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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 :-)


Oct
14
comment Save complete GNU screen session state
yes I understand this distinction, I just thought that the commands were somehow passed to the shell and then executed in the shell. But I have no problem writing initialization scripts :-) The shared history was a terrific idea btw, I really like it.
Oct
13
comment vnc over ssh port assignment
Yes, it seems to be a syntax problem. 5901 will also only work if the vncserver was started on port 1 (e.g., 'vncserver :1')
Oct
13
awarded  Scholar
Oct
13
comment Save complete GNU screen session state
Thanks for your suggestions. I found a way to share my history on bash (not as straightforward as with zsh) so I have one stream of commands that is persisted. Regarding the .screenrc, I should have thought about it. Unfortunately, it seems you can only execute certain scripts (commands like 'cd' don't work), but that should be fine. I don't mind the environment variables if I can initialize a shell with a script.
Oct
13
accepted Save complete GNU screen session state
Oct
13
awarded  Student
Oct
13
asked Save complete GNU screen session state
Oct
12
comment What are the pros/cons of the various methods to block brute force SSH attacks?
@Stefan I see nonstandard ports as an effective solution to a nuisance (brute-force scans) and not really as a security measure (i.e., preventing someone from taking control of my server).
Oct
12
comment What are the pros/cons of the various methods to block brute force SSH attacks?
I agree that it takes some practice to not ban yourself ;-) Changing default ports and not relying on a password but on a password-protected key are also good advice. But I really don't know why I should let bot networks fill my access log files while my ssh and web server have to deny thousands of requests per hour. With fail2ban, my access log is clean and my server applications do not see this traffic at all (except the first X bad requests :-) ).
Oct
12
awarded  Editor
Oct
12
revised What are the pros/cons of the various methods to block brute force SSH attacks?
typo
Oct
12
answered What are the pros/cons of the various methods to block brute force SSH attacks?
Oct
12
comment What do the options `ServerAliveInterval` and `ClientAliveInterval` in sshd_config do, precisely?
yup 0 = don't send a null packet. Another different would be that ServerAliveInterval is set in the client config whereas ClientAliveInternal is set in the server config.
Oct
12
answered What do the options `ServerAliveInterval` and `ClientAliveInterval` in sshd_config do, precisely?
Oct
10
awarded  Teacher
Oct
10
answered is there a way to find out exactly how kubuntu sets up KDE so I can just duplicate that?
Sep
2
awarded  Supporter
Sep
2
comment CLI interace to KDE's notifier
Nice little utility! The package on archlinux is "kdebase-kdialog"
Sep
2
awarded  Autobiographer