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bio website geekosaur.dreamwidth.org
location Akron, OH
age 50
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen Oct 6 '12 at 15:22

Twitter: geekosaur

(back online although still looking...)

I'm an old-time Unix/Usenet geek; you can get a good idea of my checkered past by searching for my name in Google Groups. (Include the first name, though, or you'll get my cousin Russ (http://www.eyrie.org/~rra)....)

Presently I am unemployed and looking at jobs in the Toronto area. Most recently I was a senior system administrator for Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a department of the Carnegie Institute of Technology half of CMU. Most of my work is infrastructure — the stuff most people don't notice unless it's broken. My job is to make sure people continue to not notice it.

I have been suffering from gradually worsening sinus problems for the past 10 years, and I was recently diagnosed with dysphoric bipolar syndrome. A fair amount of this journal is about the latter. More recent items are tagged so they can be avoided. I may at some point go back and fix the earlier ones.

In the 90s (that is, before the dysphoric bipolar got bad enough that I had trouble focusing in projects) I was involved with a number of open source projects. I'm starting to find my way back into the open source world now that I'm regaining reliable control of my faculties.


Jul
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answered Macports irssi & perl5 installation issues
May
13
answered What is the difference between screen-256 color and xterm-256color
May
11
answered Is iOS OpenSource? And Mac OS X/Darwin?
May
11
answered Alternative to Mac OS X Activity Monitor?
May
11
answered create alias to ssh to a server and then connect to mysql
May
11
answered What will happen when I 'cat' 'ksh'?
May
11
answered Is the X Server refresh rate same as the monitor refresh rate?
May
11
answered Mac terminal keeps using SSH key with same fingerprint when running git clone
May
5
answered Can you open a new shell with low priority in linux?
Apr
27
answered Difference between “sudo su root” and “sudo su - root”
Apr
25
answered Make and Xcode for OS X Snow Leopard
Apr
25
answered Create a tar and splitting it into multiple archives then putting them back together
Apr
25
answered Compiling my own python has broken system scripts?
Apr
24
answered Only init, telnet and sh is running, still memory leak. How to find reason?
Apr
24
answered How to echo a command then run it?
Apr
22
answered Macbook restarts when closing lid
Apr
22
answered Can't Delete file Macbook Pro (Stuck in Trash)
Apr
22
answered X11 on CentOS VM with OS X Lion client
Apr
20
answered Mount NFS on a MAC : Could not parse file system specification
Apr
20
answered How can I make the linux time function prefix the output of a command insteading of placing the output after the command?