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bio website kent-fredric.fox.geek.nz
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I telecommute. I'm also hopeless at talking about myself. So, get to know me if you want to know.
I have a habit of repeatedly editing my post to try make it clearer, err corrections, and be more informative.
Also, I might just start "upgrading" code I see using old Perl styles. You'll probably thank me because it appears to get you more votes.

Apr
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awarded  Notable Question
Dec
9
comment Non-ECC memory with ZFS: a stupid idea?
Some companies have servers which they turn off when they go home at the end of the day!. I wouldn't do that on my home network, but some companies don't really seem to care /that/ much about availability of in-house resources.
Dec
9
comment Non-ECC memory with ZFS: a stupid idea?
I think if he removed the context about his mini-tower rig which might be a bit of an insane build in production, the question as to wether or not to use ECC memory for a ZFS install is really the important part.
Dec
9
comment Rsync like windows backup tool
@Halfgaar , see my answer about cygwin/rsync, cygwin is not the problem, deltacopy is :D
Dec
9
answered Rsync like windows backup tool
Dec
9
comment Rsync like windows backup tool
Cygwin itself is not vulnerable to the junction problem, just the very old copy bundled with deltacopy.
Jan
28
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Feb
12
comment how to redirect a.com to www.a.com?
IMO, it should be www.a.com -> a.com , www is redundant, its already the web.
Aug
26
comment How do I programmatically test if it's possible to connect to the X server specified in $DISPLAY
git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=proj/…
Aug
26
comment How do I programmatically test if it's possible to connect to the X server specified in $DISPLAY
Although I ended up using it in a more complex way, xset appears to be more likely installed than xdpyinfo.
Aug
26
awarded  Scholar
Aug
26
accepted How do I programmatically test if it's possible to connect to the X server specified in $DISPLAY
Aug
26
comment How do I programmatically test if it's possible to connect to the X server specified in $DISPLAY
That is pretty awesomely handy, just unfortunately, my constraints are somewhat tighter. Truth to be told, I'm writing an ebuild(gentoo), so I have to virtually do /everything/ in shell, and assume that apps will be there before hand and I cant just add binary blobs ahead of time to 3rd party apps :)
Aug
26
revised How do I programmatically test if it's possible to connect to the X server specified in $DISPLAY
added 49 characters in body
Aug
26
comment How do I programmatically test if it's possible to connect to the X server specified in $DISPLAY
the '1' there is stderr redirect for bash ;) , not a xdpyinfo param :)
Aug
26
answered How do I programmatically test if it's possible to connect to the X server specified in $DISPLAY
Aug
26
comment How do I programmatically test if it's possible to connect to the X server specified in $DISPLAY
xclock -geometry 1x1 is about the best I can do to eliminate visual intrusion :/, but it also allocates a task-space on the task bar :(
Aug
26
comment How do I programmatically test if it's possible to connect to the X server specified in $DISPLAY
Yeah, that is the first thing I considered, but I wanted something that didn't visually create a window :/. I even considered doing xclock& and then killing it.