Torben Gundtofte-Bruun

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Hello, world!

I enjoy using my experience to help others. That is why I am active at a number of other sites in the StackExchange network on topics that interest me.

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I'm something of a Swiss army knife both professionally and in private, able to juggle a wild variety of things at once. I've worked in every kind of business that uses software. I'm also very good with tools, both IT and mechanic. Whether you need software design or assembling some IKEA furniture, I'm your man for the job. I'm generally soft-spoken but driven by clear principles.

I'm a twin, I've lived in five countries, I speak four languages fluently and two more embarrassingly. Also, being a father routinely develops my patience which is useful for moderating on StackExchange too.

To learn more about me, see my Google+ profile.


Mar
11
comment Microsoft Money alternative?
I really did mean OFC format, not OFX. I am not the one deciding what format my bank offers -- I'm glad they offer download at all! (My old bank didn't.) HomeBank doesn't read OFC.
Mar
11
asked Microsoft Money alternative?
Mar
6
accepted VirtualBox: Why are some USB devices disabled?
Feb
25
comment New computer hangs on shutdown/reboot, how to troubleshoot?
I think this bug has already been reported.
Feb
25
comment New computer hangs on shutdown/reboot, how to troubleshoot?
Sounds like a good idea. I'm totally new to Linux, so I'm not sure how to do that. Looking into it...
Feb
25
revised New computer hangs on shutdown/reboot, how to troubleshoot?
Formatting improved.
Feb
24
accepted New computer hangs on shutdown/reboot, how to troubleshoot?
Feb
24
answered New computer hangs on shutdown/reboot, how to troubleshoot?
Feb
23
revised New computer hangs on shutdown/reboot, how to troubleshoot?
Added information, question is now up to date.
Feb
23
awarded  Promoter
Feb
23
comment New computer hangs on shutdown/reboot, how to troubleshoot?
I'm really running out of options here... I dearly hope a solution will present itself. It would be catastrophic to not be able to suspend, or even shutdown! (Meaning back to Windows installation again, which I'd really hate to do.)
Feb
23
revised New computer hangs on shutdown/reboot, how to troubleshoot?
Added information, question is now up to date.
Feb
23
comment Should I choose 10.04 LTS or 10.10?
(Turns out the Nvidia problem was not related to Ubuntu at all, but rather the monitor didn't send correct information back to the graphics card. Once I typed the missing values into xorg.conf manually, everything worked as it should.)
Feb
23
comment New computer hangs on shutdown/reboot, how to troubleshoot?
Live distro didn't help; same effect. BIOS reset didn't help; same effect. MemTest is planned for tonight. Reseating the RAM requires breaking the seal; I'd rather not, as this is a brand new machine.
Feb
23
revised New computer hangs on shutdown/reboot, how to troubleshoot?
Added information, question is now up to date.
Feb
21
comment “Ubuntu is an ancient african word, meaning 'I can't configure Debian.'” — why did they write that?
Well put! I'd like to upvote more.
Feb
20
accepted Good floor planner program?
Feb
20
comment Good floor planner program?
Sketchup is cool; I already know it from Windows. But it seems to me it's originally more an engineering app, because it doesn't allow me to move a wall as a whole unit. I can move one side of it, making the wall 2 meters thick, and then move the other side so that the wall thickness is again what it should be. For this reason, I preferred Sweet Home 3D, even though it's not quite as smooth and fast.
Feb
20
accepted How to migrate user settings and data to new machine?
Feb
19
revised Good floor planner program?
Added screenshot.