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Before you downvote and flag a post, how about instead considering an answer to help the newbie find their way towards an answer? Please help me not think that the sole purpose of a diamond moderator is to run good people off from the SE sites.

The SE network is such a great resource to learn from, however, once you ask "how do I do this?" and they think you're a newb? The normal response Stack Exchange has are its diamond mods do a drive by: vote down, close, and move on without any effort to help the person seeking help.


Ex Navy, biker scum, got a BSEE magna cum laude (with distinction in my degree), embedded Software Engineer, turned entrepreneur. I am IT. Not I-T like information technologies (although I'm I-T, too). Added the bit about having a degree since people who habitually downvote answers seem to all have them, too. I hope that doesn't rub off onto me...

No, IT, like "ha ha you're it"

Running a business has turned me into a modern day DaVinci through necessity. CAD? Yup. Linux sysadmin? Uh-huh. Machinist, Electrician, Php, mysql, postgres, graphics design PS AI ID, non-consensual visual basic, and back to some great embedded C/C++.


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awarded  Popular Question
Nov
29
awarded  Constituent
Nov
24
comment Howto force umask 002 for all software?
Iain, I love your nomination remarks & was already 2 for 3 when I saw your "don't vote for me, vote for...".
Nov
17
awarded  Caucus
Oct
10
accepted iptables mport module not found
Sep
16
comment PHP from command line…path problems
Also don't forget php.ini defaults to not allowing short tags. In case you Google'd your way here wondering why your fresh php install didn't run your CLI scripts.
Mar
18
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
10
comment I've inherited a rat's nest of cabling. What now?
+1 : when touching anything 5 or more years old, it should next be placed into the trash bin. With cable end(s) cut off.
Jan
22
revised Improvements for small business network?
@Iain told me not to add my final result as an answer.
Jan
22
accepted Improvements for small business network?
Jan
22
comment Options for SATA ports on motherboard for Files server
+1 to find someone that has actually done it at least once before because I'd hate to see what happens with 5 of these in my gaming rig. amazon.com/dp/B00GOQXPX8
Jan
22
comment Can a program tell it is being run under sudo?
Yes, the "thousand ways to skin a cat"; as I wrote the answer, I thought of another 4 or 5 things, so I wrapped it up.
Jan
21
comment Allow complex sudo command on Debian Linux
I did something similar only I suid'd the evoking script & made it writable only by root. Test if it works for the user with permissions 711, then they can't even see what it's doing to try and circumvent it.
Jan
21
answered Can a program tell it is being run under sudo?
Jan
17
awarded  Talkative
Jan
14
comment iptables mport module not found
Hi Michael, everything but learning iptables themselves. That's today's goal. Get a good base config set up, then go back and investigate the config I fetched. Thanks.
Jan
14
comment Disable Execution of all files under directory OS X
I believe permissions and chmod are the "security framework" you're looking for... and the foundation of security on *nix based OSs.
Jan
14
awarded  Scholar
Jan
14
accepted Copying iptables config from Tomato to Debian server
Jan
14
revised Copying iptables config from Tomato to Debian server
updated with more info and then posted a new question