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I'm a developer at PayPal, working mostly in Java and Apache Pig.

I'm also the maintainer of the pig-eclipse project, and the creator/maintainer of the pig syntax highlighting scheme for gedit.

I'm an Ubuntu user both at home and at work.


Apr
10
comment Can you recommend a good tutorial on building custom package versions?
Broken link. Did you mean this guide?
Mar
19
comment Why are Flash applications so sluggish/crashy?
@Broam Well, a few months have passed - how is it now?
Mar
19
comment Flash player performance issues
You might find the answers to this question on sluggish Flash performance and this one suggesting you download flash videos to be useful.
Mar
12
comment How do i download a torrent in deluge?
This question has the best answer (by @cipricus) but this question is older. They should be combined with the useful answer below.
Mar
4
comment Opening .docx attachments in Firefox using LibreOffice
It is useful! In some ways it's more of an answer to this other question I asked about viewing Word docs rather than this one.
Mar
4
comment Opening .docx attachments in Firefox using LibreOffice
Exactly right! When I removed this entry, Firefox reverted to using LibreOffice by default. Thank you very much!
Mar
3
comment Opening .docx attachments in Firefox using LibreOffice
I don't see anything relevant: here's what I have: [Added Associations] application/x-shellscript=gedit.desktop; text/plain=gedit.desktop; text/x-java=meld.desktop; application/xml=meld.desktop;vlc.desktop; application/octet-stream=gedit.desktop;meld.desktop;
Feb
28
comment Opening .docx attachments in Firefox using LibreOffice
It correctly identifies it as a "Microsoft Word Document" but offers gedit (the default application) and nothing else. "Do this automatically for files like this from now on" is disabled.
Feb
28
comment Opening .docx attachments in Firefox using LibreOffice
@fleamour It's correctly set to LibreOffice Writer.
Feb
28
comment Opening .docx attachments in Firefox using LibreOffice
My mime.types and defaults.list have the same entries as yours.
Feb
26
comment Checking LibreOffice-saved Microsoft Word files
@UriHerrera As I wrote in my answer, I think using SkyDrive is preferable since it's a Microsoft product (hopefully totally accurate) but also free (unlike Office 365/Office)
Feb
24
comment Checking LibreOffice-saved Microsoft Word files
I did download the viewer from the link. As for the .docx file- I didn't create it, so I don't know if it came from LibreOffice. But when I viewed it using SkyDrive, it rendered properly.
Feb
24
comment Checking LibreOffice-saved Microsoft Word files
I installed the Microsoft Word Viewer and the compatibility pack. But the very first .docx file I tried to open generated a warning about it being from "a newer version" and that the layout might be wrong. Is there no up-to-date Word Viewer available?
Jan
26
comment How can I improve Ubuntu overall system performance?
@ændrük How can I find out if which is the case for me? (whether my GPU is helping enough to keep desktop effects or whether I should disable them)
Jan
13
comment Installing swagger-ui
I didn't download the build, I downloaded the sources. Your link to the pre-built distribution works fine.
Nov
5
comment Nautilus Git integration
But does Giggle do nautilus integration? I didn't see how.
Oct
25
comment How to make Skype use notify-osd?
In my opinion it works decently for Gnome in 12.04
Oct
25
comment Skype doesn't work through Empathy 3.4 but works in Pidgin
Actually, it's working better than I expected- certainly better than using notify-send.
Oct
23
comment Skype doesn't work through Empathy 3.4 but works in Pidgin
@KEIII Did you find a better option for Gnome?
Oct
22
comment Fixing broken Eclipse Ubuntu 12.04
There's usually a lot of important (or at least time-consuming) customization in your workspace, so this solution has that as a drawback.