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bio website nfirvine.com
location Vancouver, Canada
age 28
visits member for 2 years, 3 months
seen Nov 20 '13 at 4:00

General hypernerd. All about chiptunes, Python, security, Linux (esp. Debian family), and being a pedant.


Feb
26
awarded  Yearling
Jul
9
asked Why don't the official mirrors give any caching information?
Apr
16
comment NFS does not see underlying NTFS
Please add the Solved bit as an answer, and mark this question as solved.
Apr
16
revised Making a metapackage that depends on a package with a different architecture
Deleted update; forking to new question
Apr
12
revised Making a metapackage that depends on a package with a different architecture
Add update
Apr
5
answered Creating a multiarch meta package
Mar
26
comment Making a metapackage that depends on a package with a different architecture
This looks good. I'm marking it correct without testing, and will report back later.
Mar
26
accepted Making a metapackage that depends on a package with a different architecture
Mar
15
asked Making a metapackage that depends on a package with a different architecture
Jan
9
awarded  Yearling
Oct
18
comment Packaging MATLAB (or, more generally, a large binary, proprietary piece of software)
I ended up just leaving it the way it is and letting it take forever to create the packages. I intend to incorporate your ideas eventually. I tinkered with breaking it out into multiple packages, but it meant that I had to maintain a bunch of largely duplicated ./debian directories. I'm making multiple releases of MATLAB, so I ended up making some templating scripts with Python anyway.
Oct
18
awarded  Scholar
Oct
18
accepted Packaging MATLAB (or, more generally, a large binary, proprietary piece of software)
Oct
18
revised Packaging MATLAB (or, more generally, a large binary, proprietary piece of software)
Spelling
Oct
15
answered How: windows remotely connects to ubuntu?
Oct
15
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
11
answered Running “heavyweight” applications with lightweight Desktop Environments
Oct
11
comment Want to recover windows files after Ubuntu installation
Yes, you're toast. Having data and its backup on the same drive was probably a bad idea. There's a very, very remote possibility that a data recovery company could help, but it will be very expensive (on the order of hundreds or thousands of dollars) and possibly yield nothing. Sorry.
Oct
11
answered Ubuntu partition won't display on screen
Oct
11
comment Repair ext4 filesystem on USB drive
It definitely sounds like a hardware problem to me.