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bio website openascendence.com
location Milwaukee, WI
age 31
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seen Apr 24 at 15:32

I currently (5+ years) work for a billing & practice management company in the health care industry. I've been slowly helping them achieve a self sufficient environment by implementing open source operating systems and tools, and developing custom applications and automated processes. Our development stacks extensively involved PHP, Python, Django, C# (winforms), and Sharepoint. Our heterogeneous environment is comprised of Windows and Debian GNU/Linux, Exim, Bind, Active Directory, Exchange, Mysql, Postgresql, MS Sql, various security & encryption tools, and various custom and specialized commercial software packages.

I am interested in doing contract or part-time employment for development, project management, or software engineering & architectural work for companies who can be geographically flexible (which should be anyone in this modern day).


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awarded  Curious
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Yearling
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asked Is there a filesystem that supports inheritance?
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comment Simple network computer authentication model for linux
Is there any compelling reason to select this over openLDAP, which has supported packages by Debian?
Jul
31
comment Simple network computer authentication model for linux
All of my machines are Debian, will it be easy to adapt this service?
Jul
31
asked Simple network computer authentication model for linux
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awarded  Popular Question
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accepted Sharing disk volumes across OpenVZ guests to reduce Package Management Overhead
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comment Sharing disk volumes across OpenVZ guests to reduce Package Management Overhead
Awesome, if you add that to your answer I'll accept it.
Jul
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comment Sharing disk volumes across OpenVZ guests to reduce Package Management Overhead
Thanks. I think that mount --bind may be the wrong way to go about this. It does work as you suggested, but starting and stopping the machines creates an odd situation of mounts getting clobbered and orphaned. Perhaps I should look into NFS, something more similar what you would do with a PXE setup. I was hoping that OpenVZ would afford me more filesystem control, which it does of course, but not quite flexible enough to use mount bind.
Jul
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comment Sharing disk volumes across OpenVZ guests to reduce Package Management Overhead
This is more of a research project. But my answer is that this will still permit them to create however many databases with whatever names, run servers on any ports, and be able to configure their webservers in any which way they like without stepping on eachother's toes. Let's say for example they're all working on an application that demands that a database exists at localhost mysql on the standard port, and that it has to have a particular name (freepbx comes to mind--mostly because its contributed modules are written by jerks... and also they're necessary).
Jul
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revised Sharing disk volumes across OpenVZ guests to reduce Package Management Overhead
added 991 characters in body
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comment Sharing disk volumes across OpenVZ guests to reduce Package Management Overhead
The package manager wouldn't be broken, it would just only be accessible to the designated sys admin with security clearance to install packages on the entire development environment. If these users were all sharing one box, they wouldn't be able to use apt-get at all anyway.
Jul
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asked Sharing disk volumes across OpenVZ guests to reduce Package Management Overhead
Feb
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accepted Specifying preseed for debian installer inside the initrd as a kernel argument
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14
comment Specifying preseed for debian installer inside the initrd as a kernel argument
That's more or less what I ended up doing. I just wanted it to be more elegant ;)
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accepted Network issue migrating an VMWare guest to an OpenVZ container
Nov
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comment Network issue migrating an VMWare guest to an OpenVZ container
It turned out to be the arp cache on our router. @syneticon-dj : if you post an answer I'll accept it, since your comment was invaluable.