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Web and Android developer. Developer of Get Running for Android. One-time corporate MI specialist. Warwick CS graduate. Also a part-time photographer and writer.

SQL Server, Java, Objective C, SSIS, XML, XSLT, VB, PHP, LOL, HTH, HAND


Mar
2
comment mysql doesn't stop on mac os x
I'd upgraded from an old install that I can't remember the details of to a new 64-bit version using the DMG installer -- in my case this had left a launchd job lying around from the previous version that was interfering with the new version (which instead of using com.mysql.mysqld seems to use something more dynamic that shows up like 0x7fad52420fe0.anonymous.mysqld in launchctl list.) Nuking the old launchd job fixed the problem, thanks for the pointer in the right direction.
Jan
11
awarded  Excavator
Jan
11
awarded  Editor
Jan
11
revised What does this dtrace error mean?
Make example consistent with original question. iotrace isn't a standard OS X command, iotop is.
Jan
11
suggested suggested edit on What does this dtrace error mean?
Jun
13
comment What is a Linux command to find files containing some strings but not another?
Yes, that's a nice method. @Cicerone -- also note that @pilcrow and I are both assuming you need to escape your *.xml somehow to avoid shell expansion.
Jun
13
comment What is a Linux command to find files containing some strings but not another?
@pilcrow There always is! :)
Jun
13
answered What is a Linux command to find files containing some strings but not another?
Jun
13
comment What is a Linux command to find files containing some strings but not another?
@pilcrow That won't quite work in this circumstance, because the -print0 will just be printing the filenames, not selecting only filenames matched by the first grep. It's the output of the first grep that's going through the pipe, which is why I think the -Z flag on that is what's needed. Hard to tell without a box to play with, though :)
Jun
13
comment What is a Linux command to find files containing some strings but not another?
Not on a unix box at the moment, but I'd guess (assuming GNU grep), you could try something like find . -name "*.xml" -exec grep -liZ "string1\|string2" {} \; | xargs -0 grep -Li "string3\|string4" (The Z flag to grep outputs zero terminators on its results list, which should be compatible with xargs -0)
May
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awarded  Critic
Mar
17
comment What technical reason did Microsoft give for no Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP?
@Paul I earn very little from web design; that's a spare-time hobby/learning exercise more than anything else; my paid day gig is data warehousing. In my case, in fact, it's probably not worth it until the next paying job comes along. I'll look into those VM images, though, thanks for the pointer! At the moment I'm using VirtualBox with IETester which meets my minimal requirements. I guess I find the thought of an upgrade extra-annoying because I only use Windows for about an hour every month, at home...
Mar
17
comment What technical reason did Microsoft give for no Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP?
Damn. That means I have to buy a new operating system just so I can carry on testing my web pages in all the IE versions.
Feb
23
awarded  Autobiographer
Feb
23
awarded  Supporter
Feb
23
awarded  Teacher
May
7
answered Can anyone recommend a decent tool for optimizing images other than Photoshop