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I'm a linux system administrator by day and by night. Among the many other things I do, I also run the climagic twitter/identica feed, I wrote the #1 ssh tutorial on the net, wrote num-utils and clide, which are available from various distributions of Linux.

I enjoy helping people out.


Jul
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asked Running Wine program through alternate network interface
May
29
answered How to undo rm -r *?
Apr
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comment Using underscore in file names?
Didn't think about the regex perspective on this and that's interesting. I guess it depends on what you want underscores to functionally help you do. For instance, on many X windows terminal emulators you can configure which characters are considered part of a word selection on double click. Some might not have a hyphen as part of that set. I don't like to use hyphens for spaces because they are more visually intrusive. But I guess its better than using spaces.
Mar
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revised Loop pictures from a folder and display fullscreen slideshow
The $i should be quoted.
Jan
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Jun
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comment How can I secure an Ethernet-over-power network?
Also, just because the signal doesn't exit the circuit doesn't mean there aren't other ways in which someone could access your traffic using these devices. For instance, if you have a house with outdoor plugs that you don't check often, someone could easily plug a device into your outdoor plug and connect to your network. They don't even really need to see network traffic they may just be able to do a host scan/see shared drives, etc. So you should probably check outdoor outlets once in a while if you use powerline networking.
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Jun
15
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May
21
comment Bios startup error: 1 long beep and 2 short. But graphics is onboard
It seems that neither of you read my full post.
May
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asked Bios startup error: 1 long beep and 2 short. But graphics is onboard
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Oct
4
answered What software can I use to create an animated infographic?
Oct
4
comment Blender 2.59 incorrect blending
Does this problem occur in the final render? GLSL might not give the correct results for what you're trying to do, but the final render might? Also, can you post your blend file somewhere?
Apr
15
comment Cannot remove dirs with 444 permission on linux
Oh right, your username told me that. ;-) What type of filesystem is this and how is it mounted? I would run fsck to make sure you don't have something else going on. I don't see how someone just running chmod 444 * would be irreversible.