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My thoughts
Me on launchpad PPA
Evidently one of my mini-apps was useful enough to make it on to Webupd8
Do you use/like that app? Maybe you want to help fund a cryptogram game

Hit my daily rep cap for the first time Nov 22 2010
Just made it to page 3 ons SU on dec 31 in users ranked by rep..
yay....first gold badge. unsung hero

I use various linux distros as my primary OSes of choice(tending to stay away from rpm based).

Moving into using FreeBSD as my primary OS.

--Resume--

Degrees
BS:IT focus Network Security
MS:ISA

Certifications
G2700
Certified Ethical Hacker, CHFI, EDRP
CCNA, CCNA Security, CCIE Candidate(CCIE written now expired, the others are current)
MCITP Enterprise administrator server 2k8/Vista
Network+, Security+, Project+(all lifetime)
CIW Associate, Professional, Javascript, Database
CNSS 4011 recognition

Accomplishments
1st in the state, 6th in the nation networking concepts Phi Beta Lambda leadership conferences (it's like the college version of FBLA)
On the national science olympiad team from my high school
Kenpo - black belt

Experience
7 yrs in small business IT services (varied)
--/Resume--

Favourite quotations:
"A failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part" --Unknown
"If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in" --Edsger Dijkstra


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comment cant connect to wireless network on 12
It's not a broadcom question, see where it says ath9k in the question?
16h
comment cant connect to wireless network on 12
installing broadcom drivers shouldn't have anything to do with an ath9k problem... so there's a herring in your question.
Oct
19
comment Trusty Wallpapers XML and images in right place
It would seem to me that home folder encryption would more likely fail if appearance tab polling happens on logout/login, so I understand the concern for clarification from @ksinkar . Whole disk should act exactly like unencrypted, since there's no waiting for a folder to unlock during the sign-on process.
Oct
16
comment youtube-dl failed downloading from a site and returns HTTP 403s all the time
I agree on bug/feature request. The why is a comment on your answer.
Oct
16
comment youtube-dl failed downloading from a site and returns HTTP 403s all the time
An error message would be better than a stacktrace from a design perspective though...
Oct
15
comment How to create an login page for ubuntu before GRUB
Either as @KasiyA suggested or it's hardware dependent - e.g. BIOS boot password, but then you have to have a locking case. Otherwise you can just reset with a jumper.
Oct
12
comment Unable to install skype form .Deb File
What release are you using? It shows up in standard repos here.
Oct
12
answered How to use the c/c++ code to change ubuntu's background
Oct
12
comment How to use the c/c++ code to change ubuntu's background
And my google-fu is stronger than my stackexchange-search-fu stackoverflow.com/questions/1220826/…
Oct
12
comment How to use the c/c++ code to change ubuntu's background
Another option, which I think is what the OP is looking for, is to get the root window and draw that surface. The question is addressed on SO somewhere. I remember reading it, but my 5 second search didn't turn it up. Uptick to @muru though for changing the setting. Doing it to the root window lets it work even on desktops that don't draw wallpaper like i3wm.
Oct
9
comment Ubuntu 14.04.1 + Gnome PPA or Ubuntu Gnome edition for a smooth experience?
The server iso is nothing like Debian net-inst except that it installs a cli instead of a gui. The thing that was most similar to the Debian network installer is the Ubuntu network installer.
Oct
9
comment Ubuntu 14.04.1 + Gnome PPA or Ubuntu Gnome edition for a smooth experience?
I wouldn't uninstall unity and dependencies. If you're going to go that route, start with a server image install and just add the desktop.
Oct
4
comment Why isn't my Ubuntu turning off when I want it to?
You should probably try booting without acpi enabled.
Oct
4
revised Why isn't my Ubuntu turning off when I want it to?
edited title
Oct
2
comment Removing Ubuntu from boot manager
sounds like you used an x86 iso to try and fix a uefi problem, which is never going to work.
Oct
2
revised No task bar appearing
removed the section not related to the answer.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
29
revised VMWARE tools Installation is hanging
deleted 45 characters in body
Sep
28
comment How to reset admin password, without grub/boot/recovery mode, and without live distrib
So, I googled. Anyone can google... It's ESC not shift in 9.04 ... so, yea. Add 1 or init 1 if grub editing isn't locked.