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seen Jun 22 at 7:52

Worked on Bazaar, distcc, librsync, Keyring for PalmOS.

Now at Canonical. We're hiring.


May
26
comment Laptop power supplies, does current matter?
If the supply can't provide enough power, it may overheat, or the voltage may sag. If the voltage sags, the machine may just charge slowly, or it may crash, or it may stress the internal voltage regulators. I'm not sure whether that last case is likely or what would happen.
Apr
26
comment Which lightweight HTTP or FTP Server is good for simple file transfer?
thttpd used to be my favorite answer too, but it was removed from Debian, Ubuntu, and RedHat in 2011 because it was "orphaned, has release-critical bugs, and is dead upstream." I wouldn't recommend it anymore.
Jan
12
awarded  Teacher
Jan
9
answered How to delete all files in a directory except some?
Jul
13
comment Full text Search of browser history, through the browser
But it seems to have the drawback it won't search (or cache, I guess) ssl pages, which is an increasing fraction of the web.
Oct
18
awarded  Editor
Oct
18
revised cd (change directory) to my home directory on Windows
clearer title
Oct
18
comment cd (change directory) to my home directory on Windows
Actually, on Unix just cd with no arguments will take you to your home directory.
Oct
18
suggested suggested edit on cd (change directory) to my home directory on Windows
Apr
19
comment Is it possible to open man help file in gedit with a command?
When I run it, this inserts screen formatting characters (backspaces etc) into the file shown in gedit. There's probably some man/troff option to turn them off.
Nov
16
awarded  Supporter
Nov
10
awarded  Autobiographer