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Long time Linux user (currently kubuntu). Use Windows 98, and 7 when I have to. Programmed in many languages, currently using bash and awk for most things. Learning Python.

Have one project on sourceforge:

Duplex printing emulator for non-duplex printers (Linux)


Nov
19
comment Thunderbird: always sort emails by date
I just installed it to give it a try. It works on Thunderbird 31.2.0 as well. I had to use View->Sort By to change the sorting - to make sure it worked. You can also upvote my answer (in addition to accepting it) if you want to.
Nov
19
comment How to fix or exorcise a “Devil” printer that fails to work for more than a few days
Don't you just love it when something you do fixes a problem, but you still have absolutely no idea how it originally occurred or what was really wrong? I used to experience that a whole lot more before I switched to Linux. BTW I have an HP1006 working nicely on Linux. My HP1020 has recently become somewhat less cooperative.
Nov
19
answered Thunderbird: always sort emails by date
Nov
11
comment Getting RegEx Code for File Name Change
I don't use Windows or AutoHotKey, but if you can get any version of sed for your system, it's perfect for cleaning up pesky text data like this. It has very powerful regex support. You can also just set it up with constant sample texts going into it until you get your regex to work properly. I know cygwin supplies all the tools like this, but you can probably find a standalone sed for Windows as well. thoughtasylum.com/blog/2011/9/30/using-sed-on-windows.html
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
25
comment Can't log into certain websites with Chrome, but it works with Firefox
No idea about the specific problem, but I regularly run into websites that don't play well with Firefox (I know that's not your problem). The web is (and should be) unregulated and people put all sorts of things in web pages that don't comply with current standards and best practices. I just keep 5 different browsers around and usually, one of them works. I usually fall back to Opera when Firefox can't handle something. You can probably debug and maybe even find a way around 1 problem at a time, but it's easier to try different browsers.
Aug
5
awarded  Yearling
Aug
4
comment Doesn't metadata occupy any size?
Aside from understanding OS internals (worthwhile in its own right), there is probably no reason to ever look at or modify such information unless you're writing a disk repair/recovery program. For normal use, you would never want to alter information at this level as it could easily undermine the integrity of the filesystem itself and of everything that uses it.
Aug
4
answered Use USB numeric keypad with phone-like typing?
Jun
17
comment Send email that will not receive out of office replies?
Since these automatic replies are generated outside your system, they have to come into your mail client unless you have your own mail server where rules could be defined to handle them first. Like both of the answers implied, it's usually not a good idea to have things automatically disappear completely because something useful might get deleted and you would never know.
Jun
17
comment Linux suitable filesystem with large metadata
I haven't researched this, but I've seen posts about it. AFAIK, it's not really an OS problem as much as it is a file system one. I think ext4 and maybe btrfs, do have a file creation time field, but most other file systems do not. Also, it's a tricky concept to use because if the file has been modified since it was created (which it would always have been unless it was created with something like touch), it's not entirely clear (at least to me) what this field would really be good for - maybe for forensics. No idea about the standard utilities reporting as I have only used ext[34].
May
6
awarded  Constituent
May
6
comment Org-Agenda export to Org-Table
Don't really see the required transformation, but awk is your friend (along with cut). By default, awk reads each line of an input file, splits it into fields using the delimiters or fixed length fields of your choice and then matches each line against successive patterns (that you specify). When a pattern matches, then the action associated with that pattern is invoked. It's perfect for restructuring and cleaning data.
Apr
22
comment
When I first read this nomination, I got a laugh from it because I thought it was a joke. After reading these comments, I see it wasn't. Too bad.
Apr
22
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Silent down-voting is anti-social and unproductive. It's only happened to me once so far, but how am I supposed to learn to do things better if someone won't tell me what I did wrong!
Apr
22
awarded  Caucus
Mar
17
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
10
comment Bash Script to repeat every word in a line?
Way better than the first couple of ways I thought of.
Mar
10
answered error: hp-systray cannot be run as root. Exiting
Mar
10
comment Is any special maintenance required for an edible ink printer?
The "ink" probably has to be wet to print and that means that if it has any food value at all, stuff will grow on it. If it dries up very quickly, that would minimize the problem, but not eliminate it. You could always make a couple of agar plates with covers, scrape a sample from the print head and see what grows. There's some pretty nasty stuff in the air that could potentially cause a problem, but a microbiologist would be able to give you a better answer.