comment Symlinks and their paths are confusing - how can they be used effectively?
Thanks, helpful answer. I have looked at the wikipedia article before, but I think it seemed too techie (as well as others I found) -- today it seemed to get more clear as I pressed on.
Aug
22
comment Symlinks and their paths are confusing - how can they be used effectively?
I thought the use of question numbers was adequate, myself.
Aug
22
revised Symlinks and their paths are confusing - how can they be used effectively?
example of dialog box about symlinks; added 19 characters in body
Aug
22
revised Symlinks and their paths are confusing - how can they be used effectively?
clarity
Aug
22
comment Email application for the computer-impaired
@ maco -- thanks for clary. This approach depends on my guy liking a browser well enough; and over the last year, there has been improvement there. So maybe ...
Aug
22
revised Email application for the computer-impaired
added 143 characters in body
Aug
22
comment Email application for the computer-impaired
Thanks. I will take a fresh look at TB. I found that Windows Live is Hotmail, and this prompted me to add 'uncluttered' to my specifications. Rotating ads are out. I suppose I could become a subscriber, pay a bit of money to remove ads (assuming one can do that). I have yet to do that but maybe I should consider it.
Aug
22
awarded  Editor
Aug
22
revised Email application for the computer-impaired
more helpful content
Aug
22
asked Symlinks and their paths are confusing - how can they be used effectively?
Aug
22
comment What are some useful keyboard shortcuts?
Thank you for teaching me that Alt-drag lets you reposition a window in a very free and easy way. +1
Aug
22
comment Switch user fails to complete successfully
There are 20 logs with today's datestamp -- Xorg.n.log, auth.log, boot.log, daemon.log, debug, etc. so far I don't see useful-looking information. Let me know of any more specific places to look. I will try to replicate the problem and scan these files right afterward.
Aug
22
awarded  Student
Aug
22
comment Email application for the computer-impaired
It looks interesting. Can you say a bit about why it would work well for this need?
Aug
22
comment Email application for the computer-impaired
Old-school plain HTML webmail applications: Not sure about that; I am seeking minimalism, but that suggests regression. Perhaps you can speak to that and also recommend a specific app? And I may check into Modest, but it seems to focus on compactness which again is perhaps not quite on the mark.
Aug
21
asked Switch user fails to complete successfully
Aug
21
asked Email application for the computer-impaired