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bio website verbally.flimzy.com
location Guadalajara, Mexico
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I'm a full-time software developer, working from home for a company in Atlanta, GA. I from Wichita, KS but have been living in Guadalajara, Mexico for the last year, and will stay here until sometime early 2012.


Nov
12
comment Command-line Resource Monitor for Windows?
What do you mean by "processor specific"?
Nov
12
comment Can anyone explain me about shared memory in an OS
"Shared memory" can mean different things, depending on the context. Please be more specific about the context in which you have seen this mentioned, so we can answer your question.
Nov
10
comment Convert grey image to solid black
Convert it to a 2-color image; black & white.
Nov
8
comment Mass irretrievable deletion of text
You haven't told us which program you're using, or even which OS, so there's absolutely no way anybody can even begin to answer your question.
Nov
2
comment How to play back a YouTube video at the exact size it was recorded?
A 1440x900 video played on a 1680x1050 display should not look bad unless the scaling algorithm in use is horrendous.
Oct
11
comment How to type pound sign(£) using US keyboard, in Windows, Linux and Mac?
@muffinresearch: I'm pretty sure you mean <compose> + L + -. <compose> + L + = creates the Lira sign (₤), not the pound sign (£).
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
5
comment How can I append a single PDF to all PDFs in a folder?
Which operating system are you using?
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
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
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
comment Windows 7 Laptop - Truecrypt - Ubuntu?
The TrueCrypt docs say this plain as day, too: Encrypted partitions cannot be resized except partitions on an entirely encrypted system drive that are resized while the encrypted operating system is running.
Apr
29
comment encrypt multiple systems (Windows 7 + deb)
Those instructions aren't for GRUB 2.
Apr
17
comment make an alias to move files to a tmp directory
@DanielBeck: Thanks, updated.
Nov
30
comment Rsync with a little twist?
You want to move it, or you want to copy it?
Jul
28
comment Why is this gigabit switch full duplex in gigabit mode, but only half duplex in 10/100 modes?
Ah-ha! Good find. I suppose finding a half-duplex gigabit card would be pretty hard anyway.