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Consultant specialising in connecting embedded systems to the web and the desktop.


Aug
16
comment What are the functions of the BIOS while the operating system is running?
What about System Management Mode: smackerelofopinion.blogspot.co.uk/2009/10/… ?
Jun
27
comment What is the purpose of this 4-pin interface on SATA HDDs and why doesn't it exist on SSDs?
You should probably emphasise that the jumpers are manufacturer specific. For instance, Seagate have the same four pin connector, but with a different function: knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/193991en
Sep
23
comment Interrupt number confussion
Yes - sysfs shows the actual interrupt number of the device, and proc shows the number that the driver registered. They should be the same.
Sep
23
comment Interrupt number confussion
Both '/sys' and '/proc' are correct. ifconfig displays the wrong interrupt number for the tg3 driver when in MSI mode, but it really doesn't matter. The value in /proc is the value that the driver is actually using.
Sep
22
answered Interrupt number confussion
Sep
21
comment Check if a folder is on a shared or local disk?
Given that my answer in terms of system calls and C coding was accepted, I think user710818 probably did intend this as a programming question.
Sep
21
awarded  Teacher
Sep
20
answered Check if a folder is on a shared or local disk?
Apr
19
awarded  Supporter
Apr
8
comment Computer refresh - Are our IT consultants being honest with us?
Management tools: Dell don't supply drivers for hardware monitoring via SNMP and WMI on the Vostro, only on the Optiplex/Latitude/Precision. If you're using Zenoss or similar to monitor the estate, you can't see if a fan fails on a Vostro. This probably doesn't matter for your deployment, but it is a difference. (A bodge involving Speedfan is possible on Vostro, but fragile to support.)
Mar
5
comment convert mp3 to midi
@Piskvor It is feasible, but it's a large piece of audio analysis software. See Intelliscore for a commercial implementation, but I believe it still requires a skilled human operator to set the parameters for conversion.
Feb
19
awarded  Autobiographer
Feb
18
answered (linux) tool to monitor “quality” of tcp connection?