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bio website arrayboundserror.blogspot.com
location Northwest, NC
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For me, fun is taking a program, language, whatever and making it do things it's designer never envisioned it doing. It comes in handy when I'm asked to do something a little outside the norm as part of my job.

My day job

Nov
7
comment How dangerous is a wet server room floor
@adaptr Sounds like the OP is very close to working for an ex-business. You know, the kind that loses money?
Nov
7
comment How dangerous is a wet server room floor
The "not very conductive" bit is rendered somewhat moot as soon as it hits the floor as there will be plenty stuff added to it at that point.
May
10
comment Better/alternate front-end/graphs for munin?
@chris: please move to an answer
May
10
comment Better/alternate front-end/graphs for munin?
As noted in my edit, I'm not interested in a way to reduce how lossy munin is but rather a tool/deamon that replaces the data logger with something that uses a non-lossy DB while leaving the munin-node side (the data sources) untouched. (If I had to, I expect I could write the data logger bit in ~1kloc by using SQLite or MySQL. But that doesn't give me a dashboard.)
May
9
comment Better/alternate front-end/graphs for munin?
I may have mucked up the terminology; the piece I'm looking for a replacement for is the stuff that uses RRD. From the little I've searched, it seems that the munin (as distinct from munin-node) is fairly well attached to RRD, so I expect what I'm looking for would replace it more or less completely.
Apr
27
comment Odd results from ping
By the look of it, that was also causing other problems with my connection (I was having a hard time getting video to stream correctly and after turning that off, it seems fine).
Apr
27
comment Odd results from ping
Is this a bug??
Apr
27
comment Odd results from ping
You would think ping would cache that :b
Apr
26
comment Odd results from ping
Well, I won't count that as a viable solution :o)
Apr
26
comment Odd results from ping
So you are able to reproduce the described problem on your system? --- Crud. I was hoping that this was a symptom of some config issue (I've been getting less than stellar network performance lately).
Apr
19
comment How to restrict Linux find by prefix?
I'm fairly sure that would do what I want, but even the first find is to slow: i.e. I have other problems. :(
Apr
19
comment How to restrict Linux find by prefix?
@Eduardo: If it's looking at extra subdirs, it is most definitively NOT fast enough.
Apr
19
comment How to restrict Linux find by prefix?
1) So for is not subject to command line length limits? 2) memory pressure is an issue.
Apr
19
comment How to restrict Linux find by prefix?
As I understand it, that will expand to for dir in <some long list of dirs>; and unless bash handles it as a stream, it can be expected to fail. (See edit)
Apr
10
comment guidelines for wiring an office
From experience: using an RJ-45 jack (8 contacts) to hook up an RJ-11 telephone plug (6 contacts) works, but it can bend the fist and last contacts on the jack far enough that it then won't work for Ethernet.
Apr
8
comment Is a low voltage licence needed to install network cable?
@mfarver: While codes are generally enforced at the local level, they are generally defined at the state level. And most places in the US, if you can honestly say "I followed the rules" an inspector will be hard pressed to hold you up.
Feb
24
comment Looking for a VPN server that fits my needs
#1 is a result of not having the access needed to use anything else.
Feb
24
comment Looking for a VPN server that fits my needs
@Zoredache I didn't say easy, just not that complicated compared to the rest. --- If it were a mater of just writing the routing engine, it's likely I would take a crack at it, but I don't have time to learn the guts of an existing project or write my own version of the rest. --- I put it as #5 for a reason.
Feb
24
comment Looking for a VPN server that fits my needs
@Zoredache I'm kinda dubious that the delta between the packet handling they already need to do and what that would take is that large. Besides, it has a number of interesting advantages. Aside from what I'm looking for, it would avoid an extra pair of user-space/kernel-space transfers and who knows how many copies.
Feb
24
comment Looking for a VPN server that fits my needs
In particular, I want the choice of not having the VPN daemon create a network device.