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Long time Linux user (currently kubuntu). Use Windows 98, and 7 when I have to. Programmed in many languages, currently using bash and awk for most things. Learning Python.

Have one project on sourceforge:

Duplex printing emulator for non-duplex printers (Linux)


Mar
7
comment How do I take a screenshot with dimensions?
+1 I needed this feature recently and approximated it manually.
Feb
18
comment How to turn off the display via the command line?
I just did the same thing in kubuntu using info from this answer: xdg-screensaver activate && sleep 2s && xset dpms force off
Feb
14
revised How can I change what keys on my keyboard do? (How can I create custom keyboard commands/shortcuts?)
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Feb
13
answered How can I change what keys on my keyboard do? (How can I create custom keyboard commands/shortcuts?)
Feb
9
answered My printer works normally except for when printing from a browser, how can I fix this?
Feb
8
awarded  Caucus
Feb
7
comment How to add a directory to my path?
It is usually safer to add your custom path to the end of PATH instead of the beginning. This avoids accidentally replacing system commands with your programs (or someone else's malicious programs). This also avoids a lot of confusion when someone else works on your system (or gives you advice) and they get unexpected results from commands you have "replaced".
Jan
30
comment What does the percent of an update process represent
SWAG:Maybe it doesn't look ahead at all the repositories and shows you the percent downloaded of what it currently knows about. rsync works that way with the total number of files to check. Looking ahead at everything just to get a total for a message could be a lot of overhead.
Jan
27
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
24
answered shutdown logging in ubuntu 10.04 & 11.10
Jan
23
answered Notes about pdf file in file browser
Jan
17
comment How to take a screenshot of a fullscreen video?
Thanks for the question. +1 because I didn't know I could do that.
Jan
17
comment How to take a screenshot of a fullscreen video?
+1 for vlc method. I had to close vlc and reopen it before my new video snapshots directory setting took effect.
Jan
13
accepted How can I modify the knetworkmanager icon in my kde taskbar?
Jan
7
revised No page number in first page
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Dec
26
comment ubuntu 12.10 usb startup brought settings from the last computer
What was the source of the "usb"? If it was an installation iso image of ubuntu, it should have been fine and not know anything about your other computer until it looked at it during the install.If you made a copy of an existing system to the usb, that would bring all its baggage with it. This might also occur if you booted your original computer from the usb and just ran it from there. The usb might then have saved settings from that.
Nov
29
comment Why am I getting so many errors?
If you installed from an ISO image or a CD/DVD, get its checksum from the web and compute the checksum for your copy and make sure it's a good copy. Sometimes downloads and burns complete successfully, but the resulting image/disc still has errors. If it does, backup your data, get a new image and verify it, then reinstall. If you did an upgrade, sometimes they don't work as well as a clean install, so you may need to do a clean install. I don't know of a good way to be sure if this is the problem.
Nov
21
answered How can I programmatically change a file's icon?
Nov
15
comment Could it be possible to make a hot copy of a system?
If you have to keep it running, that implies that it's actually doing something. If that's the case, then it's almost certain that the content of your system will be changing during the backup. This makes the results somewhat unpredictable - test a lot before using in production.
Nov
15
answered Signature couldn't be verified problem with updating