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bio website antonchanning.com
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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.


Feb
25
awarded  Constituent
Feb
25
awarded  Caucus
Jan
27
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
17
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... ;)
Dec
7
answered Converting into mpeg4 for cinelerra without quality loss
Dec
7
asked Converting into mpeg4 for cinelerra without quality loss
Aug
6
comment MySQL fails to start (After upgrade, installation, etc..)
This worked for me, but I should probably have done an apt-get update before hand, because it removed dovecot and php5-mysql. I could only reinstall these after the update. Once I had done, everything was once again working fine.
Jul
16
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
12
comment How do I install applications in Ubuntu?
Also, if you aren't worried about having the google branded version of the browser, you can always install chromium from the repository.
Jun
8
comment How can I display a message on the login screen?
Do you mean a static message, or one easy to configure by a sudo user?
Jun
4
answered ubuntu 13.04 claims my root password wrong
Jun
4
revised What is Ubuntu's top bar called?
Additional information about gtk
Jun
4
comment What is Ubuntu's top bar called?
@strugee Ah, so with Firefox, they didn't use the gtk but had to get the menu into the Unity Global Menu some other way.