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I am a highly motivated, results-driven IT professional with 10 years experience, a systems engineer who enjoys working on large-scale systems and challenging problems. I have experience with large number of servers (10.000+) connected via WAN and LAN, which makes it possible for cloud providers to deliver reliable services to customers

My current role is: systems engineer of the team which runs the websites.

On the top of usual systems engineering tasks, I like to develop softwares, my main language is Ruby (and I use Ruby on Rails of course :) ) but I can read and understand (and fix) Perl and Python, however it is not my favorite. I started to learn Erlang recently, which helps me understand the challenges what software developers face with distributed systems.


Mar
19
comment How to change the default user group's name in Active Directory?
Do you know another way of having a simple group on my unix/MacOS boxes as the default user group?
Mar
19
comment How to change the default user group's name in Active Directory?
I am just curious how could I avoid that this string shows up in my home directory on MacOS. Instead of having a name which has a backslash and a space in it I would like to see a single English word there. I am curious how can I achieve it. There might be a better way of assigning a group to the users and configure the system to use that group when you are creating a folder or a file in Unix/MacOS. Let me know if you have a good link what I should read about this.
Mar
19
comment How to change the default user group's name in Active Directory?
Why would be this a bad idea?
Oct
7
comment SSH into machine with unknown IP
Sure, there is no conflict with VPN, depends which IP address you want to save, you can safe all.
Aug
10
comment Deleting temp directory from HDFS
I can parse the output of -lsr but I dont consider it too smart. Also, I cant list anything by date :(
Jul
23
comment Sending signals to running Upstart job
usually awk does not require a grep to filter the input since there is a built in functionality for this in awk
Jan
26
comment How to convince a corporation to use DNS?
Hahahaah this is cool :)
Jan
26
comment How to convince a corporation to use DNS?
More than 500 hosts :)
Jan
31
comment Wildcard DNS with BIND
So if you have 2 zones like somedomain.com and nsdomain.com you have to setup the nsdomain related info in the proper zone. Short answer is yes, you have to set up another zone.
Jan
31
comment Wildcard DNS with BIND
Why would be DNS wildcard evil? It is not evil at all....
Dec
29
comment workaround for cross domain on ec2 clouds
So why don't you implement AJAX and call i1 function which gets the data from i2? Btw. you original question is really vague...
Dec
28
comment workaround for cross domain on ec2 clouds
If you want the user to use i1 and i2 just construct the html and use URLs from both of them.
Dec
27
comment mysql is not using multiple cpus
Since you are using Myisam table type, InnoDB's concurrency has no effect to your mysql server. I am not aware of any configuration or setting which makes myisam scale for multicore systems.
Dec
26
comment Site loads very slow if I use IP and works normal when I use Domain Name, Why?
Sure, no problem. So when you hit a website with you browser it sends some data to the server called HTTP request header. You can check this URL: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTTP_header_fields So one of these is the "Host" field which tells to the webserver which virtual host to serve. Imagine you have www.yourdomain.com and www.alsoyours.com on your server and both points to the same IP. So the web server must know which one to serve and the decision is based on that field. Hope it helps.
Dec
25
comment MySQL: Log only drop/create commands
@Kedare, yeah +IO and usually mysql is IO bound anyway.
Dec
24
comment Wait for tray closed or blank cd inserted in bash script
You didn't mention the operating system at all which makes it impossible to answer this question.
Dec
23
comment how to make a php crontab silent
@BandonRandon yes, like yourdoma.in/folder/file.php
Dec
23
comment how to make a php crontab silent
@BandonRandon, you can curl URLs like http/https if this was your question.
Dec
23
comment Upgrade Ubuntu linux-virtual on EC2
Your welcome! :)
Dec
12
comment Ctrl + c is not working for certain applications on Linux
I see, so reading a database can corrupt it. This thread is getting better and better. :)