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Software developer, mathematician

Sep
8
awarded  Famous Question
Aug
21
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
19
comment How do I measure or track the progress of a command on a GNU distro?
At any rate, OP already uses rsync --progress for seeing progress during a copy operation.
Aug
18
awarded  Guru
Aug
14
comment Can I run MS-Word/Excel when I don't have an internet connection?
Have you tried completely deactivating your network connection? If the network interface is active, but there is no connection, the computer might hang while waiting for an answer that will never come. Try deactivating the network connection under "Network connections" in the Windows configuration.
Aug
11
awarded  Yearling
Aug
1
comment What is a modern alternative to Thinkpad Buttons?
Note that hald is no deprecated, and (mostly) replaced by udev.
Aug
1
revised What is a modern alternative to Thinkpad Buttons?
link to HAL on Wikipedia
Jul
14
answered What to use for recovery disk when CD is not an option
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
23
answered How is LUKS dm-crypt secure if the key is stored with the encrypted data?
Jun
11
awarded  Self-Learner
Jun
3
awarded  Good Answer
May
26
revised How to print the default java classpath from the command line in windows
typo
May
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Using FileHistory on Windows 8 to backup to a specific folder on a network drive
Apr
23
comment Refresh Excel document without opening it
Not an answer, but: It looks like you are really hitting Excel's limitations. Maybe you need to write (have written) a "real" program, instead of doing everything inside Excel? The code which Excel runs (VB probably?) could be extracted into a separate program.
Apr
21
awarded  Caucus
Apr
12
answered Windows 7: Wi-Fi connection drops intermittently - only returns after “Troubleshoot connection” resets the adapter
Mar
19
comment 'less' command clearing screen upon exit - how to switch it off?
@K3---rnc: Scrolling with the keys definitely works on Debian. Can't say about the mouse wheel. Just ask a question :-).
Mar
19
comment 'less' command clearing screen upon exit - how to switch it off?
@K3---rnc: Hm, that's weird. I use less -X on multiple computers, and scrolling still works. Consider asking this as a separate question.