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Information Security Expert

In depth experience in banking / retail transaction technology, with focus on devices, multi-tier architecture, and security (PCI, ISO stds).

Long term software designer, with periodic stints in systems administration (Solaris, Linux) and infrastructure troubleshooting (Windows, Solaris, Linux).

Specialties:

Strategic Planning, Problem Solving, Change Management, IT Governance/Audit, Product Development, Infrastructure Hardening

Long term research:

  • Information Security policy: staff use, compliance, governance, legislation, privacy, and disclosure
  • trend analysis: IT corporate, office productivity software, mobility, encryption, and biometrics.
  • Mozilla Firefox (browser): development, end-user support, testing, and cross-platform (Windows, Linux)
  • Mozilla Thunderbird (email), Mozilla Lightning (calendar): development, end-user support, testing, and cross-platform (Windows, Linux); libical / calsify library code; RFC 5545 (iCalendar) and RFC 5546 (iTIP) standards
  • Apache OpenOffice / LibreOffice, Open Document Format (ODF): development, end-user support, testing, and cross platform (Windows, Linux)

Jul
4
comment I can't get my usb modem to work (Huawei, 14.04)
Start with output from lsusb, that is added when the device is attached. eg. 12d1:1506 (or similar), which is the brand/model of device. Also see if this changes, after a few seconds, with the device attached.
Jul
4
revised I can't get my usb modem to work (Huawei, 14.04)
added and removed tags, for clarity
Jul
4
comment I can't get my usb modem to work (Huawei, 14.04)
Start by reading: askubuntu.com/questions/487340/… Report back on the USB ID for the device, etc.
Jul
4
revised I can't get my usb modem to work (Huawei, 14.04)
added and removed tags, for clarity
Jun
30
comment I have a problem with my desktop
Try EdGunter's response (specific to 14.04) in askubuntu.com/questions/17381/…
Jun
30
comment I have a problem with my desktop
That question does not yet have a 14.04 specific answer.
Jun
30
comment I have a problem with my desktop
Can you get a command prompt? eg. Ctrl-Alt-T or Ctrl-Alt-F1
Jun
27
comment Cant install Ubuntu 12.04, select CD-ROM Boot type
Discussed here: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1652695 although not fully resolved (IMHO).
Jun
27
revised Cant install Ubuntu 12.04, select CD-ROM Boot type
added additional tag for clarity, corrected spelling in title
Jun
27
comment How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand?
Just drag from ~/.local/share/applications to dash sidebar. Open 'Nautilus/Files'; View > Show Hidden Files; navigate from '.local' > '.local/share' > ''.local/share/applications'; drag .desktop file ..
Jun
26
revised Disable touch of the tablet in Ubuntu Unity 14.04
added and removed tags, for clarity
Jun
24
revised How do I install Adobe Acrobat Reader?
tested for 14.04, and updated accordlingly
Jun
18
answered Blank Screen after updating from 12.04 to 12.10
Jun
16
comment Nexus 7 installing Ubuntu
Valid comment, but only for my initial posting (on Debugging Mode). REMAINDER of thread is DEFUNCT, since phablet-flash has been replaced by ubuntu-device-flash.
Jun
14
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
13
comment bulk/batch convert mp3 files to ogg via command line?
NOTE: The avconv package is a recent branch/fork of ffmpeg, with similar syntax and features.
Jun
13
comment Unable to install Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 4
Have you tried ubuntu-device-flash (and your choice of channel) with option --bootstrap (at least once) for this device? What were you attempting with sideload?
Jun
10
comment Why has my internet speed dropped down?
Add details on (ADSL) modem OR WiFi being used, and Ubuntu version. This is likely a driver issue, or upstream (your ISP).
Jun
10
revised Why has my internet speed dropped down?
added additional tag for clarity
Jun
5
revised Wacom Touch Device (call for suggestion of compatibility)
added and removed tags, for clarity