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I'm a graduate student in physics doing research in high-energy particle physics. I also have a hobby interest in computer programming.

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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Notable Question
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comment How does UNIX know which private key to look for?
Incidentally, this doesn't really have anything to do with UNIX specifically; the question and answers are equally applicable if you're logging into, say, a Windows server via SSH.
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answered How does UNIX know which private key to look for?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the purpose of using a large ping packet?
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comment How does one change user's home directory in Ubuntu 9.04?
@Aleks the functionality of usermod hasn't changed in years, or probably decades, so this answer should still be valid. As for why you're only seeing your desktop background, perhaps something else in your desktop environment depends on the username, in which case usermod doesn't know about it. But I can only guess at why this is happening (without having access to the system).
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awarded  Popular Question
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How are pseudorandom and truly random numbers different and why does it matter?
Feb
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answered Can I find files through the extended attributes
Feb
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comment Options to configure Apache to take into account other folders despite /var/www
What URLs do you want the files in those other directories to be accessible at? There are a few different methods to use, depending on the answer to that question. Or is your problem that Apache is not even able to access the files and you want to know how to set permissions to allow it to do so?
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awarded  Guru
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asked Is it possible to remove the hyperlink background in OO Calc?
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