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Web application developer by day who has also dabbled in audio, video and image tools.


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May
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Apr
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comment BIND - why duplicate nameserver entries (@ and *)?
Well, assuming this is mainly about wanting to use subdomains per service, like "www" for websites, that's an opinion that the rest of the world is increasingly moving away from, including for example this website (serverfault.com). Relevant discussion also here and here.
Apr
22
comment BIND - why duplicate nameserver entries (@ and *)?
Redirects? You mean a CNAME? That's not possible for a domain that has any other records and not a good idea otherwise. Or do you mean an HTTP redirect? Those are nothing to do with DNS, bind, or zone files.
Apr
5
comment Is NTFS 16 TB volume size limit “real”?
@Massimo that's what people said about 20GB drives once. And they would have said it about 500MB drives once, too. But I am from the future, and I have two 3TB drives, and yes it's impractical to copy 3TB of data but how else are you gonna store 3TB of data?
Apr
5
comment Is NTFS 16 TB volume size limit “real”?
@jrtipton NTFS itself is designed to support volumes as big as 2^64 - 1 clusters of up to 64kB each. That is, 1,099,511,627,776 TB (over one trillion Terabytes!). However, the NTFS support in Windows (since Windows XP) only supports 2^32 - 1 clusters of up to 64kB each. That is, 256 TB.
Apr
3
accepted Should DNSSEC validation be done in the recursive DNS server or in client software?
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Feb
20
comment Updating production Ubuntu boxes the dos and don'ts
The debian/ubuntu utility checkrestart is very useful in determining which processes have been updated but still need to be stopped and restarted in order to get the new code.
Feb
15
comment Storing a million images in the filesystem
Because it's not a universally bad solution. Sure, for most people I wouldn't recommend it, but there is a small subset of applications for which the benefits (yes there are some benefits) are actually quite important, like acid compliance, or replication, or as someone else mentioned having versioning. Though admittedly, this particular answer really didn't sell it very well and seemed to be recommending it for a the wrong reasons.
Jan
31
comment Can Ubuntu Desktop “become” Ubuntu Server?
No even at 10.04 this wasn't correct - it has always been easy to change kernels.
Dec
17
revised For Australian audiences, would an uncached .com.au domain resolve faster than an uncached .com?
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Dec
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comment BIND - why duplicate nameserver entries (@ and *)?
This doesn't really answer the question though...