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May
27
comment How to secure a Windows ME system connected to the internet?
Yes, you could isolate the machine from the Internet but allow access to the LAN. Your router might be able to do that, but don't bank on your other LAN machines not infecting it, or one of the games. In fact, I would bet on that happening. Yes, malware is still a threat from other machines on the LAN. You might want to look into Dosbox or wine to run the games.
May
27
comment How can I make a Windows PC bullet-proof for home users?
Like Aki said, get her off the vulnerable OS. Ubuntu will let her use Open Office, Firefox, and a myriad of media players.
May
19
comment Highlight Author in git log
Great, thanks!‏‏‏
May
19
comment Highlight Author in git log
Thank you. However, this removes the highlight on the commit line! Where is this documented, so that I might adjust it as I see fit?
May
10
comment Sort out where to put my bash commands, alias, and configurations
The problem is that not all environments (distros) work the same. I will look at the environment settings, that might be helpful.
May
10
comment Sort out where to put my bash commands, alias, and configurations
@ohope5: You mention the intended purposes of the files, but empirically not every distro agrees on the distinction.
May
10
comment Sort out where to put my bash commands, alias, and configurations
@DanielBeck: Using echo is exactly how I figured out what was being sourced, when.
May
7
comment jVi alternative that supports .vimrc
I am currently using VIM, but was hoping to get into an IDE. gVIM and VIM it will be until I can find an IDE that supports a real VIM experience.
Apr
18
comment Scroll shell output with mouse in tmux
Ukranian? (guessing by the i characters)
Mar
4
comment Open a text file in cygwin's VIM
Thank you very much.
Feb
25
comment Use another user's .vimrc and .vim/
Thank you for the ideas. I'll look into them.
Jan
25
comment Display image over SSH, no X
Thanks, this works for colour as well.
Jan
25
comment Display image over SSH, no X
Thanks. To use aalib, one must install (in Ubuntu) aalib1 and run it with asciiview file.jpg. That last command took me a while to figure out.
Jan
25
comment Magical mystery boot: Computer booting when lights turned on
Yes, they are 9 fluorescent bulbs being lit when the switch is flipped. Perhaps some "wake after power failure" thing is being activated by the sudden change in line voltage when the lights go on.
Jan
25
comment Magical mystery boot: Computer booting when lights turned on
I'm actually not looking for a solution but rather looking for what the 'trigger' is, i.e. how does the action of a finger on the lightswitch get conveyed to BIOS function which wakes the machine. I've eliminated every tangible object but the power cord by method of disconnect, and I've eliminated the power cord by method of "it is already energized, and the machine stays on when the lights go back off".
Jan
25
comment Magical mystery boot: Computer booting when lights turned on
You are right, it only starts up automatically when hibernated.
Jan
25
comment Magical mystery boot: Computer booting when lights turned on
It is in fact hibernated, and the secretary does use outlook (but only for email, there is no way that see even knows what the reminders are). I'll try to power it down and see.
Jan
25
comment Magical mystery boot: Computer booting when lights turned on
I'm not actually interested in curing it, but I am curious as to what signal is breaching a hypothetical envelope surrounding the machine. I've eliminated every tangible object but the power cord by method of disconnect, and I've eliminated the power cord by method of "it is already energized, and the machine stays on when the lights go back off".
Jan
25
comment Magical mystery boot: Computer booting when lights turned on
Thanks. There are no unusual sensors installed on the machine. It is a Fujistu Esprimo P1500 that we were unable to install Ubuntu on due to ACPI issues with the motherboard. Whoever made that motherboard didn't see fit to put their brand name on it in any location that I was able to find, but if it is critical then I could start probing Vista for the information.
Jan
23
comment Check site certificates from Linux CLI over SSH
Thanks. I'm having trouble with gnutls, so I asked on unix.SE. I'll get back to your very detailed answer as soon as I've got the issues with gnutls sorted. Thank you Grawity!