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bio website geek.co.il
location Israel
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seen Dec 13 at 13:09

I'm a self taught software developer, system administrator and all-round code-guy.

I've been doing software development, QA, developer support and system and even some graphic design work for as long as I can remember (going back 20 years or so, I think), both on commercial projects as well as open source and free software, and I enjoy both.

Coding is fun, that's why it is worth doing - I hope it never becomes a chore :-)


Oct
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
27
answered How do I install a font from the Windows command prompt?
Jul
24
comment Not having to type the passphrase in debsign
If I understand gpg-agent (which I haven't managed to install on my Ubuntu system), then it still requires the user to type the passphrase once. This will still make automatic build impossible - if only because the user will have to enter the passphrase once everytime the system boots.
Apr
7
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
8
comment What PSU to use for a home server with many hard drives
SATA cables have a latch, which solves the loose cables problem :-) I've installed the new PSU and during that re-routed all the data cables and power cables (I've got this 4-in-1 power adapter for the data drives: amazon.com/Silverstone-Tek-Connectors-Stabilizing-CP06/dp/…;.
Nov
8
awarded  Editor
Nov
8
comment What PSU to use for a home server with many hard drives
I added more details regarding the problem.
Nov
8
revised What PSU to use for a home server with many hard drives
added more details regarding errors.
Nov
8
comment What PSU to use for a home server with many hard drives
@Hennes, the server is running BTRFS on all drives - while not as power hungry as ZFS, I believe it requires more of its host then simple FATs.
Nov
8
comment What PSU to use for a home server with many hard drives
@MonkeyZeus: All the new Caviars (EZRX models) are giving me errors and today one of the older EARX drives has started erroring too. I ran SMART self-tests on all of these and the tests have all come up clean even though the SMART log shows errors (which is one reason I believe the problem is external to the drives).
Nov
8
comment What PSU to use for a home server with many hard drives
@DarthAndroid: sorry for off-topic, this is the most on-topic stackexchange I found for this question. Your suggestion for the PSU calculator is the best advice so far, and if you'd given it as an answer, I'd choose it. According to the PSU calculator I need ~380W, so I should be fine.
Nov
8
comment What PSU to use for a home server with many hard drives
Currently I'm using the brandless PSU that came with the beige box (though its no longer beige as I recently have moved the contents to a brand new Thermaltake enclosure). It has "JTC" on the label and no mfg date, though I expect it is 5 years old.
Nov
8
asked What PSU to use for a home server with many hard drives
Jul
12
comment Change the order of Windows shell command history retrieval
1. Thanks - I wasn't aware of F7 and it looks useful - if only to reduce the horrible confusing jumble that is Windows console history navigation. 2. the doskey command doesn't work for me, likely because I'm using PowerShell and not cmd.exe (see OP). 3. The link you provided is not for Joel Spolsky, but his co-conspirator Jeff Atwood. Still an awesome dude, and the information is useful even if pertaining only to cmd.exe - so thanks again. 4. Lastly, regarding cygwin, see last paragraph of OP. \n\n It looks like I'm left with no alternative but to roll my own console.
Nov
11
comment How to enable execution of PowerShell scripts?
The requiring signing make sense if you expect the user to copy&paste malicious scripts from the internet. If you assume the user isn't stupid, then "remotesigned" doesn't add any security and makes life difficult.
Sep
3
comment Change the order of Windows shell command history retrieval
BTW - this is another example of why making PowerShell be completely object based was not a good idea: by introducing new complex mechanisms you also introduce new frustrating weird behaviors and edge cases.
Sep
3
comment Change the order of Windows shell command history retrieval
Its not exactly what I wanted, but its so close it doesn't matter much - my main grievance was that hitting UP ARROW after executing a command from history doesn't revert the "current history entry" to the "after last entry" but to "after the entry you last selected" (but before the next one). This fixes it by still having the virtual history cursor "after the entry you last selected", but moving said entry to the end, causing the history cursor to also be "after last entry". Thanks!
Sep
3
accepted Change the order of Windows shell command history retrieval
Aug
13
asked Change the order of Windows shell command history retrieval
Jul
16
awarded  Commentator