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bio website kilroy.chi.il.us
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Physicist by training, now a programmer by choice. My languages of preference are Java and C, although I am also skilled in C# and many assembly languages, and competent in Perl, general shell scripting, and a handful of other languages I use less often. I can speak basic SQL. I write my HTML by hand and prefer table-free page layout.

I use Linux by preference, but also develop extensively under Windows. I've developed under various embedded and custom OS's and RTOS's (primarily Microware OS-9 and VxWorks), assorted UNIXes, VAX/VMS, and assorted Windows releases. I've played with RSTS/E and a few other operating systems that are unknown today.

My home website is pretty sparse, but will some day be populated. Really.


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answered Configure Wi-Fi adapters in Linux
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answered Which UNIX filesystem do you use and recommend for servers?
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answered Sugestions for cleansing PC's before recycling / disposal
May
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asked How do you secure the “gallery” photo gallery?
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revised Tutorial on user and group management in Linux?
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answered Tutorial on user and group management in Linux?
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awarded  Commentator
May
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comment What prevents you from upgrading to newer operating system versions?
It will be soon enough! (A few more answers)
May
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answered What prevents you from upgrading to newer operating system versions?
May
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asked What tool(s) can I use to simulate a WAN for HTTP traffic?
May
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asked Linux bind server serves address of DHCP Windows clients, but not of DHCP Linux clients
May
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comment How to best tune a Linux development machine?
I've found less tuning is required for Linux than for Windows, even when on the same hardware.
May
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answered What's the best file system to use for a new /home partition
May
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comment Is it safe to update a workstation from WinXP to Win7 RC1?
I thought that there was no upgrade path from WinXP to Win7?
May
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answered How do you find what process is holding a file open in Windows?
Apr
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answered How to best tune a Windows development machine?
Apr
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asked How do you configure sendmail to reject Email with a Date header too far from real time?
Apr
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comment What is your recommended disk cloning tool?
I've had great success with Acronis products. The fact that they support ext3 was what sold me.
Apr
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comment Do you think NAT is largely responsible for the delay in IPv6 adoption?
@Dustin: A machine behind NAT cannot be hacked directly from the internet. Of course NAT enhances security. There's no end-all-be-all and no golden bullet, but saying there is no security enhancement is just silly. Your other criticism of NAT is reasonable, but I never said NAT is the most wonderful thing in the world.