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location Maryland
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I know C# and Python.

Jul
27
answered How do I explain to my mother how to convert a bunch of PNG files into JPEGs?
Jun
23
comment Is Dell's “D/Port Advanced Port Replicator” compatible with Dell Latitude D530?
My money's on it physically connecting, but you getting some error in the BIOS saying that the dock isn't compatible with this model. Oh, and make sure your power adapter has enough output to handle the dock. I have been burned by that one personally.
Jun
22
comment microsoft security layer
Almost definitely a scam. If the OP's antivirus expired, it would not be referred to as the Microsoft security layer. Report these people to Dell and/or Microsoft.
Jun
22
comment sudo keeps asking me for my password in fish shell
Considering this is the "Ubuntu way" for getting a rootshell, I figured it was a neat work around the problem. Every command is still logged.
Jun
15
answered sudo keeps asking me for my password in fish shell
Jun
14
comment Can you charge any device with Mini-B USB receptacle from any charger with Mini-B USB plug?
In addition: you can short the data pins (2 & 3) to indicate you're a charger and then the device can draw 500mA without issue.
Jun
6
comment Cannot login in graphical mode - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
My father's machine had this problem but it was from an upgrade from 8.04 - kdm solved the issue.
Jun
1
comment Amazon Kindle not charging in Ubuntu
Well that's certainly good - nothing hardware related. Looks like the other answer's the cause.
May
31
answered Cannot login in graphical mode - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
May
31
answered Amazon Kindle not charging in Ubuntu
May
26
comment ubuntu 10.04 logs itself out overnight
You can comment on answers & comments, no need to answer your own question like this.
May
26
comment Linux distribution with preference for permissive licenses
LGPL is fairly easy to code for - just allow users to replace the library and you're done.
May
26
comment Linux distribution with preference for permissive licenses
The status of the code that links against THAT library is fairly straightforward - if you use the library in its unmodified form, you can use it as public domain. With the inclusion of that GPL/LGPL code, the entire library is considered to be under GPL/LGPL. There's no question. Debian source packages package the original library and Debian's modifications in two separate archives in the source package. You can go back to the unmodified version but you'll have to distribute that yourself (it's public domain).
May
26
comment How do I disable the iSight camera on Mac OS 10.6?
No, you're not - but the Mac doesn't have a hardware switch to control the camera. Most people go with a flap or cover.
May
26
comment Connect cell phone to Linux
I think it's called gnokii, but I'm not sure it's maintained anymore.
May
26
answered How to connect the speaker out jack from a Sound Blaster card to cell phone mic input
May
26
answered Linux distribution with preference for permissive licenses
May
26
comment How is encryption handled when different email clients send emails securely?
In my specific case, my pubkey is on keyserver.ubuntu.com and has a gmail address listed on it. There's nothing that says you have to store the key on the mailserver.
May
26
comment How do I disable the iSight camera on Mac OS 10.6?
Aside: and this is why I love my XO-1. The camera and microphone LEDs are hard-wired to light when the camera/mic are sampling. And since they are tested on boot, I'd know if someone disconnected them. :)
May
26
comment How do I disable the iSight camera on Mac OS 10.6?
Can you be sure that the software you remove isn't reinstalled through an update? If you're paranoid enough to ask about how to disable the camera for all applications, making the camera return meaningless input is just about as good.