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bio website lornix.com
location Livermore, CA
age 45
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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!


Jun
20
comment Cut down binwalk extracted files
it should work on any file type that has length/size headers. GIF/JPG/PNG/BMP/TIFF/PBM/PPM/PGM... and so on. Even XPM's can be easily recovered (but they're all text anyways). Zip files have length descriptions... about the only thing that might not be as easy would be perhaps an executable, although if you could parse the initial data, they too indicate how long they are. I can envision how to recover almost any file if it starts at the beginning of the file and is longer than necessary. Definitely Do-able. The images are easiest since the utils truncate the files properly.
Jun
20
answered Cut down binwalk extracted files
Jun
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to make VMWare Workstation use multiple windows for VMs instead of tabbed display?
Jun
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Force output buffer flush in running program
Jun
18
answered Force output buffer flush in running program
Jun
18
comment Proper use and purpose of mouse weights
+1! Had to look at the dates, question is four years old... I immediately thought about my four year old asking questions... Why? Why? Why? Argh!
Jun
16
comment Environment variable's address is changing?
It was able to find your desired env variable and return an address for it... it works exactly as described on the tin... expecting the same address is an odd concept. If you add or remove env vars, the address would change, ASLR has been around a while too. What would be strange would be you not getting an address. It's all the same, regardless where the data is stored. (and turtles all the way down!)
Jun
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Salvaging screen or keyboard from an old Toshiba T3200 laptop
Jun
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Doing some detective work on old computer hardware
Jun
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Testing laptop hardware
Jun
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I prepare an old PC for educational use by a child?
Jun
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why do computers crash much less often than ten years ago?
Jun
6
comment Windows, never “lose focus” of the current window
:) We do know how, but it's not rewarding since when you get done, you just have a fancy hack... with solitaire and notepad. There are better things out there to play with. (Not Being snotty can garner answers too). Hack it yourself! This is 2014, don't you know how?
Jun
4
revised Redhat linux terminal garbage output when using telnet
added vt100 escape sequences to redef alternate charset
Jun
4
answered Redhat linux terminal garbage output when using telnet
Jun
4
comment After cleaning out dust, laptop fan always full speed
The fan's just really happy it can go roundy-roundy again freely... happy fan! Spinny Fan!
May
30
comment Kill processes and programs in windows instantly
Perhaps someone could post a link to the reasoning given to discourage kill -9 type program exits? You're not giving the program a chance to exit gracefully, risking corruption, left over files, blood, gore, just messy. "Takes too long"? You're in that much of a hurry? Wow.
May
30
comment Can we associate ESC key to always close any type of program?
Vim users ain't gonna like you...
May
30
comment Windows failing to renew IP lease
Weird. But good to see things working well with other machine. Best of luck.
May
29
comment netbook screen stays black
Perhaps the backlight has burned out/failed. Turn on the unit, then shine a flashlight at the screen, you'll be able to see if there's activity on the screen. Let it run for a moment, it may be trying to perform some cleanup too, since it's been likely booted/rebooted several times unexpectedly.