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age 40
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seen Dec 16 at 18:25

Oct
15
comment Need tool to “strip” HTTP basic authentication
Ah, yes, "reverse proxy" was the term I was looking for! I also had no idea that mod_proxy could operate in that mode. Thanks!
Feb
21
comment Extensions to import ICS events to Google calendar
Also, I rarely want a "new calendar". Most sites that generate ICS files are producing a single event. I just want to add that event to my normal calendar, not create yet another calendar.
Feb
21
comment Extensions to import ICS events to Google calendar
I can't speak for the OP, but I'd say: convenience. I don't want to save an ICS file, find the place in Google Calendar to import it, re-upload the file, and finally have to remember to delete the downloaded file. I want one click operation: when an ICS file is sent to my browser I want it sent to Google Calendar with the option to discard or save the new calendar entries.
Dec
2
comment X11.app (on SnowLeopard) won't start
I've finally managed to fix this. It turns out that my .bashrc was doing something screwy. I still don't know why this would cause X11 to break in the way it did.
Dec
2
comment X11.app (on SnowLeopard) won't start
@ephemient I have now tried XQuartz, and also MacPorts' xorg-server, and none of these configurations work. Please see the update to the question.
Dec
1
comment X11.app (on SnowLeopard) won't start
No. I'm open t trying it out, though I'd like to know why the stock X11 is failing.
Nov
7
comment How to I set up nfs using the Drobo Unfsd app?
"since the DroboFS isn't too careful with permissions (it does all of its work as root)..." Yikes! I was thinking about getting a Drobo, but I think you may have convinced me not to.
Jan
14
comment Anyone knows a RSS client with customizable update interval?
How quickly are items dropping off the bottom of the feed document in question? Google Reader typically crawls feeds at least once every few hours (and even more frequently if they ping or use PubSubHubbub). If you're publishing a feed it's generally a good idea to make sure items stay in the feed document for at least 24 hours.
Jan
9
comment Automatic switching between “digital output” (HDMI) and built-in speakers in Vista
@Ben in my case, I'm plugging in the HDMI "just in time". Both audio outputs (internal speakers, aka "default output", and HDMI, aka "digital output") are always available, even when nothing is actually plugged into the HDMI port. The video part works perfectly -- when HDMI is plugged in the additional display is detected. It just continues to send the sound throught the internal speakers. I think all of the drivers were up to date, but I'll check again the next time I use my wife's laptop and update here if that leads to a solution.
Aug
2
comment Grub hangs at “Starting up …” when USB flash card reader is plugged in (on Ubuntu Hardy)
As mentioned above, the problem mysteriously went away, but I've accepted this answer since it seems reasonable... :-)
Aug
2
comment Grub hangs at “Starting up …” when USB flash card reader is plugged in (on Ubuntu Hardy)
(Un)fortunately, I am no longer able to reproduce this problem. It mysteriously went away. I've also since upgraded to Lucid.
Jan
13
comment md5 hash is different on a file split, cat back again
+1 I just noticed the -t, but you beat me to answering.
Jan
13
comment md5 hash is different on a file split, cat back again
I'd like to see the output of 2 commands: 1. ls -l bt4* 2. cmp bt4*
Nov
12
comment Vim command 'ciw' does not work
FWIW: :ver will tell you the features compiled into vim. It may be that textobjects is turned off in your build.
Oct
7
comment What's the best way to install software in Ubuntu?
I think that 5% number is actually pretty high. I used to install lots of things the "old school" way, but I hven't really had to do that in the last 5 years or so. The Ubuntu apt repositories (after including universe and multiverse) have pretty much everything I've wanted to install.
Oct
6
comment How to open files in vertically/horizontal split windows in Vim from the command line
Indeed, it seems to be something in my .vimrc causing the trouble. If I move it aside, -o without N works as documented.
May
6
comment Windows equivalent of ls * (asterisk) directory wildcarding?
Another thing to keep in mind: in Windows wildcards are expanded by the command, not by the shell.