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bio website anang.com
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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.


Dec
31
comment How can I selectively disable paste blockers
Thanks mvark, that's a great workaround for Chrome. For Firefox I have installed Disable clipboard manipulations and Pinned the Add-ons Manager so it is easy to enable or disable.
Dec
30
comment How can I selectively disable paste blockers
Please consider tidying up (deleting) obsolete comments. The comments so far don't really help me improve my question and you should all know that comments are not the same as Super User Chat.
Dec
30
comment How can I selectively disable paste blockers
@fixer1234 I think auto fill not working is probably a different issue.
Dec
30
comment How can I selectively disable paste blockers
Done: stackoverflow.com/q/27704355/42473
Dec
30
comment How can I selectively disable paste blockers
Thanks mvmark. Investigating further, it looks like the specific page I was having a problem with uses some other method. I have updated my question, and I think an Stack Overflow question might be needed to come up with a definitive list of possible methods, so a bookmarklet can be written which covers them all.
Dec
28
comment What VNC (or similar) software for Windows 7 Home allows me to control my parents’ computer remotely as an administrator user?
@downvoter if you've have asked (commented) rather than just downvoting, I'd have updated my answer sooner.
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.