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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)


Aug
27
comment 3.5mm Analog Audio vs. Bluetooth Audio Quality
I've been trying to figure this out for a long time. Maybe this should be a separate question, but I have RF headphones that do 20-12000Hz and I stopped using them because the frequency response wasn't good enough. How do I select a set of bluetooth headphones that will sound as good as my analog ones do?
Aug
27
answered USB hard disk stopped working in Debian without unmounting
Aug
16
comment Print from a page that doesn't allow any commands?
I resort to this when some pages just refuse to print or leave parts out. When all else fails, you can always go old school on it and photograph or video your screen with an external camera. It's not very easily machine readable, but it always works. Sometimes, but probably not in your case, you can copy and paste the whole thing into a word processor like LibreOffice writer and print from there.
Aug
3
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jul
27
accepted How Can I determine the page count from a postscript file (generated by Opera)?
Jul
25
comment Are 3.5 inch SSD drives available? Why so many 2.5inch versions?
Dennis - I was thinking of the whole box, not the drive in particular.
Jul
24
comment Are 3.5 inch SSD drives available? Why so many 2.5inch versions?
The smaller drive may even allow more air flow/cooling in a case than a 3.5" one would.
Jul
18
comment Why is the Internet said to be an untrusted network?
Use of "HTTPS" is optional and not always used for sites that do use ssl. Also, some pages leave most of the page unencrypted, but still use ssl for the data, but I find it very confusing even though it works.
Jul
18
comment Do MS Word .dot templates work like .css files?
LO writer also has extensive macro support for automating such tasks. And, not to forget - it's free.
Jul
18
comment Do MS Word .dot templates work like .css files?
@Adam 's answer is correct AFAIK. Going forward, you might want to take a look at LibreOffice. It will read and write almost all MS Office files. But, if you convert the files to the internal format (OASIS), you can then use one of the best things about LO writer - styles. You can assign styles to paragraphs, pages, and even characters in such a way that when you modify the style, everything using that style (or another style based on it) will automatically be changed. This allows you to modify all subtitles or standard paragraphs with one action. Then you can save a copy in Word format.
Jul
17
awarded  Yearling
Jul
9
comment Lost files on my external hard drive
The user's first commandment: Thou shalt make backups! All sorts of things can go wrong with computers and people (user malfunctions). Make frequent, multiple, backups and store some of them off site. Then, all you lose is the work done since the last valid backup. With all sorts of backup systems available for every OS - many of them free or very inexpensive, it's just about the discipline to run them on a regular basis. If you're always connected to a lan, another external disk drive, or the Internet, you can even schedule them to run automatically.
Jul
9
comment Can AVI files contain a virus?
In addition to everything else here, make good, multiple, and frequent backups of whatever data you care about. That way no matter what goes wrong, you greatly increase your chances of having a reasonable recovery path. Given the amazing inventiveness of malware creators, there are bound to be new ways of mucking things up that can't (or at least, won't) be anticipated. Then, the trick is to see how many backups ago the infection occurred so you don't restore an infected backup.
Jul
5
comment Can computer components go bad when not in use?
@Vorac I stand corrected. It was a cool concept ...
Jul
4
comment How to jump to a particular flag in a Unix manpage?
@dotancohen - Never mind - I looked up kioslaves on wikipedia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KIO
Jul
4
comment How to jump to a particular flag in a Unix manpage?
@dotancohen -I just tried it in dolphin and it also works, but displays the man pages as directories and files and launches your default browser when you click on a file. I don't iunderstand the part about KIOSLAVE. I tried man://kioslave and it was the same as man://.
Jul
4
comment How to jump to a particular flag in a Unix manpage?
@dotancohen - Cool. Didn't know about that.
Jul
3
comment Text folding in OpenOffice Writer
If you're good at writing macros, maybe you could implement at least a very atomic/primitive version of this at the paragraph level by using hidden paragraphs and maybe integrating that with paragraph styles that you could modify on the fly. help.libreoffice.org/Writer/Hidden_Paragraphs
Jul
3
comment Text folding in OpenOffice Writer
That would be a cool feature. I found a post about a feature request for it, but I don't see that it has been done. I think the closest thing it has is the navigator which helps you find and move parts of documents, but won't collapse levels.
Jul
3
answered How to jump to a particular flag in a Unix manpage?