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bio website offby1.net
location Edmonton, KY
age 37
visits member for 5 years, 3 months
seen Oct 18 at 16:09
I'm a software developer and inveterate geek (like many here, I suspect). For work I use so many tools I usually can't remember them all, but C, Java/J2EE, scripting (unix shell + others) and release engineering tools figure heavily in the list.

Jan
13
asked How can I change the subject of messages on an Exchange server automatically?
Nov
17
comment What is causing the atrocious performance of my Macbook pro?
@JD Guzman: I don't know, that's the thing; by the time any diagnostic tools have started running, the incident is passed; when it's happening, I see >1s lag for simple keystroke responses.
Nov
15
comment What is causing the atrocious performance of my Macbook pro?
I/O turns up nothing. My processor usage hovers below 15% per core, spiking when (as happened just a moment ago) my text entry starts to lag. I'm looking into the Disk Utility steps now.
Nov
14
asked What is causing the atrocious performance of my Macbook pro?
Nov
5
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Oct
25
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Oct
10
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
3
revised How can I selectively disable zsh's version control integration when my CWD is on a remote filesystem?
Add details about how I'm getting vcs info into my prompt.
Sep
30
comment How can I selectively disable zsh's version control integration when my CWD is on a remote filesystem?
No, it's not completions that are an issue
Sep
30
asked How can I selectively disable zsh's version control integration when my CWD is on a remote filesystem?
Sep
30
asked How can disable emacs' vc integration on mounted volumes?
Sep
29
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May
25
comment How can I find the PID of a process using its command line arguments?
I was hoping for a more elegant solution, but this clearly works.
May
25
accepted How can I find the PID of a process using its command line arguments?
May
25
asked How can I find the PID of a process using its command line arguments?
May
18
comment How can I identify which application is responsible for my battery life being short?
@Connor Macbook Air, latest model. Projected battery life is ~ 3.5h, instead of 7-11
May
18
comment How can I identify which application is responsible for my battery life being short?
Reviews of the MBA have indicated that routine usage actually provides better than advertised battery life. ex: osxdaily.com/2010/10/30/macbook-air-2010-battery-life I'm not saying I'm expecting this, and it's also not relevant to my question; I'm not interested in "is this okay?" I'm interested in "what's the cause of this?"