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I'm a full-time software developer for eFolder, Inc, working remotely. I from Wichita, KS but have been traveling the globe since June, 2013.

I am pro-tem moderator for Spanish Language.


Oct
11
revised How to type pound sign(£) using US keyboard, in Windows, Linux and Mac?
Include the superior Compose-key combination for Linux
Jun
15
awarded  Yearling
Jun
12
revised local interface IPs in /etc/hosts
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Jun
12
revised local interface IPs in /etc/hosts
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Jun
12
comment local interface IPs in /etc/hosts
That's also normal and expected. You could, in theory, set up DNS to handle that instead, but if your DNS server ever goes down, or is unreachable (say, during startup, before the network comes up), your system could be very confused about its own identity.
Jun
12
answered local interface IPs in /etc/hosts
Jun
5
answered Shared torrent client between computers on network
Jun
5
comment How can I append a single PDF to all PDFs in a folder?
Which operating system are you using?
May
12
asked Any way to run a user script on suspend/resume in KDE4?
May
10
comment Why do ISPs change your IP address?
@agz: It depends on how your ISP is configured. My ISP gives a 24-hour lease. This means if I am disconnected from the Internet for more than 24 hours, someone else will get that IP address. But each ISP may do it differently.
May
9
comment Why do ISPs change your IP address?
@agz: The last paragraph of my answer addresses that. Does it need to be expanded?
May
8
comment Why do ISPs change your IP address?
@BillP3rd: Having a dynamic IP does preclude hosting a professional-looking web server. when the IP changes, there is inevitably a short time when the site is unreachable--even with really short DNS TTLs--which are bad netizinship. It's also a security concern--especially for email (as I mentioned above). That doesn't mean it can't be done, but it does mean that any serious business won't do it (especially now days when you can get web hosting, or even a full VM for under US$10/month).
May
6
awarded  Good Answer
May
3
comment Why do ISPs change your IP address?
@agz: Now days, not much. In the days of dialup modem pools: 1) Buying extra IPs (probably 100x more than were actually being used), 2) equipment that could assign static IPs across different physical devices (dialup static IPs often had dedicated phone numbers, separate from the dynamic IP pools and sometimes a single phone number per static-IP customer).
May
3
comment Why do ISPs change your IP address?
@AndréParamés: I know I would be much more inclined to abuse my home service if I had a static IP. And I have many friends who feel the same. For certain things, a dynamic IP is not a reasonable solution. The two most obvious cases are 1) It looks very unprofessional if it appears in your URL (or a redirector). 2) It makes for an incredibily insecure mail server. These are enough to drive many people away from hosting web sites or email on a dynamic IP.
May
2
comment Why do ISPs change your IP address?
@BillMichell: Static dial-up accounts certainly existed. They were rare--and especially rare if you didn't pay for them!
May
2
awarded  Nice Answer
May
2
answered Why do ISPs change your IP address?
May
2
comment Linux: Prevent iPod Touch from charging while computer is running off battery
The OS can detect when a system is running on battery power. The OS can disable certain USB ports. There's no reason the OS couldn't tie these two together.
Apr
29
revised How to chain GRUB2 for Ubuntu 10.04 from Truecrypt & its bootloader (multi boot alongside Windows XP partition)?
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