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I'm a university student studying pharmacy.

I've worked part-time in my university's computer science and mathematics departments' respective computer squads for 4 years. I'm also what you could call a "geek", having poked around in every flavor of windows between 3.11 and 8, Fedoras 8-12, and OS X 10.6.

I've played the piano for 15 years, and I've been singing in choirs for most of that time as well. Over the years, I've picked up drums, mallet percussion, and guitar, to varying levels of accomplishment.


Jun
28
awarded  Yearling
Jul
31
answered On having my own way on a Compaq Presario F700
Jul
28
awarded  Enthusiast
Jul
23
answered How do I prevent GNU Screen from reseting my prompt?
Jul
18
comment How can an attacker gain root next time a compromised account does?
+1 for the suggestion of only enabling commands that are needed
Jul
17
comment How to hide the output of a shell application in Linux?
you wouldn't have meant /dev/null, would you?
Jul
15
answered Cheap, silent and not power greedy server
Jul
13
comment Battery testing
This approach could lose the last 5 minutes of disk activity due to write-caching on the hdd. Also, on some machines, the /tmp/ directory isn't persistent. This is highly dependant on how your system is set up, but I'd stick the results in your home directory just to be safe. Still +1'd for a good, if slightly flawed idea.
Jul
11
comment How do I stop Ubuntu from starting daemons I've not explicitly asked to run?
I upvoted this because it is the closest solution you're likely to get with Ubuntu, although I think that making the init directories unmodifiable is a terrible idea (Just imagine trying to install a service that you WANT to start). I know that find can be used to monitor changes in files and directories, although I'm not familiar enough with the tool to give you an exact command. I would ask one of the gurus for a working command, stick it in a bash script, and run it after each install, then use sysv-rc-conf to manually disable the services you don't want.
Jul
8
comment Best system administrator accident
I'm torn between +1'ing the balls you had to use that excuse, and -1'ing for lying to the user....
Jul
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
5
awarded  Supporter
Jul
5
awarded  Teacher
Jul
5
answered What is the easiest way to find out in what file a word is contained?
Jul
3
comment HP Tx1000 laptop : no LCD panel or HDD activity
I'm sure that you must have done this, but just to be sure....you DID remove the power cord while doing this, right?
Jul
2
answered HP Tx1000 laptop : no LCD panel or HDD activity
Jun
30
answered Using Crontab to tar a directory at a regular interval
Jun
27
awarded  Autobiographer