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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.


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.
Oct
24
comment What determines PPA updates after new Ubuntu releases?
But don't Launchpad-hosted PPAs get automatically built? So presumably Launchpad handles managing the repository directories.
Oct
24
revised What determines PPA updates after new Ubuntu releases?
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Oct
24
asked What determines PPA updates after new Ubuntu releases?
Oct
11
answered Equivalent to Windows' “Disk Space Fan”?
Oct
1
comment What happens if I simply change a mount point from /usr/local to /usr?
Or use cp --archive.
Sep
9
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
9
answered Can a Deja Dup backup from Ubuntu be restored on Windows?
Sep
9
revised Gwibber super strange interface
fix image link
Sep
9
suggested suggested edit on Gwibber super strange interface
Aug
29
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
13
awarded  Popular Question
May
31
awarded  Suffrage
May
31
comment A terminal emulator for ex-Windows users
The terminal copy/paste commands are Ctrl-Shift-C and Ctrl-Shift-V, at least in gnome-terminal and konsole.
May
31
comment Can I mount disc in Windows style?
Linux allows colons in filenames, so you could even do /C:/.
May
31
revised Error mounting disk image using guestmount
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May
31
answered Upgrade Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 Without the Button in Update Manager