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bio website strugee.net
location the internet (all cardinal directions)
age 16
visits member for 3 years
seen 2 days ago

le Area 51 plug

I'm the proposer of the Decentralized and Federated Networking proposal over on Area 51. You should come support it; decentralization and federation are bloody fascinating.

le bio

I'm an aspiring UNIX system administrator and programmer. I'm also an operating system design hobbyist.

My favorite kernel is the Linux kernel; my favorite research kernel, Mach; my favorite research operating system, Plan 9 from Bell Labs. My favorite init system is systemd; favorite window manager/desktop environment, Awesome GNOME; favorite UNIX distribution, Arch GNU/Linux. I want to try Gentoo, but I'm afraid that I'll like it and end up spending all my time waiting for things to compile. I'm more at home in the commandline using coreutils than I am in Nautilus.

I vocally support the free software movement. I'm very strongly against DRM. I'm a bit of a security enthusiast too - I love encryption.

I know a bit about UX. I spend a lot of my time reading technical documentation (think FreeDesktop, GNOME Wiki, stuff like that), Wikipedia, and articles about GNU/Linux, with a little BSD mixed in.

When I grow up, I probably want to hack on Gecko, join Mozilla's IT department and help administer their systems, or do one of those things but for GNU or GNOME. Basically, I want to end up at some awesome organization working on their codebase or their infrastructure. (I used to count Canonical as one of those organizations, but not anymore.)

I have written a short introduction to my computer history on meta.unix.se.


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awarded  Popular Question
Nov
21
awarded  Editor
Nov
21
revised UNIX how to resume process using ID?
finish this answer...
Nov
20
answered UNIX how to resume process using ID?
Sep
27
comment How do I fix the Shellshock security vulnerability in debian testing/jessie?
uh… this will leave your system with Trusty in sources.list. next time you update, the system will upgrade to Trusty. this will SEVERELY break your system.
Jul
24
comment Paypal.com SSL certificate invalid, issued to BitPay.com
"bugs" - I think you meant backdoors…
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awarded  Teacher
Apr
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awarded  Commentator
Apr
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comment
okay, we get it. we all love @JourneymanGeek, a lot. that being said, please stop telling him that you voted for him. it's just noise.
Apr
9
comment How to block outgoing packets to Google DNS Servers on dlink router?
@Graviton theoretically yes. but as beeks mentioned in this answer, the ability to do so probably isn't implemented in a consumer router. you'd need OpenWRT or something.
Apr
9
comment Do end users need to do anything about the Heartbleed security bug? What?
@Ramhound you read wrong. anything that links against OpenSSL is the target. now, that includes Apache. but it is by no means limited to Apache. and besides, I still don't understand how you think this isn't properly researched. besides, you've just fallen prey to one of the minor dumbs of the 6 Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security - "we're not a target" isn't an argument.
Apr
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comment Do end users need to do anything about the Heartbleed security bug? What?
@StaceyAnne OpenSSH isn't affected, OpenSSL is. was that a typo?
Apr
9
comment How to use the Internet while Heartbleed is being fixed?
waits for the inevitable PolarSSL bug to appear (it is next in the list...)
Mar
30
comment which unix or linux command is used to change root password of remote machine(Just an IP address) without using SSH Login
or to have physical access (i.e. root).
Mar
30
comment Why do python's os.stat and du and ls not agree on block size?
possibly related: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/120311/…
Jan
22
comment What's the name of the file system of the operating system in UNIX\Linux?
incorrect. FHS is cross-distroish. see unix.stackexchange.com/q/98751/29146
Dec
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revised When I try to write to an NTFS partition in Arch Linux, it fails with “cannot open <file>: permission denied”. Why?
edit tags to be acceptably sparing when this is migrated to U&L
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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Student
Jul
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accepted My Qwest router appears to not save configuration changes. How can I fix this?