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I am fascinated by computers, and have been since before I could read. My favorite programming languages are Haskell and Python, and I'm no stranger to C.

My childhood was spent on DOS and Windows 95. After learning to read, I managed to learn the basics of programming with the help of The Secret Guide to Computers, GWBASIC, UCBLogo, LADYBUG Logo, and some LOGO book(s) I can't recall the names of. I didn't much like GWBASIC, but at least it had a printed reference manual. I had also tried QBASIC, but had trouble with the online help, which I later decided was probably because all of the text was in the same font (making it hard to tell the verbatim code from the other notation).

[... Windows, VB, DJGPP, Cygwin, Mindstorms, POV-RAY ...]

Eventually I bought my own computer and installed a copy of Linux, and that's when I really began to learn how computer systems work: technical documentation for most things was available online, and if that wasn't enough to satisfy my curiosity I could look at the source code.

[... Python ... Haskell ...]


Jan
11
comment Debugging incorrect certificate with SNI for some clients
@DavidSchwartz: Why is this not an answer?
Oct
19
awarded  Custodian
Oct
19
reviewed Reviewed How can I download Maven artifacts in chef?
Oct
19
reviewed Reviewed Unable to Mange DNS via MMC
Oct
19
reviewed Reviewed How to reliably take Java Heap Dumps?
Oct
19
reviewed Reviewed Postfix sends to original recipient name instead of alias name
Oct
19
comment Postfix sends to original recipient name instead of alias name
Indeed, this is normal auto-forwarding behavior.
Oct
19
reviewed Reviewed php5-gd shows in “php -i | grep -i gd” but not in phpinfo();
Oct
19
awarded  Custodian
Oct
19
reviewed Reviewed php5-gd shows in “php -i | grep -i gd” but not in phpinfo();
Oct
11
comment How do I block Internet access for a user on a Windows 7 Professional machine?
@SpacemanSpiff: What's to stop them changing it back again? Or plugging something else in, for that matter?
Sep
29
suggested rejected edit on How to check who blocks ICMP during MTU path negotiation?
Sep
29
revised iptables — OK, **now** am I doing it right?
Add syntax highlighting for the shell script
Sep
29
comment iptables — OK, **now** am I doing it right?
You seem to have left out the part where you suggest some higher-level tools?
Sep
29
suggested approved edit on iptables — OK, **now** am I doing it right?
Mar
27
revised Suggestions for making sysfs parameters persist across reboots
Clean up & extend.
Mar
27
suggested approved edit on Suggestions for making sysfs parameters persist across reboots
Mar
27
revised Solaris 10 / NIC Marvell Yukon 88E8001 hungs with latest driver
reformat log
Mar
27
suggested approved edit on Solaris 10 / NIC Marvell Yukon 88E8001 hungs with latest driver
Feb
8
comment Duplicate config files with .dpkg-dist extension
Is there perhaps some documentation on this that you could link to?