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I'm not an avid programmer, but I'm always eager to file a bug, build from source, run beta and nightly versions, write a patch, or otherwise contribute in my own little way. Been using linux regularly since 1997, and have worked with Solaris, AIX, FreeBSD, HP/UX and other flavors of *nix enough to know my way around code and debugging :)


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awarded  Yearling
Nov
7
comment How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA?
this link, while it does not explain dependencies, or their general concept, does show a quick tutorial of the interactive resolver: aptitude.alioth.debian.org/doc/en/ch02s03s03.html
Aug
7
awarded  Critic
Aug
7
comment Is there software that can fill PDF forms?
@Fr0zenFyr I think Alaukik is referring to PDFs created as forms meant to be printed and filled out with pen on paper, but not created to show those form fields to an application that would allow you to fill it out electronically. This answer allows you to draw over any PDF, but an app with native PDF form field support will get my upvote for this question.
Feb
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
27
awarded  Yearling
Jun
10
reviewed Reviewed Logon screen resolution on two displays (Intel HD Graphics)
May
2
answered Firefox Gtk-CRITICAL error
Apr
9
revised Unrar files spanned across multiple DVDs
formatting and grammar cleanup
Apr
9
comment How to keep keyboard settings using setxkbmap across reboot?
as seen in askubuntu.com/questions/121474/… , you can edit /etc/default/keyboard. XKBLAYOUT would be "us,il" and the rest under XKBOPTIONS.
Apr
9
reviewed Reviewed Ubuntu boots to black screen
Apr
9
reviewed Reviewed Unrar files spanned across multiple DVDs
Apr
9
suggested suggested edit on Unrar files spanned across multiple DVDs
Apr
9
answered Problem restoring android after trying Ubuntu on Nexus 7
Apr
9
comment Any app that tells me to take regular breaks from working?
To further address your Q, it tracks input to tell when you're actually using the computer (vs when its just sitting idle), and will automatically reset counters if you've taken a break 'naturally' (for example, if you walk away, or are on the phone etc.). Its "reading mode" can, instead, ignore these idle times and remind you to talk a break regardless of how long the computer has been idle, perfect for when you're at your desk working continuously but not necessarily typing/clicking away. Highly recommended.
Apr
9
comment Any app that tells me to take regular breaks from working?
Workrave is also cross-platform, has fantastic exercise suggestions built in to help with eye fatigue, stress to the fingers, back, arms etc. Its extremely flexible (you can define break spacing and duration), keeps statistics for you, lets you postpone breaks if you're in the middle of something but still want to be reminded to take a break in a few minutes, and can be configured to lock the screen and keyboard (maybe after you've hit your self-imposed limit of skips). I also love the ability to have two separate types of breaks: one shorter and more often, and one longer but further apart.
Mar
20
reviewed Satisfactory Ubuntu 12 does not boot off live cd
Mar
20
reviewed Satisfactory Does Ubuntu provide extra fonts through a font package?
Mar
20
reviewed Excellent No acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
Mar
20
reviewed Satisfactory Invalid or damaged bootable partition