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bio website nilbus.com
location Durham, NC
age 29
visits member for 4 years, 8 months
seen 8 hours ago

I love solving problems and making people's day. I also enjoy mentoring and volunteer regularly on the Rails Hotline. Ruby on Rails has been my development framework of choice since 2007, but I also love working in Javascript, doing Linux sysadmin, and tinkering with things like IPv6 and GPG. I aim to regularly make meaningful contributions to the free open source software community.


Jun
4
awarded  Revival
Mar
20
comment Retrieving password for VPN in Mac OS X
On Mavericks, it is in the system keychain, under the name of the VPN connection.
Feb
17
awarded  Yearling
Sep
25
answered How to mount encfs at login on OS X Mountain Lion
Sep
25
comment How to mount encfs at login on OS X Mountain Lion
I'd like to point out that it's a bad idea to keep that password in your startup script. Instead you can keep it in your keychain. See widerin.org/blog/secure-your-dropbox. Eg: encfs --ondemand --extpass="security 2>&1 >/dev/null find-generic-password -gl encfs | grep password | cut -d \\\" -f 2" encrypted_dir unencrypted_mount_dir
Apr
5
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
31
accepted List file permissions for a directory and its parents
Jan
31
comment List file permissions for a directory and its parents
wow, awesome. That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
Jan
30
asked List file permissions for a directory and its parents
Jan
30
answered List file permissions for a directory and its parents
Jan
30
answered How do I list the effective file permission in Linux?
Jan
19
comment Running upstart jobs as unprivileged users
In other words, it's supported in Precise (12.04) and newer.
Jan
14
comment Copied a file with winscp; only winscp can see it
Thanks - this is a useful workaround
Jan
5
comment Where does $PATH get set in OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
Thanks! I didn't know where path_helper was loading paths from.
Nov
30
answered How to stop having to press enter upon --more— using ssh in putty?
Nov
30
answered jQuery code works without jQuery library
Nov
23
comment What is the effect of internal temperature on laptop lifespan
I personally think people worry about it more than is necessary, but I'm not an authority or anything. :-)
Nov
23
awarded  Commentator
Nov
23
comment What software should I use to make a copy of my hard drive in ISO format?
Great idea - done!
Nov
23
revised What software should I use to make a copy of my hard drive in ISO format?
Explain options for Windows