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A long time programmer with lots of IBM and supplier-to-IBM experience using C/C++, Rexx, APL/2, assembler. Finally excaped from the Blue-o-sphere to work in the transportation industry creating firmware for gate access systems for containerized freight yards.

Translation: tons of not-the-way-anybody-else-does-it software development and experience writing software that lives somewhere between BIOS and applications. I've probably written well over a million lines of Rexx, my favorite language. And I am also an opinionated snob about editors. Them what aren'tderived from Xedit or look like VisualSlickEdit are junk.


Nov
24
comment Can't see mouse pointer in Linux VM
Did you try running xinit?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
27
accepted A deeper understanding of init.d - what can they call? what's the environment?
Dec
21
awarded  Student
Dec
21
comment A deeper understanding of init.d - what can they call? what's the environment?
I read part of the upstart.ubuntu.com/cookbook stuff and elected not to use it this time because time is short and I was so tired i couldn't completely follow the discussion.
Dec
21
comment A deeper understanding of init.d - what can they call? what's the environment?
really the same questions will aply. What can I launch: daemons or apps? How to launch an app? With a &? Etc. etc.
Dec
21
revised A deeper understanding of init.d - what can they call? what's the environment?
original text got mangled/ -- additional cleanup
Dec
21
awarded  Editor
Dec
21
revised A deeper understanding of init.d - what can they call? what's the environment?
original text got mangled/
Dec
21
asked A deeper understanding of init.d - what can they call? what's the environment?
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9
awarded  Supporter
Jan
18
awarded  Scholar
Jan
18
comment get addresses assigned by dhcp3-server
Thanks! I finally found the right man page and found this information also.
Jan
18
accepted get addresses assigned by dhcp3-server
Jan
16
asked get addresses assigned by dhcp3-server