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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".


Jan
22
comment How do you swap or remap Control and CAPS Lock keys in Xubuntu?
XkbOptions is named for a setting in X. The capability is provided by the console-setup package, which seems to have been in Ubuntu since at least Lucid, and probably earlier.
Sep
22
comment Is there a way to prevent alt-tab from raising all windows of an application?
Is this still a problem for you in 13.04? It is working the way you want on my fresh install. Ironically, I want the opposite. :)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Apr
15
comment How to avoid openSSH showing authentication popup?
@Roland Taylor: My answer was directed to the Adam Matan; my comment was directed to EvilPhoenix. I think this is the logical thing to do.
Mar
30
comment how to change file permission of a file permanently that is set back to default on boot
Read access, probably OK. But the poster said write access was required too.
Mar
18
comment Are there any good programs to learn Dvorak
You can import sv.dvorak.keyboard using the instructions at edu.kde.org/ktouch/kde4/keyboards-layouts.php. I added details to my answer above.
Mar
18
comment Is there any way to kill a zombie process without reboot?
Can you add the output of ps -o pid,ppid,stat,comm and pstree to your question?
Mar
17
comment How to avoid openSSH showing authentication popup?
@EvilPhoenix: The way I read the question, it's likely the user does not have a key at all.
Mar
17
comment How to avoid openSSH showing authentication popup?
How will gpg-agent help with SSH? Do you mean ssh-agent?
Mar
10
comment Softlink for a file on a remote machine
Exactly. Or Samba or SSHFS or AFS or whatever is needed to access the other server.
Mar
10
comment Read file into array
Using . /path/to/config is the best approach for setting defaults, but if you need to set lines of a file to an array variable (as your question title suggests), bash 4.0 has new builtin commands called readarray and mapfile.
Mar
2
comment What is the default vim colorscheme?
Actually, /usr/share/vim/vimcurrent/syntax/syncolor.vim seems to be involved as well.
Mar
2
comment What is the default vim colorscheme?
There are different defaults depending on whether your terminal is classified as having a dark or light background. default and peachpuff seem to be identical to me, but if you're on a dark terminal, doing :colorscheme default does not give you the default colorscheme, whereas :colorscheme ron looks the same as what you get automatically.