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Physicist. Open-source programmer. Science & IT consultant. Music composer.

Have been loving science since 1980, and practicing it since 1998 (PhD in quantum physics).

Good code design is a major priority for me.

Started programming in 1983. Worked with a dozen programming languages (imperative [Python, Fortran, Perl, Pascal, BASIC, C, C++,…], functional [Caml], mathematical (Mathematica, Maple, IDL), stack-based [Postscript, HP RPL], constraint-based [Prolog], flow-based [LabView], and assembly [Motorola 68000, HP Saturn]).

Have been working with Unix since 1994.

Started programming in Python in 2006, and still loving it! Author of the uncertainties Python package. Have been teaching Python to graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral students, engineers and researchers since 2009.


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comment How difficult is it to setup Mac OS X Server?
Thanks, @elhombre!
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comment Best network based backup solutions for Mac Clients Time Machine
@Clinton: Thanks! rsnapshot looks great. I'm curious about how it differs from rdiff-backup.
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answered Best network based backup solutions for Mac Clients Time Machine
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answered How to remove git mac os x
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comment How to migrate OS X user from client to server?
While your question is indeed different, the client -> server part is common. Coming from an older system adds the problem of data formats that have changed of evolved, in particular (iCal,…).
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answered How to migrate OS X user from client to server?
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comment How difficult is it to setup Mac OS X Server?
I see… I use it for scientific calculations and data analysis. We got a Server only so that calendars can be shared.
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comment How difficult is it to setup Mac OS X Server?
It is used both as a main workstation and as a server.
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answered How difficult is it to setup Mac OS X Server?
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revised How to migrate a user from OS X 10.4 to OS X Server 10.6?
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accepted How to migrate a user from OS X 10.4 to OS X Server 10.6?
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answered How to migrate a user from OS X 10.4 to OS X Server 10.6?
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comment How to migrate a user from OS X 10.4 to OS X Server 10.6?
I tried the ditto method. It worked for AddressBook, but failed for iCal: my new calendar is empty (the old iCal groups are still there, but no event is displayed).
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comment How to migrate a user from OS X 10.4 to OS X Server 10.6?
Glad to learn that AddressBook automatically updates its data! ditto is certainly safer than the cp -pR that I had in mind. I'm going to do that!
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