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bio website squidoo.com/dannystaple
location London, United Kingdom
age 36
visits member for 4 years
seen Dec 15 at 17:35

I am mostly a Linux and OSX user, but also have spent some time with Windows. I am by trade a programmer, but have been tinkering with computers since the 8 bit era.


Sep
17
comment Synergy Linux Keyboard '@' Problem
@nbolton Any chance of an actual fix instead of this workaround?
Sep
17
comment Synergy 1.4.14 fails with “Protocol error”
Odd - I can only make it work with no password. Even a very simple password set at both ends fails.
Sep
17
comment Synergy Linux Keyboard '@' Problem
Nick - is there a new link for that bug in the tracker please?
Aug
27
answered Ubuntu on Hyper-V vs Virtualbox
Jun
30
comment How can I compare the content of files in 2 different directories
Kumar, Meld is awesome on Linux. You should add this as an answer - although it requires Fink/Brew/macports to get it.
Apr
14
awarded  Revival
Dec
20
comment Can you find out the IP SSH-ing your computer?
Handy when using C9.io or other services to get to EC2, and then re-restricting the network traffic rules to that IP.
Nov
11
comment Windows Server 2003 hangs when I plug in any external drive. How can I prevent this?
I am seeing the same with a thumb drive. I have MSE disabled (it was enabled). I see an EventID 51 "Erorr detected on device \Device\Harddisk1" when it happens. In theory - this is an existing drive with an assigned letter. The thumb drive sometimes works with the server, but once in this state - stays in it for a while.
Jul
15
awarded  Popular Question
May
14
awarded  Tumbleweed
Apr
16
awarded  Informed
Feb
15
comment Telnet to windows host backspace key wrong
I meant terminal settings for the putty client to get normal behaviour from the default windows telnet server (normal meaning that backspace, cursor keys etc work by moving cursors and deleting characters visibly, and not deleting the prompt).
Feb
14
comment Telnet to windows host backspace key wrong
Hmm - no better - are there recommended settings for a windows host in putty?
Feb
14
comment Telnet to windows host backspace key wrong
Hmm - there is a putty build for linux. I'll try that and see if it works for this...
Feb
13
comment Telnet to windows host backspace key wrong
Unhelpful. This isn't some exotic weird client. This is one that is standard.
Feb
11
asked Telnet to windows host backspace key wrong
Oct
21
comment Web browser is playing the video clips very quickly
This can actually depend on the video, as some cannot be re-encoded for HTML 5 and will be using flash (I think this is more a licensing than tech problem). Right clicking the video widget should tell you what is being used.
Oct
21
comment Should Windows 7 home premium have chgport?
Hmm - seems like I may genuinely be missing it - although this makes no sense for a fresh install. Going to look around.
Oct
21
comment Web browser is playing the video clips very quickly
what flash plugin do you have installed?
Oct
21
asked Should Windows 7 home premium have chgport?