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bio website michevan.id.au
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Software developer and wry observationist.

Aug
1
comment Remote management of parents' computers
I was about to suggest UltraVNC Single Click - uvnc.com/addons/singleclick.html - when the question got closed while I was writing up my answer! Geez. Good luck.
Jul
1
comment Firefox extension to save tabs?
From the page you linked to: Works with Firefox 3.5 - 7.0a1. So should be fine for 4 and 5.
Aug
27
comment Why you downgraded your Amarok (or why you didn't upgraded)?
Just an update, have come across a nice player called Clementine clementine-player.org which is heavily inspired by Amarok 1.4, covers my two gripes above, and runs on Linux, MacOS & windows. noice.
Nov
6
comment GUI tools for Linux Box administration
+1 for webmin, I was going to suggest that. It does a good job on many of the usual tasks.
Aug
5
comment Music player for linux
@Ludwig Whenever I add new files to the library folder, it says "Updating Collection" and picks up the new files without losing the information it has from existing files. For me it is quick and just works.
Jul
30
comment How can I make VNC faster?
I was going to suggest NX. Just some more detail: you need a linux machine to the remote end (ie your office) to run the NX software. It has a VNC gateway to you can make the NX server connect to local VNC servers on its network. (Can also do the same with RDP.)
Jul
30
comment How can I make VNC faster?
UltranVNC has the protocol improvements from TightVNC.
Jul
30
comment How can I make VNC faster?
Unless it has improved dramatically in the last two years, PCAnywhere is pretty sucky, performance-wise compared to VNC.
Jul
23
comment Alternative for WinMerge in Ubuntu
I'll just note that in a pinch, when Meld hasn't been quite up to snuff, I've used WinMerge running under WINE.
Jul
22
comment Microsoft Office Annoyances?
Oh, I'm not saying the new UI is bad. The situation is that I use to be a fairly heavy MS Office user at a previous job where I was writing lots of documentation - so I got quite familiar with the UI then. Now I am only a sporadic user, so I'm never really getting use to the new UI. I'm sure if I had to use it more then I would adjust a lot quicker - in the meantime, UBit saves me a fair bit of frustration.
Jul
17
comment Regex tool for Linux
You might find that vim's regexs are not entirely standard. In particular I'm thinking of + which you have to backslash to work as a "one or more" matcher, where in, err, regular regular expressions the backslash would escape it.
Jul
17
comment What are the differences between major Linux distributions? Will I notice?
I would say openSUSE, which RPM based, could stand as a third major distro. Much better than Fedora IMO, but not wanting to start a flame war. A few other distros such as Arch with their own package management systems are also gaining followings, but perhaps not "major" yet.
Jul
17
comment What are the differences between major Linux distributions? Will I notice?
I've never understood why people find RPM so hard...
Jul
17
comment Looking For Video Editing Software for Ubuntu
+1 for KDENLive - does the job for my meagre needs.
Jul
15
comment What tools do you use to aggregate your Internet activities?
FF gives me the irrits as it does not recognise when someone has their tweets going automatically to facebook and you just end up with duplicate messages all the time.