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bio website kent-fredric.fox.geek.nz
location New Zealand
age 29
visits member for 4 years, 11 months
seen May 24 at 13:03
I telecommute. I'm also hopeless at talking about myself. So, get to know me if you want to know.
I have a habit of repeatedly editing my post to try make it clearer, err corrections, and be more informative.
Also, I might just start "upgrading" code I see using old Perl styles. You'll probably thank me because it appears to get you more votes.

Apr
17
answered Firefox's spell check defaulting (and reverting) to the wrong language
Mar
17
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
10
revised What is the best method to remove duplicate image files from your computer
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Nov
10
comment What does load average mean in unix/linux?
I know a process running at 100% doesn't sound very "efficient", but if the process arbitrarily limited itself to use only 20%, it would take 5 times as long. So here efficiency means "optimal resource utilization".
Nov
10
comment What does load average mean in unix/linux?
@Geek Because context switching ( alternating between processes ) is not "free", so 2 processes on one CPU running at 50% each will lose a bit of efficiency due to the context switching. Which means that 1 process at 100% means that process completes as-soon-as-possible in the process of completing its task, and no additional effort is wasted other than completing the task itself.
Jul
18
awarded  Yearling
May
2
awarded  Enlightened
May
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
24
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
18
awarded  Yearling
Jul
17
comment How to boost system sound output?
"Most likely this is a hardware limitation" sometimes the problem is the source media you are playing has low signal levels, and its insane to expect fully pre-processing all media before playing it just so the volume is satisfactory. Also, a "loudness" filter at runtime could be nice on a system-wide scale.
Jul
15
comment Access a ZFS volume in Windows?
+1 just because although I haven't tried the ZFS support, I've been looking for something like this for ages. Native SFTP mount support without having to pay some nasty big company? I'm all over it like hyenas on a downed water buffalo.
Oct
11
awarded  Nice Answer
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19
awarded  Yearling
May
3
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May
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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comment How to recover file that is accidently removed in linux
Writing it from scratch will probably be the easiest approach. ( Trying to get it back from ext* is a nightmare, if not impossible )
Jun
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
13
comment What is a good KDE equivalent to gnome-do?
I only put things up that I could test myself and assured work. I don't use desktop search because the dependencies and overheads incurred from the neopmuk/akonadi duo ( with database et all ) make my life too interesting, and I never find a need to use it anyway =). for compare, 'locate' is often annoying enough to me that I totally disable the cron job.