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I'm a graduate student in physics doing research in high-energy particle physics. I also have a hobby interest in computer programming.

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Aug
17
comment How to diagnose a mysterious network problem?
@Wil: Not that your answer wasn't a good one, but actually the problem was solved independently when someone at the host just decided to check the firewall. It had nothing to do with any of the answers here.
Aug
15
comment How to diagnose a mysterious network problem?
For your curious questions: (1) no, the external IP is the same (2) as I commented to Wil, I hadn't tried it from my other computer, but they would have had the same external IP (3) no, it's a building network that has one static IP address. Interesting questions though. (Also, as the problem is now solved I'm not sure what the result of the dig lookup would be but if it happens again I will try reverse DNS)
Aug
15
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Aug
15
comment How to diagnose a mysterious network problem?
+1 good ideas, neither of which I had tried. (Also with the proxy server - that's actually just what I did)
Aug
15
comment How to diagnose a mysterious network problem?
@MarkM: yes, both work fine from another computer. Good point though.
Aug
15
revised How to diagnose a mysterious network problem?
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Aug
15
asked How to diagnose a mysterious network problem?
Aug
13
comment Video card killed my computer
I read the question title and my first thought was a song... :-P
Aug
9
comment simulate Dvorak with a qwerty keyboard?
The other answer says the same thing, I just gave you a link rather than typing it out here.
Aug
6
comment killall shenanigans
Whoa, you corrupted a system just by wondering what would happen? Remind me never to make you angry ;-) (sorry, couldn't resist)
Aug
6
answered Building a Linux Environment in a VM for use Outside of the VM
Aug
6
comment How to quickly type underscore?
I think it's a legitimate question, but I figured that with 4 votes already it was going to get closed one way or another, so I voted to migrate to SU. I'd rather see it wind up here than being the subject of open/close wars on SO. (And I guess it's not really programming-related...)
Aug
2
comment Personal wiki in my home network - how do I secure it?
No it doesn't. This is as much as server question as any other I've seen.
Jul
31
answered simulate Dvorak with a qwerty keyboard?
Jul
31
comment How to help children avoid the dangers of internet
+1 for making me laugh :-) Though before I scrolled down, I half-expected to see the screenshot displaying a porn site.
Jul
31
awarded  Scholar
Jul
31
accepted Utility to monitor internet connectivity?
Jul
29
awarded  Teacher
Jul
28
comment Utility to monitor internet connectivity?
Thanks for the advice... I just ran traceroute but it didn't display any particularly long hops. The speed problem I'm having is low bandwidth, not high latency. And anyway, my main concern is the amount of time that the net connection is completely unavailable; speed (or the lack thereof) is a secondary issue. When the internet connection is down, traceroute does seem to show that packets are not making it out of the local network.
Jul
28
comment Utility to monitor internet connectivity?
Clever idea, actually - I already use Munin on my server but I never thought of applying it to my laptop. Thanks!