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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
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
29
comment Open Source Mail Server
Sendmail is also quite difficult to configure if you're not already used to it (I've tried). I happen to prefer Postfix for this reason, although admittedly Sendmail is more mature.
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!
Jul
26
awarded  Student
Jul
26
awarded  Commentator
Jul
26
comment Is Python only for building backends in making websites?
@Masi: There's no module that does something specific to remove the extension. In fact in Python there is no extension to be gotten rid of. To put it another way, the extension in the URL does not need to correspond to the extension of the file. So if your web app is made of .py files, there is absolutely no reason your URLs need end in .py. This might not make sense if you're used to PHP, since PHP forces the URL's extension to be the same as the file's extension (well, you can even work around that but it's not especially straightforward); it's the same in ASP I presume.