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Female Linux user, been 'playing' with computers for a long while.

I'm quite sure I don't know everything, and I'm always trying to discover more.

Decent programmer in several languages, can decipher most anything. A background in electronics,repair and nuclear engineering. (Honest!)

I enjoy reading, discovering new things, music and my computers.
(and long walks on the beach, large dogs and chocolate... yeah yeah)

Warped, offbeat sense of humor, been told I have "The Knack", learned it's not fatal though, whew!

For the most part... "I make things work.™"

I really hate telling someone "NO, you can't do that", so I often find some offbeat method to accomplish things. Nothing is really impossible, just some things are more difficult to do than others. It's those 'difficult' things I enjoy. The Challenge!

{Chuckle} Ok, so I'm easily amused, but I do find it interesting with the 'badges'. Well done, it's like those nasty farm games on those toy sites, but more entertaining because I learn while earning them. Yaay!


Sep
12
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
26
comment Is there a conprehensive guide on how to take a LED display apart? (ant stuck inside)
I'm not helping, but I'm dying to know how the ant got in there...
Aug
4
comment How can a process in “interruptible sleep” state use 100% CPU?
Missed it by that much! {/Max Smart Voice} The 'S' (stencil) process, not the 'D' (find). But you're right.
Jul
8
answered Using head to see up to a character
Jul
4
comment Displaying Power options by account picture in Metro on Windows 8.1
OP doesn't know how option got enabled... kinda hard to figure out if something you don't know how you enabled is disabled by Group Policy since you don't know what you enabled to check for a GP disabling. A rather Mind Warping entanglement there! But don't worry! Windows likely has a GP Disabling Option for that too! (But we don't know the name!)
Jul
3
comment New laptop has terrible WiFi
Are you holding it wrong?
Jul
2
answered bash commands that don't fit on one page - make output scrollable
Jun
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
30
comment Is there a linux filter which converts html to simple and pretty formatted text?
+1 for 'We call these filters "Web Browsers"' Ha!
Jun
27
comment Disable scrolling when launching an app (Vim) inside Windows console window
Your question makes it difficult to determine whether you're looking to disable vim scrolling, or disable the terminal window scrolling. Not that 'cmd.exe' is much of a terminal to begin with. Have you looked at the cmd.exe command line options? cmd /? ?
Jun
27
comment Stop the Windows Store Icon from always coming back
But they waaaannnttt you to buy... purchase! consume! spend!
Jun
27
comment Disable scrolling when launching an app (Vim) inside Windows console window
set mouse=a ?? :help mouse in Vim
Jun
24
comment Irritating CTRL and ESC key in connectbot for android
Whoops, readline probably won't work with vim. Possible to remap keys through dumpkeys/loadkeys, but they tend to be machine global, not per-user. Was thinking maybe ctrl-b could be remapped to ESC. Hmmm, feature request to author of JuiceSSH?
Jun
24
comment Irritating CTRL and ESC key in connectbot for android
I use Hackers Keyboard on my tablet, full keyboard layout, arrow keys and everything. You could use CTRL-[ to emulate ESC. My bluetooth keyboard is not 'modified' for Android, so I've got the full set of keys (well, all squished up into a small form-factor keyboard). Perhaps JuiceSSH might allow remapping keys? A crafty remapping of keys in your shell might allow a lesser used keystroke to become your ESC key. (See man page for readline)
Jun
22
comment Irritating CTRL and ESC key in connectbot for android
Try JuiceSSH, much better interface than ConnectBot. Very usable with bluetooth keyboard. I had same grumbles with ConnectBot myself.
Jun
21
revised Line length highlighting works correctly in console Vim, not GUI
Add short explanation of why putting additional lines last in .vimrc works for OP
Jun
21
answered Many wireless keyboards in one receptor for android
Jun
21
comment Line length highlighting works correctly in console Vim, not GUI
colorscheme oh-la-la Renamed it, used to have the little tics above the a's. Where are you putting the two lines in your .vimrc? Try putting them dead last in the file, they may be being overridden. (Well, the highlight setting, which is why I suggested using a custom highlight group name)
Jun
21
comment Fdisk formatted usb not mounting
Ah, grasshopper! But did you use fdisk then gparted, or gparted then fdisk? fdisk cannot format a partition, only create/destroy them. gparted can create/destroy and format partitions. What did you do? Your wording is imprecise and confusing. :)
Jun
21
comment Many wireless keyboards in one receptor for android
Plug a small USB hub into single USB of XBMC, plug multiple wireless keyboard dongles into hub. ??? Profit!! BUT you won't be able to determine which keyboard pushed the button. That would take logic on the receiving machine (the XBMC!) to determine which dongle sent what. Perhaps use different keys on different keyboards?