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I'm a geek, a role-player and a biker.

I work for Diamond Light Source, developing open source scientific software for the UK national synchrotron facility. In the past I have worked in the robotics, mechatronics and laser micro-machining industries.


Apr
14
comment How can I make my active window more obvious on Windows 7 without disablng transparency?
That's precisely the problem, a decent summary of that forum thread would be far more useful than a link to it. That's why I gave the Bounty to harrymc as it is the only self contained answer, but you the accept since this is the more elegant and pretty solution, even if it isn't complete.
Apr
9
comment How can I make my active window more obvious on Windows 7 without disablng transparency?
Thanks for your answer @LPChip, but if you could summarise the contents of the link then if it dies, we won't lose the information contained there.
Apr
8
comment How can I make my active window more obvious on Windows 7 without disablng transparency?
I've tried all that @and31415 but it changes all windows in pretty much the same way, so there is no increased contrast between focussed and unfocussed windows.
Mar
7
comment How can I make my active window more obvious on Windows 7 without disablng transparency?
It helps if you read the question before answering. I already mentioned that option (4th paragraph). There is no window border when an application is full screen and it only has any effect if you select a non aero theme and thus disable transparency.
Feb
9
comment What is the “Google Update” Firefox add-on?
This is not an answer. It is not self contained and merely points at where the answer can be found. Some of the links have already died, others will most likely die before people stop trying to find the answer to this question. Good answers on stack exchange stand on their own, with links only for further information. Accepting 'answers' which only link to the actual answer does a disservice to every other person who might want the question answered. Voting up (or in cases like this, not voting down) answers like this is similarly a disservice to people who actually want to solve this problem.
Dec
18
comment How to upgrade RAM in live running ubuntu server?
Is this just a physical ubuntu server, or is it a virtual machine? If so, what virtualisation solution are you using?
Oct
25
comment Add directory to $PATH if it's not already there
Thanks, that's a nice elegant solution, but I found that I had to do PATH=${PATH/"... rather than PATH=${PATH//"... in order to get it to work.
Oct
12
comment Extra free space when moving a hard drive to an external enclosure
Where did you get the idea that this was my question @Tonny? Our usernames are completely different! There was no mention of repartitioning in the Q, just that the free space changed. Even if we were talking about repartitioning, the rest of your answer is pure fiction. If you can offer even a single example of a SATA drive which presents a different number of LBA blocks depending on which controller it is plugged into, I will buy you a pint.
Oct
12
comment Extra free space when moving a hard drive to an external enclosure
Eh? This makes no sense. The drive will have exactly the same partition table whether it is attached to a SATA port in the PC or plugged in to an external enclosure. To Windows 7 the partition will be the same size wherever you plug it in. This question is about the free space on the existing partition changing, something your answer doesn't even touch on.
Sep
18
comment Is there any file check summing software which deals correctly with deep paths?
I can't see any way to get 7-zip to calculate the checksums without creating an archive. Could you give an example of what you mean?
Jun
17
comment Is there any file check summing software which deals correctly with deep paths?
Thanks @Hennes, subst really isn't a viable option, and I tried the "\\?\" fix in several of these pieces of software and at best it made no difference and at worst made them hash even fewer files. In my python program it just changes errors from [WinError 3] The system cannot find the path specified to [WinError 206] The filename or extension is too long. But that's really a Stack Overflow question. *8'(
Jun
14
comment Making SSD & HDD work together like a hybrid
Thanks @Nicholas I've updated my answer in light of your comment, and your answer on my other question.
Jun
4
comment How to make Thunderbird play nice with Google mail
Given that the linked to question is primarily about tags and this one is about storage, I don't think it is a duplicate, let alone an exact duplicate.
Jan
22
comment Need Eudora 7.1 MAPI to work so I can sync with GMAIL
When you find the answer to your own question, it is better to post an answer, rather than updating your question with your solution. You also get the benefit of two sets of reputation. *8')
Jan
3
comment How to convert laptop drive for use as VMware image?
@Darius - I presume that this just extracts the hard drive as is? If so then many machines will just refuse to boot (bluescreen), which is why I came looking here. On a machine (as opposed to a disk image) VMware converter strips the drivers from the image so that new drivers which work can be installed by Windows when it boots.
Jan
2
comment How to convert laptop drive for use as VMware image?
We tried several ways to get this to work and failed with each one on both machines we wanted to image (one a desktop, the other a laptop).
Dec
29
comment How to convert laptop drive for use as VMware image?
This may be long after the original questioner needed an answer, but with 3k views over the years it has collected many people interested in an answer, but still yet to be answered comprehensively with a step by step solution.
Dec
10
comment How to install RAID drivers on already installed Windows 7?
@tanantish - No problem. *8')
Nov
15
comment Toshiba Portege M400 screen rotation not working under Windows 7 x64
Not sure why this was voted up, the original utilities for 32 bit XP simply don't work under 64 bit Windows 7 or Vista. Hence the need for this question in the first place.
Oct
14
comment How do I access MTP devices on the command line in Windows?
I gave up trying to find a solution for this with my Android MTP device and ended up installing a WebDAV server on my device. This could be mounted as a network drive, albeit slowly.