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bio website twitter.com/splattne
location South Tyrol, Italy
age 44
visits member for 5 years, 4 months
seen Oct 27 at 15:39
I was born and raised in Bozen/Bolzano, a small town in South Tyrol and a nice place in the north-east of Italy surrounded by beautiful mountains.

My computer addiction began in 1983 with my first computer, a Commodore VIC-20.

3583 bytes free.
I graduated in Computer Sciences (Informatik) at the TU Vienna in Austria in 1994, came back to Italy in 1999.

I'm married and have two little kids. I'm a PC, but I own a Mac too. I speak German and Italian much better than English, but I hope it will get better posting here.

Jul
30
comment BSOD doing wireless connection repair
Superuser public beta password: ewok.adventure
Jul
27
comment backup flashdrive
Well, Ivo, we found a way to send each other instant messages adding comments to our answers. :-)
Jul
27
comment backup flashdrive
+1 for quoting such a good answer! ;-)
Jul
27
comment backup flashdrive
Nice to see you're happy with SyncBack!
Jul
26
comment Should laptops remain plugged in when their battery is 100% charged?
Good point, Arjan. BTW: I don't remove the battery on my Macbook Pro, because it dissipates the heat very efficiently. The bottom line is: it's a conundrum - performance against battery life.
Jul
25
comment Indenting paragraphs in Microsoft Word
Thank you, Steve - I meant "first" paragraph.
Jul
25
comment Preventing laptop screen from dimming out when running on battery
Which laptop model?
Jul
24
comment Is there a free version of Mac OS X?
mmc: sorry. My fault. Apologies. I meant you can't buy a copy as operating system for a non-mac PC.
Jul
24
comment Is there a free version of Mac OS X?
oops sorry, I'm probably too tired. my apologies.
Jul
24
comment Is there a free version of Mac OS X?
IMHO the terms "free" and "not free" don't apply to something you can't buy.
Jul
24
comment Is there a free version of Mac OS X?
So, technically, it's free.
Jul
24
comment Is there a free version of Mac OS X?
if I buy a Mac, do I have to pay for OS X?
Jul
24
comment I just spilt coffee on my laptop, what should I do?
If you are a programmer, get another coffee, quick!
Jul
23
comment How can I control two computers with the same keyboard and mouse?
Thanks wcoenen, I edited the answer.
Jul
23
comment How much does a gigabyte worth of data physically weigh on a hard disk?
Simple: 1 GB weighs 1024 MB
Jul
23
comment What's the jumper “enable 1.5GB PHY” on a Western Digital hard disk?
Yes, it's a SATA II disk.
Jul
23
comment Windows Media Center (Vista): add-on or software for cutting tv recordings?
Yeah, that's sound a viable solution. Thank you!
Jul
22
comment Sent mail in Lotus Notes
Of course. I just wanted you to know that we feel the pain. On the other side, I heard there a many things you can do with Notes which you can't with other programs, like... ehm... ;-)
Jul
22
comment Sent mail in Lotus Notes
Recommended reading: codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000514.html
Jul
21
comment Outlook 2007 asks for password upon opening
Your domain server should show some authenication failures.