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Brandon Simmons is a flutist, photographer and hacker living in Richmond, VA. .

Some of his open source code is on github and on hackage, and you can check out my SO careers profile for details.


Jan
17
awarded  Autobiographer
Jan
5
accepted How does changing a GPG encryption key's passphrase work?
Jan
5
comment How does changing a GPG encryption key's passphrase work?
Duh, thanks both of you. Don't know why I didn't realize that.
Jan
5
revised How does changing a GPG encryption key's passphrase work?
I was confused about SSH/GPG; fixed thanks to comments
Jan
5
asked How does changing a GPG encryption key's passphrase work?
Oct
10
comment Reliably and quickly migrate data to a RAID array
Brilliant, thanks. And thanks for your work on the alestic AMIs! I'll be "testing my migration plan" on servers running them :)
Oct
10
accepted Reliably and quickly migrate data to a RAID array
Oct
10
asked Reliably and quickly migrate data to a RAID array
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Sep
12
comment Can SQLite be used with GlusterFS?
More to add: just ran your test that doesn't use explicit locks concurrently on a single NFS client, and locally on the NFS server. The NFS client fails on "count.sql" after ~30 runs.
Sep
12
comment Can SQLite be used with GlusterFS?
Noticed your edit. This latest version with explicit locking works for me with three clients/one server. In the previous version I get frequent "unable to open database file" errors, any idea why? The usual explanation seems to be improper permissions of the parent directory, but not here.
Sep
9
comment Can SQLite be used with GlusterFS?
Thanks for this! Did you file a bug report or get a response from any gluster developers on this issue?
Jul
7
comment Do I need to run ntpd in my EC2 instance?
I just noticed a several minute drift in one of my servers in which /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/current_clocksource is set to xen as well
Jun
3
comment Where does the name in the “COMMAND” field of `ps aux` come from?
Thanks a lot for the answer
Jun
3
accepted Where does the name in the “COMMAND” field of `ps aux` come from?
Jun
3
asked Where does the name in the “COMMAND” field of `ps aux` come from?
May
24
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
31
answered What is a practical way to mirror an Amazon S3 bucket?
Mar
23
comment Creating and deploying a Linux virtual appliance
Thank you. Great answer to a pretty vague question.
Mar
23
accepted Creating and deploying a Linux virtual appliance