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Me: Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc., Web Worker, and Natural-Born World Shaker.

Code: JavaScript, AngularJS, Ruby, Rails, Python, Django

Likes: coding, linux, FOSS, sudoku, go, music, guitar, ukelele, synthesizers, cinema, butterflies, birds, collecting stamps, comic books, and disc golf

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Do it! - as simple as you can, just what is essential to pass it forward. from http://smallactsmanifesto.org/


Dec
25
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
4
comment How can I type or input Unicode characters using a code point on the iPhone?
A very cool app indeed, but I'm seeking a way to input Unicode character using the ALT + 4-digit-hex if the keyboard is set to "Unicode Hex Input". Thank you for the suggestion!
Mar
3
comment How can I type or input Unicode characters using a code point on the iPhone?
@Kyle Cronin: Technical terms here might yield a better answer. So would you mind changing the words "by ID" in the question to "using a code point"? You'll see much written about Unicode being misunderstood in the computing world, and I'd like to be careful not to spread any misinformation or introduce ambiguous terminology in an already complex subject! Thank you :)
Mar
1
revised A jabber chat client that displays a list of rooms?
grammar correction
Mar
1
accepted A jabber chat client that displays a list of rooms?
Mar
1
revised A jabber chat client that displays a list of rooms?
Updated description to reflect my answer.
Mar
1
answered A jabber chat client that displays a list of rooms?
Feb
24
awarded  Teacher
Feb
21
comment A jabber chat client that displays a list of rooms?
@Dori thanks for the retag! Hopefully, someone will know the answer to this soon. I hope Psi isn't the only option. For whatever reason it didn't work, and my IT guy couldn't confirm that the server wasn't configured correctly as @VxJasonxV suggested.
Feb
15
comment A jabber chat client that displays a list of rooms?
Thanks, but that didn't work for me. Looks like it hasn't been an actively developed piece of software for a couple of years either.
Feb
14
asked A jabber chat client that displays a list of rooms?
Feb
14
answered I cannot connect to my workplace VPN
Feb
3
comment How can I type or input Unicode characters using a code point on the iPhone?
No worries Philip. Hopefully, this question might spurn others to find an answer or encourage the engineers at Apple to implement it. I the meantime, please don't take offense to me not having marked this as an answer. I'm optimistic that we'll soon find this available via some special setting or key combo. In a very internationalized technology world it would seem only appropriate that this feature exists--even if it is insufficiently documented at the moment. Thank you so much for taking the time to look into this.
Feb
3
comment Microsoft Outlook versus iCal versus Google Calendar
Great workaround! I've been wanting to use Google a bit at work. Seems like a very reasonable solution given the alternative.
Feb
2
awarded  Commentator
Feb
2
comment Do any window managers allow me to snap windows to the sides of the display?
Awesome. Thanks for sharing what you decided on. For 8 bucks looks great.
Feb
2
comment What are the risks of connecting a MacBook to an insecure wireless network?
Great question. The more people know the risks, the better.
Feb
2
comment What are the risks of connecting a MacBook to an insecure wireless network?
A good example of when this might bite you: Let's imagine you go to your favorite coffee shop. The owners are so giving that they didn't set a password on their wireless network. This also means that someone using codebutler.com/firesheep might hijack or ruin your account for one of the sites you frequent.
Jan
31
comment Why does my Mac Pro have two ethernet ports on the back of the computer?
Thanks for satisfying my curiosity! Of course, the link aggregation thing looks cool :)
Jan
31
accepted Why does my Mac Pro have two ethernet ports on the back of the computer?