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I've been a computer hobbyist since before the IBM PC, and a professional programmer not too long after that. I've had experience with electronic repair, manufacturing, and testing of professional audio.

I tutored other students in Fortran before PCs existed, built my first computer from bare circuit boards and reject parts (S-100 CP/M system), and transitioned from stereo repair, to professional audio manufacturing at Dolby Labs, where I set up the automated functional testing for Dolby professional equipment. From there, I went into programming full-time as a C programmer for Mac presentation graphics systems, then to Windows C++ video programming. My last 10 years was as a C++ Windows software engineer for a corporate source code control system.

I'm now a Linux user, doing part time website development using all open source tools like Vim, PHP, Javascript/jQuery, etc for local businesses. I'm semi-retired, so I only do jobs that I want to do.


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to make scp to use ipv6 addresses?
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comment Problem after Ubuntu boots !!! 14.04 LTS 64 bit
Have you tried logging into the guest account as a test? If you can, then the problem would be only in your user account.
Jul
17
awarded  Self-Learner
Jul
17
comment boot up problem (14.04 + GRUB + Swap + Nvidia) - with pictures
I'm not really an expert, but I'm wondering whether you are making incorrect assumptions by looking in the wrong place. The screen output isn't the best place, as you can't assume the last process listed is the one that is hanging up - it may be perfectly fine, but something previously didn't finish. Also, I noticed in the first listing, it seems to be doing some recovery with the disk. Maybe the disk has a problem. I can't tell if the 2nd listing has the same recovery steps or not. But it could be that the new install used part of the disk that wasn't being used previously.
Jul
14
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
9
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
8
comment Keyring no longer prompts for password when SSH-ing
@levesque: Glad it helped. I never figured out why, but since I had a fix, and didn't really need the command line that much, I never really investigated. Now I barely remember the problem. :-)
Jun
27
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Can Clonezilla copy my primary image partition ( bootable system) to another partition in the same physical disk
Jun
27
revised Can Clonezilla copy my primary image partition ( bootable system) to another partition in the same physical disk
minor spelling errors
Jun
24
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How do I allow a non-default user to use serial device ttyUSB0?
Jun
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is a “Failed to load module ”module-ladspa-sink“” error?
Jun
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does “LDS” stand for in the openstack reference implementation?
Jun
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to connect and disconnect to a network manually in terminal?
Jun
21
comment Running Ubuntu on an external hard drive and risk accidentally disconnecting it?
If it were me, I'd move all the windows standard data directories (My Documents, Pictures, Downloads, etc) to the external drive (easy to do), then partition the SSD to assign 10 or 20 GB to Ubuntu, with its data also on the external drive (sharing with Windows).
Jun
20
comment Recovering linux.swp file
Perhaps you would get help if you describe your actual problem, including error messages, rather than what you think is wrong. Don't make the problem more complicated than the solution!
Jun
20
comment Recovering linux.swp file
There is no such thing as linux.swp file; there is only a partition called a swap file, and there is no need to recover it. You just need to specify a swap partition, which is a formatting option. Use a live CD/USB boot disk, run gparted and create a partition of the type swap file.
Jun
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on The “installing ubuntu alongside with windows” option
Jun
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on CoolShip “Computer in a keyboard” for Ubuntu?
Jun
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to install and run Postal 2 on 13.04
Jun
20
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Some fast way to save and restore tabs of Terminal?