4,219 reputation
21939
bio website sbin.sh
location Raleigh, NC
age 41
visits member for 5 years, 4 months
seen Dec 10 at 18:01

Unix admin since '96
Network admin since '97
Jack-of-All-Trades since '91

Computers I've owned over the years:

  • TI 99/4A
  • Apple //c
  • homebuilt PC-compatible 8088
  • Gateway 2000 486SX-25
  • homebuilt Pentium II
  • Sun SparcStation 1+
  • Sun Enterprise 2
  • WinBook XL2
  • Apple Power Macintosh G3 Minitower
  • IBM Netfinity 3000
  • homebuilt Intel Pentium → AMD K6-2
  • Sun Ultra 80
  • SGI Octane
  • SGI O2
  • Apple iBook G3 (Graphite)
  • Sony Vaio PCG-Z1WA laptop
  • Apple Mac Mini G4
  • Apple MacBook Pro 17
  • Apple Mac Mini Intel
  • Dell Poweredge T610

Jan
7
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
18
comment Getting Mac OS X applications to close after last window closed
Preview certainly doesn't automatically disappear for me under those conditions on 10.7.4.
Dec
17
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
30
comment Vim shows strange characters <91>,<92>
+1 for :e ++enc=cp1252
Nov
23
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
9
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
7
revised Lion / name resolution order
fixed bad backslashes
Aug
21
comment Use GNU screen as login “shell”
It then becomes hard to do anything with your account other than log in. Also, your sysadmin probably doesn't have screen in /etc/shells. Also, see the accepted answer.
Aug
10
comment How can I stop Mac OS X overriding my hostname when I receive a DHCP request on Snow Leopard?
The default, as it turns out is unset. The command to unset is scutil --set Hostname "".
Aug
10
comment How can I stop Mac OS X overriding my hostname when I receive a DHCP request on Snow Leopard?
Anyone know what the default is or how to reset the default?
Aug
10
answered Markdown Live Preview Editor?
Jul
29
awarded  Yearling
Jul
12
answered Is an external USB3 disk really almost as fast as an internal SATA disk?
Jul
4
awarded  Notable Question
May
9
answered Ubuntu VirtualBox guest not showing wireless extensions in iwconfig
May
3
comment Transatlantic ping faster than sending a pixel to the screen?
You clearly need to figure out how to use Europe as a display technology.
May
2
answered Memtest86+ inconsistent results
May
2
awarded  Enlightened
May
2
awarded  Nice Answer