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Database driven web application programmer, with interests in regular expressions, Bitcoin, sustainability, and ethics.

Currently interested in new work opportunities!


Jan
19
accepted How to boot from DVD when BIOS doesn't seem to give the option to change the boot source?
Jan
19
comment How to boot from DVD when BIOS doesn't seem to give the option to change the boot source?
Will investigate if I run out of other options. This is a desktop PC though.
Jan
19
revised How to boot from DVD when BIOS doesn't seem to give the option to change the boot source?
<f2> wasn't displaying
Jan
19
comment How to boot from DVD when BIOS doesn't seem to give the option to change the boot source?
@opsin, not yet. I'll try those and report back. The brand on the box is Ipex. I will open it up shortly and make notes of the hardware. I will come back to you with the DVD model too. Thanks!
Jan
19
comment How to boot from DVD when BIOS doesn't seem to give the option to change the boot source?
I've been in quite a number of BIOS screens before, and "Windows Boot Manager" certainly didn't look like any of them. Strangely though, it's what comes up when I hit F2 when I see the "<F2> BIOS" note at the bottoms of the screen. I will try hitting it earlier, and report back.
Jan
19
asked How to boot from DVD when BIOS doesn't seem to give the option to change the boot source?
Jan
18
comment Playing .ogg video files on Windows XP
I probably didn't notice "video" because I didn't realise there was such a thing as a video .ogg file. Thanks for the heads up - do you think I should delete my answer?
Jan
18
revised Playing .ogg video files on Windows XP
added 50 characters in body
Jan
16
comment How can I take a picture with my webcam in Windows 7?
I just downloaded the DirectX SDK (all 571MB) and installed it to Win 7 - unfortunately AMcap doesn't seem to be included any more.
Dec
26
awarded  Enthusiast
Dec
23
awarded  Critic
Dec
22
comment What is a formula to remove the whitespace from an Excel cell when trim doesn't work?
Thanks - works perfectly!
Dec
22
accepted What is a formula to remove the whitespace from an Excel cell when trim doesn't work?
Dec
22
comment What is a formula to remove the whitespace from an Excel cell when trim doesn't work?
@soandos, I don't know what mode you mean - Can you provide a link with details?
Dec
22
comment What is a formula to remove the whitespace from an Excel cell when trim doesn't work?
@kobaltz, =LEN(CELL) returns 9. The cell value is (without the double quotes) "010-0000 ", but trim doesn't seem to remove the last character. The copy and paste to put the value here may well be modified to be a space by my browser, or some other means...
Dec
22
comment What is a formula to remove the whitespace from an Excel cell when trim doesn't work?
@Hand-E-Food, the result of that function is 160
Dec
22
asked What is a formula to remove the whitespace from an Excel cell when trim doesn't work?
Dec
22
answered Playing .ogg video files on Windows XP
Dec
22
comment Windows XP - Windows 7 remote assistance compatibility
Duplicate of superuser.com/questions/302890/… and superuser.com/questions/149539/… ?
Dec
22
comment Remote Assistance to Windows 7 Starter Permission Denied
Is this a duplicate of superuser.com/q/149539/91656 ? Not sure.