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Jul
20
comment How to resolve physical device for home LAN's 10.0.1.1?
@Paul: I zeroed in on 10.0.1.1 in the process of searching for my DHCP server, so I'm pretty sure that 10.0.1.1 is, as you say, my DHCP server. Do DHCP servers always run on routers? (I have only one router.)
Feb
25
comment How to install pkg in a non-standard location? (OS X)
@slhck: I need instructions for how to do that; the ActiveState website does not offer a source version of the package. Maybe the source code is contained inside the *.pkg archive, but I don't know how to extract it, etc.
Sep
9
comment How to disable Empty Recycle Bin confirmation dialog?
+Thanks! It turns out that at the same site there's a link to a recipe for doing what I wanted to do. This recipe does involve installing additional software (nircmd.exe, free) and modifying the registry, but it gets the job done.
Sep
4
comment Is it possible to have “no active cell” in an Excel spreadsheet?
@Indrek: I'm well aware of the "XY problem" meme, but as a matter of principle I choose to treat the asker as an adult who knows what he/she wants, and who is perfectly capable, if the situation warrants, of adding to the question remarks like "I'm not sure if this is the right way to solve problem X, feel free to suggest a better approach", etc. Absent such an invitation, attempts to tell me what I "really should be asking" is just condescending and insulting. (BTW, I'm perfectly aware that most of the world sees these matters differently, no need to remind me of it.)
Sep
4
comment Is it possible to have “no active cell” in an Excel spreadsheet?
@Iszi: I originally described my question as "useless trivia" in the hopes to forestall comments and answers that want to know why I want to do what I'm asking about (I happen to find such questions infuriating beyond words). I now see that this idea backfired big time...
Jun
15
comment How to widen properties windows/dialogs in Windows 7?
@ekaj: I'd be happy to accept your comment if you post it as an answer. (Granted, your comment does not answer the question as I asked it, strictly speaking, but it gets "to the heart of the matter".)
Jun
14
comment How to widen properties windows/dialogs in Windows 7?
@Asif: no (try it, you'll see)
Jun
13
comment Why doesn't DIR show C:\Users\Yours Truly\AppData?
Thanks. The optimal answer would have been a merge of yours and TheCompWiz's. I picked TheCompWiz's because it seems to be somewhat more general, since (as I just discovered), some hidden paths (e.g. C:\Users\Yours Truly\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft) cannot be "unhidden", but dir /ad will display them.
May
31
comment How to disallow redirects to specific sites?
@avirk: Thanks! (If you post your comment as an answer, I'll be happy to accept it.)
May
31
comment How to disallow redirects to specific sites?
@MaddHacker, I want to selectively prevent some redirects while I browser.
May
20
comment Chrome/OSX: Pink blotches on YouTube image
@RandolphWest: yes, I am.
May
21
comment How to find old unused files?
Thanks++ !!! I wish I could accept both slhck's and your reply, they're both great. I went with slhck's only because of my fanatical bias in favor of the CLI.
May
17
comment How to identify customizations to installed packages?
this looked promising, but after running for ~10 minutes it bombed with a Python bug... ironically, the reason i'm setting up this Ubuntu virtual box is to put an end to the neverending Python bugs I get on OS X... Python bugs seem to be chasing me wherever I go...