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I like smart people who get things done. I do my best everyday to be one of them.

I code mostly in C++, Python, Java and... whatever comes my way. I also like to understand a problem down to its roots, a process also known as debugging.

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Nov
27
comment How can I do a recursive chmod only on directories?
For those wondering about the difference, like me, it is that X will also apply execute permissions to any file which already has at least one execute permission bit already set (either user, group or other). In the general case the accepted answer is better.
Oct
20
comment How can I take a screenshot of my logon screen in Windows 7?
Thanks for the edit, @DavidGard
Aug
19
comment Convert a PDF to greyscale on the command line in FLOSS?
Works well on Windows, too! Just remove the `\` and put everything on the same line.
Jun
16
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
22
awarded  Caucus
Apr
15
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
1
comment How to get rid of “the publisher cannot be verified” on network files?
This is a local solution for a local problem. Disabling a GPO at large like other suggest is not a good idea and usually not possible in a corporate environment. Another way would be to copy the file to a USB stick (FAT32) and back.
Mar
20
comment ClearMyTracksByProcess 10554 slowing down Win7 PC (rundll32.exe inetcpl.cpl)
Had the same problem on Vista, your solution worked !
Mar
20
comment Enabling a bridged NIC in WMWare fails because of pending update
Not that I know. I've rebooted several times and Windows update shows nothing, not even an optional update. I use that desktop as a server. I never "work" on it. It hosts the virtual machines that I connect to for work/play.
Mar
19
asked Enabling a bridged NIC in WMWare fails because of pending update
Mar
13
answered Remove/change private data (e.g. passwords)
Jan
17
accepted Built-in mail application is not localized on a multi-language Windows 8.1
Jan
15
comment Built-in mail application is not localized on a multi-language Windows 8.1
I did not try that, I will (tonight). Welcome to SuperUser!
Jan
15
revised Built-in mail application is not localized on a multi-language Windows 8.1
added 61 characters in body
Jan
15
asked Built-in mail application is not localized on a multi-language Windows 8.1
Jan
31
comment Temporary disable function keys in Windows
You could map those keys to a program that does nothing, like wscript //b. Might affect focus / active window though...
Jan
31
comment ssh -X with cygwin on Windows: “Unable to access the X Display”
Or maybe Server Fault ? Putty's support for SSH and X is pretty straingforward, check "enable X11 forwarding" in the SSH options.
Jan
28
comment How are filenames stored?
It is protocol dependent. Many protocols have a way to send the original file metadata, such as name and creation date. HTTP uses 'content-disposition' for this. Some protocols let the user select the final name, others don't, leaving you to change it after the file is transfered. If you have a question about a specific protocol, I suggest you make it a new question. +Keep in mind that there might not even be a file on the server, like a PDF of an invoice that is generated on the fly when you ask for it.
Jan
18
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
10
awarded  Custodian