Mr. Shiny and New 安宇

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bio website eternalephemeron.blogspot.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 35
visits member for 5 years
seen Jun 5 at 15:01

I'm a software developer working on a social-networking site. I work mainly in J2EE, SQL, HTML, JavaScript and CSS. My free time is spent raising a daughter and a son.


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Sep
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comment Is it worth cleaning the registry?
@Richard: I was referring to a failed uninstallation, where there is left-over stuff in the registry in places where it affects other programs. Such as file associations, COM object registries, etc. A registry cleaner can find such orphan links and delete them. It's probably the only valid use-case for registry cleaners I can think of. And in the last 10 years I'm not sure I can recall ever needing to fix such a failed uninstall.
Aug
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awarded  Notable Question
Jul
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comment Best way to transfer 27 GB from a PC to another online?
@AlanSE If a certain free webmail service doesn't work for you just find one that does. I would just use my ISP's email for this purpose. But in 2012 I would recommend a service like Dropbox or Google Drive, though you still might need to split the file into multiple pieces and do them one at a time, or use multiple dropbox accounts.
Jun
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Jun
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comment Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux
This appears to have worked around the problem for now, with the following drawbacks: switching VTs now takes much longer, and the text-mode VTs are using the old character mode instead of the higher-resolution mode they had when mode-setting was on. Oh well....
Jun
20
accepted Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux
Jun
20
comment Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux
Yes, it's uninitialized memory, but I've essentially had this problem in Linux since a long time ago, in various forms, and I was hoping there was some workaround that solves this particular case.
Jun
19
comment Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux
@TheElectricMuffin I could use binary drivers, but the reason I bought an AMD card is so that I don't have to...
Jun
17
comment Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux
@KhusenAsoy There is no virtualization, such as Xen or VMWare on my setup.
Jun
17
comment Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux
I am using the stock Fedora install with the free Radeon drivers that ship with it. There are no third-party drivers. And this has been happening to me since at least 2000, back when I used a Voodoo3, so I doubt it's a driver issue.
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asked Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux
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Mar
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comment Pin same app multiple times in Windows 7
It clutters the bar mainly because in XP I actually had two task bars, one at the top of the screen and one on the far right edge, and the right-hand one had all my shortcuts. In 7 you can only have one taskbar.
Mar
9
comment Pin same app multiple times in Windows 7
This is a good suggestion but unfortunately for me it clutters the taskbar too much (I miss XP's multiple-taskbar feature).