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bio website kamilkisiel.net
location Vancouver, Canada
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I've been Linux user for over 10 years, and been computing since around age 11. I got my start in programming by learning Perl on my Debian machine in high school. Since then I've learned numerous languages including C, C++, and Python. I've also dabbled in Java and assembly.

I have a bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, Canada.

I've worked in Japan as a CAD software developer in C++ on Windows. Not my favorite environment, but an interesting project never the less.

I'm currently employed by a Vancouver-based biotech startup working primarily on systems level projects but doing my fair share of software development.

My favorite programming language is Python and I use it nearly every day. My recent interests lie in virtualization, hpc, and large-scale systems management. I'm an active contributor to the Bcfg2 project.


Jun
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answered Trac with mod_python slow?
Jun
26
answered How smart are RAID controllers/cabinets?
Jun
26
comment Hidden Features of Solaris/OpenSolaris
As someone who recently switched to OpenSolaris, I'm loving SMF. I also happen to administer a bunch of OS X servers, and yes launchd supports retrying a service start if it fails, if that's what you mean.
Jun
25
comment Allow use of screen without ability to detach sessions
This combined with with rebinding the detach key will probably do what I want.
Jun
25
accepted Allow use of screen without ability to detach sessions
Jun
25
asked Allow use of screen without ability to detach sessions
Jun
25
answered Slow NFS transfer performance of small files
Jun
25
revised Where to purchase a server capable of 512GB of RAM?
added 508 characters in body
Jun
25
comment Where to purchase a server capable of 512GB of RAM?
@Timk: It says pretty clearly in Sun's spec sheet that's it 512 GB.
Jun
25
answered Where to purchase a server capable of 512GB of RAM?
Jun
25
asked Mounting a CIFS share through vfstab in OpenSolaris
Jun
24
answered What have you used Makefiles for (besides build automation)
Jun
24
answered How to find the gateway IP address in Linux
Jun
24
comment Xen DomU root filesystems becoming read-only on iSCSI virtual IP failover
Updated the original description with answers to your questions. I suppose I could look in to multipathing instead, but the system is more geared for virtual IP failover in its current form. I'm not sure how the block level replication would come in to play with multipathing, especially since one of the SAN units needs to be designated a master. Thanks for pointing me to the part about the filesystem. I think that pretty much explains it. I suppose I could try switching it to the 'continue' mode, or maybe look at changing the filesystem to something more resilient like XFS.
Jun
24
revised Xen DomU root filesystems becoming read-only on iSCSI virtual IP failover
Added syslog messages
Jun
23
asked Xen DomU root filesystems becoming read-only on iSCSI virtual IP failover
Jun
23
answered Deploy Xen
Jun
23
answered How do I tell autofs to mount a home directory other than that described by LDAP?
Jun
23
answered Terminal window in Mac OS X
Jun
22
answered What is needed for a linux service to be supported by chkconfig?