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bio website xenoterracide.com
location Austin, TX
age 30
visits member for 5 years, 1 month
seen Jun 11 at 15:21

Desktop

  • Gentoo Linux 2003 - 2009
    • First experience with Linux 4Q 2003
    • Long term functioning, dual boot, Linux install 4Q 2004
    • Stopped using Windows on a regular basis, approximately 2006
  • Arch Linux 2009 - present

Server ( well professionally, as I constantly run servers daemons on my desktop )

  • CentOS 2006 - 2007, 2010 - Present
    • BusinessGrade - Systems Administration Intern
    • Liquid Web - Linux System Administrator

Student, Web Developer, Systems Administrator See more on my blog.

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Dec
18
comment Audio out on Linux to play on Windows
synergy would only work well if I had multiple monitors, AFAIK it is designed to be used with multiple systems with multiple monitors, not multiple systems 1 monitor.
Dec
7
comment Windows 7/8 can't connect to an N Router
after reading this and thinking about it, I realize 2 problems 1, these new comps are b/g,n where I think the apple/linux are a/b/g/n, and the router was set to n for a/n only.
Dec
6
comment Windows 7/8 can't connect to an N Router
I've added the desktop information, I'll have to get the laptops later, it's a lenovo though, so should be a different card/driver
Oct
20
comment TCP/IP network over USB
@Zoredache tbh, not really, it came with a previous modem... but I am sure that it's ethernet, but not that it'll do more (e.g. usb ethernet adapter)
May
24
comment Tools to see ext2/ext3/ext4/btrfs/jfs/xfs filesystems under windows?
I've brought this up on meta for a discusion on whether it's "ontopic" If you'd like to defend it from being closed.
Sep
4
comment can I skip deps with CPANPLUS?
@HerbN I'll quote myself "--force installs all dependencies even if they're already installed" when 2 packages depend on each other --force will continue to install the deps back and forth.... it was very annoying, I manually resolved the problem which really doesn't resolve this question.
Aug
9
comment How can I install Postgres GUI in Fedora 10?
probably better asked on SF
Aug
8
comment can I skip deps with CPANPLUS?
downmodded because it doesn't answer the question asked.
Aug
8
comment can I skip deps with CPANPLUS?
the package isn't tracked normally if you use cpanplus (at least by your package manager). The reason I /have/ to use cpanplus is that there's an extension which allows packages to be installed with my package manager. btw not all 20k+ cpan modules are packaged by debian. I don't use a .deb or .rpm distro, and I know how to package stuff for my distro.
May
5
comment Under *nix, how can I find a string within a file within a directory?
or grep -r mysubstring directory
May
5
comment Under *nix, how can I find a string within a file within a directory?
although you're right this isn't an actual answer to the question.
May
5
comment Under *nix, how can I find a string within a file within a directory?
just as a note... you don't have to pipe cat to grep. grep can read files just fine.
Apr
27
comment Linux: Combine two partitions?
btw doing an fdisk -l would give us a much better picture of actual partition order. and df -h for what they are used for and how much is used.
Apr
26
comment linux: refreshing groups without having to re-login
@orlandu63 except su changes your user and the - means change your whole env too. It also can mean you have to login. newgrp doesn't. @grawity I didn't know that. thanks for the tip.
Apr
25
comment Real performance gain from faster IDE or SATA hard drive?
good answer but drive size can matter. a small 5400 rpm drive is much slower than a large 5400 rpm drive because the data is packed less tight. Also some drives slated as 5400 rpm like WD Caviar Green drives don't actually run at it. Now given a 7200 will still be faster... but a 5400 1TB drive is not as slow as a 5400 160GB drive.
Apr
25
comment application that copies all links in a web page
wait... do you just want a text file that has all the links? please clarify.
Apr
25
comment application that copies all links in a web page
hmmm there are firefox plugins that can do this... lets see if I can find one...
Apr
25
comment linux: refreshing groups without having to re-login
fyi. the answer marked correct is wrong... and it's still technically a relogin. I added a correct answer... I find that the answer given to this question is usually wrong. it is a common fallacy.
Apr
25
comment linux: refreshing groups without having to re-login
this answer is incorrect especially since su is re-logging in. use newgrp in an open shell session to add groups to that session, that you've been added to.
Apr
25
comment rm -rf not erasing directory
I love 'please contact your system administrator' messages I AM THE F*ing administrator.