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I used to write the Linux and Unix column in Personal Computer World, until it closed a couple of years ago. My interest is mainly Linux, open source software and development (mainly C).


May
5
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
8
answered Why .profile (and not .bashrc) appends ~/bin to path?
Mar
23
comment How to get Ubuntu to display unicode supplementary characters?
It's likely that the fonts you're using don't contain the necessary glyphs for the characters you want. You could try copying your font from Windows 8 and using it in Ubuntu.
Mar
9
revised Format partition to what block size for photos only
added 110 characters in body
Mar
9
awarded  Editor
Mar
9
comment Format partition to what block size for photos only
@catalesia: I've updated the answer
Mar
9
revised Format partition to what block size for photos only
added 245 characters in body
Mar
9
awarded  Teacher
Mar
9
answered Format partition to what block size for photos only
Mar
7
comment changing a directory
Alternatively escape the # by writing \#filename.chat
Oct
9
awarded  Student
Sep
13
awarded  Tumbleweed
Sep
10
answered How do I install Oracle JDK 6?
Sep
9
awarded  Scholar
Sep
9
accepted Free URW postscript fonts versus TrueType
Sep
8
awarded  Supporter
Sep
8
comment Free URW postscript fonts versus TrueType
In this instance, I think these TrueType fonts are probably just automatic conversions from the Postscript ones, since the Postscript fonts have been around now for years.
Sep
8
asked Free URW postscript fonts versus TrueType
Sep
6
asked Helvetica Neue font defaults to medium instead of regular
Sep
2
comment I would like to replicate my Ubuntu 12.04 SSD install onto an identical SSD
I don't recommend dd for an SSD. It will harm performance, and it's not good for the SSD's life.