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bio website whattheheadsaid.com
location United Kingdom
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visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen Oct 9 at 18:52

I'm mainly a JavaScript coder, with some experience in other languages.

If I helped you a lot, dontations are welcome via GitTip, but just a thanks, an up vote or the green check is enough :-)


Oct
6
comment What is the Command Line Equivalent of “Safely Remove Drive”?
OK, I'm not down voting because I don't have enough rep X-D. But I'm certainly not up voting :-P.
Oct
6
comment What is the Command Line Equivalent of “Safely Remove Drive”?
@NateEldredge: "For a flash drive, this is reasonable..." – actually, it's not and I'm down voting for this reason: last year I had to do an app qa deployment and naively used a quick command along the lines of cp /path/to /drive && umount drive. This rendered 2 flash drives (temporarily) unwritable until I realised it was the command that caused it. Running "Scan & repair" on a Windows machine fixed the drives. DaboRoss' answer below is much safer.
Sep
25
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
24
comment Any way to check the clock speed of my processor?
+1, I know this is an Ubuntu site, but this appears to be the only answer providing a command that is completely OS independent.
Apr
23
comment Where are the daily builds for Chromium for 12.04?
PPA is now officially dead, as it will tell you when you try and add it.
Apr
3
awarded  Self-Learner
Oct
12
comment How can I share my clipboard between two X servers?
Thanks again for your answer. I've awarded the bounty, but I decided to go with my own answer for the accepted solution as it is closer to what I was looking for, and I haven't had any problems with it thus far.
Oct
12
accepted How can I share my clipboard between two X servers?
Oct
12
awarded  Benefactor
Oct
11
comment How can I share my clipboard between two X servers?
+1. That's pretty cool, I had seen something like that in my searches and was just hoping there was something that didn't require any setup. The only issue I've considered from my own solution is if someone logs into the guest account on my laptop before I login or start my virtual machine. That hasn't happened yet, but if it does become a problem then I might look into using Synergy to synchronise the clipboard instead.
Oct
5
awarded  Teacher
Oct
4
revised How can I share my clipboard between two X servers?
Code commenting and clarity
Oct
3
answered How can I share my clipboard between two X servers?
Oct
2
asked How can I share my clipboard between two X servers?
Aug
19
awarded  Popular Question
May
29
comment about:blank opens in Chromium when I type into the dash
Mine was doing the same, but opening about:blank and a facebook authorisation page. I tried reauthorising a few times, but the panel goes blank after I log in, so I've just removed the accounts for the time being.
May
15
comment Can't connect facebook to online accounts in 13.04
I'm having this problem and I'm not even trying to connect to Facebook. It seems to be happening when I launch Skype.
Feb
24
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
21
comment Problem with running WebGL with Chrome
Thank you. WebGL used to work for me if I used optirun google-chrome to launch it. Then after an update it stopped working and I noticed HTML <video> was jerky. I tried a few times to fix it and almost contemplated switching to Firefox. Your answer saved the day.
Jan
8
accepted Qualcomm Gobi WWAN modem no longer appears in Network Manager