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bio website johndlyon.com
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Software Engineer living in Brisbane. Likes Python, working with data.


May
23
comment Excel Cell Comments Are White When Opened in Calc?
Does the same thing happen with the latest version of LibreOffice? They're essentially the same thing, but LibreOffice is the non-Oracle-owned, open source one.
May
23
comment “Destination Host Unreachable” on ping
So you only have eth0? There are no other interfaces or ports? If so, and if your other machines can access the router, it may be a hardware problem.
May
23
comment Upgrading to 10.10
have you tried sudo apt-get remove rubygems1.8 and then tried reinstalling it?
May
23
comment “Destination Host Unreachable” on ping
what's the output of ifconfig when you type it into a terminal? Which adapter is wireless and which is wired? eth0 is normally wired.
May
20
comment No sound on a Studio XPS 1647
Oh, and also make sure nothing is muted in there: M mutes/unmutes. If a channel is unmuted, then there is a green box underneath the volume slider. If the channel is muted, the box is grey.
May
20
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May
20
comment No sound on a Studio XPS 1647
Did you get up to the step in troubleshooting that lists alsamixer? Run that and make sure everything is turned up (use arrow keys, and don't forget to hit tab and check you haven't missed anything!) This has fixed this issue for me on many occasions.
May
19
comment What program should I use to manage an iPod Shuffle (4G)?
@Roland I assume he means GTKPod.
May
19
comment Can I disable Ubuntu One syncing for open documents?
@Chipaca is there a workaround for other versions? I don't think it should be necessary to upgrade just to include a single bugfix.
May
19
answered Tool to convert a sequence of numbered PNG files to an animated GIF?
May
12
comment Set up a Serial-to-Ethernet Converter With a Virtual Serial Port
@Extender yep, this thing came with Windows-only software to configure a virtual COM port. All the marketing material mentions linux, however.
May
12
answered Why isn't LMRoman17 font available in libreoffice?
May
12
revised How can I find duplicate photos?
added 275 characters in body
May
12
answered How can I find duplicate photos?
May
12
revised Set up a Serial-to-Ethernet Converter With a Virtual Serial Port
Added image
May
12
asked Set up a Serial-to-Ethernet Converter With a Virtual Serial Port
Feb
27
revised Add static ARP entries when network is brought up
fixed typo
Feb
27
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Feb
27
comment Add static ARP entries when network is brought up
@jgbelacqua -- done, thanks for the suggestion.
Feb
27
revised Add static ARP entries when network is brought up
Added script for solution