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A qualified chemist who somehow drifted into web development. I've learned (to a greater or lesser degree of accuracy) PHP and JavaScript, and would like to learn something completely different for the sake of it. I'm a weirdo who actually enjoys reading (and sometimes writing) technical documentation.


Feb
28
revised Why is Firefox so slow over SSH?
Tidied grammar.
Feb
28
suggested approved edit on Why is Firefox so slow over SSH?
Feb
19
revised How do I get the size of a directory on the command line?
Tidied formatting and typography (spaces before punctuation marks).
Feb
19
revised How do I get the size of a directory on the command line?
Tidied grammar.
Feb
19
suggested approved edit on How do I get the size of a directory on the command line?
Feb
19
suggested approved edit on How do I get the size of a directory on the command line?
Jan
22
awarded  Commentator
Jan
22
comment Why has '-' been chosen as the backup file suffix for certain Unix system files?
@wurtel. Backup is a noun (as is setup and login). In each case, the verb form is two words, a prepositional verb: hence back up, or, in the past tense, backed up. You may find your English flows more smoothly if you follow these guidelines, and you will not have to create monstrosities such as *backupped.
Nov
15
comment What does dd stand for?
It makes a great deal of sense, and is therefore almost certainly wrong. Lexicography is no task for amateurs.
Oct
28
revised How do I find a file with a name which depends on the current date (and a random component)?
Tidied grammar (/everyday/ and /every day/ mean completely different things). Rewrote title.
Oct
28
suggested approved edit on How do I find a file with a name which depends on the current date (and a random component)?
Oct
3
comment Why do I sometimes get repeatedly prompted with “>” in the terminal?
Not on my keyboard, it isn't.
Oct
3
revised Start menu position in Linux Mint Petra
Tidied grammar. Retagged.
Oct
3
suggested approved edit on Start menu position in Linux Mint Petra
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
26
revised How can I set up Apache to use port 1 and other ports below 80?
Tidied grammar.
Aug
26
suggested approved edit on How can I set up Apache to use port 1 and other ports below 80?
Jul
10
revised Why do package managers need lock files?
Grammatical and typo fixes.
Jul
10
suggested approved edit on Why do package managers need lock files?
Jun
16
revised Set up svn for an existing project
Fixed spelling in title. Improved link text. Tidied grammar ("setup" is a noun; the verb is "set up").