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bio website robinwinslow.co.uk
location Nottingham, United Kingdom
age 30
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Aug 28 at 12:58

I'm a web developer at Canonical.

I have a blog about web dev, politics and other things.

I'm interested in UX, client- and server-side development, code architecture and microformats.

I'm not a fan of intellectual property, and I love freedom of information and open-source.


Apr
17
comment How to get around ERROR 405 Method Not Allowed with HTTP post
did you ever get to the bottom of this?
Jun
16
comment Edit a file through an on-the-fly encryption stream in Unix
Ah! vim is the perfect solution. I just do vim -x myfile.txt and it works exactly as I want. I have version 7.3 according to this article it should be using the fairly decent blowfish cypher. I'd still like to know if there is an easy way to achieve this for a graphical editor, but vim is a perfectly good solution. Thanks.
May
16
comment SanDisk USB drive - used space doesn't add up
So the partition is of type "vfat". Do you know what sort of things might take up extra space with this filesystem, or what tools I can use to inspect it?
May
16
comment SanDisk USB drive - used space doesn't add up
I assume that I'm meant to replace /dev/mapper/cr_test with my device (/dev/sdb or /dev/sdb1). I did that and I get the message "Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sdb" (same if I use sdb1). Is this because I'm supposed to umount?
Apr
28
comment gnome-shell shortcut for opening new instance
Ctrl takes care of opening another instance of an application in the same workspace. The other desirable thing here is opening an application in a new workspace. This can be achieved with middle-click, but is there a keyboard shortcut to do the same thing?
Oct
23
comment How to reset shortcuts (.lnk file) in Windows 7?
That is amazing. You are amazing. It worked like a charm. (After I logged off and on again).
Oct
11
comment Why does apt-get sometimes asks for confirmation?
yes I thought of that, it just seems a bit messy because of all the different options I might potentially want to pass to apt-get with the -y option. I prefer the solution in the other question of adding a config file to /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/
Oct
11
comment Why does apt-get sometimes asks for confirmation?
To force it to always answer "yes" without you having to do -y see this answer: superuser.com/questions/164553/…
Oct
11
comment Why does apt-get sometimes asks for confirmation?
If you want to know how to force it to not bother prompting you ever, see this answer superuser.com/questions/164553/…
Oct
11
comment Automatically answer 'Yes' when using apt-get install
+1 the best answer - I was looking for the solution to force yes, rather than having to specify it each time
Oct
11
comment Why does apt-get sometimes asks for confirmation?
@slhck is there any way to change this in .bashrc or something, so I don't have to manually type -y all the time?