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Java/C++/Perl programmer on Linux/Unix. 25+ years experience. Still learning.

Working on a contract from home. Does it get any better than this?

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May
25
comment Fonts look ugly in Kubuntu 12.04 after setting resolution to 1440x900
Oh never mind, I had the "Exclude Range" checked. Unchecking that fixed everything!
May
25
comment Fonts look ugly in Kubuntu 12.04 after setting resolution to 1440x900
That helped, but Helvetica and Roboto (default fonts in G+ and Facebook) still look like a dog's breakfast.
May
13
accepted Upgraded to 14.04, now okular dies
May
13
answered Upgraded to 14.04, now okular dies
Apr
30
comment Upgraded to 14.04, now okular dies
My bug report is at bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=334088. I also found bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=331784 which also affects me (kded dies the same way).
Apr
30
comment Upgraded to 14.04, now okular dies
@user26687 The answer to those questions would be yes and yes.
Apr
28
asked Upgraded to 14.04, now okular dies
Apr
3
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
11
comment Can't boot gpt + raid + lvm disk
Except it was working just fine until I replaced the 2Tb fdisk-partitioned drives with 3Tb gpt drives. Everything else is exactly the same as what I've been running for years.
Jan
7
revised Can't boot gpt + raid + lvm disk
added 771 characters in body
Jan
7
asked Can't boot gpt + raid + lvm disk
Dec
31
answered Setup a third monitor in KDE
Dec
31
asked Setup a third monitor in KDE
Nov
24
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
1
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
24
comment Convert a bunch of jpegs to a movie
It also filled up all the memory and was swapping heavily. The system became unresponsive and unusable long before the temp dir filled up.
Mar
24
comment Convert a bunch of jpegs to a movie
I tried letting it finish, and it filled up the temp dir and died with a bus error (leaving behind all the temp files that filled up the partition). So I tried with TMPDIR=/var/tmp convert *.jpg cam.mov and that time it filled up the /var partition and died with a bus error. So I'm looking for options that don't use all my memory and don't fill up my disk.
Mar
23
comment Convert a bunch of jpegs to a movie
No, I tried nice already. I think it might be memory rather than CPU.
Mar
23
comment Convert a bunch of jpegs to a movie
Actually, I've never had the patience to let it complete. I need that computer to work.
Mar
23
asked Convert a bunch of jpegs to a movie