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«Nosotros no estudiamos historia, sólo programación y tejidos andinos.»

I sometimes write language learning software.

I used to make films.

I like to knit.


Sep
5
comment Underclocking/Power saver mode in Ubuntu 9.10
cpufreq-selector is cpufreq-set in newer versions of Ubuntu.
Dec
5
comment gnome-terminal: how to preserve symlinks of working directory when opening new tab?
@Jander, thanks, I'll edit to include your clarification.
Oct
20
comment gnome-do: How to make 'open' the default action for PDF files?
I've been trying this for a while and it does not seem to be having the effect you describe. The only difference is that the gnome-do screen remains after execution if I use shift-enter. Is this documented somewhere?
Sep
28
comment Is there a semantic (WYSIWYM) text editor application for Linux?
Thanks! All your suggestions very much welcome by me, but probably not so much by others in the office (who I want the software for) who are often perturbed by things like mono-space fonts or multiple open windows :) I'm downloading LyX though (and the 438Mb of packages it wants!). We'll see how it goes.
Sep
28
comment Is there a robust way to vaccinate removable media against autorun.inf malware?
The question states that autorun is already disabled for all our computers. The subject of the question is a preventative measure that resides on the drives themselves.
Sep
12
comment “nice” for Networking
These are not the analog of nice (though they are very useful!). nice defines a priority, not a limit. An analog of nice would give a process unlimited bandwidth if no other process wanted it.
Aug
31
comment A site for pimp my Notepad
One of them also appears to be written in Lisp (hint: search for 11 consecutive closing brackets).
Aug
31
comment A site for pimp my Notepad
I don't know... many of the examples are kinda deformed and disturbing - especially if you like cats.
Aug
18
comment Linux: how to list printer names acceptable for use with lpr?
Thank you! I've just found that lpq works too.
Aug
7
comment cURL: how to suppress strange output when redirecting?
Thanks, -s was the key!
Aug
7
comment What does the 'rc' in `.bashrc`, etc. mean?
Ahhhhhhh! Thanks! Given the quote from the link - "There was a facility that would execute a bunch of commands" - I'm glad they didn't call it .basheaboc
Aug
7
comment How to remap brightness & volume keys on Asus AspireOne / Ubuntu Lucid?
Thanks for your comment. I've added xev output to the question.