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bio website eternalephemeron.blogspot.com
location Toronto, Canada
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I'm a software developer working on a social-networking site. I work mainly in J2EE, SQL, HTML, JavaScript and CSS. My free time is spent raising a daughter and a son and indoctrinating them in the cult of Lego.


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awarded  Student
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comment Biggest command-line mistake?
shell completion is a real time-saver for those trailing-space files :)
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awarded  Editor
May
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revised How do I set up Jetty 6 & Jboss 4.0.5 virtual hosting?
added 9 characters in body
May
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answered Common mistakes made by System Administrators and how can we avoid them?
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asked How do I set up Jetty 6 & Jboss 4.0.5 virtual hosting?
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answered Best practices for upgrading Linux
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answered Disable Shift+Delete
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awarded  Commentator
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comment Biggest command-line mistake?
been there .
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answered Biggest command-line mistake?
May
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comment Biggest command-line mistake?
been there. luckily in a not-important directory where the stderr alerted me to permission errors trying to delete /proc or something.
May
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comment What are some pitfalls of hosting a website from home?
@Matias Nino: they don't make the issue irrelevant. They only automate the changing of the DNS at the primary DNS server for that domain. The rest of the internet caches DNS entries and in my personal experience I found that those caches often ignored the TTL, which meant that whenever the IP address changed there was an "outtage" of up to 6 hours for my dynamic-ip site. If your IP changes frequently, this can be a problem.
May
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comment What are some pitfalls of hosting a website from home?
wow... 15Mbit down, 4Mbit up? in Canada most people can't even get 4Mbit down and no ISP offers homes more than 800kbit up. Makes your point even more salient, I guess.
May
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answered How to interview a sysadmin candidate?
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comment Recursively copying hidden files - Linux
find is the most useful thing ever.
May
1
comment Configure Wi-Fi adapters in Linux
Yeah, I was hoping to avoid this kind of configuration. The reason is that there are other features typically put into the main networking system, such as reconnecting the network when it goes down,etc. I don't want to have to reinvent that stuff myself :(
May
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comment Configure Wi-Fi adapters in Linux
The network Manager guis require a user to log in. In Fedora 10 I can't seem to find any way to make a Wifi connection that is available on boot. The system-config-network does not seem to work with Wifi cards. When I set one up this way it never connects. When I invoke wpa_supplicant it connects but doesn't get an IP address. I have to manually invoke dhcpclient. It seems there is something missing.
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answered Is the F.U.D. about ext4 justified? Or would it be safe to use in some production systems?
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comment Configure Wi-Fi adapters in Linux
system-config-network doesn't support Wifi properly as far as I can tell.