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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.


Nov
10
comment How to open a folder in a new tab in windows 7?
A little investigation revealed that Quizo was the original developer, and the sourceforge project was the fork. See my answer for details.
Nov
7
comment What is the “Google Update” Firefox add-on?
@Brian True, but it is still the responsibility of anyone who does have enough rep to down vote answers which are bad, sacrifice for the greater good of the site and future visitors. Remember too that if bad answers get deleted then you get back all of that lost rep. *8')
Oct
3
comment Is there a way to specify separate scaling factors for multiple monitors in Windows 8.1?
I have a similar problem, and suspect it is down to poorly set up monitor 'drivers'.
Oct
3
comment Is there a way to set (or disable) DPI scaling for individual monitors (Windows 8.1)
I have a similar problem, and suspect it is down to poorly set up monitor 'drivers'.
Oct
3
comment Fixing Dell XPS 12 High DPI scaling
Yup, just edited to make that clear, thanks @Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007.
Oct
3
comment Fixing Dell XPS 12 High DPI scaling
Although I voted to close myself after seeing your comment @Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 I've now completely rewritten the question such that it is no longer a duplicate. This now goes to the heart of my problem.
Oct
3
comment Fixing Dell XPS 12 High DPI scaling
Sadly I think it is a duplicate @Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 such a shame that there is no answer there either.
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.