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seen Dec 25 at 8:14

Before you downvote and flag a post, how about instead considering an answer to help the newbie find their way towards an answer? Please help me not think that the sole purpose of a diamond moderator is to run good people off from the SE sites.

The SE network is such a great resource to learn from, however, once you ask "how do I do this?" and they think you're a newb? The normal response Stack Exchange has are its diamond mods do a drive by: vote down, close, and move on without any effort to help the person seeking help.


Ex Navy, biker scum, got a BSEE magna cum laude (with distinction in my degree), embedded Software Engineer, turned entrepreneur. I am IT. Not I-T like information technologies (although I'm I-T, too). Added the bit about having a degree since people who habitually downvote answers seem to all have them, too. I hope that doesn't rub off onto me...

No, IT, like "ha ha you're it"

Running a business has turned me into a modern day DaVinci through necessity. CAD? Yup. Linux sysadmin? Uh-huh. Machinist, Electrician, Php, mysql, postgres, graphics design PS AI ID, non-consensual visual basic, and back to some great embedded C/C++.


Dec
22
answered How to get Windows 8 boot menu to choose OS in a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu?
Dec
22
comment How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows Metro Boot Loader
I've got win 8.1 and Xubuntu 14.04 and am unable to get the metro bootloader. EasyBCD and VisualBCD haven't helped.
Dec
18
awarded  Excavator
Dec
18
revised Why am I always asked to unlock my login keyring at startup?
Edited to add the relevant content from external links.
Dec
18
suggested approved edit on Why am I always asked to unlock my login keyring at startup?
Dec
3
answered Java sound doesn't work under Linux
Sep
30
revised PHP script can't run bash script. sh: Permission denied
Ah, found the fix and undeleted and updated to reflect.
Sep
30
comment Strange permission changes when saving file on a Samba partition from a Windows editor
thank you so much. This saved me from being crushed via infuriation.
Sep
30
answered PHP script can't run bash script. sh: Permission denied
Sep
16
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
26
comment Command line tool to search phrases in large number of pdf files
I tried the Acrobat indexing tool and calling it primitive is a compliment. recoll installed on debian handily, now trying to make it usable for my windows-based employees.
May
21
awarded  Popular Question
May
12
comment How to clean up drivers loading at startup
@Moab heck, I never know about autoruns, so thanks to both of you. :D
Apr
16
comment Weird cursor on second display only
Awesome. I changed up my monitors so side one is portrait flipped and there were artifacts (lines showing up) under the mouse pointer. Unticking enable shadow fixed it for me. Thanks!
Apr
1
awarded  Yearling
Mar
25
comment Find out what the motherboard on my computer is
Outstanding answer, just got me the info I was looking for.
Mar
20
revised How to reinstall GRUB2 EFI?
added a reference I just found.
Mar
20
answered How to reinstall GRUB2 EFI?
Feb
12
comment Usecases for unreliable hard drive
@RichardLeMesurier yes! Epic magnets. + they can hold the shiney platter to the fridge which is fun to spin every time I go to the fridge.
Feb
10
comment How to fix warning about ECDSA host key
@bgoodr it's my opinion & solely based upon setting up my own RAID fileserver several times over the past few years. :/ Crap for answer, but start googling ubuntu debian server and you'll see what I mean.