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bio website kiekies.net
location Bangkok, Thailand
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visits member for 4 years
seen Jul 25 at 18:49
South African helping at a small Christian publisher in Bangkok

May
30
comment I don't fully understand CHMOD file permissions, can anyone better explain it?
I got a good answer for a similar question: superuser.com/questions/380119/…
Apr
29
comment Using HSDPA broadband modem USB stick via 3G router
Hi Arturo, the best way to help other users is to upvote the answer that helped you most instead of giving feedback by adding another answer.
Jan
19
comment How to get a web browser without one
@random the answers here were much more helpful, because the community consensus in the other question was, "you don't need to download a browser". This question is different, because you do need to download a browser. If you didn't close it we might have had a good answer for downloading chrome installer, for example. I found this helpful: productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/PY0FXJ26HJ4
Jan
17
comment How to get a web browser without one
I couldn't find an identical question. @random do you care to list a few for us?
Oct
16
comment How can I uninstall a component that was installed by Web Platform Installer?
That was it. Thank you very much.
Oct
3
comment How can I uninstall a component that was installed by Web Platform Installer?
Thanks, Dave. I actually saw that question. The only problem is I don't have an iisexpress folder or any file called applicationhost.config on my system
Jul
20
comment How can I test if a server supports byte serving?
Thanks a lot! You are a genius.
Jul
20
comment How can I test if a server supports byte serving?
It might be some rogue markup in the RSS feed that is miss-diagnosed by Apple. I just wanted to confirm that the problem is not with the server first.
Jul
20
comment How can I test if a server supports byte serving?
Thanks! So if I get a 206 Partial Content response that means the server is compliant?
Jul
16
comment What is a good download manager with a timer feature?
I followed your sourceforge link and saw it reported in the community feedback. To verify I have now scanned the source code and found "Like FDM? Try Personal Informer! The latest version of FDM comes with a free bonus: Personal Informer.", but it looks like it won't install the bonus (from the same guys who make Software Informer) without your permission. So accepting your answer. Thanks!
Jul
14
comment What is a good download manager with a timer feature?
@slhck yes, I spent more than an hour reading through the features of apps recommended under the download-manager tag on superuser and couldn't find a scheduling feature mentioned. Because of bad experiences specifically with download helpers in the past, I prefer to not install and try these type of programs without a trustworthy recommendation. How would you try looking for some?
Jul
14
comment What is a good download manager with a timer feature?
Thanks for the recommendation. It apparently comes bundled with borderline malware Software Informer. Has anyone had issues like this?
May
31
comment Permissions on a typical shared Linux web host
Thanks, Oliver. Very clarifying real example
May
17
comment How can I start Windows system drivers on the fly?
+1 for a great GUI alternative to BJ292's shorter method. Thanks!
May
17
comment How can I start Windows system drivers on the fly?
Thanks! I used this for starting services and didn't know one could launch drivers in this way. No dependencies in this case so it works great!
Feb
24
comment With Windows 7, why is an entry in the hosts file not working?
This is not accurate. I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I don't have time to test for tab or other number of spaces, but I have entries that work with 6, 7 and 8 spaces.
Feb
14
comment Permissions on a typical shared Linux web host
Excellent! Someone who understands my question and a very clear and helpful answer.
Jan
21
comment What does the “execute” permission do?
+1 for permission effect on a directory
Jan
20
comment Permissions on a typical shared Linux web host
Picture starting to get clearer here. So you are saying no matter how the server is configured (special users, apache etc.), the file and folder permissions can in no way affect the access permissions of a visitor's browser? If I want to control browser access I need to use .htaccess files or obscure folder names etc.
Jan
19
comment Permissions on a typical shared Linux web host
So, you are saying (in a rather round about way) that typically on a shared hosting setup, the USER permission affects what the PHP script running on the server can do, right? And so in that case, unless there is a very special scenario, the GROUP permission should not be more constraining than the USER setting, right? What about a visitor's browser permissions? Is that equal to OTHER?