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bio website quickmediasolutions.com
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I use Ubuntu as my primary operating system and absolutely love it. I am also a software developer fluent in C++, PHP, and somewhat-fluent in Python.

Some links:

  • StackApplet - a Gnome applet for keeping track of your activity on this site! Included in Universe for Ubuntu 10.10+.
  • StackExchange Data Dump Browser - a browser for viewing the offline data dumps from this site
  • StackMobile - view the questions, answers, etc. on this site with a smartphone-friendly interface
  • OpenTracks - an open source railway simulation game I started

Aug
21
comment tmpfs for cowbuilder builds?
I was thinking about this too - pbuilder is quite slow on my machine... unfortunately, I only have 2GB of RAM. Would that work for small projects?
Aug
21
asked Proper way to set up releases in Launchpad?
Aug
21
comment Kindle for PC via Wine
Note that Wine has trouble with newer versions of IE.
Aug
21
comment How do I restrict my kids' computing time?
Hmmm... if there isn't anything that does this, it would probably be easy to hack it together with shell scripts / cron jobs.
Aug
19
comment Fix laptop hard drive load cycles / kerchunking in desktop and laptop Ubuntu 10.04 machines
+1 I've noticed this myself.
Aug
18
comment Is there a way to check hardware integrity?
... if it's S.M.A.R.T. capable, that is.
Aug
18
answered No menu when trying to run Codeblocks
Aug
17
answered convert flv for playback on ipad
Aug
15
comment How to setup a machine to host my websites to the world - with my own url?
@garbage: Wow. WhatI would give for 50MB/s downstream!
Aug
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
13
comment How to force panel not to be on top?
Hmmm... I've only tried it out with Compiz.
Aug
12
comment Does installing packages manually with dpkg prevent a future upgrade path?
@Rap: Yes, it would. That has actually happened to me. And yes, dpkg did not work after.
Aug
12
comment How to force panel not to be on top?
@Marco: Yup. Didn't work either.
Aug
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
12
asked How to force panel not to be on top?
Aug
11
answered What are the must-have apps to customize Ubuntu Look and Feel apps?
Aug
11
asked How long till a package shows up in the repository?
Aug
10
comment Is gparted a good tool for resizing an NTFS partition?
@Marco: I tried a partial defrag... would it need to completely defrag the disk?
Aug
10
comment Is gparted a good tool for resizing an NTFS partition?
What I absolutely 'love' about gparted is that it schedules a chkdsk run even when doesn't change the partition :P
Aug
10
comment Is gparted a good tool for resizing an NTFS partition?
It seems to have worked... except it won't let me shrink it beyond about 8 GB even though it has > 45 GB of free space. It just reports an error.