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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.


Sep
4
comment serving multiple websites over a home DSL line
Well, I've been using dynDNS for years, never had a problem; it always works. To me, it's much easier, and personally, I prefer the IP to change. It actually can add a level of security.
Sep
4
comment serving multiple websites over a home DSL line
I must say, your idea of "much easier" is quite different than my own. But the main problem with static ip addresses is that they can be quite a bit more expensive every month, and may not even be available without a commercial account.
Sep
4
comment How to find valid static IP address?
I've done that. Assuming your router is the same as the one's I've used, you can assign the current address as a permanent (static) address. I do that often so I don't need to reboot the router to assign the address.
Sep
4
comment How to find valid static IP address?
If this is a home router, and you can't use the method I proposed, it might be best to use a number a lot higher than the current IPs, since the IPs are normally assigned from low to high addresses.
Sep
4
comment How to Increase partition size of ubuntu on external harddisk
Yes, I know that. But I thought perhaps you might want to edit your answer so it would not incorrectly instruct the user to install gparted rather than use a LiveCD/USB.
Sep
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Stopping screen from going black after lock on Ubuntu 14.04
Sep
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on installing ubuntu alongside windows 8 didnt show free partion
Sep
4
answered How to Increase partition size of ubuntu on external harddisk
Sep
4
comment How to Increase partition size of ubuntu on external harddisk
Won't work - you can't run gparted and modify the running system's partition.
Sep
3
answered Unable to execute .out file
Sep
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Getting MSI GT70 GT60 ONC LEDs on SteelSeries keyboard working?
Sep
3
revised How to find valid static IP address?
added 5 characters in body
Sep
3
answered problem with deleting a directory and subdirectory
Sep
3
comment Ubuntu gparted does not reformat an existing partition
Did you apply the operations after choosing what to do (checkmark icon)? Also, deleting the partition will not remove it from the grub menu, although sometimes it can cause grub to fail if the menu is on that partition (not in this case, though).
Sep
3
comment where o where are mounts specified in Ubuntu if not in /etc/fstab or /lib/init/fstab?
Maybe you just need more RAM; the /run ramdisk uses a percentage of RAM (50%, I believe). There is also a file /lib/init/fstab that seems to specify the percentages to use, so you may be able to adjust it there.
Sep
2
comment whats going on underneath here in error redirection?
Check this stack overflow topic
Sep
2
reviewed Reject suggested edit on vboxmanage works only with sudo
Sep
2
comment Questions from a new Linux user
Do you have a symbol of an airplane on the function key F7? If so, that is airplane mode, which will enable/disable wireless.
Sep
2
answered where o where are mounts specified in Ubuntu if not in /etc/fstab or /lib/init/fstab?
Sep
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Download problem-I don't have disc drive. I press 12 but it doesn't use the USB stick