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38 yo male from Lillehammer in Norway. Interested in computers, Internet, programming, web-design and electronics. Watch lots of TV. Love to read fanfiction.


Oct
9
asked How can i dual-boot FreeBSD and PC-BSD — with GRUB2 in MBR?
Oct
7
comment Why does the X Window System use a server?
Unix and X evolved before PCs became so powerfull and cheap, in an eviroment where you typically had lots of rather simple terminals connected to one or a few more powerfull computers. This division was carried on with X: You had "terminals" - simple cheap computers with graphics-card - running just the X-server, and gathering input from mouse/keyboard and drawing the screen... The actual programs (the X-clients) on the other hand, ran on one or a few more powerfull computers - shared by all the users using the terminals. So splitting X in two parts (which could run seperate), made sense.
Sep
29
comment Interacting with webpage through script?
I should have worded myself more carefully... I'm really looking for a general way to automate this kind of interaction on a web-browser. Although I'll be using it first to move my mail; I'm after a general way to automate similar repetitive actions. Eg. hit a check-box, hit a radio-button, hit a push-button, wait, repeat -- not just for this particular web-mail system.
Sep
29
revised Emptying a file for root user does not work
added 1 character in body
Sep
29
asked Interacting with webpage through script?
Sep
15
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
9
answered Emptying a file for root user does not work
Sep
4
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
26
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
25
answered Startx results in a black screen
Aug
25
asked Copying clipboard-content to file automatically and continiously?
Aug
21
answered How to overwrite stdout using echo?
Aug
18
comment How to specify username and password in ftp command?
expect (a tcl/tk extension of sorts) is a program that's ideal for this sort of things - ie. wait for some prompt; give a reponse... wait for an answer; give a new response... expect wait for "ogin:" and send you username, then it wait for "assword:" and send your password.
Aug
1
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
31
accepted Solaris/OpenIndiana: Good documentation for permission-mechanism - roles, profiles and auths?
Jul
31
accepted Any programs suitable for making a database over disk-content?
Jul
31
accepted Is there a way to start a VNC-server for an already running X-session?
Jul
31
accepted Terminal-based spreadsheets and wordprocessor?
Jul
31
comment Is it possible to change passwords temporarily?
Do you have to change the password? If you first become root, you can then use su - username and "become" any other user - without being asked for password. I myself used that trick; and wrote a script that went through a list of the user on my system, "became" them, and then ran a little script as each of them.