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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.


May
6
comment How to reserve complete nodes on Sun Grid Engine?
We use exclusive scheduling, it's definitely the way to go. I would upgrade GridEngine if possible.
May
6
revised XFS drive unmounting on write
dismounting -> unmounting
May
5
revised Kill an SGE job “already in deletion”, as user
edited tags
May
3
comment Soft limit vs Hard limit?
The behaviour upon exceeding the soft limit depends on which limit it is. The man page for setrlimit(2) describes the result: linux.die.net/man/2/setrlimit .
May
1
answered Soft limit vs Hard limit?
Apr
29
answered PAM and LDAP with variable base DN
Apr
21
answered How is the cgroup pam module configured?
Apr
21
comment /var/opt/ vs /var/lib
Well, the FHS is a standard created mostly for use by distributions. As a user you are free to put your data wherever you want. IMO it is mostly a matter of opinion. Personally I've never put data anywhere other than /var/lib for the reasons I've stated above. Unless you're planning to distribute software you expect to be installed on FHS systems, I think it's mostly a non-issue and more of a matter of site policy than anything else.
Apr
21
answered /var/opt/ vs /var/lib
Apr
11
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Apr
11
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Apr
1
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Apr
1
answered Can I direct syslog, syslog_ng to write a dedicated log data for a process to a separate log file
Mar
28
answered unix command to remove empty lines in a file
Mar
27
comment Limiting ssh connections with a daily amount
If lastlog isn't good enough, you can do your own accounting in your script.
Mar
26
answered Limiting ssh connections with a daily amount
Mar
26
answered Forking and memory allocation question
Mar
6
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Mar
3
comment Sun Grid Engine set memory requirements per jobs
Also here's a quick blog post from gridengine.info regarding memory limits: gridengine.info/2009/12/01/…
Mar
3
comment Sun Grid Engine set memory requirements per jobs
The arguments are the same as the name of the complex. So if you have h_vmem configured as a consumable resource and under a host's complex_values, your command would look like: qsub -l h_vmem=4G job1.