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🐌. Native speaker of American English. Linux user. Familiar with several programming languages in the procedural, OO, and functional paradigms.

Link rot is evil. Archive everything. The keyboard is king. Correctness over performance. Canonicalize, normalize, deduplicate. Don't repeat yourself. UTF-8 > UTF-16. Use static typing: good for tooling. Re-use; don't re-invent. Correctness, then clarity, then concision and elegance. Play devil's advocate. First understand opponents' positions.


Sep
28
answered Filesystem that gives an encrypted view of a directory—the inverse of EncFS
Sep
28
suggested approved edit on How to install Trinity on 12.04?
Sep
28
comment White screens when switching to application
Are you using Unity?
Sep
28
comment Can I create a proprietary application using Qt?
@aking1012: Not that recent. Mathematica has been using Qt for a few years at least.
Sep
28
comment ISO passes SHA tests, but deb packages on installation don't match MD5
If they do match, then your ISO is not corrupt. Where is it giving the "corrupt" error message?
Sep
28
answered Filesystem that gives an encrypted view of a directory—the inverse of EncFS
Sep
28
comment ISO passes SHA tests, but deb packages on installation don't match MD5
Check the SHA-256 hash of the downloaded ISO to make sure it equals the SHA-256 given. If not, try a different mirror.
Sep
26
answered “Vidalia detected that the Tor software exited unexpectedly.”
Sep
26
comment “Vidalia detected that the Tor software exited unexpectedly.”
@sagarchalise: Don't run tor as root! That would compromise your computer if a remote exploit is found in Tor.
Sep
25
revised Any good SQL shell programs?
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Sep
16
comment optimum slice size for backing up data to DVD
@Thufir: Okay. Edited.
Sep
16
revised optimum slice size for backing up data to DVD
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Sep
15
awarded  Talkative
Sep
15
answered optimum slice size for backing up data to DVD
Sep
15
comment sqlite2 does not work in 11.10
@shantanu: It's about how to install a package supporting a feature, so seems on-topic.
Sep
15
revised Accidentally changed Bluetooth mode to off
copyedit........
Sep
15
suggested approved edit on Accidentally changed Bluetooth mode to off
Sep
13
comment Any good SQL shell programs?
Everything runs locally.
Sep
13
answered which kernels can I safely purge?
Sep
13
revised Any good SQL shell programs?
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