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Software engineer and co-president at The Nerdery. Come work with me, http://nerdery.com/workwithme/vf

Web developer using primarily .NET/C#, though I've also done some Java, Ruby, C++ as well.

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The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague. -- E.W. Dijkstra, The Humble Programmer

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comment tar - exclude does not work
@Aaron - I suspect that the homework aspect isn't on using tar, but rather that he needs to turn in his homework as a tarball. Explicit directions, in this case, are probably acceptable.
comment Can a computer act as a cellphone?
It's not enough to have an antenna -- you have to have the radio. There's no technical reason why you couldn't do this -- after all, that's basically what a smartphone is. I know HAM radio guys that have been hooking their computers up to their radios for years.
comment what is the max length of password on unix/linux system?
If the answer isn't 42, it should be.
comment Reputable TabletPC vendors
Just because you are a programmer, that doesn't make all your questions programming related...or even all of your technology questions. This one is more appropriate to superuser.com.
comment Change permissions upon uploading with scp
I wasn't suggesting that you use -p, just confirming that you were. I'll clarify my post.