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bio website max0x7ba.blogspot.com
location London, United Kingdom
age 36
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seen Dec 18 at 12:33

I believe in making world better by building simple, powerful and robust software. My interests include mathematics, algorithms, communications, distributed and server software with strong emphasis on elegance and performance. I started programming when I was 10 years old on ZX Spectrum 48k with Basic and Z80 assembly language. That computer delivered less performance than your microwave clock now does, yet it was so much fun. Nowadays I enjoy using C++14, JavaScript and Python. I am also very enthusiastic about open source, Linux and free (as in free speech) software. For living I build electronic trading systems.


Dec
18
awarded  Yearling
Dec
18
comment Unix Cached Memory
@Damo: This shouldn't be caused by caching in the kernel. It can be some other application using too much memory or writing to disk too much, so that the disks can't keep up.
Dec
18
answered Unix Cached Memory
Aug
1
awarded  Editor
Aug
1
comment yum erase python = destruction
Unless you know exactly which particular rpm's to install to revive your system.
Aug
1
revised yum erase python = destruction
/home partition note added
Jul
31
comment yum erase python = destruction
Yep, not clear whether it doesn't boot or can't start the desktop environment.
Jul
31
comment yum erase python = destruction
He mentions that Fedora "doesn't start".
Jul
31
answered yum erase python = destruction
May
31
comment Can tar be forced to exit on the first error?
I tried with other applications. tar probably just ignores the error. There need to be a pipe so that SIGPIPE is sent to tar in case of error to knock it off.
May
30
awarded  Teacher
May
30
answered Can tar be forced to exit on the first error?
Dec
4
comment Execute Command on Login in Fedora 16
does it work if you just type it in the terminal?
Nov
3
answered How to use ICMP to verify the accessibility of a site?
Nov
2
comment How does resolv.conf get populated on installation of a new OS?
The comment in the second line says it all.
Sep
10
awarded  Supporter
Sep
10
awarded  Autobiographer