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I'm a fulltime WordPress Developer at Code For The People in the UK. I also build RTS AIs & attend WordPress/design conferences.

Any questions please say hello, I can normally be found in the WPSE chat ( link in the top header ).


Sep
18
comment What was the reasoning behind the lack of a right click in the Windows command prompt?
I'm aware of 3rd party applications, the question is what was Microsofts reasoning/rationale for not doing it?
Aug
29
comment OS X Bash 4 terminal exits
I run it with . script
Jun
28
comment Windows 7 x64 Setup drivers SSD problem
For reference at the time the above was posted the only things connected were a generic USB keyboard and mouse, a DVD-RW drive, and an SSD. Removing the DVD-RW fixed the issue. Basically never install Windows 7+ from a disc is the moral of the story, it's slower, error prone, and can crap out over silly things
Apr
24
comment Can I get AirPlay mirroring under Windows?
There is, and if I were under Ubuntu I would have free lunch every day, but I'm not
Mar
20
comment Can I get AirPlay mirroring under Windows?
shame its a paid for app but it works
Mar
8
comment Can I get AirPlay mirroring under Windows?
Ah Super User, could somebody please move it there?
Mar
8
comment Can I get AirPlay mirroring under Windows?
Then where should I ask it?
Dec
14
comment Wake Windows 7 from sleep and modifier keys are reversed
I play a lot of RTS games, which means sticky keys comes on a lot when holding shift to queue orders, so disabling sticky keys was one of the first things I did when I set up this machine
Dec
6
comment Wake Windows 7 from sleep and modifier keys are reversed
The only other keyboard I have to plugin has been sitting in a cupboard because it's broken ( damned saitek cyborg ), although that broke years before I built this computer
Dec
4
comment Wake Windows 7 from sleep and modifier keys are reversed
( on both sides of the keyboard too, not just the left/right )
Dec
4
comment Wake Windows 7 from sleep and modifier keys are reversed
yes, when I hold the shift key It does the reverse of what I would normally expect it to do. If it were stuck there would be no change when held down/rebooted. It also doesn't explain the capslock reverse, the alt key or the ctrl key
Dec
4
comment Wake Windows 7 from sleep and modifier keys are reversed
It's a £2.99 standard UK layout USB keyboard I got from Argos, I've had it for years and it's worked perfectly fine, no fancy features, no backlit keys or media buttons, uses the standard Windows keyboard drivers
Dec
4
comment Windows 7 Install/Setup DVD boot problem
It may not have been the issue, but the motherboard was indeed faulty, though wether it was the SATA controller or not I am not sure. I also found that the replacement part refused to pass POST until a RAM stick was removed
Aug
31
comment Windows 7 Install/Setup DVD boot problem
I booted back into the XP live CD and attempted to run chkdsk again with /f and /r, after its completion I rebooted. No windows 7 logo.
Aug
30
comment Windows 7 Install/Setup DVD boot problem
Indeed, I've been searching for my 4GB USB drive to see if I can try booting without using the SATA ports at all
Aug
30
comment Windows 7 Install/Setup DVD boot problem
Is there any means of detecting if this is the case from Ubuntu?
Aug
30
comment Windows 7 Install/Setup DVD boot problem
I will attempt this when I return home ( and thanks avirk, Ill update the question as I have more information )
Aug
30
comment Windows 7 Install/Setup DVD boot problem
=( Though only the DVD drive is plugged into the 3gbps ports, the other drives are connected to the 6GBps ports.
Aug
12
comment How do I change the fade color of the Windows 7 Login Screen?
So I have an evening of hex editing ahead of me? How would one bypass the code signing protection?
Apr
1
comment Windows 7 x64 Setup drivers SSD problem
It appears Ubuntu 10.10 just works, it found the drive, said everything was in working order too, so I partitioned it and setup an NTFS file system and wrote a test file to the drive which all succeeded