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bio website brian.minton.name
location Wrightsville, PA
age 37
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen Apr 15 at 20:05

I like using Linux, and I've been a Linux sysadmin professionally since 1998 or so. I only program for fun (e.g. in the ICFP contest, or Project Euler), mainly in Python, C, and bash. I've been known to occasionally help friends and family with computer issues.


Feb
26
comment dumping Outlook pst file to portable format
Outlook doesn't include attachments when exporting to CSV.
Dec
31
answered SSH as Normal User --> SU --> SCP as Root
Dec
23
comment What are the best options to use when compressing files using 7 Zip?
I noticed that too. It opens the contents up just fine. However, when I actually tried to view one of the files inside the zip file, it failed.
Dec
19
revised How do I unzip a file with PPMd compression: I have the error “PPMd method not supported”
update based on testing.
Dec
19
answered How do I unzip a file with PPMd compression: I have the error “PPMd method not supported”
Dec
19
comment What are the best options to use when compressing files using 7 Zip?
For text such as log files, ppmd is definitely the way to go. However, the question mentioned that it needed to stay in the zip format, which may not work with PPMD.
Dec
19
answered How to compress / reduce the size of JPEG photos for archiving?
Oct
1
awarded  Supporter
Apr
9
answered accidentally typed sudo shutdown now
Nov
6
awarded  Editor
Nov
6
revised mount dev, proc, sys in a chroot environment?
fixed spelling
Oct
15
answered mount dev, proc, sys in a chroot environment?
Oct
11
awarded  Teacher
Jul
28
answered No WPA2 option in Windows XP SP3
Jun
26
awarded  Autobiographer