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I'm a freelance web developer, pythonista, open source contributor, Linux user and I also run thepcspy.com. You can usually find me (or just my computer) lurking in #ubuntu and #ubuntu-uk under the handle Oli or Oli``.

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comment Problem when I download things
@JoeCook How are you extracting it? If you're doing it from the command line, tar won't work. You need unzip.
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@JoeCook The archive at murguu.com/linux-auto-mouse-click/download/64-bit/… is valid.
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ST is a text editor, not an IDE and certainly not a compiler.
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Thanks @JacobVlijm! That makes sense. I notice that the bug report for this against notify-osd got a wontfix. It seems like a design decision to stop things hogging the screen excessively.
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comment How do I prevent others from resetting my admin password in (X)ubuntu 14.04?
That is correct... Unless (as I go onto say) they implement some sort of keylogging on the first visit so they can get your passphrase when you next login. It would be impossible for you to detect. They could even take a raw dump of the whole disk the first visit and then unlock it remotely once their keylogger emails out your passphrase. I love thinking evil >:D
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comment How do I prevent others from resetting my admin password in (X)ubuntu 14.04?
I meant that as an alternative to mounting the installed media under a Live environment (which would give root access), you can use a real install on another computer. An Ubuntu laptop and a USB disk caddy device would make that very easy.
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