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bio website shawnjgoff.com
location Tampa, FL
age 33
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seen Nov 3 at 14:43

I've grown up with computers around me my whole life. I started programming when I was a kid, and stuck with it ever since. I came across Linux around 1999 and have enjoyed working with it ever since.

For a job, I get to write software that runs on embedded Linux devices. I do everything from working on low-level drivers to writing shell scripts and even web apps.


Jan
23
revised Can I keep applications running across X sessions?
Added markup to button combos.
Jan
23
answered Can I keep applications running across X sessions?
Jan
23
comment Stuck on “grub>” prompt when dual-booting Ubuntu
Can you change your title to more closely resemble your question? It should definitely have something about the grub prompt.
Jan
23
awarded  Organizer
Jan
23
revised How to build-compile a .c file
spelling useffull -> useful; edited tags
Jan
23
answered Implementing a Unix shell in C: Logging
Jan
22
comment Linux: Interface/control 3.5 mm Headphone or Microphone port?
Oh, yeah; it's just the trigger. It's still not a good idea. The way those work is one works is one side is a high voltage and the other side is low; connecting them forces them to the same voltage, and the electronics detects that change. You'd still have better luck with a GPIO board. If you wanted to do it cheaper, you could use an opamp to make a Shmitt trigger that altered the voltage level when a certain amplitude signal is received from the audio. This can be done for a couple of dollars if you already have a soldering iron.
Jan
21
accepted What distribution-maintained cross-compile toolchain packages exist?
Jan
21
accepted Must an X11 server be installed for X11 forwarding over ssh to work?
Jan
21
accepted How do you pronounce System V and SysV?
Jan
20
asked Must an X11 server be installed for X11 forwarding over ssh to work?
Jan
20
asked How do you pronounce System V and SysV?
Jan
20
comment Any options to replace GNU coreutils on Linux?
Both Clang and tcc could (at one time, anyway) compile the Linux kernel.
Jan
19
comment Internet(ADSL) connection doesn't seem to be working on Arch
Thanks, @Gilles. I didn't know you could place bounties on other people's questions.
Jan
19
revised Internet(ADSL) connection doesn't seem to be working on Arch
grammar changes
Jan
18
comment How can I turn the behavior of `gedit sOmEtHiNg & disown` into the default behavior when calling gedit from the command line?
Depending on your shell, "function" may not be supported. The POSIX-compatible way to define a function is without it. func_name() {...; }
Jan
18
answered Linux: Interface/control 3.5 mm Headphone or Microphone port?
Jan
16
comment Internet(ADSL) connection doesn't seem to be working on Arch
More information is needed to fix your problem, and here, the facts that it is on Arch Linux and that it is an ADSL connection isn't enough on their own to narrow down the solution. Consider making this question more generic (so more people find it), following the guide below, and posting a more specific question.
Jan
16
revised Internet(ADSL) connection doesn't seem to be working on Arch
Add note about Unix compatability of examples.
Jan
16
comment Internet(ADSL) connection doesn't seem to be working on Arch
@Gilles I was wondering about that: I specifically used them because someone else critiqued another answer for suggesting ifconfig instead of ip. Is there a universal set of commands? (For instance, does ifconfig, and route work on all Unices? Do other unicies have policy routing (that is, alternate routing tables and rules)?