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bio website github.com/echristopherson
location Wisconsin
age 35
visits member for 2 years
seen Aug 14 at 14:16

I'm primarly a Ruby hacker but have played with everything from Commodore BASIC to Cocoa. I'd also like to explore Smalltalk, Go, Clojure, Scala, Haskell, OCaml, and maybe even C#.

I'm not currently a programmer by trade, but I'd like to get into it. I do write a lot of scripts to help me in my job.

My day-to-day personal computing setup is in Mac OS X, but I also use a Linux desktop as a backup server and for general tinkering; and I use Windows 7 at work.

I am also deeply interested (albeit at an amateur remove) in linguistics, especially historical. This dovetails with the fact that I am a conlanger -- someone who creates languages. (I'm not especially prolific at that, though.)

I also like science (especially cognitive science, evolution, and physics) and anthropology. My overarching interest in all these areas is the way something like a genome or language or computer language or culture changes over time and forks into unnumerable new ones.


Aug
8
comment Why is the 'if [ $1=“1” ]' branch always selected even if $1 is not 1?
Yes, the spaces are necessary, but I'm wondering why the original $1="1" syntax "works" at all (producing a true result). How does the [/test builtin actually interpret that expression?
Jun
17
answered How to select an expandable folder when saving?
Jun
16
awarded  Caucus
Dec
28
awarded  Yearling
Dec
25
answered Use remote ViM clipboard from iterm2 on Mac OS X
Oct
3
awarded  Commentator
Oct
3
comment Shortcut for adding `org-mode` environment
Sorry about that. I tried to take back my vote but it's been too long.
Oct
3
awarded  Critic
Oct
3
comment Shortcut for adding `org-mode` environment
-1. Duplicate of superuser.com/questions/653478/… and stackoverflow.com/questions/19145433/….
Apr
15
comment Should I be worried? Segfaults reported in syslog when merging LVM snapshot (reverting the original back to the snapshot)
It was a tough decision, but I'm awarding you the answer because yours was more thorough.
Apr
15
awarded  Scholar
Apr
15
accepted Should I be worried? Segfaults reported in syslog when merging LVM snapshot (reverting the original back to the snapshot)
Apr
13
awarded  Student
Apr
13
comment Should I be worried? Segfaults reported in syslog when merging LVM snapshot (reverting the original back to the snapshot)
I have the 2.02.95-4ubuntu1.1 version of lvm2, which seems to be standard in Ubuntu 12.10. It looks like that's still the version that will be in 13.04, so I guess I'll compile the current latest (2.02.98) from source.
Apr
12
asked Should I be worried? Segfaults reported in syslog when merging LVM snapshot (reverting the original back to the snapshot)
Apr
6
awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
24
comment Vim to print file on terminal and exit
Possible duplicate: stackoverflow.com/questions/13408134/…
Dec
8
comment How to allow Page Up in GNU Screen?
Ctrl-U and Ctrl-D only scroll a partial screen. You can use Ctrl-B and Ctrl-F for full screens.
Dec
8
comment How to allow Page Up in GNU Screen?
^u and ^d only scroll a partial screen. You can use ^b and ^f for full screens.
Sep
20
answered How to configure vim to interact with interactive command line shells?