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A happy contract engineer for decades who burned out somewhat in the late 1990s, pursued other passions, and learned that the satisfaction of engineering was more than I thought. Now focused on improving and updating my skills.

Recent contracts include a C++/MFC GUI for a security agent to monitor potential hazardous conditions and decide upon suggested actions. Another ongoing contract is completing development of a B2B LAMP website into production.

Just began a process control upgrade project which controls all of northern California's transmission power grid.

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revised Difference between KVM and QEMU
apostrophe abuse; spelling; capitalization
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Jan
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comment Limit Hard Drive Write Speed by User in Linux
@sequenceGeek: you might want to look at the hard drive's SMART data and see if it has been having trouble.
Dec
17
answered Boot configuration error: Fedora 15
Oct
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comment MediaWiki slow save of edited pages
Do you have database replication enabled? Last I checked, that was not enabled by default in the Mediawiki distribution. But if it were enabled but not configured, that would likely result in the described behavior.
Sep
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comment how to speed up a database - hardware only
@warren: Never say never. For some applications, the tradeoffs may be acceptable.
Jul
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answered Removing a module currently in use
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answered Unix find mount point permission when filesystem mounted
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comment SQL server 2008 can't open after installing windows update
Belongs on Server Fault
Jan
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answered What should I do about someone trying to brute force attempt to login to our SQL Server 'sa' account?
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answered Is there a way to reduce the avarage time it takes to fsck a device?
Dec
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comment Why is it bad to have a weak mysql user password?
@Dan: but in a secure facility, you would expect a different key for every door, right? In a single-family house no—you'd expect all locks to use the same key. But in a shared house (like with roommates), it would depend on the household philosophy: either unlocked doors (maybe doors all using the same key), or different keys per roommate.
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comment MySQL won't stop doing stuff
Please post the cron entry and the essence of the script.