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bio website cs.tufts.edu/~nr
location Malden, MA
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Happy hacker in C, Icon, Haskell, Lua, ML, Modula-3, Scheme, and others. Favorite language: whatever I'm using at the moment.

Good ways to get in contact include Skype chat to norman-ramsey or (less reliable) AIM to norman62ramsey


Aug
25
comment How can I discover which bootloader is installed where?
@sawdust we don't get as far as a menu. Just "Grub loading; Welcome to Grub;" and then the error. Normally I would expect a menu and then autoboot after a timeout of 10s. But I'm not getting that far. Hence the question about "how do I figure out what is there." Maybe my job is just to reinstall everything :-(
Aug
25
answered How to kick off multiple shell scripts at startup
Aug
25
asked How can I discover which bootloader is installed where?
Aug
24
asked How can I force `ispell` to reject a spelling?
Aug
12
comment RAM speed: How does it impact performance?
Actually, the link you shared suggests that RAM speed basically doesn't matter. The differences are barely measurable. But, great link. +1
Aug
12
answered RAM speed: How does it impact performance?
Aug
12
revised How to trade off amount of RAM vs RAM speed?
link to most related question
Aug
12
comment How to trade off amount of RAM vs RAM speed?
@RandolphWest: can you point to any specific questions?
Aug
11
asked How to trade off amount of RAM vs RAM speed?
Aug
11
comment How to find model number of Linux disk drive?
Looks useful but lshw is not actually installed on my system.
Aug
11
accepted How to find model number of Linux disk drive?
Aug
11
asked How to find model number of Linux disk drive?
Aug
10
awarded  Excavator
Aug
10
revised How can I merge or concatenate two or more MP4 files creating another MP4 file?
fix the example
Aug
10
suggested suggested edit on How can I merge or concatenate two or more MP4 files creating another MP4 file?
Aug
10
revised How can I merge or concatenate two or more MP4 files creating another MP4 file?
add an example
Aug
10
suggested suggested edit on How can I merge or concatenate two or more MP4 files creating another MP4 file?
Aug
7
revised Convert color photos of documents to good black-and-white (bitonal) images?
clarify question
Aug
7
accepted How to eliminate overscan on Ubuntu HTPC
Aug
7
comment How to eliminate overscan on Ubuntu HTPC
Indeed, newer versions of the Nvidia driver provide this slider. The version current in May 2010 did not.