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bio website Toobusy
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Old-ish IT Geezer, young at heart, memoir fanboy


Dec
13
comment How can I transplant my Cygwin installation to another machine/architectureI?
@DavidPostill : Yes, thank you, I knew that but it's good to have it recorded here.
Dec
13
asked How can I transplant my Cygwin installation to another machine/architectureI?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
26
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
6
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
9
revised How do I preserve folder shares on a USB external drive?
Tidy up, remove extraneous tag
Nov
9
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
21
comment Where can I get pre-reform spelling correction for Brazilian Portuguese in LibreOffice?
@Karan Thank you. I've clarified the question (Windows 7). You are right; Vero is the new orthography, unfortunately.
Feb
21
revised Where can I get pre-reform spelling correction for Brazilian Portuguese in LibreOffice?
Added Operating System
Feb
20
asked Where can I get pre-reform spelling correction for Brazilian Portuguese in LibreOffice?
Feb
16
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
28
awarded  Self-Learner
Nov
28
comment Configure Thunderbird to never send (or even try to send) HTML emails
Thank you. On the settings tab you mention, the first checkbox is "Compose messages in HTML format". In my case, it is unchecked, and this seems to work as I want it to.
Oct
5
comment Generate PDF that is not editable
@Qrrbrbirlbel : It was so named by its creator, Adobe. Not my idea of a reference model for absolute truth. "Portable" is a corporate-speak buzzword, for selling ideas to pointy-haired managers.
Oct
5
comment Generate PDF that is not editable
@tohecz : OK, we must agree to differ, then. My view is that PDF is good for "slide presentations" and printing. For "normal online viewing" it's really user-hostile, if only because it doesn't reflow, so you're at the mercy of the original designer and his particular screen resolution.
Oct
5
comment Generate PDF that is not editable
@tohecz : I'm sure you're right; but I find the idea of a "non-printable pdf" both amusing and tragic. Bit like having a program you can't execute. If it's not for printing, pdf is an awful format for anything else.
Aug
16
comment How to make emacs accept UTF-8 from the keyboard
Oh, yes. Cut-and-paste works fine; it's just the direct entry from the keyboard that doesn't work correctly. How do you enter your Greek characters?
Aug
16
comment How to make emacs accept UTF-8 from the keyboard
Just tried it. Thank you for trying, but it still doesn't accept non-ISO-8859-1 characters like ŵ and ş.
Aug
10
accepted Thunderbird 3.0 - How do I recover some lost function?
Aug
10
answered Thunderbird 3.0 - How do I recover some lost function?