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I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.


Oct
21
comment Enable multiple users to install software using homebrew
This is specifically not advisable. The Homebrew FAQ strongly recomends NOT installing packages as root, and for good reason.
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awarded  Revival
Jul
24
comment Dropbox eats my files! Random deletes from Mac client
@samir105 I wouldn't know ;-) I don't work at Dropbox and I am no longer even using the product. This and other things went unfixed too long and I jumped ship. Feel free to bug Dropbox Inc. about this and point them to this question. It's had almost 6K views now and it has been 3 years since I reported this to Dropbox tech support. Last I checked it was still broken and eating files. Meanwhile might I recommend ownCloud? It handles this problem gracefully.
Jul
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Civic Duty
Jun
5
comment Spoofing company email address
@Ramhound I realize you can't stop people from sending things out that are spoofed, but your first comment says «There is nothing that can be done.» End of sentence. And that simply is not true. Even if they get sent out you can actually stop many major providers from accepting such spoofs using properly configured domain signing and SPF records. Getting such spoofs sent to spam or even denied at the SMTP relay is a huge win combating this kind of issue. Email still sucks in this department, but don't tell people to do nothing, that only makes it worse for everybody.
Jun
5
revised Quickest way to upload to a server?
added 569 characters in body
Jun
5
revised How do I increase font size in Pidgin's buddy list?
make it clear that this is an accessibility issue not just a themeing wim
Jun
5
comment Spoofing company email address
@Ramhound That would be true if this was the '90s, but while it still sucks there are now SOME things that can and should be done to mitigate this. There is no silver bullet but there is much more than nothing!
Jun
5
comment Spoofing company email address
Implementing SPF will at least make you NOT the easiest target, which helps a lot. Lots of major providers will start marking messages that don't come from verified hosts as spam, greatly reducing the impact of spoofs like this. As you said it does not stop people from trying, but it does cut down on the damage they can do.
Jun
5
answered Quickest way to upload to a server?
Jun
5
suggested suggested edit on How do I increase font size in Pidgin's buddy list?
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Apr
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comment Is there any way to hook saving in Vim up to commiting in git?
Workflows in Git can be radically different from Subversion. You might never do this in svn because it would be abusive, but it has perfectly valid uses in git. For example a test integration server of some kind could be hooked to a test branch. Auto-commit on save then becomes quite useful. When you get to the point something is working, you would then use git rebase to squash all the activity into a single commit with a meaningful message, then merge into your devel branch. If this sounds scary or complex it's only because you are adapted to the limitations of a non-distributed source vcs.
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awarded  Nice Question
Feb
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revised What options do I have for flashing an UEFI BIOS chip on an Asus mobo?
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