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Computer addict since the C64, Software Engineer since 2000.

Unless otherwise noted, all my sources are released under ​Creative Commons CC0 (i.e., Public Domain for all practical purposes except in name due to a braindead restriction in German copyright law).


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comment Is there really a “USB communication protocol”?
@reirab: "...possible (and common) to send something other than the Ethernet protocol down a Category 6 cable with RJ-45 connectors..." -- like a DSL or ISDN signal. Actually, the electrician doing the cabling in our house even connected the doorbell with some spare Cat.7 (instead of plain 2-wire) as I found out recently. ;-)
Nov
19
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
26
comment How do I patch the shellshock vulnerability on an obsolete Ubuntu system that I can't upgrade?
That's a bit like saying, "we found that you can have segfaults in C++, just use Java instead"...
Sep
25
awarded  Tumbleweed
Sep
9
comment apt-get behind proxy on VirtualBox Ubuntu
@Ari: Yes it is; that is why I showed how to disable it specifically for apt-get and specifically for the variables necessary, instead of saying "just remove the line".
Sep
9
revised Linux: what is a most convenient way to see the content of .jar file
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Aug
5
awarded  Good Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
26
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
26
comment Vim: Open current windows/tabs in GVim instead
All nice and well, but completely unnecessary to solve the actual use-case problem: set mouse=a activates mouse support for terminal Vim as well, making Vim windows click-activateable...
May
20
accepted Vim: Open current windows/tabs in GVim instead
May
20
comment Vim: Open current windows/tabs in GVim instead
I actually found Ingo's answer to be more helpful overall, as I didn't know about sessions and could see where they can be useful outside the scope of my actual question. But you did answer the actual question more precisely, so I feel you should get the checkmark of honor.
May
20
comment Vim: Open current windows/tabs in GVim instead
So simple, yet so powerful. I don't think I will ever stop being amazed by Vim. Thanks!
May
20
asked Vim: Open current windows/tabs in GVim instead
May
11
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
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awarded  Notable Question
Mar
27
comment How to backup SVN repository from one server to another
Nevertheless we've been stuck with 1.6 in our company until quite recently, ourselves. The version worked "good enough", so quite frankly they were not "too outdated".
Mar
27
comment How to backup SVN repository from one server to another
There are actually a number of perfectly good reasons why people might be using old software. Corporate environments, for example, where a migration to a newer version might affect thousands of systems and does cost real money, are usually slow to jump to new versions. (That's one of the reasons why "release early, release often" doesn't cut it in the corporate environs.)
Mar
27
revised How to backup SVN repository from one server to another
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Mar
27
answered How to backup SVN repository from one server to another