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Started programming at 8 years old on Sinclair ZX81, with 1k of RAM, which I quickly used up causing it to crash, and my parents to buy me a 16k expansion pack.

A couple years later we got a BBC Model B on which I learned further, including VDU graphics and Sprite Generation. I mostly wrote games at this point.

To cut a long story short I got BSc in Applied Computing in 1995 from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, with a final year project in connecting a website to a database using cgi scripts written in C, and eventually started a career as a web programmer, mostly for internal intranet systems and currently a software as a service web and ivr survey system, mostly working on the reporting side of things.


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answered Connect to MySQL DB tunneling with SSH using Emma
Sep
10
awarded  Yearling
Aug
21
comment apache2: Could not open configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Permission denied
@Rinzwind I've rebooted my laptop and tried restarting apache2. No success. So I've tried ps -ef. It returned a long list of processes, so I tried ps -ef | grep apache and that only returned antonc 6464 5435 0 15:54 pts/2 00:00:00 grep --color=auto apache
Aug
21
comment apache2: Could not open configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Permission denied
@Rinzwind dpkg: error processing package libapache2-mod-php5 (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: libapache2-mod-php5
Aug
21
comment apache2: Could not open configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Permission denied
@Rinzwind That gives the same error as above. I've suspected the error isn't permission related, but I have little else to go on at the moment, given that the error basically says 'could not open configuration file' and 'Permission denied'.
Aug
21
revised apache2: Could not open configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Permission denied
edit to show additional things tried that fail
Aug
21
comment apache2: Could not open configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Permission denied
@Dan The error log is empty. Presuming /var/log/apache2/error.log is the correct location for it.
Aug
21
asked apache2: Could not open configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Permission denied
Aug
14
comment Songbird Alternatives
It is really worth emphasising the ProjectM support for anyone that likes visualisations. It uses Milkdrop presets, for anyone that remembers those...
Feb
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awarded  Constituent
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awarded  Caucus
Jan
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comment During ubuntu installation , why do we need to create home mount point
@sabarish As for logical and primary partitions, that is a whole other question. But basically you can only have 4 primary partitions on a device. So to get more, you need to create logical ones. Sometimes called extended partitions. These are basically partitions within a partition.
Jan
27
comment During ubuntu installation , why do we need to create home mount point
In a POSIX file system, everything is 'inside' root. But that doesn't mean every folder is on the same physical storage device or partition on that device. Thus it is possible to configure your system to mount /home, and/or /tmp, and/or /usr and/or /var or whatever on any partition on any physical device.
Jan
27
answered During ubuntu installation , why do we need to create home mount point
Jan
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awarded  Commentator
Jan
17
comment dvdrip - cannot extract
If you have found a solution, write it up as an answer to your own question.
Jan
16
comment dvdrip - cannot extract
Have you tried alternative dvd rip software such as OGMRip? Do these also fail or just dvd::rip?
Jan
7
awarded  Self-Learner
Dec
10
accepted Converting into mpeg4 for cinelerra without quality loss
Dec
7
comment Converting into mpeg4 for cinelerra without quality loss
@wilf I've suggested it as an answer. It seems to work but before I mark it as answered I was waiting to see if someone had a better one and a good reason why not to do it this way... ;)