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I am a mathematics enthusiast, although I have no formal training. What I know is what I've been able to glean from searching Wikipedia.

I enjoy writing computer programs, although I have never been employed as a programmer. I've used two-dozen different programming languages, but my current favourite is Haskell.

I also have an interest in various areas of science.

On top of all that, I'm also a bad musician, a mediocre dancer, and a very bad juggler. :-P


Jul
14
awarded  Self-Learner
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
19
awarded  Popular Question
May
16
comment Can't install gnome shell extensions
@JeroenBollen I haven't managed to fix it yet. I did, however, discover that if you can find a suitable download site, you can just manually copy the files to /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions. It's hardly "convenient", though.
May
8
asked Can't install gnome shell extensions
May
7
answered Black screen when starting X
May
6
asked Black screen when starting X
May
6
answered Why is this RPM “uninstallable”?
May
6
comment Why is this RPM “uninstallable”?
Neither RPM is currently installed. I put all the required RPMs into a folder and told Zypper to install all files in that folder. Usually this works, but sometimes I get messages like the above. I'd like to know why exactly.
May
6
comment Why is this RPM “uninstallable”?
There's nothing wrong with foo-tools except that it wants foo-lib. Given that the RPM file for foo-lib is sitting right there, why is it an "uninstallable provider"?
May
6
asked Why is this RPM “uninstallable”?
May
1
comment Can't mount filesystem by offset
It probably doesn't help, but the string "unable to find HFS+ superblock" appears on line 410 in fs/hfsplus/super.c in the kernel tree. (Yes, I'm reading the Linux kernel source code in a desperate attempt to find out what going on!)
May
1
comment Can't mount filesystem by offset
@TAFKA'goldilocks' Done.
May
1
revised Can't mount filesystem by offset
Add fdisk output.
May
1
asked Can't mount filesystem by offset
Apr
24
comment Grub-EFI: disable signature check?
I know that I can ask the firmware to not check the signature on GRUB. My question is, can I ask GRUB to not check the signature on the Linux Kernel?
Apr
24
asked Grub-EFI: disable signature check?
Apr
24
answered How to query EFI signature
Apr
23
comment How to query EFI signature
The sbsigntools package is only available from nonstandard repos, but I was able to install the pesign package. It refused to do anything until I created an NSS database (even though I'm not going to use it), but I was then able to verify signatures - which is what the question asked.
Apr
23
accepted How to query EFI signature