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Psychologist turned programmer, developing on the JVM with the Typesafe stack (Akka, Play, and Slick) server-side, and Coffeescript + GruntJS client-side.

Currently hacking on the U.S. Hockey Report, an amateur hockey scouting news service.

For contracting gigs email: admin '@' newmindit.com


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
21
comment Unicode characters display improperly in KDE and on the console in Arch Linux
+1 for this, thanks -- adding LANG to .bash_profile (not .bashrc) did the trick here for getting vim-airline utf-8 symbols displaying in gnome-terminal
Jun
10
awarded  Commentator
Jun
10
comment Simultaneously switch tags as one screen in multi monitor setup
Sorry, using i3 instead of Awesome. Also, realized I actually want independent screen switching ;-) Good luck
May
4
comment Nvidia Force Underclock in Dual Monitor Setup
yes, I did, flash the vBIOS, only solution for Linux, AFAIK
Mar
31
comment How to merge /usr and /var partitions into slash root?
+1, yes, home will be on separate partition. Was thinking along the lines of server setup (e.g. /var on separate partition to prevent runaway log scenario) and Anaconda autocompletes for you once to type the "/" so when "/user" came up I just created it thinking I could micromanage partitions and minimimize disk usage, but did the opposite, wound up wasting a ton of space ;-)
Mar
31
revised How to merge /usr and /var partitions into slash root?
edited title
Mar
31
asked How to merge /usr and /var partitions into slash root?
Mar
27
comment Linux tool to generate memorable passwords?
It spews out a giant list of passwords, just choose the most memorable -- there are some gems in there ;-)
Mar
18
awarded  Teacher
Mar
18
asked Nvidia Force Underclock in Dual Monitor Setup
Mar
9
comment How to get better Skype notifications in Ubuntu?
use "-t 5000" for message delay; "notify-send --help" is helpful
Mar
9
accepted Dynamic terminal title: show server load status at X second interval
Mar
8
answered Dynamic terminal title: show server load status at X second interval
Mar
8
comment Dynamic terminal title: show server load status at X second interval
Please edit your answer and I'll check it off -- as is, your runlevel appears to be an infinite loop, I think you meant to have "printload" in place of "runload" in this line: "runload 2>&1 > /dev/null &" in the runload file. Also, redirecting standard out and err to /dev/null prevents terminal title from displaying. It seems that with the shell escape sequences "\033]0;" and "\007" there is no output from echo, or at least not any that can be piped. For example, "./runload > foo.txt" produces nothing but an empty file, while "./runload &" generates dynamic terminal title as desired.
Mar
7
awarded  Scholar
Mar
7
comment Dynamic terminal title: show server load status at X second interval
right, uptime displays a limited set of information, and the loop idea is a good one in principle. Was just reading up on top's batch mode and thought that combining the trim flag -i (to only display summary) and the interval -d flag to output every, say, 30 seconds, would be a non-issue resource wise. I'll try out your approach, whatever gets the job done, none of this is going to bring the server to a grinding halt ;-)
Mar
7
comment Dynamic terminal title: show server load status at X second interval
+1 interesting, now, how about simply grep'ing top command for load line in batch mode + delay time in the curr_load function? That would seem a simpler and less resource intensive approach
Mar
7
awarded  Editor
Mar
6
revised Dynamic terminal title: show server load status at X second interval
edited title