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bio website lornix.com
location Livermore, CA
age 45
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
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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
4
revised Redhat linux terminal garbage output when using telnet
added vt100 escape sequences to redef alternate charset
Jul
21
revised Why has Excel stopped offering to sort adjacent Columns?
tried to expand the idea. Not really sure what's not intuitive.
Jul
14
revised How to edit this string in cmd
added answer for programatically doing this
Jul
13
revised Cat command output varies unusually in regards to * character
added a solution for user
Jul
8
revised Scroll bar for vim(curses-based one, not gvim)?
Added photo
Jul
6
revised Scroll bar for vim(curses-based one, not gvim)?
revamped my answer, trying to make up for my total thinko this morning.
Jul
1
revised How can I modify my KDE environment without restarting?
Brainstorm! Had an idea!
Jul
1
revised Midnight Commander upload/copy exclude
Added actual code to implement kludge. Whee!
Jun
30
revised How to “paint” the data layer of a CD using a CD drive?
Added the CD/DVD write commands
Jun
25
revised SATA HD suddenly disappears
added 1088 characters in body
Jun
24
revised Windows batch command equivalent for these PHP and Bash commands
updated for WinVista/Win7
Jun
24
revised How can I jump to signs in vim?
revamped answer
Jun
24
revised How can I jump to signs in vim?
questioner didn't know about location list commands
Jun
19
revised How can I configure GIMP 2.8 to be a single window in XMonad?
added actual text from the second link
Jun
18
revised find files where group permissions equal user permissions
Realized first version wouldn't handle filenames with spaces.
Jun
17
revised How to find out which versions of a package can I install on APT
Added an example.
Jun
11
revised Linux equivalent to Mac OS X's fs_usage
Added bitbucket url
Jun
11
revised Linux equivalent to Mac OS X's fs_usage
Added second thoughts concerning feasibility of writing code for this
Nov
9
revised How can I find out processes are using swap space?
added cut/paste version with sort, it works nicely.