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I started learning web design to support my efforts as a singer/songwriter. I'm still doing that, but these days my actual job involves building intranet resources as well. My skillset is PHP, HTML, CSS, and Javascript (I'm a big fan of jQuery).


Aug
10
comment Can't access the web on a BlackBerry after BES activation
Leaving breadcrumbs for others - add your own solutions if you like.
Aug
9
comment Rules for adding/upgrading RAM
Also, see my question "How can I tell what RAM will fit my computer?" - superuser.com/questions/18995/…
Aug
6
comment How can I tell what RAM will fit my computer?
What is that command doing?
Aug
5
comment Can google chrome know how fast I type?
I also strongly doubt they send each letter as a separate request. That would use a lot of bandwidth, as each request needs headers, etc, and Google is all about optimizing connections. Plus, why would they care how fast you type?
Aug
3
comment How to share favorites among different browsers?
Delicious is great. If there is no plugin for your browser, you may be able to use a bookmarklet, and in any case, your list is available at a URL. You can place bookmarks in under many tags simultaneously (or you can use one tag per site and treat your tags like folders), by typing your own or choosing ones that others have used. For intranet stuff you can check a box not to share the URL with others.
Aug
3
comment Windows XP: Can I paste plain text by default?
Thanks - this appears to be the most direct and complete answer to my question. I'm also upvoting the workarounds that look good to me.
Jul
28
comment Move Windows XP to a new PC
Good question. It should be noted that doing a clean install of the OS and moving over the files you want will generally make the new computer run faster, as you will leave behind any registry problems and such. But then you have to reinstall all the programs you want, etc. So migrating the whole OS would be faster.
Jul
28
comment Windows XP: Can I paste plain text by default?
Thanks for the suggestion. Meanwhile, I'm still looking for a way to change the default setting. Anyone know how?
Jul
27
comment Paint.NET equivalent for Linux?
Vector editing is great, but that's not what he's asking about - he wants to edit images. Inkscape is more analogous to Adobe Illustrator, while Paint.net is more like Photoshop.
Jul
24
comment Ubuntu Linux: Can I paste plain text by default?
@Stefan - yes, I know there is a special paste function. I listed that in my known workarounds when I asked the question. What I want is to change the default so that I don't have to specify each time that I don't want the formatting. I never want the formatting. It feels like saying "give me a hamburger, and leave out the chocolate sauce." If I wanted chocolate sauce, I would say so. Leaving it out should be the default. Or at least let me SET that as the default. Don't make me say "hold the chocolate sauce" every time I order.
Jul
24
comment Ubuntu Linux: Can I paste plain text by default?
@Stefan - specifically, I want the pasted text to share the formatting of the destination text, not the source text.
Jul
24
comment Ubuntu Linux: Can I paste plain text by default?
@Adriano - I AM confused. If the text were copied as plain text into memory, the formatting would have been removed before OpenOffice ever saw it, right?
Jul
24
comment Ubuntu Linux: Can I paste plain text by default?
I just tried that - copied from this question to OpenOffice. It pasted formatted text.
Jul
21
comment Am I missing out on anything by sticking by Windows XP?
Hooray! Actual, specific reasons!
Jul
21
comment Am I missing out on anything by sticking by Windows XP?
"It wipes the floor with XP." How? Does it boot faster? Find files easier? Work with more hardware? Handle network connections better? Or does it just look pretty and you like that?
Jul
21
comment Am I missing out on anything by sticking by Windows XP?
Why upgrade? What specific features do you like? As the original question asks, what are you missing if you DON'T upgrade? "It's the way to go" doesn't answer that.
Jul
21
comment Am I missing out on anything by sticking by Windows XP?
Hmmmm... specific features are exactly what I'm curious to hear about.
Jul
21
comment Am I missing out on anything by sticking by Windows XP?
This doesn't seem helpful. The question is "what am I missing if I don't upgrade?" This answer is "the new version isn't bad." OK, but neither is the old one. Does the Vista/Windows 7 have anything great that XP doesn't?
Jul
16
comment How to network Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux?
The printer is hooked up to the Windows box - is Samba still needed?