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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
19
answered Cost effective and frugal SAN solution for under $5000?
Jun
19
answered How do you remotely administer your Linux boxes?
Jun
19
comment Open Directory Failover
That's been pretty much our experience as well. Doesn't seem to work as advertised :(
Jun
19
comment iSCSI Target RAID Array Recommended for MacOS X
There's not really anything that's MacOS X specific in the product, and they don't have anyone that seems specifically knowledgeable in the platform but that hasn't really seemed to cause any pain for us. I believe the globalSAN initiator has been certified to work with the LeftHand products.
Jun
19
comment Xen start hangs on waiting for root file system
Sounds reasonable. You should accept your own answer to mark the question as answered.
Jun
19
answered iSCSI Target RAID Array Recommended for MacOS X
Jun
19
comment Xen start hangs on waiting for root file system
What does /var/log/xen/xend.log give you for that domain?
Jun
19
answered How does one deploy server monitoring software on the Mac?
Jun
18
comment How do you manage your Mac workstations?
I think DeployStudio and ARD look like they'd be the next logical step up for a deployment like ours. I know a lot of people mentioned Puppet and we already use Bcfg2 for configuration file management, but I find a system like that is less than ideal for package deployment.
Jun
18
accepted How do you manage your Mac workstations?
Jun
18
comment Accidentally formated external usb harddrive (500GB) with bootable iso (1GB), how can I recover my data?
Looks like some great software! I've never heard of this before, thanks.
Jun
18
comment Why keyboard keys are not in alphabetical order?
I don't agree that spacing the keys out would actually make you slower. If anything, using keys that are further spaced apart allows you to type faster since you can use alternating fingers and can be already pressing the next key when the previous is on the rebound.
Jun
18
comment What do you call the main component of a computer system?
I prefer b0x or bawks.
Jun
18
answered Random Number Generation
Jun
18
comment How do you manage your Mac workstations?
Sounds somewhat similar to the problems with Radmind as well, except that in Radmind the updates are done as a diff instead of pushing the whole image. This makes it a fair bit faster and less bandwidth intensive. However, it has all the same drawbacks of having to maintain a "gold image", albeit in pieces and with overlays and all sorts of other added complexity. This is exactly the reason I'd like to see us move to pkg based deployment.
Jun
18
answered Anyone love/hate the PowerConnect line of switches from Dell?
Jun
18
answered Logs worth to keep and analyze in a central repository
Jun
18
asked How do you manage your Mac workstations?
Jun
18
revised What is Hadoop and what is it used for?
Added some examples
Jun
18
answered What is Hadoop and what is it used for?