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bio website patrickthenowhereman.com
location Austin, TX
age 27
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Software engineer, musician, mathematician, acoustician, cryptographer, traveler, vegan cook, German enthusiast, cyclist, etc.

I've written C/C++ for years, but I've also used several other languages in the past (QBASIC, VB.NET, ASP.NET, HTML, MSSQL, MySQL, C#, Java, even some Lisp and Prolog), and these days I also use Fortran and Matlab.

After growing up on Windows, I started using GNU/Linux around 2009 and made the switch for home computing in 2012. I haven't looked back. In fact, I broke my Windows drive in the process of switching and I've never even bothered to try to fix it. I use Linux Mint, but also have experience with Ubuntu and CentOS/RHEL.

My solo music (The Nowhere Man) can be found here, my best collaborative work (Missing Values) can be heard here, and my music reviews/criticism can be found here.


May
30
comment Check wireless card manufacturer and model in Linux Mint 11
Try something like lspci -vq | grep -i wireless -B 1 -A 5 to look only for wireless cards.
May
8
comment Can I set up KiTTY to send F7 press instead of bringing up Print dialogue when F7 button is pressed?
If you're looking for kitty.ini on Windows, I found mine in `C:\Users\...\AppData\Roaming\KiTTY`.
Apr
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Jan
11
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Jan
11
accepted Search which man sections contain a given entry
Jan
11
comment Search which man sections contain a given entry
Sorry for any confusion; I only mentioned Cygwin because I turned to it after my lack of success with Linux (CentOS) systems. My question remains focused on Linux. I just tried the commands on an Ubuntu system and they worked beautifully. (And after creating the whatis database in Cygwin, even the man -a -f works, too.) Thanks!
Jan
11
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Jan
10
comment Search which man sections contain a given entry
Oops, now it makes so much more sense. Thanks!
Jan
10
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Jan
10
revised Search which man sections contain a given entry
correct link
Jan
10
comment Search which man sections contain a given entry
The latter (man -a -w) works beautifully for me with cygwin, but I'm still having trouble with my Linux systems... although I think that may be specific to those systems. But even on cygwin, the former (man -a -f) yields nothing appropriate (its own words).
Jan
10
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Jan
10
comment Search which man sections contain a given entry
Thanks for the tip! Unfortunately, whatis returns either nothing appropriate or manpath is null (despite that it isn't) on the systems I'm using right now. And I've read that Wikipedia page before, but as it makes clear, different systems have different sections, and I'm not sure how to check which ones are present except by brute force.
Jan
10
asked Search which man sections contain a given entry
Nov
20
comment What is the best file format/bit rate to rip tracks from a CD into iTunes?
Even though I personally use VBR MP3s, your statement that they play on all hardware is not entirely correct. Some older mp3 players don't understand VBR -- although I've only ever had problems with a couple files I didn't encode myself on my very old iPod mini.
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