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I am a software engineer at Beckman Couleter, Inc. I enjoy reading, playing piano, and dancing.


Nov
8
comment Vim: How to delete a vim buffer when you quit a file in vim
@Pencilcheck You couldn't think of a less confrontational way to phrase that? I any case, yes, :q (or :quit) will only close a single window at a time, but it's still the "quit" command and is in fact used to quit the editor.
Nov
6
accepted Chrome not default browser for certain operations
Nov
6
accepted Determine process name for VirtuaWin rule?
Nov
6
comment Determine process name for VirtuaWin rule?
I'll accept your answer because it shows how to determine the process name as seen by VirtuaWin, even though the results are disappointing. Thanks for your help.
Nov
6
comment Determine process name for VirtuaWin rule?
...huh. The full path does not appear to work, either, and middle-clicking and selecting "Add Window Rule" shows that the process name for each window is the window name with the first character replaced with ? (so of course it differs from window to window). I suppose this must be due to some sort of futzing about with window properties in the application itself.
Oct
29
comment Can I use vim to open a huge file effectively?
Note that (1) there's a plugin (vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1506) for turning on several of these options automatically when a large file is opened, and (2) even with this program, opening files that are more than a couple GB in size can still be problematic, so I recommend following the "Ctrl-C" tip here: stackoverflow.com/a/19795855/1858225
Sep
29
revised Close ALL Chrome processes to allow channel-switch
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Sep
29
accepted Close ALL Chrome processes to allow channel-switch
Sep
29
comment Close ALL Chrome processes to allow channel-switch
That's fortunate for you, I guess, but I've switched multiple times now and run into this problem each time. Are you sure you have the "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed" setting turned on, and do you have many background apps? In any case, I know kill makes killing processes more convenient, but I still count that as a "manual" solution.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
18
awarded  Excavator
Sep
18
revised How do I force VMware virtual machine to enter the BIOS setup
The previous edit was more confusing than helpful, since the info in it was incomplete and potentially misleading. This edit makes it clear that there are two *different* ways to get to the boot menu.
Sep
18
suggested approved edit on How do I force VMware virtual machine to enter the BIOS setup
Sep
10
comment Before Operating systems, What concept was used to make them work?
Ohhhhhhhh. That makes more sense. The juxtaposition sounded like you were saying that these systems had OSes. If you edit again, I'll remove my downvote. (It's currently locked in.)
Sep
10
comment Before Operating systems, What concept was used to make them work?
That's a pretty major point, actually, and one that I still don't understand. What do you mean by "operating system" here? What part of a mainframe is the "operating system"?
Sep
10
comment Before Operating systems, What concept was used to make them work?
My point is that your answer doesn't actually explain what you mean by "Strictly speaking Operating Systems have been around for a very long time in one form or another." You provide a basic description of mainframes, but it's not clear at all that these mainframes had anything remotely similar to what we call "operating systems."
Sep
10
comment Before Operating systems, What concept was used to make them work?
So the "operating system" here is...whoever's doing the scheduling for the users?
Sep
9
answered Close ALL Chrome processes to allow channel-switch
Sep
9
asked Close ALL Chrome processes to allow channel-switch
Sep
4
revised Microsoft SQL: dealing with invalidated databases
added 192 characters in body