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I am Josh, a Systems Engineer for Amazon.com. Prior to that I was Chief Technology Officer and the senior software developer for Digital Fruition, LLC. I specialize in PHP, JavaScript, CSS, Ruby, Linux, Mac OS X, VMware and more.

I am an avid Stack Exchange user and a Moderator Pro Tempore on Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange. I sometimes stay in our chat room almost all the time, even if I'm not at my computer. To get my attention, just post a message in chat with @Josh in it, and I'll respond as soon as I can.

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Oct
27
answered How do I install VMware Tools in an Ubuntu VM running in VMware Fusion?
Oct
27
comment How do I install VMware Tools in an Ubuntu VM running in VMware Fusion?
This is the proper way to do it
Oct
27
comment Needs to restrict accessing to webadmin (Icewarp merak)
I second the apache / other web server proxy idea
Oct
27
comment Apache2 quietly breaking, won't make apache2.pid
What are the permissions on /var/run ?
Oct
27
answered Meaning of “Filesystem” command in process accounting data
Oct
27
answered How do I setup Linux running in a VMware Fusion VM so directories created in shared storage have write access?
Oct
23
comment Split VMWare's Hard Drive
This is overkill. You can easily convert an existing disk without creating a whole new virtual machine.
Oct
23
comment Split VMWare's Hard Drive
My VMware Server 2 machine also has vmware-vdiskmanager
Oct
23
comment Large number of snapshots on a ZFS system
Thanks a lot! I wish I could have accepted both your answer as well as TRS-80's answer... But your was almost equally as helpful!
Oct
23
comment Large number of snapshots on a ZFS system
Awesome, thanks! I accepted your answer because of the link.
Oct
23
accepted Large number of snapshots on a ZFS system
Oct
23
asked Large number of snapshots on a ZFS system
Oct
23
comment send email as root in Debian
Great. It's safer that way also.
Oct
23
answered Split VMWare's Hard Drive
Oct
23
comment Split VMWare's Hard Drive
No, I think it now needs to reside on a FAT32 drive -- so he can't expand it on a FAT32 partition because it can't handle files this large.
Oct
23
answered send email as root in Debian
Oct
23
comment How can I find exactly which PHP scripts are taking up all server resources?
You're right, it doesn't show you the time a PHP script takes to finish, but it does have a column for how long each thread/child has been working on sending reply (The Req column) as well as what CPU percentage each thread is using. So it's a quick way to get some data, but not a total picture. Your answer sounds more thorough.
Oct
22
comment Two Centos Machines. Wildly different updates
Hm. Ok. Then my idea wasn't it.
Oct
22
comment Two Centos Machines. Wildly different updates
Sounds like the issue to me
Oct
22
answered How can I find exactly which PHP scripts are taking up all server resources?