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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.


Dec
2
revised How can I convert an ODT file to a PDF?
--invisible is redundant since the man page says --headless implies it. Link to the related bug report.
Nov
18
revised Unable to connect wifi and ethernet
formatting; add tags
Nov
18
revised Broken chainloader after cloning drive
formatting; add tags
Nov
18
revised Keyboard shortcut to switch to an application by name?
formatting; hyperlink to vimium
Oct
24
revised What GTK+ 3 engines are available?
Update: XFCE engine package is in the repos now
Oct
24
revised What determines PPA updates after new Ubuntu releases?
deleted 119 characters in body
Sep
9
revised Gwibber super strange interface
fix image link
May
31
revised Error mounting disk image using guestmount
added 161 characters in body
May
31
revised Skype does not use default Ambiance theme
edited tags
May
31
revised How do I give root privileges to an app?
edited tags
May
31
revised Prevent a specific USB device from auto-mounting
more specific title
May
31
revised Mount single partition from image of entire disk (device)
More specific title
May
29
revised dconf editor missing options
show screenshot being referred to, needed for comparison
May
27
revised Showing a “cowsay” fortune in every new terminal session
It's "cowsay", not "cowsays".
May
26
revised Program To Cascade/Tile Windows
link to Ubuntu packages; formatting
May
26
revised What is special about the hicolor icon theme?
edited tags
May
23
revised dpkg error when installing linux
title, tags, formatting
May
23
revised How to reset KDE / display settings after a move to a new machine
added 220 characters in body
May
1
revised Why does my wifi Internet intermittently disappear?
formatting
Apr
30
revised What does “ping: sendmsg: No buffer space available” mean?
added 218 characters in body