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Before you downvote and flag a post, how about instead considering an answer to help the newbie find their way towards an answer? Please help me not think that the sole purpose of a diamond moderator is to run good people off from the SE sites.

The SE network is such a great resource to learn from, however, once you ask "how do I do this?" and they think you're a newb? The normal response Stack Exchange has are its diamond mods do a drive by: vote down, close, and move on without any effort to help the person seeking help.


Ex Navy, biker scum, got a BSEE magna cum laude (with distinction in my degree), embedded Software Engineer, turned entrepreneur. I am IT. Not I-T like information technologies (although I'm I-T, too). Added the bit about having a degree since people who habitually downvote answers seem to all have them, too. I hope that doesn't rub off onto me...

No, IT, like "ha ha you're it"

Running a business has turned me into a modern day DaVinci through necessity. CAD? Yup. Linux sysadmin? Uh-huh. Machinist, Electrician, Php, mysql, postgres, graphics design PS AI ID, non-consensual visual basic, and back to some great embedded C/C++.


Jan
22
comment What differences are there between “home” switches and “professional” switches?
+1 I just replaced generic CAT5 cables in my rack with purpose made CAT6 cables and noticed improvement in performance.
Jan
22
asked Why doesn't it matter which ports I use on a switch?
Jan
21
asked VLANs setup via untagged hybrid ports on ProCurve switch?
Jan
21
comment How to setup VLAN on same subnet as Ethernet
This Q/A made me go read. eth0.10 is a VLAN, as linux can handle 802.11q. (See wiki.ubuntu.com/vlan) I was confusing this with eth0:1, etc, is a virtual interface, which allows the same NIC to have multiple IP addresses.
Jan
16
comment How to fix warning about ECDSA host key
Good point, did I miss where someone mentioned dynamic ips?
Jan
16
answered How to fix warning about ECDSA host key
Jan
16
comment How to fix warning about ECDSA host key
Didn't work for me on newly install Debian server at work when SSHing in from home. Also, answer is pretty terse.
Jan
15
comment Copy entire file system hierarchy from one drive to another
Genius, thank you. Btw, I ended up using rsync -avxHAWX --numeric-ids --progress / mnt/ but I should have done rsync -avxHAWX --numeric-ids --progress / mnt/ > ~/rsync.out. I suspect pouring the output to the terminal slowed the process. :D
Jan
12
answered Change terminal output location?
Jan
8
comment My first home network setup with a wireless router and switch
FWIW, I proved to myself 10/100 might be slower than cable modem service serverfault.com/questions/564410 imho, it is worth upgrading everything touching the ethernet to Gigabit speed.
Jan
8
answered Clone Windows partition from Linux
Jan
7
revised Sharing internet from a Router to Switch
formatting typo
Jan
7
answered Home Networking: Connecting a switch to a router
Jan
7
answered Sharing internet from a Router to Switch
Jan
7
comment Crimping CAT6 cables results in lower bandwidth than expected
From my experience, with a quality crimping tool (mine is the ratcheting type), 5e vs 6 doesn't make a difference. Further, I have a lot of CAT6 cable & I've built runs with 5e and 6 jacks & haven't noticed a difference in performance. I do look to ensure the ends of the conductors are near the wall of the plug. I've found often it takes 2 tries to get them perfect, so I shove in like I'm going to crimp, pull the cable out, retrim the wires, and repeat.
Dec
30
comment Is anybody aware of an application that does what FreeMyPDF.com does (frees 'secured' PDFs)
@ekaj imho, when I ask a question, I always appreciate answers based on experience. I recall when I was googling for it, there were hundreds of choices. I don't even remember why I chose the one I did, I'm just glad I was happy with it -- and happy enough to see this question and try to help.
Dec
30
comment Command to find files for specific time range
@JimmyKoerting in reading the comments to another answer, mtime didn't work for the OP but ctime did.
Dec
30
answered 3D rendering on a budget; What to upgrade?
Dec
30
answered Is anybody aware of an application that does what FreeMyPDF.com does (frees 'secured' PDFs)
Dec
28
comment Rocket raid 2320 drivers for Debian Wheezy
I know ... I use uuid in fstab, but otherwise generally don't unless I take notes & write the last 6#s on the drive itself with a sharpie. :P