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Ex-doctor, now programs Java, lots of experience with VB, C#, XML, Powershell and version control systems.

Feb
9
reviewed Approve Ubuntu touch apt-get
Jan
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
31
reviewed Approve Loading Optimized Defaults Error
Dec
5
comment windows network password required for share
You need to use an account that the Windows machine will authenticate, that is authorized to access the share. That would be the Windows user name, and the workgroup name (which is WORKGROUP by default..) ; the uid part mounts the share as owned by a local Ubuntu user (so you don't have to be root to access the files)
Dec
1
comment Does Ubuntu support USB 1.0?
Revisiting this some time later : some sticks, I have only been able to revive by directly wiping the first few thousand blocks by using dd to copy /dev/zero over the device, destroying ANY partition data, including corrupted partition tables. Note that this obviously destroys any data on the drive.
Dec
1
answered windows network password required for share
Oct
2
comment How do I download a YouTube video?
This method no longer works AFAIK, the new YouTube player doesn't seem to use the same caching method.
Aug
25
awarded  Yearling
Jun
19
comment How do I use dual monitors with Remmina Remote Desktop Client?
As in my answer to that question, the default installed xfreerdp for Trusty is 1.0.1 which has no Multimon support - you need the newer version. In addition, be sure that your target RDP server supports it - Windows 7 "Professional" does not (presumably to encourage you to upgrade).
Jun
19
answered Xfreerdp Upgrade to version 1.1 to support Multi Monitor
Apr
29
comment Is Creating a Bootable USB Drive Permanent?
Bootableness is part of the partition table - the USB drives are just a block device and don't have a special boot sector. That said, I've had drives get into a state where the partition table is majorly screwed up and normal OS tools don't understand it or won't format it. When I get this, I generally just copy a string of zeroes over the raw block device to wipe out the partition table completely. e.g. from Linux .... dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdb # where /dev/hdb is your USB drive - just letting this run for a few seconds is enough to wipe the partition table and then you can reformat.
Apr
29
reviewed Approve Brother HL-2240D printer printing off center after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10
Apr
29
reviewed Approve biblatex package recommends biber (>= 0.9), but it doesn't exist
Apr
25
reviewed Approve Grub doesn't load Windows after Ubuntu 14.04 Upgrade
Apr
25
reviewed Approve Printer Indicator missing in Ubuntu 14.04
Apr
25
reviewed Reject Environment variables when run with 'sudo'
Apr
25
reviewed Approve Partitions for installing Ubuntu beside windows
Apr
15
reviewed Reject Environment variables when run with 'sudo'
Apr
9
reviewed Approve I can't get the WINE emulator to install Irfanview & Microsoft office 2007 Pro
Mar
25
reviewed Approve user can't ftp to a directory but is part of the group that owns it