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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
22
comment Do two computers connected on the same Wi-Fi have the same IP address?
@Anixx, access point mode is very rare for home users. The vast majority of ISPs only allow you to have one external IP, or charge you extra to get more than one.
Jun
19
comment Is it safe to power on a motherboard outside of its case?
At work we recently had a fire start in an antistatic tray. A lot of things had to go wrong at once, but if you treat something as safe under most conditions, you risk missing that last variable that changes it to unsafe.
Jun
5
comment ON/OFF Toggle Switch for a HDD
Is there a reason normal dual booting won't work?
Dec
19
comment How do I boot [embedded] linux from sd card?
Most likely. Do a lsmod after you've booted up. If it shows mmc-related modules, that means they are being loaded after the root filesystem comes up.
Dec
19
comment How do I boot [embedded] linux from sd card?
Embedded software development is not off topic people. This is not like getting your desktop to boot.
Feb
8
comment How should I choose my DNS?
+1 I loved google DNS, for everything except Netflix and Hulu streaming, for which I had tons of buffering problems during peak hours. For the skeptics, I proved it was a DNS problem using a wireshark capture.
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.
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
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
12
comment No login prompt displayed after updating Ubuntu 10.04, broken gdm
It's worth a try.
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.
Oct
7
comment Can't run monodevelop without gksu on ubuntu
Tough to tell without retracing your steps from the beginning, but I've seen similar things happen if the first time that folder is created I was running as root, maybe even as part of the installer.
Sep
28
comment Which gigabit NICs are supported by Ubuntu out of the box?
I have an rtl8169 that is working fine, but I don't use Samba. Are you seeing that mentioned issue specifically? NICs are one thing that almost all of them work on Linux, so you can usually grab any off the shelf.
Sep
27
comment Which programs can edit huge XML files comfortably?
If you rename gvim to evim it will start up in an easy mode for casual users. It makes it non-modal and sets up key bindings the way you probably expect.
Sep
24
comment Linux redirectors not logging errors. Does Linux have the equivalent to Windows' 2>&1?
The funny thing is I had no idea 2>&1 worked on windows, so I thought I read the question wrong at first. Moral of the story: sometimes the equivalent in the other OS is identical.
Sep
24
comment Vim equivalent to Emacs C-i?
= is the standard way for C-like languages, but it looks like you are using a more python-like language, which usually requires some extra setup, such as here: henry.precheur.org/vim/python