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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 How do I save iptables config?
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revised SpinRite and USB blues - does a solution exist?
Remove unnecessary tag harddisk-care-and-feeding
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comment Why can't I print from Windows on CUPS from a single application?
What authentication does your CUPS require for printing to this printer? Can anyone who knows the IP address print to it? The one server that has this problem, is it a Vista or XP one? Most likely the problem is some configuration setting for IE on that one server.
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revised Why are Linux-based operating systems considered safer than Windows?
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comment Why are Linux-based operating systems considered safer than Windows?
OK, I've been using Linux for 12+ years and UNIX-like operating systems for even longer. As much as I like Linux, you cannot say that it has a stronger permissions system than Windows. It has a better security model than early Windows versions (i.e., don't always be admin), but WinNT and later has a strong permissions system that just wasn't used to good effect. Recent Linux versions have selinux, which is even stronger, but this is a relatively recent (if very powerful) addition.
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answered Most common reasons for Remote Desktop not responding?
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comment Unable to understand the connections between FQDN and DNS
Most likely, that means you DO NOT have a search list. If you do not have a search list, then you must always provide the FULL domain name of a computer you want to reach. The nameserver lines show the IP addresses (NEVER NAMES!!!) of the DNS servers you will connect to to resolve names.
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revised Unable to understand the connections between FQDN and DNS
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answered Unable to understand the connections between FQDN and DNS
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comment Silent Install of MSI
Not all MSIs will allow silent installation, I don't think.
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revised Silent Install of MSI
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