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I'm a web developer and programmer from the UK. I'll fill this out more when I can be bothered; really I'm just trying to get the autobiography badge.

Jan
9
comment Stop PDFs from displaying inside Google Chrome
This is an old question and I don't think that worked at the time. The only problem with your solution is that (in my experience) large PDFs take a long time to load in the browser (not including download) and sometimes don't work.
Dec
13
comment How do I stop/pause the fetching of mail in Thunderbird?
Thanks. A bit of a kludge, but it works.
Aug
24
comment In a URL, what is // for?
@Matt that's strange though, because when you type the slash after the domain, the browser instantly removes it [edit: Chrome/Firefox remove it, IE actually adds it], implying that it's actually not possible for a browser to request each individually. Also the RFC link in another answer below says the slash is optional, implying they are identical.
Aug
24
comment In a URL, what is // for?
Are you saying http://example.com can be treated differently from http://example.com/ ? I didn't think that was the case with the first slash.
Apr
9
comment Netgear router keeps disconnecting iPhone
And it's the latest iOS, v5.1.
Apr
9
comment Netgear router keeps disconnecting iPhone
@Spiff what exactly causes a channel to be 'polluted'? We don't have any other wifi connections here, although occasionally we can see next door's wifi. But it's not a problem for the laptop on this wifi, nor was it for any device on the old router.
Mar
30
comment How do I stroke a path in GIMP (or, just draw a line)?
@clabacchio I don't know what you mean, what is a level in your context?
Mar
12
comment How can I identify what application is using a given file?
Is your file a video? You may find that Windows Explorer itself is "using" the file...
Dec
15
comment Compressing with RAR vs ZIP
@sep332: that option has been there for years before I wrote my answer and it does not do the same as Linux. If your zip file had multiple files/folders at the "root" level then they all get extracted to the current folder which is a mess if you have many files there already. On Linux it will automatically put them in a subfolder.
Nov
25
comment How do I stroke a path in GIMP (or, just draw a line)?
What's confusing is sometimes this works fine. I created a new image just now, made a path, then stroked it and voila, perfect.
Nov
17
comment Why does everything in computing work with a base number of 2 to the power of x?
@surfasb uh...what? I'm saying we could have only counted the 4 main fingers, not cut 2 fingers off :S
Nov
16
comment Why is is harder to type parentheses () than square brackets [] on a standard keyboard?
Thanks for the answer! Somehow I forgot typewriters originally used the keyboard we have now.
Nov
16
comment Why is is harder to type parentheses () than square brackets [] on a standard keyboard?
@Zoredache it doesn't bug me, I was just interested from an "interface" perspective why it was the case. Inexplicably everyone else decided this factual question was "likely to solicit opinion, debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion".
Nov
16
comment Why does everything in computing work with a base number of 2 to the power of x?
It's a shame we didn't just use the 4 fingers on each hand and use powers of 8.
Oct
19
comment What are the benefits of using Linux OS to develop a PHP based website?
There's also the line endings issue, although I believe most FTP software does automatic conversions.
Jul
22
comment Can I force Google Chrome to remember passwords?
@amph At the time of writing, doing this did work. Removing autocomplete brings up the prompt to save the password, and when you return it filled it in, even if autocomplete was off. Maybe that doesn't happen any more.
May
20
comment How do you edit CSS in IE Developer Tools?
The problem is: if I can't add a new CSS rule, how do I change a rule from say background-color: transparent to display: block without it being invalid along the way? As soon as I type display then IE thinks the rule - display: transparent - is invalid.
May
20
comment Chrome's omnibar shortcut, F6 vs Alt-D vs Ctrl-L?
I believe that F6 originally comes from Windows Explorer, while Ctrl+L has its origins in Unix/Linux. So it's perhaps a platform issue.
May
20
comment Stop PDFs from displaying inside Google Chrome
As I mentioned in my answer I don't have Adobe Reader installed any more but this looks like the best solution for those that do.
Apr
26
comment Why do my files have a gray X on them?
I turned on the options to show hidden files and protected OS files but there is no .svn folder in there. EDIT: I also have Dropbox installed and I may have copied the files from my Dropbox folder...