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I am a team lead and devop for auto123.com (Xprima Technologies). If you come to our office, you can see me playing with nerf guns, software architecture, puppet, django, and github code reviews ;-)

I recently completed my Ph.D. on developer documentation at the School of Computer Science at McGill University in Montreal.

Over the years, I have been involved in many interesting projects such as modifying the Eclipse Java compiler to process partial Java programs, making Python and Java play well together, architecting highly available and customizable platform for car dealer websites

I try to contribute to the open source community by open sourcing and maintaining most of the technologies I create.

When I'm not practicing White Crane Kung Fu in my very rare spare time, you can find me writing short novels or reading Pearls Before Swine.

My first “Hello World” was written in Java in a command prompt on Windows 98. My programs now tend to be written in Python using vim on Ubuntu or MacOS. I hope that says a lot more about me than all of the above :-)


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comment Linux distribution that offers a good KDE experience
Kubuntu is far from a vanilla KDE install. It is the reason why I switched to Arch: it was crippled with bad customized code (open office and firefox were horrible, although now it's fixed... until firefox 4 is released...). There are small bugs everywhere (e.g., Kate would never remember the files that were recently opened).
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comment How do I pg_upgrade my database on Arch Linux?
Upgrading postgresql on arch is quite annoying. I saw your question but my solution was so hacky I did not think it was worth reporting it. I don't think arch developers would automate that kind of process, but maybe better documentation or an update script on AUR would do the trick.
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comment How do I get kopete to hide/ignore status changes?
I just added another option in my answer.
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revised How do I get kopete to hide/ignore status changes?
added removal of event in chat window