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Software developer, professional since the early 90s, amateur back to the mid 80s.

First touched a Unix box in 1989 or 1990. First got paid to do so in 1993.

Pixel pusher for fun, mostly photography, but some 3D (my avatar is one of my pieces) and 2D art.


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revised What is /usr/local/bin? Came across it in an script installation for Applescript but would like to know more
added footnotes; updated /usr vs / distinction discussion to cover the blurring/erasing of the dividing line
16h
comment What does “if !” mean?
@Patrick: Added a paragraph warning about this.
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revised What does “if !” mean?
noted that a comment (only) in the 'if' clause isn't legal
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comment su vs sudo -s vs sudo bash
@crisron: From within vi, type :sh and hit Enter. Now you're in a sub-shell, with all the privileges of the vi process that spawned that shell. If vi is running with root privileges, so will the shell. Or, you can run something other than a shell via :!cmd, read output from a command into the edit buffer via :r !cmd, etc. If all those are locked down, Makefile targets are shell scripts, and Vim has the :make command, which effectively lets you run arbitrary shell scripts from within the editor. The possibilities for mischief are far too immense for this comment box to hold.
Oct
18
answered What does “if !” mean?
Oct
17
comment Why is chromium-browser killed when I close the terminal despite nohup?
Which other executables are you seeing this with? Try something simple, for example, like xeyes.
Oct
17
revised Why is chromium-browser killed when I close the terminal despite nohup?
Typo and grammar fixes; shortened long title without losing scope (detail remains in question); moved Ubuntu info from comment into question
Oct
16
wiki created lacp description
Oct
16
wiki created lacp excerpt
Oct
14
comment How to make NIC team come up on boot in RHEL 7
Regarding your new questions, you are expected to intelligently merge the suggestions into your existing files, not just blindly blast them with canned example text.
Oct
14
comment Hard Drive health check
@gena2x: More like "This apple will drop from 100% fresh to 99.9453% fresh in 32.63 days. Back up sometime this month, 'kay?" Once we've got that future prediction technology, maybe we can use it to detect Internet cable cuts in advance.
Oct
14
comment How to make NIC team come up on boot in RHEL 7
@javapowered: Yes, thanks for the manual link fix. Also see the NetworkManager material I just added.
Oct
14
revised How to make NIC team come up on boot in RHEL 7
added NM stuff; fixed manual URL
Oct
14
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
13
revised How to make NIC team come up on boot in RHEL 7
changed myteam.conf to lacp.conf to match the question; minor clarifications
Oct
13
revised How to make NIC team come up on boot in RHEL 7
Changed title to cover actual scope of question, fixed some grammar errors, and added a few tags
Oct
13
answered How to make NIC team come up on boot in RHEL 7
Oct
12
comment How can I convert this excel file so that it is not only one row?
@artm: That's specific to the version of file(1) you are using. The version shipped with Mac OS X doesn't do that. FWIW, I determined the CSV file's line ending style by opening it in vi, which showed ^M characters where the lines ended, since vi assumes LF line ending.
Oct
12
comment Why two .flac files which, allegedly, contain the same data, vary so much in size?
@HalosGhost: I think you're confusing the codec proper with other stages in the audio process. It may be that some FLAC implementations give you the option to do a bit depth conversion along with the compression step, for example, but the codec proper is not losing information. The bit depth conversion is a preprocessing step, and that is where the loss occurs. In the case of WAV -> MP3 -> FLAC, the loss is in the MP3 stage, not in FLAC.
Oct
12
revised How can I convert this excel file so that it is not only one row?
Moved links from comments into question, plus "excel" to "Excel" and other style fixes