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IT Director at a Minneapolis-area technology incubator. Husband. Father. Amateur Radio enthusiast.

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  • erikerik (at) gmail (dot) com
  • @erikanderson

Jul
13
comment Why is that when I attempt to verify an archive using tar I am displayed the error this does not look like a tar archive?
Okay, after you posting this phrase five times (at least) we now are all aware that you're "new to the world of linux". :)
Jul
8
comment Use NIC and WiFi at the same time with VMware on a laptop
VMware is a company. Which product of theirs are you using? Using "VMware" alone is like saying "I'm having a problem with Microsoft". Please update the tags of this question with the appropriate VMware product.
Jul
6
comment Why is it I can't use my Windows installation both as a host and a guest?
It's all about the HAL.
Jul
1
comment OS X: What remote support solution can be installed with the fewest clicks after a grandma is given a link?
I don't think scalable means what you think it means.
Jul
1
comment OS X: What remote support solution can be installed with the fewest clicks after a grandma is given a link?
@Luke I dunno, standard simple install I guess. Download it and test yourself. Then you can document the procedure for gramma as well.
Jul
1
answered OS X: What remote support solution can be installed with the fewest clicks after a grandma is given a link?
Jun
8
answered Motion and VLC together
Jun
6
comment I need to block torrent downloads
@nihinkle - that's odd. The downvote still appears on the deleted answer over at SF. link.
Jun
6
comment I need to block torrent downloads
@nhinkle - it was downvoted once before being migrated from SF.
Jun
6
comment I need to block torrent downloads
I'd be interested in hearing the reasoning behind the downvote. I thought it was a decent answer.
Jun
4
comment Host PHP server on Home PC and share with Friends - Windows
Read the FAQ, please. ServerFault is for professional sysadmins. This will get automatically migrated over to SuperUser, so please do not post a duplicate question there.
Jun
1
comment Home Server/NAS solution
@Tom Good point. The failures (and subsequent recovery issues) have led us to move away from NexentaStor. It's a pretty nice product, though, if you know OpenSol or if you pay for their support I'm sure.
Jun
1
comment Home Server/NAS solution
@Tom Shaw - NexentaStor is great and all, but only if you have a modest amount of OpenSolaris chops. We've run into a few situations where things have failed in a very odd way, and it was only by sheer luck that we got things running again. I can recover a linux server in a dozen different ways, but discovered very quickly that OpenSolaris was a very different ballgame.
May
9
comment will powerline networking between 2 side-by-side house work?
Why not just use a wireless bridge?
Apr
11
answered Suspicious redirection to russian pages. Is government spying us?
Apr
11
awarded  Quorum
Mar
15
comment Combine 2 logical disks into 1
@Xantec precisely.
Mar
15
comment Combine 2 logical disks into 1
By doing this, though, the OP should know that he's doubling his chance of catastrophic data loss.
Dec
4
comment Does a faster hard drive cause a laptop's battery to drain faster?
@Jacob - SF is "...for system administrators and IT professionals, people who manage or maintain computers in a professional capacity." (from the FAQ). Questions like yours are typically better handled over on SU. It'll get migrated there shortly, no need to re-post.
Nov
28
awarded  Critic