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bio website lornix.com
location Livermore, CA
age 46
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Dec 31 '14 at 6:20

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
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.
May
29
comment How to route local traffic over switch?
What is the sound of one hand clapping?
May
29
answered Windows failing to renew IP lease
May
29
answered Export image dimension to text?
May
29
answered How to remote access my router.?
May
29
comment Windows 7 goes 0 bytes/second when moving a file from one hard drive to another
Just leave it alone and let it do the work. Windows touches all the files at the beginning to figure out how much to copy, statistics (and the XX bytes/second display). This can take a while. The key indicator is in the second image... "Calculating..." It's busy trying to do what you asked.
May
29
comment Wireless Card Connection Speed
Taking computer to someplace to test another card invalidates the premise that it's the card that's the culprit. Technically. You'd have to prove you only got 5Mbps at their place too. But they've likely got different router/wireless/upstream/etc. Just saying...
May
29
comment Share Windows computer internet connection with Raspberry Pi
The RPi does not connect the data lines in the USB micro B connector. It's ONLY for power. Wonderful idea, relatively easily implemented... but won't work because the RPi can't communicate with the USB cable. Best solution is to buy typical 8192 chipset wireless USB adapter and let RPi connect to router wirelessly.
May
29
comment Direct errors in find to /dev/null by default
I've always used alias find='find 2>/dev/null', the shell doesn't care where redirections are in the parameter list and removes them as it acts on them, the program (find) never sees the redirection requests.
May
29
comment can't delete unknown files (big size 33 Gb), the filename ,directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect
But that's a different error, and fixable by remounting the partition rw vs ro. Perhaps search SU/SO for 'mount ntfs partition in linux'.
May
29
comment can't delete unknown files (big size 33 Gb), the filename ,directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect
in linux, use a recursive wildcard rm.... rm -r qqq, or, to remove possible prompting for each file, rm -rf qqq. linux doesn't care about exact names with a recursive rm request. Perhaps deltree in windows?
May
27
reviewed Approve Centos 6.4 Mounting RAID Drive
May
27
reviewed Approve NTDETECT failed while installing XP
May
27
reviewed Approve Vagrant keeps the virtual machines on after destroying them