850 reputation
1023
bio website neal.mcburnett.org
location Boulder, CO
age
visits member for 4 years, 2 months
seen yesterday

I like to engage in "Technology Serving Community" via free software.

Consultant, Ubuntu member, Wikipedia contributor since 2002, ElectionAudits developer, Boulder Community Network co-founder, Internet2 consultant for IDtrust, author of pgpstat, Android enthusiast, ex-Bell Labs web/security/standards maven....

See my web site for way more: http://neal.mcburnett.org/


Jun
12
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
11
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Jun
8
comment How to mount a digital camera for the right applications?
This doesn't work for me in precise 12.04 - I don't see Media Handling in Nautilus prefs. Nor do I find such settings in the System Settings window. But typing "media" in the unity dash finds something just called "Details" with a "removable media" section that lets me do this.
Jun
8
revised How to patch libgphoto2 for preview pictures in Shotwell while importing?
clarify that this only applies to some import circumstances and that request is for how to patch the code
Jun
8
suggested approved edit on How to patch libgphoto2 for preview pictures in Shotwell while importing?
Jun
6
comment How can I track a bug that caused a crash and was reported via apport / whoopsie?
Sigh - reporting it via apport-bug would the bug report wouldn't have all the details that apport has already discovered as part of its crash reporting capability, and already reported to the errors.ubuntu.com site!
Jun
6
comment How can I track a bug that caused a crash and was reported via apport / whoopsie?
That is a "ProblemType: Bug" report, which I assume you manually initiated from the apport-bug command or the like. The behavior which changed for Precise is that crashes which apport notices are not reported as bugs, but rather sent into the new ErrorTracker. I'm trying to find out how to continue to track these crash bugs.
Jun
5
comment How can I track a bug that caused a crash and was reported via apport / whoopsie?
Thanks. But it still isn't clear how I can track the status of problems I've run into, and the site is a bit hard to figure out (How to interpret errors.ubuntu.com graph data? - Ask Ubuntu)
Jun
5
comment How can I track a bug that caused a crash and was reported via apport / whoopsie?
As I noted in the bug report referenced in the question, as of Precise, apport no longer submits bugs unless you change the python script, so the question is how to track progress without a bug.
May
23
awarded  Critic
May
23
comment Can the Unity dash search for content within files?
Since tatewaki wants full-text content search, which zeitgeist doesn't provide, it looks like didrock's answer is not correct and @sup's answer about recoll is the better. Is there a Unity lens for the metatracker search engine?
May
23
answered Is anyone aware of any progress made in packing updated versions of tracker (desktop search tool)?
May
23
comment Why was tracker desktop search removed?
see also 11.04 - Is anyone aware of any progress made in packing updated versions of tracker (desktop search tool)? - Ask Ubuntu
May
22
comment Google Chrome windows are lost in application switcher
Has the bug been reported? Do you have a reference to it? Thanks!
May
22
revised How to play realmedia / SMIL / rtsp audio references with start/end points
updates
May
22
accepted Information on package versions from old releases?
May
22
comment How to play realmedia / SMIL / rtsp audio references with start/end points
@fossfreedom, I think this is still a good and relevant question which should be re-opened. The fact that one app has a well-defined feature-request bug doesn't mean that there isn't some other way to play these videos as intended.
May
21
awarded  Scholar