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I am a researcher in theoretical ecology and evolution. My work focuses on regime shifts and draws from many disciplines, including mathematics, computer science, economics, and physics. I'm particularly interested in open science, active learning, big data, web tools, R, high performance computing. Visit my open lab notebook for more information on what I do.


Jun
15
comment How to easily resize images?
Installs but does not seem to work in 14.04 either :(
Jan
31
comment advice for debugging apport-gpu-error-intel.py crashes?
ironically, I haven't experienced it recently. Didn't change anything explicitly to fix it. Maybe a recent update addressed this, maybe just chance?
Jan
15
comment define new shortcut keys without overwriting existing keys
Yup! I think the bounty didn't go through first time I clicked on it, thanks for following up.
Jan
7
comment Can I use Amazon Glacier as the backup location?
Thanks for sharing, but why not upload directly to Glacier? It sounds like your configuration requires paying the cost of keeping a current copy of everything backed up on S3 as well, with its much higher rates.
Jan
5
comment Cannot make wireless “forget” networks to which it cannot connect
Awesome, thanks! I wonder why this list is different than the one provided in the Network Applet GUI?
Dec
27
comment LESS CSS compilers returning blank
Just a brilliant answer, thanks for the careful explanation. Everything is working now as it should. Not sure how I managed to get a dud version of the npm less installed, but I caution on not mixing similar distro & compiled packages is well noted. It is a pity that it's often not possible to rely only on distro packages though, particularly in with ruby, etc.
Dec
10
comment Cannot make wireless “forget” networks to which it cannot connect
Yeah, that's my current solution in a poor connectivity area. However, I usually do not get prompted unless I have attempted to connect to that network before. If I have connected successfully, I can delete it from the list and not get prompted about it. My question is about where to find the record for networks that do not show up there but are clearly memorized by the machine. The record file must exist somewhere
Nov
29
comment dual monitors w/ different workspaces?
probably a duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/109338/…
Nov
26
comment vim struggles when copy-pasting large blocks of text in from an external window
okay, thanks. I've posted my bug to bugs@vim.org as suggested here: vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/intro.html, we'll see if anything happens.
Oct
1
comment Install python in wine - configuring paths from winetricks?
Thanks, but I still get the error err:module:import_dll Library python26.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\windows\\system32\\python.exe") not found when I use that. What did I miss?
Jul
14
comment had an established wireless network but still cannot connect to the internet
Ah, never mind, seems these instructions worked: developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using Thanks for a great answer.
Jul
14
comment had an established wireless network but still cannot connect to the internet
Thanks for this. I can ping 8.8.8.8 but not www.google.com. How should I go about changing my DNS settings the way you recommend?
Jul
2
comment How to overcome signature verification error?
thanks for this, this worked. wonder why my /var/lib/apt/lists gets corrupted?
Jul
2
comment How to overcome signature verification error?
Hmm, this doesn't work for me at the moment. gpg: requesting key 3E5C1192 from hkp server subkeys.pgp.net gpg: key 3E5C1192: public key "Ubuntu Extras Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>" imported gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1
Jun
20
comment Wireless shows up and keeps asking for password
This happens to me whenever I have a weak wireless connection, and is highly annoying. If I leave my machine on overnight and return, I may have 50 popup windows asking me for the password. Model is zareason strata pro
May
14
comment How can I add a theme to the Appearance settings tab in 11.10
Is this still the best solution for 12.04? Seems pretty crazy. Gnome-tweak-tool lets me select themes I've added to /usr/share/themes for the window theme, but they do not appear in the Theme list under Settings -> Appearance
May
14
comment How do I change the color and font of PDF comments in Evince?
Thanks -- the theme settings do change the overall color (i.e. switching themes does change the note appearance -- but not to anything that can be read easily other than the ugly high-contrast theme), but unfortunately I cannot tell what to toggle in gnome-color-picker or the config file to change the background of the notes, it's not the same toggle as for tooltips.
Apr
5
comment Disable plugin in Firefox (acroread)
That's it, thanks! Sounds like the behaviour I described is a known bug, and toggling the Application preferences to acroread and then back to always ask would work too. See the comments in this question
Apr
4
comment Change default binaries for texlive
Thanks. I assume the syntax is the same?
Jan
30
comment Cannot load plugins in current version of Calibre
I've found a command-line solution: calibre-customize -a path/to/plugin.zip, though I'd be happy to hear of other solutions.