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

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Nov
18
reviewed Reviewed How to connect to network attached storage in ubuntu 12.04
Nov
18
reviewed Reviewed Broken chainloader after cloning drive
Nov
18
suggested suggested edit on Broken chainloader after cloning drive
Nov
18
reviewed No Action Needed Cannot allocate NTFS/Windows partition in Ubuntu
Nov
18
revised Keyboard shortcut to switch to an application by name?
formatting; hyperlink to vimium
Nov
18
suggested suggested edit on Keyboard shortcut to switch to an application by name?
Nov
17
answered Keyboard shortcut to switch to an application by name?
Nov
17
answered What's the easiest way to remove the “total <size>” line from the output of ls -l?
Nov
14
comment How do I install the ray-tracing application POV-Ray on 12.04?
POV-Ray is now released under the Affero GPL, so it will probably return to the repositories within a few releases.
Nov
14
comment How can I suspend/hibernate from command line?
This works under KDE too, except it doesn't lock the screen. You can do that with qdbus org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver /ScreenSaver Lock.
Nov
14
comment What is the screen locking mechanism under KDE?
qdbus seems to be broken under Saucy, but it works if you install the package qdbus-qt5.
Nov
9
comment Keeping local folders synchronized
+1 for backup rather than sync. Sync means that if your first folder gets messed up, when you connect the other drive it will get clobbered.
Nov
9
answered How do I create a path shortcut?
Nov
7
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
30
comment Share wireless Internet connection through ethernet
@Rmano: According to that article, modern Ethernet hardware auto-negotiates so crossover cables are not needed. I've also done this before with ordinary Ethernet cables.
Oct
30
answered Change /home and other relevant locations
Oct
29
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
24
revised What GTK+ 3 engines are available?
Update: XFCE engine package is in the repos now
Oct
24
suggested suggested edit on What GTK+ 3 engines are available?
Oct
24
comment What determines PPA updates after new Ubuntu releases?
@ThomasW.: I'm asking about the PPA updating process, not how to remove dead PPAs.