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bio website scaine.net
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I'm Neil Broadley, a network specialist generally (firewalls, IPS, and so on), but I've been using Ubuntu since early 2006.

I'm generally command-line averse. It's a critical aspect of linux, but I believe that people learn best through experimentation and therefore believe that GUI tools are essential. To that end, I'm (slowly) learning Python in order to scratch a few GUI itches.


Oct
18
answered hplip 3.14.10, no python-devel
Oct
13
comment After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my shortcuts keys and media keys no longer work
Worked here too. I just used Dconf, browsed to Org/Gnome/Settings-Daemon/Plugins, then hit the "reset" button on all the media entries. Thanks for this.
Oct
13
revised Why is the firewall disabled by default?
Updated screenshot - updated text, because it doesn't match the screenshot any more.
Oct
13
comment See configured rules even when inactive
Magic - /lib/ufw/user.rules has human-readable rules in the ### RULES ### section. Thanks.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
23
reviewed Approve How to install bitcoin mining software in Ubuntu 14.04 for joining a mining pool?
Sep
5
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
30
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
22
revised How to make Gmail open when clicking mailto: links in the same browser it is clicked?
Added a screenshot
Aug
19
comment Why is the firewall disabled by default?
Yep, probably true. That's a bad screenshot really, of an old PC where I just wanted the OpenDNS out of my logs. It's not good practice. If I get time, I'll try to update the screenshot, since GUFW looks pretty different these days anyway.
Aug
6
awarded  Yearling
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
1
reviewed Approve How do I configure a mouse thumb button?
May
11
reviewed Approve How to solve Unity tweak tool and Ubuntu tweak collision?
Feb
11
awarded  Caucus
Nov
5
revised How can I create launchers on my desktop?
Made the distinction to the Dash clearer
Nov
5
comment How can I create launchers on my desktop?
Hi Matteo - sorry I didn't see this earlier. But I can't help anyway! You can't resize the Dash as such, but there is a toggle button at the top-left of the screen which should toggle between fullscreen and "netbook" mode which takes up a proportion of the screen. Perhaps that proportion has a minimum which is still too big for your screen? I'm not sure. Worth searching on this site, I suppose?
Oct
28
comment How can I create launchers on my desktop?
Yeah, you can't drag from the launcher, you must drag from the Dash - so press your Super key, to bring up Dash, then any icon will do. You'll also have to NOT have the Dash full screen (there's a size toggle at the top-left) so that you can see the Desktop to drag your icon to. Still works in 13.04. I haven't tried this in 13.10 yet though.
Oct
3
comment Where does network-manager store WPA keys when “Available to All Users” is ticked?
David, you clearly haven't worked in a corporate environment much if you think that everybody locks their laptops, without fail, every time they step away from their desk. It's one thing to say "yes you should" and the opposite is a thing called "reality" which means that sometimes, just sometimes, it happens. If it's a properly installed Windows, not much harm can come to it. It's a properly installed Ubuntu, the same... unless you have Seahorse installed. Then you've just given away your password, in clear text, to anyone who cares to look.
Oct
2
awarded  Good Answer