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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!


Apr
11
comment gcc --as-needed linker flag not working
Silly Bear! ………
Apr
11
comment gcc --as-needed linker flag not working
I'd look at your linker and its default options/setup/configuration. gcc is really a controller which runs compiler (cc) and linker (ld) in order. It passes -W options to the linker. You might try compiling with gcc, but then linking by hand to test this, suggest 'ld --trace --verbose --as-needed -lncurses 1.o -o 1' (after 'gcc 1.c -o 1.o') Placement of '-lncurses' in cmdline MAY affect success, see ld man pages on -l option and location in line effects.
Jul
27
comment “Reset” colors of terminal after ssh exit/logout
Uh, no. Terminal settings are not based on what you're doing in the terminal. They (anthromorphizing!) don't care if you're local, remote, working in Swahili or anything. It's a simple state machine. Since you used a command to change it to something... you have to use a command to change it to something else. The .bash_logout solution is the best way, unless you want to write an alias/function to wrap your ssh commands. Blech. Easier, make your settings (whatever they are) part of your PS1 prompt output. When you log into a machine, it'll change, log out, old prompt will reinstate.
Jul
27
comment Ping magically works on Windows 8
ping evidently.
Jul
25
comment How good is PDF password protection?
{Grin} I'm at a loss to think of a password that is NOT BFA vulnerable. How do you set the password then? Not saying it has to be something typeable... easy enough to use a program to insert password made up of randomized bytes. (UTF-8 is just a longer string of bytes.. it's all ones & zeros at the end) My philosophy... if it's on the computer, it can be broken... given enough time. Encryption is only really useful to slow the 'bad-guy' down enough so that the information gained is not useful by the time it's broken.
Jul
25
comment How good is PDF password protection?
Klingon has worked well for me, very few collisions with English words. Elvish works well too. (Especially since one of our setups at work reject ANY password with ANY English Dictionary word. Do you know how hard it is to make up passwords that work?)
Jul
25
comment Does a wireless access point with PoE ports exist?
Yay SparkFun! My favorite toy store!
Jul
25
comment My httpd server is often down for no reason
(16GB ram looks like) But it appears your machine may have gone to sleep and been rebooted, uptime is 10 seconds as of that report.
Jul
25
comment How to append a CR to end of all .txt files in a directory
just echo >> "$f" would work... but OP's use of 'copy' infers OP is on a windows box. Alas. You'd have to create a file containing a CR, then y'know... it's just painful to do it on a Windows box. Wait! There's Quickbasic scripts in MS Word! To the BatMobile!! (Ain't gonna do it!) Even using a Linux LiveCD would be faster.
Jul
25
comment Gigabit card upstream ok but downstream problematic
If it's slow on receive for BOTH windows & ubuntu, and router seems good (have you tried other ports on router?)... then I'd suspect your cable. Perhaps it's been bent or crimped or is just icky and bad. Flip the cable around, does your problem flip as well? (send slow with rcv fast?) Otherwise, try a different cable. If it's the same with another cable, I'd suspect the router then. :) One step at time.
Jul
25
comment Gigabyte GA-A55m NO POST
20-pin power connector from PSU or 24-pin? Also, is there a separate 4-pin squarish yellow/black power connector going to m/b near cpu? my amd m/b had a 24-pin connector, AND the extra 4-pin. I'm shotgunning here, you're welcome to tell me to hush. IDE flat cables can stop boot if hooked up reversed (uh, rotated, not flipped, but try all 4 configs) If didn't fire over with other PSU, it's definitely something with the m/b.
Jul
25
comment Why would there be an ifconfig listing en2 with 169.254.x.x on OSX 10.6.8?
@Zoredache is right about the 169.254.x.y address. en2 is your ethernet port, and with nothing connected, it shouldn't affect anything. Considering how often I used my ethernet connection, I usually just disabled it entirely. Really shouldn't cause any issues, but perhaps something had bound to it and was waiting for replies. Nice that 'down'ing the interface helped.
Jul
25
comment Gigabyte GA-A55m NO POST
Another thought... did you check the cmos battery/clear jumper? Most boards are shipped with it in 'clear' to prevent battery drain... and in the clear position, it won't boot. And starting with just power supply and motherboard is an excellent start. Get it to boot, then add something else, do it again. Repeat until all hooked up or failure found.
Jul
25
comment Is there any way to get an ext4 drive to register in the first place in Windows 7?
Nope! Not really. Microsoft doesn't recognize anything but NTFS, FAT32 (barely!) and ISO9660/UDF. If you want to share files between the two, I'd recommend a separate FAT32 partition that both can access. They don't read HFS+ (Mac OSX) either. If Microsoft recognized the other filesystems, that would imply they accepted them as peers. Of course, they don't. But Mac will read FAT32, and perhaps NTFS. Not ext2/3/4 or anything else. Again, it's a vendor lock-in thing I suppose. But a Linux box will read ALL of them out-of-the-box. How strange.
Jul
25
comment Gigabyte GA-A55m NO POST
Have to ask the stupid questions first to get them out of the way... have you checked the power supply input voltage selector? It's possible it may be set to 240vac instead of 120vac? This gives 6v to the cpu (it NEEDs 12vdc) making the cpu not fire over, while the regulated 5v will power the drives, cd-roms, everything else. (Ask me how I know this!) Of personal note, DO NOT switch the input to 120vac if your mains power is 240vac, as suddenly your CPU vanishes in a glorious puff of magic smoke since you just supplied it with 24vdc. Eeek!! But the 5v rail works great! (don't do this!)
Jul
25
comment Debian kernel kills my program
Are you running it as a background 'daemon'? Does it die when you log out? How long does it run before dying? Does this particular class of virtual server have any automatic log-out processes? We'll need much more information, specifics, to be able to help. Where does it say 'killed"? stdout? stderr? a log somewhere (YOUR code may not log, but java runs on a virtual machine itself, which WILL log things.) What phase of the moon is required?
Jul
25
comment Can I change my MacOSx version 10.7.5 from 64-bit to 32-bit mode? If so, how?
Have you tried another USB port? The wire thingy they provide is just that, nothing more, a wire. Cannot have an effect unless your usb port is bent/skewed/dirty, or the receiver is bent/skewed/dirty. My pre-edit answer included repairing the receiver with the mouse (d/l the Unifying Receiver software from the Logitech site), this may help too.
Jul
25
comment Linux hexdump offset strangeness
Either you're on a 32bit machine, or you're using a 32bit compiled version of hexdump. (or both!!) If you're really adamant about looking at the end of the 1TB disk, try: dd if=/dev/bigdisk2 bs=1024M skip=1023 | hexdump ... This will skip the first 1023GB of the disk, then output the final Gig. Of course, a TB disk is not 1024GB, so adjust the number appropriately, this is only a conceptual example.
Jul
25
comment How can I safely shutdown a network-bridged pi without a keyboard?
How about setting up an alternate connection? (for example) You've got wlan0 and eth0 bridged, create a wlan0:1 that also connects wirelessly, then ssh to that IP.
Jul
24
comment Showing resource monitor UI decreases network performance by half
Interesting that you've got laptop cabled to router while desktop is wireless. Usually the other way around. Perhaps you could try cabling both systems temporarily? Does the throughput change then also?