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Java/C++/Perl programmer on Linux/Unix. 25+ years experience. Still learning.

My contract ended, time to find something new. Anybody hiring?

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Jun
17
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
19
awarded  Taxonomist
Jan
5
answered Why not ~/dls instead of ~/Downloads?
Jan
5
answered Grep on the whole server in Ubuntu
Jan
4
comment Poor Flash performance on Mac OS X?
Adobe has consistently ignored the abysmal performance of Flash on Macs. If you complain, they just recommend you use a Flash blocker. Yes, that's right, the people responsible for Flash tell you to block it.
Dec
27
answered What is the maximum addressable memory?
Dec
17
comment how to change the color of the terminal
In the old days, there were several hundred options you could set in your .Xdefaults to customize an xterm. Now it's probably in drop down menus or something boring like that.
Dec
13
answered Mac OS X kernel panic after TM restore
Dec
13
answered Why don't keyboard shortcuts e.g CTRL+P for play/pause work on flash-based media players?
Dec
1
comment What is it that kills laptop batteries?
@Euclid - every laptop on the market today will stop charging when your battery is fully charged. It should not get hot on its own.
Nov
29
answered VNC into an Ubuntu machine from a Mac?
Nov
29
comment VNC into an Ubuntu machine from a Mac?
I ended up giving up on VNC and using xdmcp instead.
Nov
29
accepted VNC into an Ubuntu machine from a Mac?
Nov
29
comment VNC into an Ubuntu machine from a Mac?
All that does is suppress the warning, it doesn't make it work.
Nov
29
asked VNC into an Ubuntu machine from a Mac?
Nov
25
comment For OS X, backup solutions that perform just like Time Machine?
Yes. The directories on my backup all show high link counts in "ls -ld".
Nov
10
comment How can I install Perl's DBI module on Ubuntu?
Ubuntu strongly discourages logging in as root and expects you to use sudo instead.
Nov
5
comment My blog, under ssl
It's public information, so why take steps to prevent people from sniffing the packets? And in return for preventing people from sniffing this public information, you've made your blog slower to load, more CPU intensive, and works on fewer browsers.
Nov
5
comment Unix equivalent of XCOPY /D
Normally I'd add "-e ssh" to that last one. I don't like running an rsync server because it's not secure enough.
Nov
5
comment My blog, under ssl
What possible reason could you have for using https? Are you trying to stop people from reading your blog? That's sort of the opposite of why most people make a blog.