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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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comment Hard drive read errors that… stop?
If the bad blocks found were all successfully mapped out, and no additional sectors went bad, then your results are what you expect to see. Your last paragraph is still the right answer though.
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comment Do you think NAT is largely responsible for the delay in IPv6 adoption?
@Richard Gadsen, how can you have a full NAT firewall that is default -allow? If an incoming connection arrives to the firewall itself (which isn't running any services, just the firewall) it has no destination in its NAT tables to send the connection. It's still a default-deny for new incoming connections. Clarification: NAT is not a great security tool for a business. It's more reasonable for a home where the average user will use the default config. For a business, it is still "belt-and-suspenders," an extra layer of default-unreachability for internal machines.