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bio website patrickthurmond.com
location Overland Park, KS
age 31
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
seen Aug 22 at 16:48

I am a professional web developer with two degrees in computer science. I have a background in computer (desktop and laptop) and projector repair as well as tech support for multiple companies.

I do most of my web development with PHP. I have dabbled in Ruby and Java and would like to eventually become fluent in them as well as Python, C, C++ (used this a lot in college), and a few other languages. I am pretty decent at JavaScript. I know HTML and CSS and understand more than the average developer when it comes to web design and design architectures on web platforms (mobile, responsive, grid, etc).

In my current day job I find myself mostly working in Drupal 6 and Drupal 7. But I have worked with WordPress, OpenCart, Magento (ick!), OSCommerce, CodeIgniter (framework), CakePHP (framework, not a fan) and I have a dabbled in numerous other frameworks and CMSes. I am not shy at trying new libraries, tools, and systems. I have worked with MySQL, PostGreSQL, and Oracle 8i (a little bit in college). I am also trying to learn about MongoDB and CouchDB.

My skill seems to be in finding solutions to problems that no one else can seem to solve. Either through research or just coming up with creative solutions on my own. Often times I find myself asking a question on here and then discovering or coming up with the answer on my own a few hours later. I try to curb that so that I can give credit to those that really put in the effort to help. I also try to give points to those that help even when I find a solution on my own.

I am a nerd through and through and try to absorb and analyze every bit of knowledge I come across.


Mar
25
comment How do I install the Cisco Anyconnect VPN client?
Dang, that link is broken.
Mar
25
comment How do I install the Cisco Anyconnect VPN client?
The link is broken now unfortunately.
Oct
2
comment How can I run Evernote on Ubuntu?
I started trying to use Everpad but ended up going this route. It is much better.
Sep
23
comment Workspace switch hot-keys not working in 13.04 (but expo does)
I have this same dang problem. Next stop, bug reports.
Sep
23
comment Wrong Login Screen Resolution
Unfortunately this just breaks things in Ubuntu 13.04. Probably because they have been making some massive changes to the OS.
Sep
22
comment “General error mounting filesystems” after upgrade to 13.04
When I do "sudo chroot /mnt" I get a message that says "chroot: failed to run command '/bin/bash': No such file or directory". Yet I can mount /dev/sda1 to /mnt
Sep
20
comment How to install specific Ubuntu packages, with exact version?
This helped fix a problem of mine. Thanks!
Sep
20
awarded  Scholar
Sep
20
comment Does an upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 will effect the version of PHP/other packages installed?
And this is what I ended up using to make my final decision. So WINNER!!!
Sep
20
accepted Does an upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 will effect the version of PHP/other packages installed?
Sep
20
awarded  Editor
Sep
20
revised Does an upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 will effect the version of PHP/other packages installed?
To expand upon what I am doing.
Sep
20
awarded  Commentator
Sep
20
comment How does the Ubuntu upgrade process work?
You win the award for the longest non-code response I have ever seen in the Stack Exchange network.
Sep
20
comment Does an upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 will effect the version of PHP/other packages installed?
Looks like I got some more reading today. Thanks for the info!
Sep
20
asked Does an upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 will effect the version of PHP/other packages installed?
Jun
17
comment How to run an application using sudo without a password?
That worked, I took this and then I used "sudo service sudo restart" from askubuntu.com/questions/192050/… and I was able to use all of this in my active Ubuntu session. Awesome!
Jun
6
comment Ubuntu gets stuck in a Login Loop
My situation was very similar. I had recently added a run function for running commands multiple times in my .profile and that function, though it worked as advertised, seems to have been the cause of my problem. Commenting it out fixed it.
May
15
comment How can I extract sound drivers from Suse for use in Ubuntu?
Ok, but this isn't the first time I have heard of some device working better (or at all) in one distro but not in another. Is there an extra layer for sound card control that could be affecting this that is different in Suse than Ubuntu? Also I would get another one but I really don't want to shell out more money to replace a sound card that works well in so many other cases.
May
15
comment How can I extract sound drivers from Suse for use in Ubuntu?
I am just repeating what I have seen in the forums about it. I will probably get a chance to test this tonight or tomorrow night after work.