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bio website sam.nipl.net
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I do a fair bit of C coding on Debian GNU/Linux. I'm developing my own language "brace" which is based on C, http://sam.nipl.net/brace/ I run a free shell server http://nipl.net/ which is small but good. :)

May
21
comment Recommendation for a simple no-frills Windows PDF printer driver?
Excellent answer. Very glad I live in a world with stackexchange.
Apr
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
28
awarded  Informed
Oct
29
comment What is the difference between i686 and x86_64?
if you have 64 bit processor, run the 64-bit OS! duh, seems sensible
May
18
awarded  Yearling
Apr
15
awarded  Revival
Mar
12
comment What is the origin of the UNIX $ (dollar) prompt?
I guess the root prompt # is so chosen to coincide with the comment character, reducing the chances of accidentally pasting dangerous commands... or maybe not! I don't think they had much in the way of cut-and-paste back in the day.
Feb
18
comment Reformat SD card to NTFS
Does windows format an SD card with NTFS "correctly", i.e. using the right settings for good performance on SD media? As far as I recall, the filesystem proper should start at the 8MB mark, and there might be other issues. I guess if you use the existing partition this would be less of a problem than starting from scratch with running fdisk.
Jan
7
answered Open terminal on start and pass a command
Oct
26
awarded  Commentator
Oct
26
comment How to disable Auto-Mute Mode?
try google: alsa save mixer settings
Oct
22
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
2
comment Emacs font settings not working in new frame
Yay, finally a working answer for this. set-default-font ...? No, that would be too simple!
Oct
2
comment Using Vim/Gvim with multiple GUI windows
This is important; the editor should not really be doing it's own window management.
Sep
19
awarded  Revival
Aug
23
revised Make a Window sticked on Windows 7
add another option
Aug
23
comment Make window always on top?
this is working nicely for my outlook popup notifications
Aug
23
suggested suggested edit on Make a Window sticked on Windows 7
Aug
15
comment Disable auto-update of Google Chrome
This is a great negligence by google. I know they want to keep it simple, but I get mad when my computer suddenly grinds to a halt. No one has answered the question adequately. We need it to check for updates, then ASK before installing them. I might have to write a script for this :S While I'm complaining, when will someone write an OS with decent IO scheduling, so that the computer DOESN'T grind to a halt when some process uses the disk?
Aug
12
answered Any Linux BitTorrent client with support for Magnet links?