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Former Kubuntu desktop user, now using Arch Linux. Open-source enthusiast, programmer.

Interests: network protocols, Linux kernel, server administration, Android, breaking & fixing stuff.


May
13
comment Should I set my BIOS to local time or UTC?
The Alternate CD asks me whether the clock is set to UTC or not. I don't believe this is the case for the Desktop CD.
May
12
comment Should I set my BIOS to local time or UTC?
I'll set it to UTC since the default is UTC=true (checked it in the initscripts package). Thanks!
May
11
comment How to uninstall Nginx (installed from source) on CentOS?
@Vinay: JourneymanGeek suggested checkinstall. Another way to check which files would be created by make install is by printing the commands that would be run: make --dry-run install
May
11
comment How to uninstall Nginx (installed from source) on CentOS?
@Jusfeel: you need to run make uninstall from the directory in which you compiled nginx.
May
8
comment How do I restore my Master Boot Record?
What MS Windows version are you running? There are plenty of questions on recovering the MBR: WinXP, WinVista and Win7.
May
8
comment Is documentation available on files and directories in the Opera profile folder?
Thanks for your answer, but unfortunately, it does not really answer my question. The first link explains nicely what the temporary_downloads does, the second basically says "copy the whole profile folder", which I want to avoid as it contains useless directories like Cache. The third is similar to the "How to Migrate Opera Settings" link in my question.
Apr
16
comment How can I restrict applications on having Internet access?
I don't think that's possible, unless each application runs under a different User ID, in that case you can drop the packets by userID.
Apr
16
comment What should I know/read/do to get started with Linux (Ubuntu)
Check the question User guide for users migrating from Windows? on Askubuntu. If you've question on Ubuntu, the Q&A website is http://askubuntu.com/.
Apr
6
comment Does a nmap scan against my own IP go past the firewall?
@Tom Wijsman: right. You can use Wireshark then, the idea remanins the same. Listen on the loopback adapter and run nmap. (or do the opposite: run it on your ethernet/ wireless connection)
Mar
17
comment How can TeamViewer work without modifying firewall/router settings?
I think OP is looking for alternatives to Teamviewer which can do the same thing.
Mar
7
comment Detect existing OS and add it to system startup list
Is the old OS a Windows one?
Mar
6
comment “file not found” error while commiting
What does your log say? svn log path/to/your/logo-mini.jpg?
Mar
4
comment Flash player not working in ubuntu
Questions regarding Ubuntu are better suited for askubuntu.com.
Mar
2
comment How can I batch rename files in bash?
@Matt Jenkins: FILES=`ls *.sql` <-- there. Shell expansion is built-in, no need for this extra ls.
Mar
2
comment How can I batch rename files in bash?
@Matt Jenkins: the readability does not increase by adding another ls command. Keep it simple. By the way, I think the { are bashish, it's better to replace them by do and done: for ...; do ...; done
Mar
2
comment How can I batch rename files in bash?
You can remove the line FILES=`ls *.sql` and replace ${FILES} by *.sql, shell expansion will take care of finding the files.
Feb
21
comment Is this how ftp works?
I found slacksite.com/other/ftp.html the best site to help understand the difference between active and passive FTP. You're recommended to read it.
Feb
19
comment shell script for ssh
...and password protect your key as an extra layer of security. If you accidentally loose the media with your unprotected key on it, you're in danger.
Jan
30
comment Best way to get data off a computer with no support for USB or Ethernet?
Ubuntu is a Operating System, ran on the Linux kernel. Added a link for your convenience: ubuntu.com
Jan
28
comment What is the best method to get a secure connection on a public wireless spot?
I've decided to go with the VPN solution. Now, I'll look further for setting up a secure server with the best performance.