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I have been playing the piano since 2nd grade (thats almost 16 years!). Nowadays, I only ever practice Debussy and Gershwin.

Computer programming/hacking since 8th grade. Thats when I installed my first linux distro completely DIY (since I had no mentor, my first distro was a purchased Red Hat Linux. I had no idea there was such a thing as FREE software!)

BS in General Engineering from UIUC. Spent a lot of time learning/building servers instead of going to classes.

Professionally, my arena is industrial automation (realtime embedded). All the major brands of PLC, Touchscreens, Drives/Servos; Lots of networking and systems automation; emphasis on electronics and technology integration. My typical job description is helping companies bridge different protocols/manufacturers/control-layers into unified control systems, with a specialty in legacy hardware adaption.

As far as my secondary computer skillz, technically I am only an enthusiastic amateur (I did some freelance web applications in college although).

At this point, I am quite comfortable on nearly all flavors of Windows and most of the popular Linux distros (debian is my favorite). I hate M$ Windows, but since I use it more than 80% of the time, I know it much better than I would like.

I can read, edit, and compile many programming languages (from Assembly/C to Java to Javascript/ECMA3), but my most fluent languages for writing applications are Python and Adobe-Flash-Actionscript (and from industrial programming: BASIC-type languages and ladder-logic, uck!)

Favorite Quote: RTFM - Read the F***ing Manual


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Sep
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answered Running Ubuntu 14.04 on Virtualbox at 1920x1080
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asked Debian 7 vs Ubuntu Server 14.04 for 32-bit VM “network nodes”
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answered Temperature sensors showing high CPU temps, CPU not super hot
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comment Are my CPU temperatures too high?
You probably have not permanently damaged it yet (or you would know), but you should not let it continue at that high of a temperature for sustained periods. You will know if it was too high when you get Blue-Screen-Of-Death, instance shutoffs, or problems booting (you won't even make it through POST). I wouldn't wait, it can happen fast, and once it does, then you will have at least some permanent glitches for the rest of that CPU life.
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comment Virtualbox Memory Overcommit
@Ramhound officially it does not seem to. i am seeking workarounds, or possibly unsupported configuration overrides.
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asked Virtualbox Memory Overcommit
Aug
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comment Why booting is stoping at the <initramfs> prompt?
Also, spend some time in the Busybox terminal, and find out where your disks actually are, and that from Busybox, they have the same name/designation your are assigning in the grub.cfg.
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answered Why booting is stoping at the <initramfs> prompt?
Aug
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answered Why does GRUB 2 give me a recovery command line unless I reboot from that command line?
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comment how to enter into my win7 from rescue mode?
you may need to adjust the grub.cfg afterwards, but try the default first.
Aug
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comment how to enter into my win7 from rescue mode?
from debian rescue prompt: $grub-install '(hd0)' ### that is simple case, assuming it detects your win partition correctly.
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comment how to enter into my win7 from rescue mode?
past experience tells me there can be a number of reasons why it happenee, and how to fix. consider googling debian grub install from deb installer cd
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comment The more I use my computer the less it lasts?
one final note to add. I have noticed that some laptop drivers are glitchier than others. One of mine has a heavy dependance on Nvidia chipsets ( for more than video output). I have noticed intensive 3d usage is more likely to BSOD on windows. Consider disabling extras in your bios that are simply not needed.