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bio website trapdoor.org
location United Kingdom
age 30
visits member for 4 years, 11 months
seen Apr 29 at 10:59
I am a software developer with a CS background. While my background in CS has armed me with the techniques, algorithms and tools to do my job; creating useful software for a real business requires a greater knowledge of both the problem domain and effective working practices than of the latest and greatest algorithms. I'm very much into learning things from the ground up. I think that learning assembly language and C has made me a much better programmer.

Jul
4
awarded  Famous Question
Jan
24
revised In Windows 7, is it possible to do “runas” administrator *without* using the GUI?
Expand on UAC vs sudo
Jan
6
comment Is there a folder-only based music player for Linux?
Exaile seems nice and simple and does both file browsing and collections.
Aug
18
answered How do I restart Linux (Ubuntu) from the command-line?
Feb
1
awarded  Revival
Jan
24
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
24
revised How do I make all file types open in the internal editor in eclipse?
I'm not convinced the external editors were the system associated ones. Re-add that different file types are opening in different external editors to make this clear.
Sep
27
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
23
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
18
comment Is it legal to use windows 7 home premium as business?
@BloodPhilia in what way was I unpleasant? Your answer is perfectly correct as far as I can tell, but as stated it's just an oppinion and would be greatly improved by supporting it with a source. Being a reseller doesn't make you right (they frequently misunderstand Microsoft licensing terms and often contradict each other in my experience). Had your answer said "I'm an official reseller" we would have known where the information / oppinion came from, had you pointed at a relevant part of the license text we would have known your source. As it was written it's just an unsupported assertion.
Feb
17
awarded  Critic
Feb
17
comment Is it legal to use windows 7 home premium as business?
@BloodPhilia cite your source
Feb
1
awarded  Excavator
Feb
1
revised How do I sync the Solution Explorer with the current File in Visual Studio?
The (alt-c) shortcut only works once you're on the options page, which was a bit confusing.
Feb
1
suggested suggested edit on How do I sync the Solution Explorer with the current File in Visual Studio?
Jan
8
comment Batch scan a lot of pictures
@nasseg: That should be --batch="/path/to/scanned_image-%d.tiff" - missing the equals gives an error.
Jan
8
comment How do I make all file types open in the internal editor in eclipse?
@studiohack: care to justify how this isn't a "real question" - I think I've been pretty clear, and the 4 people who have marked it as a favourite probably want a good answer too.
Nov
7
awarded  Yearling
Aug
6
comment How do I make all file types open in the internal editor in eclipse?
Thanks for your response. The system associations make sense when opening files from a file explorer / the desktop / etc. All I want is an option to default to the internal text editor rather than an external application even if I haven't installed a specific plugin (granted they may be useful, but the default behaviour should be sane).