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Real name: Christian Lercher

Started programming when I was 7 years old (Basic on C64, then Assembler, later C/C++, and now mostly Java).

First Windows experience: ca 1993 (Win 3.11)

First Unix experience: 1998 (Solaris, then SuSE Linux, now mostly Debian/Ubuntu and MacOS).

I'm just as much interested in technical things, as in social topics, and economics. It really depends.


Dec
5
comment MacBookPro RAM: CL7 or CL9
@Cawas: 9 clock cycles at 1333 MHz take approximately as long as 7 clock cycles at 1066 MHz. The only question is: Does the computer allow a CL7 setting, or is it too overcautious?
May
31
comment Manual Duplex printing for Mac (and/or Linux)
Thanks - however, I just tried it, and it didn't work: It printed all my pages, then showed the dialog to turn over the paper nicely, and then it printed all the pages once again... the project is still in an early stage, and I assume, this problem will be resolved. Thanks for the link! (+1)
May
19
comment How to make one CPU to be used simulataneously be three different users
In any case, doesn't this belong on SuperUser?
May
14
comment Manual Duplex printing for Mac (and/or Linux)
This sounds phantastic - I will check it out next week. If you continue the project (please!), I'd be glad to do some testing with my printers, as long as you can give me instructions how to do it (I have a Kyocera Mita laser + a Canon inkjet. They handle the paper differently.) In the past, I had always used tools like TurboPrint Professional (on the Amiga!) or FinePrint Professional, or the Windows printer drivers - where most actually have this advantage over Mac/Linux :-( Our OS need such a tool - GUI integration would be great, but let's start with the basic functionality!
Apr
13
comment MacBookPro RAM: CL7 or CL9
Just wanted to add, that I eventually bought the "1333 CL9", and it runs fine at 1066 MHz. Don't know with which CL setting (probably CL7). Also not sure, if dual channel is on or off now (probably off).
Apr
2
comment WYSIWYG editor for structured text (suitable for SVN versioning)
@Hugh: Thanks for this link! I just installed it (it's even in the Ubuntu Repository BTW :-), and it already looks quite promising: I like its interface, and it produces very clean HTML. The split view is practical, too. It even seems to handle long files pretty well.
Apr
2
comment WYSIWYG editor for structured text (suitable for SVN versioning)
@honk: I love programmer's editors, and use them for almost everything. But in this case we need real WYSIWYG...
Apr
1
comment Manual Duplex printing for Mac (and/or Linux)
@Arjan: Yeah, the solution could still use a little bit of tweaking here and there :-) The odd total number of pages is not a problem on my inkjet printer (I think, it will be a problem on my laser printer). With my inkjet printer however, I have the problem, that I'd need to print the second side in reversed order (as you noted above)...
Apr
1
comment Manual Duplex printing for Mac (and/or Linux)
@Arjan: There were only about 5 minutes left, so I had to accept it ;-) But I think that's fair, because I pretty much figured it out with your help: In Automator, add an action "Extract Odd & Even Pages" (with "All pages in separate files"), then add an Action "Run Shell Script" (with Pass input: "as arguments"). This passes the resulting two filenames as arguments. Print them with lpr $1 and lpr $2. The only thing that's left now, is to display a dialog! Because there's no terminal window popping up, I can't simply use the "read" command... What's the simplest way to show a GUI dialog?
Apr
1
comment Manual Duplex printing for Mac (and/or Linux)
@Arjan: Again a very good idea: Automator combined with a bash script. I think, we're getting closer! How do I pass the output (PDF) to the script? I need it either as a file (or two files), or from stdin.
Apr
1
comment Manual Duplex printing for Mac (and/or Linux)
@Arjan: Good idea! I don't have much experience with Automator - I hope there's a way to access both PDF files that are created by "Extract Odd & Even Pages". I haven't found it yet, either.
Mar
25
comment Manual Duplex printing for Mac (and/or Linux)
Absolutely, thanks. I'm thinking about writing a small bash script that uses pdftk to select odd/even pages from the generated PDF. Then it would print the odd pages, pause for input, and finally print the rest (disadvantage: Probably can't choose print quality etc.) I'd still prefer something more elegant - I would expect that from my Mac ;-)
Mar
25
comment Manual Duplex printing for Mac (and/or Linux)
The situation is this: I can do "print odd pages", then "print even pages" directly from any application. But I have to close the dialog in-between, then re-open it, re-enter the page range manually, etc. Okay, the page range problem would be mitigated, if I first printed it to PDF. BTW, my problem would already be pretty much solved, if the dialog stayed open :-)
Mar
25
comment Manual Duplex printing for Mac (and/or Linux)
When using two print jobs to print to separate PDFs I still have to go through the dialog twice (re-applying all my settings manually.)
Mar
25
comment Manual Duplex printing for Mac (and/or Linux)
Okay, what's the OS's standard printing facility to handle the actual duplexing? AFAIK, the printing dialog is always the same (or isn't it? It seems, that it never has a manual duplex option?)
Mar
23
comment Manual Duplex printing for Mac (and/or Linux)
@Broam: Thanks, the cups tag is a very good idea.
Mar
18
comment MacBookPro RAM: CL7 or CL9
Good link. With the info on that page, I calculated, that CAS latency is approximately the same for both (about 6.7 ns) - so at least if there's no ROM setting that will unnecessarily switch to CL9, I should be fine with the 1333 module.
Mar
18
comment MacBookPro RAM: CL7 or CL9
Thanks - how do you know, it's CL7 (I don't find that info on the page you mentioned)?
Mar
18
comment MacBookPro RAM: CL7 or CL9
Actually, in the case of the offers I have, the 1333 is cheaper. So either that's because it has worse latency, or the price is just related to supply and demand.
Mar
18
comment MacBookPro RAM: CL7 or CL9
Thanks! I'm just a little bit worried, that when I install the 1333 CL9 4GB together with my 1066 CL7 2GB, that I might end up with CL9 for both, of course running at 1066 MHz (CL9 is slower than CL7)?