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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
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?
Jun
21
comment How to setup a line length marker in vim/gvim?
Huh! I just answered your very similar question about this... small world! superuser.com/questions/771558/…
Jun
21
answered Line length highlighting works correctly in console Vim, not GUI
Jun
21
comment Finding duplicate values occurring consecutively
Dang! I was reading the snippet on the home page.... immediately thought uniq -d... but then it says Excel... awwww, oh well. But the solution given by @Wishwas will work. Of course, so would 'export to csv, sort myfile.csv | uniq -d > newfile.csv, import to Excel'. Taa Daa!
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 How to make VMWare Workstation use multiple windows for VMs instead of tabbed display?
Jun
19
reviewed Approve 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 Salvaging screen or keyboard from an old Toshiba T3200 laptop
Jun
10
reviewed Approve Doing some detective work on old computer hardware
Jun
10
reviewed Approve Testing laptop hardware
Jun
10
reviewed Approve How can I prepare an old PC for educational use by a child?
Jun
10
reviewed Approve Why do computers crash much less often than ten years ago?