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I'm a programmer, occasional sysadmin, Unix automator, and general geek living in New Jersey (but in the general sphere of New York City).

The majority of my code is written in Perl (my weapon of choice) but I'm also familiar with C, JavaScript, and Bourne sh and bash. I also have some passing familiarity with (or ancient memories of) Java, C++, Python, Prolog, BASIC, older flavors of Visual Basic, and more.

I dabble in Haskell but I've never thrown a real problem at it.

I run Linux at home and at work but that doesn't mean I'm ignorant of other systems :)


Jan
23
comment Why is there such a big difference between “Size” and “Size on disk”?
(Less technically, it's just called "slack".)
Jan
23
comment Why is there such a big difference between “Size” and “Size on disk”?
The wasted space due to minimum allocation sizes is actually technically called "internal fragmentation", so you could say that fragmentation is the culprit. But it's still not something that any "defragment" tool can do anything about.
Jul
4
comment ubuntu make install location
in particular, building your own stuff with PREFIX=/usr most definitely counts as "doing it wrong" and will break your system in the long run.