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Computer guy from Australia now living in the US.

Part sysadmin, part developer, part web developer.

My name is pronounced like "Michael".


May
11
revised Can Gnome Terminal set WM_URGENT?
edited title
Mar
18
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
30
answered How do you remap a key to the Caps Lock key in Xubuntu?
Nov
18
comment How can I change the wiggle time of 'urgent animation' in Unity Launcher?
You can also go vote for these bugs: Unity's sidebar Urgent icon animation not constant and Launcher icon alert animation should repeat.... (Click on the pencil and say "Yes, it affects me".)
Oct
18
comment Why have both /mnt and /media?
Without re-reading the spec, I'm pretty sure that since nothing else should use that drive unless explicitly pointed there, you can mount that drive's partitions anywhere you like, e.g. /data or /a.
Sep
4
awarded  Yearling
Jun
1
comment Tell `ls` to sort by regular ASCII codes, not “intelligently”
This may have worked in the past, but it's not working on Ubuntu 12.04.
Jun
1
answered Problem using `sed` to colorize `ls` output (Tenth back-reference `\10` not working)
May
2
revised Compiz makes CPU run at 100% when in suspend mode in 12.04
added 244 characters in body
May
2
answered Compiz makes CPU run at 100% when in suspend mode in 12.04
Jan
26
comment Why have both /mnt and /media?
It says /mnt is for the system administrator. This implies that /mnt should not be used by the system itself. So if your computer automatically mounts a CD or DVD, it should mount it in /media, not /mnt.
Sep
5
awarded  Yearling
May
10
comment Super (windows) key no longer works in programs
See askubuntu.com/questions/34145/…
May
8
comment How to detect Bluetooth, without rebooting
hcitool and sdptool may help.
May
3
revised What does “whiteout” mean in a copy-on-write filesystem?
added 2 characters in body
May
3
answered What does “whiteout” mean in a copy-on-write filesystem?
May
2
comment Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key?
Running gnome-terminal is recommended because you can't paste into the Alt+F2 dialog. Bug 736222.
May
2
answered Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key?
Apr
26
awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
15
comment How to avoid openSSH showing authentication popup?
@Roland Taylor: Besides, nobody has starred this question, so if I had not started my comment with @username, he probably wouldn't have seen my comment or answer at all.