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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).


Nov
4
comment Go back to a previous domain in Firefox history
Middle-click is my default way to open a link, unless I'm totally done with the page I'm on.
Oct
9
comment How to delete my hard drive safely?
No! Soak it in acid overnight, rinse it, soak it in gasoline, set it on fire, then grind up the ashes into tiny bits, rinse them again, run them through a strong magnet, and scatter them, one grain at a time, from an airplane flying over the jungle.
Oct
9
comment Ubuntu no Sound from Optical OUT
No sound out of the optical out? Dang. I can't get any light out of my speakers, either... ;)
Oct
9
comment Are there any Windows operations that require a triple-click?
@Snark - also, a double-click is the same thing: "if the user clicks, then immediately clicks again..." The term "double-click" is just shorthand for what the user needs to do.
Oct
9
comment Are there any Windows operations that require a triple-click?
@Snark - that's a bit... er... snarky. :)
Oct
5
comment How can I explain why DRM cannot work?
"If you can see or hear it, you can copy it." Excluding software, this is a great summary.
Sep
23
comment Can I force Google Chrome to remember passwords?
@ChrisF - yes, I do.
Sep
18
comment How does USB device recognition work?
Thanks for the methodical explanation. Very interesting!
Aug
17
comment Icons for paint-like program?
I don't know where to find these, but if you end up needing to create them from scratch, I'd suggest a vector editor like Adobe Illustrator or maybe Inkscape rather than GIMP.
Aug
13
comment What application do you use to play and manage music on your computer?
I have both Winamp and iTunes. Winamp is lightweight, so it runs well in the background - unlike iTunes. Also, it is my default player for .mp3 files. If I double-click to listen to something it just plays; iTunes wants to add it to my library first, which is annoying if it's a throwaway file. For managing my whole collection, iTunes works better.
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.