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I am the typical "computer nerd", with skills in a number of programming languages and a wide range of computer hardware and software.

Mar
23
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
1
comment Broken laser printer prints full bleed, fixed printer has margins, why?
@hdhondt the printer ran dozens or hundreds of full-bleed-in-one-color pages while experiencing and then diagnosing the problem, and it still works. I'm perfectly willing to clean the internals myself, manually, after such an operation, if I could figure out how to make it happen intentionally.
Dec
29
comment Broken laser printer prints full bleed, fixed printer has margins, why?
@kreemoweet the official drivers on windows, mac, and linux say there is a mininum, and when I try to print larger than the margins I get some white area on the edges cutting off my print. This also happens with the standard postscript driver on linux (CUPS) and windows.
Dec
29
comment Broken laser printer prints full bleed, fixed printer has margins, why?
@fixer1234 added defect info.
Dec
29
revised Broken laser printer prints full bleed, fixed printer has margins, why?
defect.
Dec
28
asked Broken laser printer prints full bleed, fixed printer has margins, why?
Oct
20
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
18
comment Mac OS: How can I launch the iTerm terminal, with a specific profile, from Automator or AppleScript?
@DanielBeck because I want the OS to behave as if it's another application, the same way it does with Fluid web apps.
Sep
18
comment What arguments does the Mac's Terminal.app accept?
@Lübnah it doesn't immediately help, but you CAN launch Terminal from the command line, as a separate process/app from the Terminal you're already in, with /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app/Contents/MacOS/Terminal
Sep
17
comment Mac OS: How can I launch the iTerm terminal, with a specific profile, from Automator or AppleScript?
I'd love to see another answer that launches an new iTerm process, not a window in the existing app.
Jul
12
revised Can super glue be used to attach an SSD to a metal holder?
edit for downvotes
Jul
6
comment Can super glue be used to attach an SSD to a metal holder?
I did not recommend it for silencing purposes, simply as an alternative mounting strategy.
Jun
30
answered Can super glue be used to attach an SSD to a metal holder?
Jun
2
comment Why does the /dev directory exist?
@justcool393 requiring a call means you couldn't use command line file-manipulation tools to interact with the devices. being able to cat to a serial port, or grep /dev/mem, are very powerful capabilities.
Jun
1
comment Why does the /dev directory exist?
seriously, I don't know what you're looking for with this question. Where else would you put all of those things if not in /dev ?
Jun
1
answered Why does the /dev directory exist?
Mar
13
answered Is it possible to change the default screen/logo on a projector?
Jan
18
answered Is it possible to tail -f an external web resource?
Nov
27
asked What email clients support cid: and mid: URIs?