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seen Dec 22 at 17:14

Unix admin since '96
Network admin since '97
Jack-of-All-Trades since '91

Computers I've owned over the years:

  • TI 99/4A
  • Apple //c
  • homebuilt PC-compatible 8088
  • Gateway 2000 486SX-25
  • homebuilt Pentium II
  • Sun SparcStation 1+
  • Sun Enterprise 2
  • WinBook XL2
  • Apple Power Macintosh G3 Minitower
  • IBM Netfinity 3000
  • homebuilt Intel Pentium → AMD K6-2
  • Sun Ultra 80
  • SGI Octane
  • SGI O2
  • Apple iBook G3 (Graphite)
  • Sony Vaio PCG-Z1WA laptop
  • Apple Mac Mini G4
  • Apple MacBook Pro 17
  • Apple Mac Mini Intel
  • Dell Poweredge T610

Nov
2
comment Cannot uninstall XP SP3 update
As stated in the question, there is no SP3 restore directory. I updated the question to make that clearer.
Nov
2
revised Cannot uninstall XP SP3 update
clarify "restore directory"
Nov
2
asked Cannot uninstall XP SP3 update
Oct
31
answered Is there an easy way to straighten network cable individual wire pairs?
Oct
28
answered How to search the web for punctuation or symbols
Oct
28
comment Is there a way in Mac OS X to stop applications from stealing focus, especially between spaces?
@Josh: largely that Cmd-Tab switching to an open application will not switch to a Space with an open window. Basically anything that would automatically switch you to a different space will be disabled.
Oct
27
answered How to send legible faxes?
Oct
27
revised How to send legible faxes?
added supported resolutions
Oct
27
answered How to send legible faxes?
Oct
27
comment Getting Mac OS X applications to close after last window closed
Seems like a good idea, except it doesn't work. I had to change "name" to "displayed name" in refreshWindowedProcess() to keep it from asking "where is this application", but even then it doesn't seem to ever quit anything.
Oct
25
comment Saving Firefox tab state for reopening?
How is TMP's "much more advanced"?
Oct
25
comment Saving Firefox tab state for reopening?
Firefox has asked if you want to save tabs by default for a while now. What version are you running?
Oct
23
comment How can I get “WHITE SMILING FACE (U+263A)” with the keyboard?
Code page 437 is hardly ASCII. Less so than, say, ISO 8859-1.
Oct
23
answered Unwanted audio when visiting websites
Oct
20
comment A free Comic Sans-like font, which isn't Comic Sans?
Just because someone might be interested, a huge number of published comic books are lettered on a computer using fonts developed by Comicraft: comicbookfonts.com They're far from free, though.
Oct
20
comment Full-size wired keyboard with trackpad
Most of those are wireless; most of the remainder are the spazoid pseudo-laptop keyboards; the few beyond that don't claim Mac compatibility.
Oct
20
comment Full-size wired keyboard with trackpad
Yeah, I'd just come across that "boring" one myself. The press release claims Mac compatibility, but nothing else does. If nothing else presents itself, I'll give that one a shot.
Oct
20
revised Full-size wired keyboard with trackpad
MacOS
Oct
20
comment Full-size wired keyboard with trackpad
I'm willing to consider anything, but I'd prefer one where the touchpad is to the side, rather than under my wrists.
Oct
20
accepted Windows Task Manager process ordering