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location Oregon
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I started programming BASIC on an old HP mini as a child in the '70's, and later learned how to patch z80 code into an 8080 assembler on an Epson QX-10. I finally got out of my Arts degree program to get a BA in CS, and have eventually become an old UNIX guy working on Linux network drivers.


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answered Translating an IP Address again
Jan
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answered Ubuntu as home server with remote access
Jan
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comment Linux vs. BSD. Decide for Me
The recent versions of VMware Player (3.x) will build VMs for you, so it's even easier, no 3rd party needed. Works great for running Win on Linux or Linux on Win. With a whole empty disk, I'd make it a Win7 volume for storing VMs and give your VMs lots of space.
Jan
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awarded  Notable Question
Jan
4
answered Is it possible to use a laptop mornitor as an extended display of another machine?
Jan
4
answered save as pdf in linux
Jan
4
answered Save machine state from within guest machine with VirtualBox?
Jan
4
comment wifi connection for laptop 1 mile away
Cat6 is also spec'd for 100m, but you can do 10GB data rates rather than 1GB. Some fiber optics (single mode) will do long distances - just don't leave it lying on the ground where someone can run over it while delivering the newspaper.
Jan
3
comment wifi connection for laptop 1 mile away
Since Cat5e is spec'd at 100m max, getting a mile of lan cable to work might be challenging.
Jan
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answered How to set a windows's title in Linux
Jan
2
answered Where can I get Ubuntu 11.04 Beta
Dec
31
answered Filtering non-local IP traffic with Wireshark
Dec
31
answered Can my home router firmware be compromised by malware?
Dec
31
answered Access from one VM to an Other
Dec
31
comment My computer makes weird sounds that you can only hear through a speaker
That sounds like your guitar is picking up EMI from your computer, perhaps from your graphics adapter? In any case, yes guitars can be sensitive to "noisy" electronics. You might notice fluorescent lights and dimmed lights doing the same thing. Talk to a guitar tech about adding better grounding and copper shielding to the electronics inside your guitar.
Dec
31
comment My computer makes weird sounds that you can only hear through a speaker
@typoknig :-) I didn't say it would work well, but it is possible to get a guitar signal to come out the computer speakers...
Dec
31
comment Audio cable “joiner”?
Careful - this doesn't always give very good results. As Ignacio mentioned, the signal (current) from one device can mess with the other, giving anywhere from messed up sound to messed up devices.
Dec
29
comment Do any of the HP printers have implement printer sharing?
Perhaps I misunderstood the question - I was interpreting this as not needing to install the drivers because they often are already installed for common printers. Also, the original question is for wired ports, not wireless.
Dec
29
answered Connecting a computer to analog cable
Dec
27
comment My computer makes weird sounds that you can only hear through a speaker
More information is necessary: what does the computer have to do with your guitar amp? Are you using the computer as a guitar amp?