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Chief Technology Officer and the senior software developer for Digital Fruition, LLC. I specialize in PHP, JavaScript, CSS, Ruby, Linux, Mac OS X, VMware and more.

I am an avid Stack Exchange user and a Moderator Pro Tempore on Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange. I try to stay in our chat room almost all the time, even if I'm not at my computer. To get my attention, just post a message in chat with @Josh in it, and I'll respond as soon as I can.

I can also be reached from my website or via email at stackexchange -at- josh -dot- gitlin -dot- name. If you have an any issues please don't hesitate to contact me.


Jul
25
comment When are spaces around the = sign forbidden?
.bashrc is not a config file for bash. .bashrc is a shell script which bash runs every time a bash process starts. It can be used to configure bash but it can be used to do all sorts of other things too: it's a script, not a config file.
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Jun
25
comment Is there an easy way to replace duplicate files with hardlinks?
Thanks! We actually switched to using ZFS last year.
Jun
25
comment Is there an easy way to replace duplicate files with hardlinks?
@Caleb in this specific case, we didn't. But yes that could be an issue. See my comment below about why ZFS dedupe was a better solution in the end.
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Feb
18
accepted What would cause “crossover” between two USB2 webcams when using motion?
Feb
18
revised Is it possible to make a Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 work under linux?
updated years later
Feb
18
comment Is it possible to make a Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 work under linux?
No @Adam, and I have since migrated to VMware ESXi which resolved the problem. I'll update my answer.
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Dec
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comment Is there a problem using resize2fs too often?
Fragmentation isn't exactly an area of concern because this particular server is already heavily virtualized and it's a RAID10 infrastructure. So I'm not too concerned about that. Also, it's the InnoDB tables that are growing for the most part. But a bug that renders the filesystem unresizable is pretty nasty @frostschutz!
Dec
4
comment Is there a problem using resize2fs too often?
That's very helpful information, thank you!