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I'm a university student studying pharmacy.

I've worked part-time in my university's computer science and mathematics departments' respective computer squads for 4 years. I'm also what you could call a "geek", having poked around in every flavor of windows between 3.11 and 8, Fedoras 8-12, and OS X 10.6.

I've played the piano for 15 years, and I've been singing in choirs for most of that time as well. Over the years, I've picked up drums, mallet percussion, and guitar, to varying levels of accomplishment.


Jan
9
comment How can the mouse pointer be moved using the keyboard?
uh, do you mean the mouse pointer?
Jan
6
comment How to chmod 755 all directories but no file (recursively)?
o_O Would you be able to dissect that command for us? Thanks!
Jan
5
comment Add USB Keyboard to Sheevaplug (Debian 2.6)?
The sheeva plug is a fairly oddball device; adding more information about your setup (especially a description of the plug) would help a lot. I, for one, was under the impression that the sheeva plug didn't actually have a local display. From what I can infer, you've got a plug computer that you've accessed via a remote shell over a LAN. You've attached a usb keyboard to the plug, and are trying to get the commands from the local keyboard to the remote shell. Is this an accurate picture?
Jan
5
answered Convert audiobook CDs to iPod use
Jan
5
comment How do I find a file in Linux based on text I know it contains?
good point; my solution is far more limited than yours is. On the other hand, hiding an example file would be a fairly evil trick :P
Jan
4
answered How do I find a file in Linux based on text I know it contains?
Jan
4
comment kill process but fail
I'd warn, killall behaves differently on the different *nix's. On Linux, it will kill the processes with the titles matching the argument. On Solaris, it will kill EVERY process, not just the ones you specify. So on Solaris, running killall as root will effectively shut down the machine. Make sure you know which behavior the command follows.
Jan
1
comment How to clear the contents of a file from the command line?
If you want to get rid of the whole file in vim, with the cursor at the top of the document, typing d G (that's d, then shift-G) will delete the entire file (d for delete, G for end of the file). I prefer your method, though (it gives me more time to think about whether or not I REALLY want to trash the file).
Jan
1
comment How to clear the contents of a file from the command line?
should be echo " " > file.log, I believe.
Dec
31
comment Installing Java in Firefox without admin privileges
this.....is a horrible idea. But I like it just because of how outside the box it is. Be warned: being caught doing this will get you in heaps of trouble.
Oct
11
awarded  Critic
Sep
19
comment Are my Linux partitions going to be left intact if I choose to re-install windows by using the restore partition on my eee-pc 1000HE
Careful with that.....I know that at least my vista recovery partitions have 2 options that sound nearly identical; one of them reinstalls the partition, the other re-images the whole drive. I highly highly recommend backing up your linux install, just in case.
Sep
6
comment What Tiling Window Manager for Windows do you recommend?
+1; I tried it, and love it. I especially like the fact that it can be disabled very easily (windows+shift+q) and is customizable through its config files. Oh, and being a DWM clone doesn't hurt :D
Sep
1
comment How can I learn why an application is failing on launch if no log report is created?
I'm unsure if you implied this or not, but try launching the program from the terminal, as well.
Sep
1
answered Why is my webcam choppy in ubuntu?
Aug
31
comment Vista doesn't sleep - how do I diagnose?
The behavior that you expect hasn't been clearly defined in the question. You mentioned that Vista will sleep if you manually make it sleep; did you want it to sleep after the computer's been idle for a while?
Aug
31
comment What are window-managers with good features for power-users?
+1 for dwm. It's a bit of a pain to set up if you want to use it inside a gnome session, but still the most comfortable WM i've used.
Aug
26
answered Why create many partitions?
Aug
19
awarded  Beta
Aug
19
answered Creative software leftovers - ASIO error message