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Not a software developer in the sense that I write software as part of my job or otherwise get paid to do so. Also, not a developer in the sense that I write software for others.

I write software for myself, often for no other reason than that I want to. (What I call recreational programming.)

Actually, I’m currently forcibly confined to recreational programming, as I’m looking for a job.

My current go-to language is Ruby, but I’m interested in all sorts of other languages as well: Newspeak, Seph, Ioke, Self, Io, Slate, Reia, Cobra, Fortress, Sapphire, Haskell, Scala, Clojure, Racket, Go, Fancy, Poison, and many more.


Dec
10
comment Administrator can access all mailboxes - how can I stop it?
Yep. Note that even if you remove all permissions, the admin could just pull the drive out of the server and access the mailboxes that way. Or, if your servers are hosted off-site (or in the cloud), then an admin that you don't even know could do the same. Or the cleaning lady. Some people you just have to trust. If your admins are criminals, you need to fix your hiring process, not your mailbox permissions.
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comment One Unix account for several users on GitHub, how does it work?
The main trick here is to not use Unix users and access control at all, but implementing your own user/user access control system. Then you can do whatever the hell you want. It's no different from MySQL or Apache in that regard.
Sep
30
comment Shellshock: How do I know if my server is compromised + suspicious files to look out for
Of course, the first thing any self-respecting attacker would do is erase any hints of the attack from the logs … which is why logs should be write-once and remote!
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comment Why are there only four primary partitions on an MBR disk?
Actually, the "extended partition" simply points to another MBR-style partition table, which in turn can also contain only 4 entries (each of which could be an extended partition entry that points to another partition table, which can also contain 4 entries (each of which could be an extended partition …)) I reality some operating systems only allow extended partitions in slot 4 and if there is one, then slots 2 and 3 need to be empty, so what you end up in practice is a singly-linked list of partition tables with a primary in slot 1 and a link to the next table in slot 4.
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