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I'm a graduate of EECS at UC Berkeley, with an emphasis on artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine learning. Moderate levels of experience with C/C++/Java/Python/Ruby/Bash.


Feb
24
comment ATI Catalyst doesn't retain changes after reboot when setting extended display
Thanks, this is a really stupid bug still present in whatever version of fglrx is in Ubuntu 12.10. I've just been resetting the setting each time on boot which is a huge pain.
Jan
29
comment How can I install software without using dpkg or APT?
It might be a good idea to use checkinstall when installing from source although if dpkg is broken that might not help you remove things.
Jan
23
comment How do you use an android tablet as a second display?
This seems like a way more seamless way to do it than the Synergy trick, nice! I'm curious how the extra virtual space will interact with my tiling window manager though. Will give this a shot in a little while and report back.
Jan
14
comment Choose gcc and g++ version
The numbers are priorities as it turns out, according to the manpage. I imagine in the case that one of the version is uninstalled it will use those priorities to determine which one should become the new default.
Dec
23
comment Is having Unity/awesome wm together possible? how can I do this?
I think the best situation right now is to use Awesome with Gnome: awesome.naquadah.org/wiki/Quickly_Setting_up_Awesome_with_Gnome . I would love to have the Unity Dash with Awesome though and maybe the sidebar icons too but I'd rather have tiling than a fancy search box. I think there are other tools that do similar things to the Dash though.
Dec
3
comment Remove ugly fat bazel from gnome-terminal with multiple-tabs
Heh true, but Mark Shuttleworth replied a year ago asking if that fix could be incorporated into Ubuntu, and it wasn't ;)
Nov
30
comment Remove ugly fat bazel from gnome-terminal with multiple-tabs
Hmm, it seems to make the bezel quite small for me in both gnome-terminal and gnome-terminator. Thanks for pointing this out! I find it kind of hilarious that even Mark Shuttleworth can post a bug to launchpad and have it not fixed 2 years later ;)
Jul
13
comment Laptop Brightness indicator
Pretty sure sysfs stuff's permissions are not persistent so there's not really any better way to do it.
May
1
comment Battery indicator missing in gnome classic
For more information see webupd8.org/2011/11/indicator-applet-ported-to-gnome-3-can.html
May
1
comment Battery indicator missing in gnome classic
I think you mean "Indicator Applet Complete", and thanks! This worked for me too.
Apr
30
comment Awesome-WM inside gnome-shell -> Get rid of top panels
To add on to that, the system tray is probably inside Awesome's wibox which is under the gnome panel, so I would disable Awesome's wibox because presumably one of the main reasons you're using Awesome inside Gnome instead of standalone is to get the gnome panel stuff.
Jan
12
comment Remove Network Settings indicator/app on Ubuntu 11.10
As my post says, I installed wicd which fixed my problem, but I apparently didn't have network-manager in the first place but I don't understand how that could be the case because very occasionally it would work and connect.
Jan
11
comment 'waiting for network connection' error on boot
I agree, this is a really dumb change for laptops.
Nov
7
comment Adding physical volumes to LVM partitions - what happens to existing files? And general SSD optimization
So if I have a logical volume across two physical extents without striping, does it just choose where to put the files behind the scenes? Hmm, I think I might just keep / on the SSD and /home where it is on the HDD.
Nov
7
comment Adding physical volumes to LVM partitions - what happens to existing files? And general SSD optimization
Hmm, I should point out that Windows uses 80GB of my SSD (don't shoot me, I want my games to start up fast lol. Ubuntu is for work) so I've really only got abotu 35GB for Ubuntu. Still plenty for / at the least I think, but I'll probably keep /home on the hard drive. But your link about striped LVs is very helpful, I'll give it a good read through.