Marty Fried

California

I've been a computer hobbyist since before the IBM PC, and a professional programmer not too long after that. I've had experience with electronic repair, manufacturing, and testing of professional audio.

I tutored other students in Fortran before PCs existed, built my first computer from bare circuit boards and reject parts (S-100 CP/M system), and transitioned from stereo repair, to professional audio manufacturing at Dolby Labs, where I set up the automated functional testing for Dolby professional equipment. From there, I went into programming full-time as a C programmer for Mac presentation graphics systems, then to Windows C++ video programming. My last 10 years was as a C++ Windows software engineer for a corporate source code control system.

I'm now a Linux user, doing part time website development using all open source tools like Vim, PHP, Javascript/jQuery, etc for local businesses. I'm semi-retired, so I only do jobs that I want to do.

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comment Alarm clock with "NumPad digits"
I have an alarm app that I love for many reasons. It has several ways to set the time, but mainly uses a phone-style number pad, with some additional shortcuts. But I don't know if it's appropriate to his question.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to make scp to use ipv6 addresses?
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comment Problem after Ubuntu boots !!! 14.04 LTS 64 bit
Have you tried logging into the guest account as a test? If you can, then the problem would be only in your user account.
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comment Alarm clock with "NumPad digits"
So, are you looking for an alarm app with this behavior, or a way to get this behavior with the existing alarm app? Are you willing to pay for an app? Also, does it need to be the same as the numpad, or can it be the same as a telephone keypad?
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answered Limited App Storage?
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comment Browsers Zoom In and Out while Scrolling
I've had this happen occasionally, but I don't remember which browser or device. I believe though that I see plus sign when it happens, which I don't see with pinch zoom. Do you see anything different than when using the pinch zoom?
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awarded Teacher
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answered how much current can Samsung Galaxy S II take for charging with whatever ROM?
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awarded Self-Learner
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comment boot up problem (14.04 + GRUB + Swap + Nvidia) - with pictures
I'm not really an expert, but I'm wondering whether you are making incorrect assumptions by looking in the wrong place. The screen output isn't the best place, as you can't assume the last process listed is the one that is hanging up - it may be perfectly fine, but something previously didn't finish. Also, I noticed in the first listing, it seems to be doing some recovery with the disk. Maybe the disk has a problem. I can't tell if the 2nd listing has the same recovery steps or not. But it could be that the new install used part of the disk that wasn't being used previously.
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awarded Necromancer
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awarded Good Answer
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comment Keyring no longer prompts for password when SSH-ing
@levesque: Glad it helped. I never figured out why, but since I had a fix, and didn't really need the command line that much, I never really investigated. Now I barely remember the problem. :-)
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awarded Yearling
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on Can Clonezilla copy my primary image partition ( bootable system) to another partition in the same physical disk
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revised Can Clonezilla copy my primary image partition ( bootable system) to another partition in the same physical disk
minor spelling errors
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How do I allow a non-default user to use serial device ttyUSB0?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is a "Failed to load module "module-ladspa-sink"" error?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does "LDS" stand for in the openstack reference implementation?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to connect and disconnect to a network manually in terminal?
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