Torben Gundtofte-Bruun

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Hello, world!

I enjoy using my experience to help others. That is why I am active at a number of other sites in the StackExchange network on topics that interest me.

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I'm something of a Swiss army knife both professionally and in private, able to juggle a wild variety of things at once. I've worked in every kind of business that uses software. I'm also very good with tools, both IT and mechanic. Whether you need software design or assembling some IKEA furniture, I'm your man for the job. I'm generally soft-spoken but driven by clear principles.

I'm a twin, I've lived in five countries, I speak four languages fluently and two more embarrassingly. Also, being a father routinely develops my patience which is useful for moderating on StackExchange too.

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comment How can I install a keyboard layout on a locked-down workstation?
This is an interesting idea, @Stephanie. I would expect that some form of documentation is needed though, you can't just claim it "on a whim."
Aug
24
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
22
comment How can I delete everything after the first column in Notepad++?
@jpmc26 as long as you don't say "regex" and "simple" in one sentence :)
Aug
20
comment How can I delete everything after the first column in Notepad++?
Man, regex is pure magic. I don't think I'll ever grok it :)
Aug
14
awarded  Good Question
Aug
11
awarded  Famous Question
Aug
7
revised Why does my speaker system go “whoomph” every few minutes?
electronics update
Aug
7
revised Why does my speaker system go “whoomph” every few minutes?
not soundblaster but inspire!
Aug
7
comment Why does my speaker system go “whoomph” every few minutes?
You're right; the speaker set is Creative Inspire 5.1, not Soundblaster.
Aug
6
comment Realtek HD Audio ignores mic input
Yep, this did the trick!
Aug
6
accepted Realtek HD Audio ignores mic input
Aug
5
revised Copy Chrome extensions from one computer to another
you have to add the version folder, not the main extension folder.
Aug
5
revised Copy Chrome extensions from one computer to another
added hint about identifying extensions.
Aug
5
comment Copy Chrome extensions from one computer to another
Confirm: Adblock is cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb on my system too, so it is universal. I also added a few hints to your answer.
Aug
3
asked Realtek HD Audio ignores mic input
Jul
28
comment Why does my speaker system go “whoomph” every few minutes?
Ubuntu Linux doesn't have a Windows Event Viewer :) The media is on disk, played with VLC or Plex Media Center. The HDD does not power down, it's always on.
Jul
28
revised Why does my speaker system go “whoomph” every few minutes?
answers to comments
Jul
28
comment Why does my speaker system go “whoomph” every few minutes?
My situation is different because this happens even while I'm watching a movie, and also numerous consecutive times while the computer is not doing anything at all; why should it toggle in and out of saving mode? I don't see how that could be caused by power-saving. Also, these speakers are 12 years old and I find it hard to believe that they'd have any "power saving" in them! Btw, mine are connected using the usual analog "stereo walkman" plugs, not digital. My computer only uses built-in Linux audio drivers and there are no power settings there, nor in the BIOS.
Jul
27
comment Why does my speaker system go “whoomph” every few minutes?
Yes, all on same wall outlet, although only the pc has a ground plug; neither the transformer nor the subwoofer have that (standard US plug).
Jul
27
comment Why does my speaker system go “whoomph” every few minutes?
Uh, that Creative Inspire T20 are not 5.1 surround, so not what I'd need in my humble home cinema. @Dave, good idea! I have an old stereo set left over, I can try those.