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location London, United Kingdom
age 36
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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
5
comment How to get Windows XP to snap windows to desktop like Vista?
Worth mentioning - that software is free, with CC by-nc-nd 3.0 - so you can install it anywhere, but not put it on a disk and sell it.
Jun
5
comment Why does MDS run wild in Mac OS X 10.6?
Hmm - since spotlight seems to be trying to be clever in the UI when disabling time machine backups (it notifies it will still be indexing parts of the drive) - I've resorted to command line stuff from here- mikesel.info/disable-spotlight - to try and stop it hitting it,
Dec
3
comment Why is “Everything is a file” unique to the Unix operating systems?
Hmm - you know, I've been meaning to look it up for ages since finding out through an Eric Raymond book years ago... You've actually finally got me over the "get round to it" hump, I've downloaded the ISO and trying it out.
Dec
3
comment Why is “Everything is a file” unique to the Unix operating systems?
Plus 1 for mentioning plan 9. IMHO Fuse brings plan 9 closer to an implementation through ad-hoc and iteration.
Nov
6
comment SSH from mac to linux -> start gnome-session -> X11 keyboard mapping all messed up
Justin - that answer worked for me, can you perhaps mark it as the correct answer?
Nov
4
comment Can I save my Firefox tabs?
I've forced myself into the habit of using a task list to add pages that I will want to read later, instead of leaving the tabs open. I try to close my browser at the end of each day. I say try - because I often still end up leaving stuff open over the weekend.
Sep
27
comment After installation of Nvidia proprietary driver, when login starts I can hear the Ubuntu startup sound, but screen remains blank
The log doesn't actually show the nvidia driver being loaded - it has already started on the internal card - hence a blank output on the other. Are you sure the xorg conf is even being read/used?