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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
5
awarded  Commentator
Jun
5
comment How would you send syslog *securely* over the public Internet?
This is what we use to send syslog from our DMZ to our internal network. Works well.
Jun
5
answered Does this DIY SATA NAS Solution make sense for me?
Jun
4
answered Is iSCSI SAN still a spof in a cluster? Can it be highly available?
Jun
4
comment Distributed Storage Filesystem - Which one/Is there a ready to use product?
Just wanted to comment that this is exactly my experience with OCFS2 / Pacemaker vs. NFS as well. After trying OCFS2 as a clustered data store for a while I found it extremely lacking. Meanwhile our HA NFS system has been running like a charm.
Jun
4
comment Mapping UIDs for NFS
I'm not sure why you obviously need to do some UID mapping? Are the UIDs too big for NFS to use? or is consistency the problem? or?
Jun
4
answered Complete restore of linux system
Jun
3
comment Alleviating the Password Explosion Problem
Ditto. We've built our network from the ground up to authenticate everything possible against a directory server. Kerberos works for most things, LDAP login with the same credentials for anything that doesn't support Kerberos. Many external services will either let you proxy the authentication back to your own servers, or else set up a proxy. The users sign on to your proxy page and then it forwards the credentials or some kind of authorization token to the external service.
Jun
3
comment Poll: What is your favourite terminal program?
Terminal.app is alright, but the fact that it doesn't support 256 colors drives me insane.
Jun
3
answered Are you ready to give up the root access?
Jun
1
awarded  Scholar
Jun
1
accepted How do you keep track of what's connected to your switches?
Jun
1
comment How do you keep track of what's connected to your switches?
This looks like the tool that does exactly what I want. Doesn't look like it's been maintained in some time, but I will give it a whirl and see if I can make it work with our network. Thanks :)
Jun
1
comment How do you keep track of what's connected to your switches?
They do wrap, but eventually become unstuck. I may try the cellotape.
May
31
answered Tips on speeding up boot time on Mac OSX
May
31
comment OS / Distribution for a small network firewall / gateway
We actually use OpenBSD on our organizations primary routers. Even with a decently sized network with several subnets and VLANs the performance on fairly modest PC hardware is still very good. It's also incredibly flexible. Pf is a great packet filtering framework, if you take the time to understand it.
May
30
comment How do you keep track of what's connected to your switches?
Seems labels always fall off the cables. We use a Dyno labeler to label all our servers, and have occasionally applied it to power cords and network cables. The labels always seem to fall off after a while, especially if they're in the exhaust of a server. What's the secret?
May
30
comment How do you keep track of what's connected to your switches?
Does GLPI automatically discover what devices are connected to the ports on a switch, or is it something you have to update yourself?
May
30
answered How often should I reboot Linux servers?
May
30
awarded  Student