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I'm Software Developer from Boston, MA currently working at a Startup.

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May
8
comment Correct way to install a custom upstart service
So this correctly sets up the job (ie, start and stop work) but it doesn't make the job show up in status all. I still had to manually add it to /etc/init.d/ for that to happen.
Dec
14
comment How do I install Oracle JDK 6?
@BrunoPereira 12.04
Dec
13
comment How do I install Oracle JDK 6?
So when I follow your instructions update-java-alternatives does not see the newly installed Oracle JDK. Is there anyway to synchronize update-java-alternatives with update-alternatives?
Nov
7
comment Is there a device manager for Ubuntu?
Not exactly what you are looking for, but lshw is useful in aggregating your current hardware.
Nov
6
comment Display artifacts under Ubuntu 12.10
How do you change the vsync / refresh rate for a display?
Nov
6
comment How do I change the GRUB boot order?
This answer is taken almost verbatim from tombuntu.com/index.php/2011/09/25/…. Please give credit where credit is due.
Oct
25
comment Backup files with rsync: error 23
'/*/.gvfs' didn't work for me, ended up using '.gvfs'
Aug
21
comment 12.04 Audio skipping occasionally
When I tried to run rhythmbox, totem, and vlc using pasuspender I ended up with no sound at all. Any other suggestions?
Aug
9
comment How can I check what was installed for an apt package?
I was, but I would note in your answer that this only works for recently install packages. BTW I did upvote you, thanks for the detailed answer.
May
23
comment Is there a package for an executable version of v8?
@lazy1, Yeah I compiled it and got it up and running shortly after creating the question. I prefer to do things through APT if possible.
May
23
comment Is there a package for an executable version of v8?
@lazy1, I had seen that. I think d8 is the newer version of v8-shell. It gives an interactive shell that lets you run javascript commands.
May
23
comment Is there a way to move the unity launcher 'show' edge on multiple monitor setup?
I'm happy to report that this works a lot better under 12.04.
May
23
comment My webcam is not working with Google+ Hangout, can I make it work?
Didn't work for me under 12.04.
May
23
comment How do I install the google-talkplugin?
This also didn't work for me under 12.04.
May
23
comment How do I install the google-talkplugin?
Didn't work for me under 12.04.
May
4
comment How can I get unity-2d-launcher to integrate with Awesome WM?
@Jon, How did you even get the launcher to run in awesome in the first place?
Apr
30
comment How do I use gnome trash for files in different partition?
I have my SSD mounted as / and some of the folders in my user /home mount (on a mechanical hard drive) are symlinked onto the SSD drive. While your fix (I created a .Trash-1000 off of /) allows me to use the move to trash option, I can't see the files I've deleted inside the Gnome trash in Nautilus. Any suggestions?
Mar
5
comment apt-get vs. aptitude .vs synaptic compatibility
Stow (gnu.org/software/stow) is great for /usr/local installs.
Mar
5
comment apt-get vs. aptitude .vs synaptic compatibility
Possible duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/7644/…
Nov
19
comment Is there a way to move the unity launcher 'show' edge on multiple monitor setup?
Thanks for the info. Multi monitor support seems even worse in 11.10, hopefully it be functional in 12.04.