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seen Dec 12 at 23:10

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.


Dec
27
comment Recovering a lost user account
Is your sister's account an administrator account?
Nov
27
comment Is it possible to keep the “Ctrl” button turned on without holding down the button?
isnt' there an accessibility feature called sticky keys or something built into windows?
Jul
15
comment Is possible to boot on PXE over a WiFi device?
One of the main challenges is going to be convincing the bios to activate the wireless NIC and getting it to join your WLAN, before broadcasting the "I'm ready to boot!" signal. I'm unaware of any bios that supports that kind of wireless NIC control.
Jun
27
comment Append stdout to file from terminal?
No, by all means. I couldn't edit the question, so I just made my answer match!
Nov
23
comment Why doesn't my microphone work?
What program and OS are you using? It's hard to pinpoint an issue when we don't have any information...
Sep
12
comment Is it safe to install both Homebrew and Macports on the same machine?
I've only had a very cursory look at homebrew, but if you changed the default install location for homebrew from /usr/local to something like /opt/homebrew/usr/local, would that problem be avoided?
Sep
5
comment Is it okay to leave my laptop plugged into an adapter even if it says 'not charging'?
I had an HP laptop where the battery was right between the CPU and GPU.....not a good place, and you could feel it heat up like crazy. Aside from the heat problem, there's no reason to take the battery out.
Sep
5
comment Why is there a second entry when running 'finger' in Mac OS X
Thanks, I had my suspicions, but it's nice to be sure!
Aug
29
comment Third party boot loader
I'd like to point out a subtlety that isn't being made; while GRUB is packaged with Ubuntu, it is not associated with Ubuntu (it's a part of the GNU project). It's a free program developed by separate individuals that Ubuntu throws in for convenience. This is unlike Microsoft's Windows Boot Manager or NTLDR, which are developed by Microsoft explicitly for Windows.
Aug
27
comment software creating top view maps
In a word, the UI. Just drawing a line is more complicated than it needs to be. The "fill" tool doesn't fill properly (leaves a 3-px border of unfilled space), forcing me to use colored rectangles to fill in the map. The software does work (for a given value of "work"), and you can use it effectively, but it's almost not worth it. Things that work in most visual editor don't behave quite the same, and these small changes drive me nuts. It's like switching from QWERTY to AZERTY; it almost works, but it's still irritating. And please pardon the rant, I've been using it for 4 hours straight...
Aug
27
comment software creating top view maps
I've been working on a map for the past week using Inkscape. The software has been driving me nuts, although it does "work" (as in, if you put enough effort in, it'll do what you want....eventually). I'd go with Illustrator, if you have the budget.
Aug
25
comment search an ntfs partition for files from linux
@slartibartfast: I don't believe it's necessary, but thanks for pointing it out; it's good to know if the results don't come out as expected. BTW, I know you must get this a lot, but I personally found the fjords rather delightful.
Aug
23
comment Stop PDFs from displaying inside Google Chrome
a probably faster way to do the same thing: go to chrome://plugins (in firefox, that would be about:plugins), and disable the acrobat reader plugin
Aug
18
comment How to scroll up and look at data in GNU screen
@kevin: quite right, the "quickly" was meant to explicitly convey "not simultaneously".
Aug
18
comment Can the volume change when I plug in headphones?
hmmm, this is an interesting problem. My first line of attack would be to see if there is a file in /sys or /proc that changes when you plug in headphones, and then monitor that. Or you could bind a volume-lowering script to a hotkey and run it whenever you plug in your headphones.
Aug
7
comment Windows 7 PC no longers goes into power saving mode
Interesting....my windows 7 machine just started acting similarly, as well. I had chalked it up to my not being able to tell how long it had been idle....
Jun
18
comment Where to download unix command?
I'd assume that it's a typo, and that he meant 'mvdir is obsolete'
May
25
comment Laptop screen brightness stuck
Unfortunately, this seems to point to some malfunction beyond that of a simple keyboard or OS fault. I'd guess that the problem is localized to the graphics card and its firmware, but I've no real basis for that guess. If you've any sort of warranty on the components in your laptop, my inexpert opinion that replacing the graphics card and/or motherboard is the way to go. Sorry to not be any more help!
May
24
comment Laptop screen brightness stuck
I was thinking something along the lines of 'echo -n 100 > /proc/acpi/video/VGA/LCD/brightness', but I'm unsure whether or not the brightness file is still in the same location. The /proc directory, from what I've read, does get rearranged from time to time. The integer should be any number from 0 to 100, according to linuxscrew.com/2007/10/25/…
May
23
comment Laptop screen brightness stuck
Let us know how attempting to change the brightness via software goes. In windows 7, there should be a slider that allows you to change the brightness via software controls (left-click on the battery icon in the system tray, then left-click on the "adjust screen brightness" link. In linux, there are bios-level controls buried somewhere in /proc, depending on the version of the kernel you're using.