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I write too much Perl.

I'm an independent contractor specializing in Perl, automated testing and software engineering training. If you have a nasty snarl of critical Perl code untangled, or need a perl or CPAN module bug fixed, or want to train your developers in writing tests, or find your development time is in a code 'n' fix loop and need help, I'm your man.

Contact schwern@pobox.com


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comment Why would you `cat /dev/null > /var/log/messages`?
truncate -s 0 would do the same thing and be less idiomatic. However, shell programmers are a conservative bunch and one might encounter systems old enough or wacky enough to be lacking that command.
Nov
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comment scp “lost connection” but ssh works fine
I don't have access to that machine anymore, but that seems a likely answer.
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revised Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook?
Update with actual data!
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comment Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook?
@TomStevens Where did you get the information that laptops need a long burn in period to remove plastic vapors or have toxic vapors in the first place?
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answered Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook?
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20
comment Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook?
"I seriously question that notebooks have a life of one year", he said typing on his 2011 Macbook Pro.
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