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In the real world I'm a software engineer, part-time musician and general hobbyist. I wrote my first computer program in 1988 and sparked a life-long interest in computer science. I work with a variety of languages, but am most comfortable with C and C++.


May
26
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
17
awarded  Yearling
Nov
29
answered Why do I get a higher download speed if download via public domain on local computer?
Nov
28
answered Why doesn't Windows plan ahead when file moving/copying between drives/directories?
Nov
28
comment Map multiple drives to the same directory for samba/smb clients
Since you're suggesting RAID-10 which requires four disks, why not also suggest RAID 6, under which any two disks can fail.
Nov
27
revised VIM: Save a file as a different filename, but keep :w as the current filename
Updated broken link.
Nov
27
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
3
comment If I don't use my ISP's DNS, what am I paying for?
DNS != gateway.
Oct
3
answered If I don't use my ISP's DNS, what am I paying for?
Oct
3
accepted Underclocking Haswell for power saving
Oct
3
comment Underclocking Haswell for power saving
I didn't know about ZFS, so I'll look into it. On my old Pentium 4 server, I just use ext4 on a software RAID-10 with Slackware. ZFS's RAIDZ sounds interesting. Tempting to have a play with it. If I end up chucking my new disks into a HD ProLiant Micro Server, I'm sure there'll be enough grunt to run ZFS.
Oct
2
comment Underclocking Haswell for power saving
Thanks for the feedback, folks. Sounds like Haswell isn't worth it for my purposes. I started delving back into researching proper NAS units, and getting frustrated by deja vu... Then I stumbled on the HP ProLiant Micro Server, which is basically what I was trying to build. These are nice and compact, low powered, reportedly quiet, and can run an OS of my choosing. Never thought I'd consider buying HP until now.
Oct
2
comment Underclocking Haswell for power saving
I'm essentially building a Linux NAS box to replace my current one which I also use as a windows domain controller, as well as for development, subversion, firewall... Tossing up whether to forget about those conveniences and just get a real NAS.
Oct
2
asked Underclocking Haswell for power saving
Aug
19
revised How to remove “System File” attribute from a file without Command Prompt?
Added recursion to handle multiple arguments
Aug
19
comment How to remove “System File” attribute from a file without Command Prompt?
Thanks @Synetech I have offered an extension to handle this. Perhaps to address the aesthetic issue of the command window briefly showing, you could use a shortcut with the "Run minimized" setting.
Aug
19
revised How to remove “System File” attribute from a file without Command Prompt?
Extended script in response to critique.
Aug
14
comment does this exist: UNIX box with ethernet and nothing else, all interaction is done by SSH'ing in
My setup is primarily a NAS, but because I didn't like the firewall on my router, it does that too. It's also the domain controller for my Windows network, a file server I use sometimes to get around email attachment size limits, and a source code repository.
Aug
14
answered How can I apply cat (UNIX) command individually, to all files in a folder?
Aug
14
answered does this exist: UNIX box with ethernet and nothing else, all interaction is done by SSH'ing in