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I've written software for everything from network equipment to Apache helicopters. Although I mostly program in C++ now, it was actually my seventh language I used professionally, so I like to think I can still think outside the C++ box.


Aug
1
comment Linux: Continuously synchronize files, one way
Off-topic voters, this is a boundary case, but I think it falls fairly clearly under "tools commonly used by programmers" in the FAQ.
Aug
1
comment Linux: Continuously synchronize files, one way
On the inotify-tools website, there's a pretty good example of using inotify-wait to trigger an rsync.
Apr
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
3
answered Can a MAC address be traced?
Feb
2
comment How to add a 10.x.x.x device to my 192.168.x.x WRT54G router?
Even after a reload/refresh/apply/whatever?
Feb
2
comment How to use grep to match domain names?
That won't work for http://url.com/directory/page.html
Feb
2
answered How to add a 10.x.x.x device to my 192.168.x.x WRT54G router?
Nov
29
answered What could I use to rate-limit certain internet content?
Oct
20
answered Where has the Ubuntu software centre installed boost to?
Oct
19
answered Hiding files of a certain extension (.pyc) from Nautilus
Oct
15
answered Is there a Linux equivalent of Programmer's Notepad or Notepad++
Oct
15
answered tar command - how to extract one file to specific directory
Oct
14
comment How do I set up CVS for group use?
You're honestly the first person I've met since the 90's who defended CVS. It was great in its time, but even its own FAQ mentions subversion multiple times as an alternative where CVS features are lacking. For a brand new project, it makes a lot of sense to get him into the best software for his needs right away. If he's talking about hosting it on a laptop I'm guessing distributed version control is probably going to factor strongly.
Oct
13
answered How do I set up CVS for group use?
Oct
12
answered How to compile Vim with GUI?
Oct
12
comment No login prompt displayed after updating Ubuntu 10.04, broken gdm
It's worth a try.
Oct
11
answered trouble with internet connection - slow to open web pages if they open at all until I put VPN on and then they open ok
Oct
11
comment No login prompt displayed after updating Ubuntu 10.04, broken gdm
Wish I could be of more help, but it looks like at this point doing it "the hard way" will actually be easier.
Oct
11
comment No login prompt displayed after updating Ubuntu 10.04, broken gdm
You could get rid of the pre-removal script. It's at /var/lib/dpkg/info/gdm.prerm. I believe you don't really need it if you are planning to immediately reinstall, but just in case, don't delete it, just move it to your Desktop or something.
Oct
9
comment No login prompt displayed after updating Ubuntu 10.04, broken gdm
Your reinstall could be failing if you're missing dependencies for some reason. Try a sudo apt-get -f install.