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Mainly a systems security guy with some Perl knowledge.

I'm reading through SICP and K&R right now. I wish someone had shown me SICP earlier in my career. Just Chapter 1 has been blowing my mind.


Oct
2
comment What's better a better VM app: VMWare, Parallels or Virtual PC
The Vmware Workstation snapshot tree alone makes it worth the money to me. It's just amazingly useful.
Sep
28
comment Set up hostnames on a home network
+1 - For ~5 hosts, a personal DNS server is some serious overkill.
Aug
6
comment Hard disk going down
+1 for superuser.
Aug
6
comment Hard disk going down
From your description, it could be a number of things. Do you have a backup? I hope you aren't posting here from that computer. If this is a failing drive, stop using it immediately and use a different computer to research the problem.
Aug
2
comment Share XP network connection without restart?
I thought you said the Xbox was connected directly to one interface, while you have another interface for the home network? If that's the case, the twitter client isn't going to keep the interface for the xbox up and running. Did you check the power settings for the xbox interface?
Jul
29
comment What is the purpose of malware?
+1 -- Organized crime is the current iteration of malware generation.
Jul
29
comment Which rootkit cleaner do you recommend for Windows XP?
Oh, and +1 -- have rootkit == nuke and pave from safe media. You just can't know if it's all gone anymore. A/V is a crutch.
Jul
29
comment Which rootkit cleaner do you recommend for Windows XP?
Ironically enough, the best protection against EEPROM rootkits is old-school jumpers -- set it read-only with a jumper and that infection just isn't going to happen. Not sure if board manufacturers will be bringing them back anytime soon though -- they're probably hanging out with Betamax tapes at this point.
Jul
29
comment Windows Swap (Page File): Enable or Disable?
No hard data == still subjective anecdote
Jul
28
comment From within telnet (putty), can I download a file to my computer?
Anytime you accidentally blow away the IOS image on a Cisco device.. you'll get to practice your xmodem skillz. Only made that mistake once.. but I've helped others fix theirs since then.
Jul
27
comment Choosing Dual or Quad Core
+1 - Even with software that only uses a single core, having the option to switch background tasks to their own core (set processor affinity) is pretty sweet.
Jul
27
comment How can I make Windows not mount a drive when it is plugged in?
You do realize, if your employer is monitoring, they already know you're plugging the iPod in... which can be a no-no if say, removable media is also restricted (since an iPod is also a very expensive flash drive).
Jul
27
comment Pros and cons of 64bit vs 32bit Windows
Pretty much a duplicate of the 3 questions listed in the top-voted answer.
Jul
24
comment What is the preferred way to access physical drives from VMware virtual machines?
Yeah, 'use physical disk' is not what the OP wants to be using. I'd wonder how much damage could be happening to the host operating system.
Jul
24
comment what is the best way to transfer games from a linux server to a lan of windowsXP
Might want to describe what it is you want to do, as opposed to asking about a transfer method to implement a solution of dubious value.
Jul
24
comment What tools do you use to aggregate your Internet activities?
This question makes me realize I am obviously not surfing this wave. I'm in the wading pool with my Facebook account.
Jul
24
comment Why the heck does NTFS allow invisible executables?
No prob. Btw, check your spelling. And always remember: Threats exploit vulnerabilities. Threats are people, usually, but natural and made-made disasters count too.
Jul
24
comment Why the heck does NTFS allow invisible executables?
+1 - Nice answer.
Jul
23
comment Why the heck does NTFS allow invisible executables?
<nitpick> It's a vulnerability, not a threat</nitpick>. And it's not as big of a deal as it sounds. You need to already have credentials to use it.
Jul
18
comment What is a good hard drive utility suite for windows
Is spinrite really any good? Always seemed like fluff-ware to me.