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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++.


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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.
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.
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
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!
Mar
25
comment Find out what the motherboard on my computer is
Outstanding answer, just got me the info I was looking for.
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.
Feb
6
comment What limits Windows 7 x64 machines to <=192GB RAM?
And what M$ does with cpu count and cpu core count is even more absurd. If it didn't require so many licenses, my CAD desktop at work would be a 8 position AMD with 8 cores each. The goal was @fah workstation with the excuse of being a CAD workhorse.
Jan
22
comment Why doesn't it matter which ports I use on a switch?
Good points, I edited the question.
Jan
22
comment Why doesn't it matter which ports I use on a switch?
So from the outside, all the ports look the same however only a subset support QoS? My question intentionally didn't get into management features. + I'm not playing musical chairs; my VoIP boxes stay on their two ports forever.
Jan
22
comment Why doesn't it matter which ports I use on a switch?
+1 this is what I'm asking for! I can imagine advantage to grouping within a module.
Jan
22
comment What differences are there between “home” switches and “professional” switches?
+1 I just replaced generic CAT5 cables in my rack with purpose made CAT6 cables and noticed improvement in performance.
Jan
21
comment How to setup VLAN on same subnet as Ethernet
This Q/A made me go read. eth0.10 is a VLAN, as linux can handle 802.11q. (See wiki.ubuntu.com/vlan) I was confusing this with eth0:1, etc, is a virtual interface, which allows the same NIC to have multiple IP addresses.
Jan
16
comment How to fix warning about ECDSA host key
Good point, did I miss where someone mentioned dynamic ips?
Jan
16
comment How to fix warning about ECDSA host key
Didn't work for me on newly install Debian server at work when SSHing in from home. Also, answer is pretty terse.
Jan
15
comment Copy entire file system hierarchy from one drive to another
Genius, thank you. Btw, I ended up using rsync -avxHAWX --numeric-ids --progress / mnt/ but I should have done rsync -avxHAWX --numeric-ids --progress / mnt/ > ~/rsync.out. I suspect pouring the output to the terminal slowed the process. :D
Jan
8
comment My first home network setup with a wireless router and switch
FWIW, I proved to myself 10/100 might be slower than cable modem service serverfault.com/questions/564410 imho, it is worth upgrading everything touching the ethernet to Gigabit speed.
Jan
7
comment Crimping CAT6 cables results in lower bandwidth than expected
From my experience, with a quality crimping tool (mine is the ratcheting type), 5e vs 6 doesn't make a difference. Further, I have a lot of CAT6 cable & I've built runs with 5e and 6 jacks & haven't noticed a difference in performance. I do look to ensure the ends of the conductors are near the wall of the plug. I've found often it takes 2 tries to get them perfect, so I shove in like I'm going to crimp, pull the cable out, retrim the wires, and repeat.
Dec
30
comment Is anybody aware of an application that does what FreeMyPDF.com does (frees 'secured' PDFs)
@ekaj imho, when I ask a question, I always appreciate answers based on experience. I recall when I was googling for it, there were hundreds of choices. I don't even remember why I chose the one I did, I'm just glad I was happy with it -- and happy enough to see this question and try to help.