Hi there! My name is Lance Lafontaine.

I am a student at Concordia University in software engineering, with a previous degree in molecular biology. I enjoy all things tech, science and startups, but I especially love web development, open source software, and camping (outdoors).

Chat with me @LanceLafontaine or lance.lafontaine92@gmail.com, I love meeting new people in virtual and physical settings.

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awarded Student
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asked Solving a homogeneous linear system of differential equations: no complex eigenvectors?
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comment Would clearing the hard drive of my laptop remove any viruses it has?
Although viruses are definitely possible, they are usually very rare on GNU/Linux operating systems. What are the symptoms? It's possible you just have driver/configuration problems that could be solved if you provided more detail.
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awarded Scholar
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accepted 14.04 - Proprietary wireless card driver on MBP installs on USB, not on HD
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accepted Gem does not install Jekyll on Ubuntu 14.04: command not recognized
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comment Gem does not install Jekyll on Ubuntu 14.04: command not recognized
After the audo apt-get purge jekyll, I was still getting the same error. After the find / -name jekyll, I noticed that the /usr/local/bin/jekyll was still present for some reason. After rm -rf'ing the directory and continuing from 3. onwards, this seems to be working. Thanks
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asked Gem does not install Jekyll on Ubuntu 14.04: command not recognized
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awarded Autobiographer
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comment Replacing the wireless card in my laptop. Is there a best option?
Have you tried getting your Broadcom wireless card to work by following these steps? :askubuntu.com/a/60395/202688
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comment Booting from Ubuntu install disk
Your boot order is set to boot from your hard drive first, and the DVD secondly. You can usually fix this in your BIOS, but exactly how you do this depends on your machine.
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comment How to properly install Ubuntu on my new PC
What does the error message say? You definitely won't screw it up if you only run Ubuntu off the USB key.
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answered Using Ubuntu alone as an OS
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awarded Citizen Patrol
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answered Trusty: Caffeine doesn't appear in panel after update
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answered 14.04 - Proprietary wireless card driver on MBP installs on USB, not on HD
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comment No Wireless When Install 14.04 on Macbook Pro
I can confirm that this also works for the Broadcom 4331 on the Macbook Pro Late 2011. Thanks @WildMan!
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asked 14.04 - Proprietary wireless card driver on MBP installs on USB, not on HD
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revised Disk Utility won't let me create or resize partitions
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asked Disk Utility won't let me create or resize partitions
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