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Engineer/artist; data visualisation specialist.


Oct
30
accepted Where are default compose-key bindings stored?
Oct
30
comment Where are default compose-key bindings stored?
Dang, I forgot strace existed. Great detective work. Thank you!
Oct
30
awarded  Curious
Oct
29
revised Where are default compose-key bindings stored?
Removed a bunch of examples, which (on second thought) are just unnecessary clutter.
Oct
29
comment Gnome: forcing an application to start on top
You didn't really answer any of my questions…
Oct
29
revised Why doesn't inotifywatch detect changes on added files?
More precisely matched title to contents. Small body clarifications.
Oct
29
suggested suggested edit on Why doesn't inotifywatch detect changes on added files?
Oct
29
comment Gnome: forcing an application to start on top
Why is a new window being displayed below others in the first place? It sounds like something is buggy. I see from tags you're using Gnome; are you running the default window manager? Are other programs setting "always on top" hints? (You can check the latter with xprop and looking for related EWMH hints).
Oct
29
asked Where are default compose-key bindings stored?
Oct
25
comment Is it possible to create an edited copy of a file without using up extra disk space?
Brain dump: diff detects binary files and switches to summary mode, printing just Binary files X and Y differ, which is supremely unhelpful for patching. You can force it to treat the files as text with --text, so it prints the full listing. Those diffs apply cleanly with patch, though you'll want the --binary flag to disable line-ending conversion. Better-compressing binary patch tools exist though. (Feel free to edit these into your answer.)
Oct
11
comment Graphical issues in vim
I don't understand. Why do you think those things might be related? It seems like coincidence. People often bind keys over default bindings because they weren't using the defaults.
Oct
11
comment Graphical issues in vim
You can also force vim to clear-and-redraw with Ctrl+L or :redraw!.
Oct
11
reviewed Reviewed Check for missing files in two directories and their respective subdirectories
Oct
10
revised How can I create an alias that passes additional arguments?
Wording and order clarifications.
Oct
10
suggested suggested edit on How can I create an alias that passes additional arguments?
Oct
10
suggested suggested edit on assign output of a c program to a shell variable: token error
Oct
5
comment How to write this pseudocode where condition
"Pseudocode" makes this a general programming question. →SO?
Oct
5
comment Straightforward Linux Clustering
The link looks to have died…
Oct
3
revised How do I open an incognito bash session?
Changed title to ask "how to", not "whether possible", since it clearly is possible. Grammar, formatting. Relevant tags.
Oct
3
comment Wipe out windows 8 just leave OpenSuse
How about dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX to wipe the whole disk and start fresh? If you really don't care about what happens to Windows, surely this is fine?