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bio website nicholaswilson.me.uk
location Cambridge, United Kingdom
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visits member for 4 years, 4 months
seen Aug 19 at 11:34

A recent maths Part III (masters) graduate, with interest in functional languages. Unix enthusiast. Has day job writing enterprisey C++ app.


Jun
18
comment Why can't I create VNC sessions?
_XSERVTransNAMEDOpenServer isn't used on linux. I highly doubt this question is tagged correctly. The OP must be on Solaris.
Jun
5
answered How to extract an embedded image from a SVG file?
May
2
comment VMPlayer processor allocation
Should be migrated to SU.
Mar
11
comment Is it possible to install Bonjour Service without the Print Services on Windows?
You can also extract it with 7-zip or other free product.
Jan
29
answered Induce Mac graphical login from SSH
Nov
7
comment TightVNC and Vista yields “VNC server closed connection”
For the record: RealVNC's viewer installer is now separate, so you can install it easily without the server.
Sep
25
comment Can Max OSX be installed on this compaq laptop?
"Should" is a funny way of putting it! It's obviously not legal to do so (breaking EULA) and is hardly something Apple intends.
May
21
comment What is randomart produced by ssh-keygen?
Not great. If you've logged in before, much better for the computer to do the recognition for you using a stored fingerprint. The feature's only meant to be used for logging into new machines.
Feb
24
awarded  Critic
Dec
21
comment Preventing Windows 7 from automatically switching Aero off?
Internally it's on RC now...
Nov
27
awarded  Teacher
Sep
30
comment Preventing Windows 7 from automatically switching Aero off?
No; unfortunately our released free version hasn't been updated since before I joined. We're currently in alpha though for V5, which does add the free edition back to the lineup. Using RealVNC, I can normally keep Aero running on Win7 fine, but it does occasionally run out of memory to store the zillions of layers.
Sep
30
answered Preventing Windows 7 from automatically switching Aero off?
May
19
awarded  Supporter