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bio website spodhuis.org
location Pittsburgh, PA
age 38
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Software engineer for a PaaS startup: Apcera, Inc.

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE, aka sysadmin who knows systems well and programs in multiple languages).

Former Google SRE. Former Twitter staff-level Operations Engineer.

I am a LOPSA (League of Professional System Administrators) member.


Jan
31
revised Git github not working with google authenticator OSX
typo
Jan
30
comment How do I get the platform from OpenWRT?
pass, not an OpenWRT expert, sorry. I tend to treat upgrades like that rather seriously on OpenWRT boxes, and have prepped for recovery in case the upgrade goes wrong, since such upgrades risk taking out my wife's Internet. ;)
Jan
30
answered How do I get the platform from OpenWRT?
Jan
30
answered Git github not working with google authenticator OSX
Dec
10
awarded  Yearling
Oct
25
answered Matching a sequence of symbols in bash
Oct
25
answered Simple (?) Unix Grep Command
Jul
26
answered zsh AUTO_NAME_DIRS doesn't work for certain variable names on OSX
Dec
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
10
awarded  Yearling
Dec
10
awarded  Yearling
Oct
22
comment bash: how to pass command line arguments containing special characters
It's special in some contexts, such as variable subscripting or for globbing, but you can still type foo=a[b] and then echo $foo and see that the string did not need quoting. You're right, I was too brief.
Aug
24
comment How can you determine when a background task was started?
Right, so my solution works for you: get the pid from jobs, then request the ps details for that one particular pid; you're no longer hunting for the process by name, just looking it up.
Aug
16
answered How do I give a user 777 permissions without affecting others?
Aug
16
answered How can you determine when a background task was started?
Jul
29
comment Chrome passwords/data
FWIW, these days Chrome does support SSL client certs.
Jun
8
comment Bash operator < , > , | and grep / kill
OP didn't state their OS. Better hope it's not SysV, such as Solaris, in which killall doesn't do what you think it does. ;)
Jun
7
comment Bash operator < , > , | and grep / kill
The assumption of 4-5 digits is strange; most ps implementations don't zero-pad the left of pids, and pid usage can wrap around. Some OSes even actually use more than 16-bits of pid space.
Jun
7
answered Bash operator < , > , | and grep / kill
May
20
answered How to start Google Chrome with maximized window?