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Graduate student at Northwestern University studying bio sciences and BIGG DATAAAAA; still know my electrical engineering though.

  • Learning:
    • Python (+ wxPython, PIL Image, others),
    • PowerShell
    • Java (on Android platform)
  • Know C on embedded well (what's a file? stream? :P)
  • Used to know HTML (sort-of now), CSS (less-so...), JScript (no.) At least I was able to forget most of this stuff just in time for AJAX to become useful. (Because it's totally different from DHTML...)

I like stout, esp. oatmeal stout. Gin and tonic if we're talking mixed drinks. Also like Portal (hell, all Valve games), and would kill a bus full of baby nuns with fire if Gabe would release Half-Life 3 already.


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accepted What's the default 14.04 /etc/default/grub file contents?
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asked What's the default 14.04 /etc/default/grub file contents?
Aug
10
comment USB's storage capacity reduced to 2 MB from 16 GB
Kinda strange that you can't do this from the Disk Management console (diskmgmt.msc)
Jul
30
comment How to make selected tab in terminal more prominent
Ah; you just lop off :active, but you still need to style the :active pseudoclass as there doesn't seem to be any rules there by default.
Jul
30
comment How to make selected tab in terminal more prominent
For completeness, if I want to make the inactive tabs dimmer (in 14.04 everything's white-ish), what are the CSS selectors for them?
Jul
25
answered lightdm failed to start session; user folder requesting Gnome
Jul
23
comment How to change proprietary video driver using the command line?
14.04 (maybe 13.10 also) replaced jockey-common with ubuntu-drivers-common which has the ubuntu-drivers executable that works differently.
Jul
23
asked lightdm failed to start session; user folder requesting Gnome
Jul
22
comment Setting HOSTNAME on startup
Are you saying that I would need to let it boot all the way to login prompt (I don't know when rc.local runs exactly), let that config script run (which could self-destruct or otherwise inactivate itself) then reboot for changes to take effect? Is there a way to do it in one go?
Jul
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asked Setting HOSTNAME on startup
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asked Setting up multiple Ubuntu computers to share files and users
Jul
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asked Metacity freezing for 30 seconds due to some futex
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comment How can I install Python 2.6 on 12.04?
Attempting to build Python 2.6 in 12.04 results in myriad non-functional standard library packages. Without instructions on how to correct errors with building the zlib, sha, and other whack-a-mole problems, this answer is a waste of time.
Feb
17
comment I just noticed I Installed 64-bit system by mistake
64-bit software can be more efficient, but it varies wildly. It's often anything but if you're running 32-bit apps in a 64-bit environment.