Richard J Foster

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bio website askfoz.com
location Palmetto, FL
age 43
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Software engineer and general techno-geek. Interests include most aspects of software development from design through to deployment.

Especially interested in Agile methodologies (although my current employer chooses not to use them effectively), and tools that help me do my job well.

Occasional contributor to various open-source projects including CruiseControl.NET.


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comment How can I selectively take ownership of files and/or folders on a Windows 7 machine currently owned by a specific user?
The files and folders in question do not appear to have been associated with a group previously. They all appear to be associated specifically with my old user.
May
6
comment How can I selectively take ownership of files and/or folders on a Windows 7 machine currently owned by a specific user?
I was thinking more along the lines of automatically mapping the items across to the "new" user because I keep running into new places where the current permissions are causing trouble. I probably could just take ownership of the entire D: drive... but that seemed a bit heavy handed. ;-)
May
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asked How can I selectively take ownership of files and/or folders on a Windows 7 machine currently owned by a specific user?
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comment What port(s) etc. need to be open on a firewall to allow successful operation with BitBucket
Do you have any Anti-Virus software? Some of that (for example McAfee) has options to block "unauthorized" applications from HTTP/HTTPS.
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Oct
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comment Is there any way to change the VirtualBox “snapshot” folder for an existing virtual machine?
That's the thing... I don't know if there is a "reasonable cause" (e.g. I need some permission that I don't have), or if it should just work. Thanks for the suggestion though. I may file a bug report anyway. Worst case scenario they just close it "operating as designed". :-)
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asked Is there any way to change the VirtualBox “snapshot” folder for an existing virtual machine?
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accepted What is a UFR II printer driver and why might I use it in preference to another type?
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comment What is the easiest method of checking SMART status for your hard drive?
The link to the Google paper above is now a 404. I suspect that the new home for the research is: static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/…
Mar
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accepted What port(s) etc. need to be open on a firewall to allow successful operation with BitBucket
Mar
27
comment What port(s) etc. need to be open on a firewall to allow successful operation with BitBucket
Thanks Martin, that's what I thought. Our IT department was seeing a blockage. The firewall was blocking the outbound traffic from the internal machines because the firewall's "HTTP protocol TLS/SSL" option was not enabled, and it needed to be.
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asked What port(s) etc. need to be open on a firewall to allow successful operation with BitBucket
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