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Mainly a systems security guy with some Perl knowledge.

I'm reading through SICP and K&R right now. I wish someone had shown me SICP earlier in my career. Just Chapter 1 has been blowing my mind.


Mar
17
comment Does SpinRite do what it claims to do?
Not sure where you got the impression of a "holy war".. sure, not all the posts agree with each other, but that is rather the point of the Stack Exchange system, since the answer most believed to be correct will get voted up. That being said, is it safe to say that you believe the target person using spinrite would not be a professional sysadmin but rather an "intermediate level user"?
Mar
17
comment Does SpinRite do what it claims to do?
Given a proper backup strategy and some fault tolerance built in, as a sysadmin why would you need it?
Feb
6
answered Which FileSystem is best for CentOS 5 on SSD?
Feb
6
comment Which FileSystem is best for CentOS 5 on SSD?
Isn't this just another way of saying serverfault.com/questions/5958/…
Dec
30
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
19
comment Is there a difference between RJ-45 plugs for Cat-5e and Cat-6?
+1 and accepted. Thanks!
Nov
19
accepted Is there a difference between RJ-45 plugs for Cat-5e and Cat-6?
Nov
2
comment Is there a difference between RJ-45 plugs for Cat-5e and Cat-6?
What manner of testing would certify the difference between Cat-5e and a Cat-6-quality cable? Obviously not just the standard 'do the pairs light up correctly'.. so what would be necessary?
Nov
2
comment Is there a difference between RJ-45 plugs for Cat-5e and Cat-6?
@sparks - That's why I asked the SF community. :) Hopefully, the community at-large can vote up the correct answer. A lot of the information on the web seems to be from companies who would profit from their answer being the correct one.
Oct
30
comment Is there a difference between RJ-45 plugs for Cat-5e and Cat-6?
For an example what I mean, see deepsurplus.com/Network-Structured-Wiring/Plugs-Boots/… - It mentions wire offsets for Cat-6 specs?
Oct
30
asked Is there a difference between RJ-45 plugs for Cat-5e and Cat-6?
Oct
30
comment What is the difference between pvc and plenum cabling?
+1 and accepted. Thanks!
Oct
30
accepted What is the difference between pvc and plenum cabling?
Oct
30
asked What is the difference between pvc and plenum cabling?
Oct
4
comment What sysadmin things should every programmer know?
Just because no one mentioned it doesn't make it untrue. This is a subjective question, and thus is normally made CW because it does not have a 'right' answer.
Sep
24
revised SpinRite and USB blues - does a solution exist?
edited tags
Sep
19
awarded  Enthusiast
Sep
15
comment When are VLAN access maps actually applied to packets?
So when is it correct to say a packet entered a VLAN? Upon entering an access port defined as a member of a particular VLAN and/or when a packet gets switched internally to a VLAN-defined access port? Both? Neither?
Sep
10
comment Physically Identify the failed hard drive
A "RAID (or whatever)"? Sounds like a user's loose inside the machine room.
Sep
9
revised When are VLAN access maps actually applied to packets?
Clarification; deleted 7 characters in body