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bio website shawnjgoff.com
location Tampa, FL
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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
11
revised What happens when a USB drive is plugged in?
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Jan
11
revised What happens when a USB drive is plugged in?
More information.
Jan
10
revised What happens when a USB drive is plugged in?
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Jan
10
answered What happens when a USB drive is plugged in?
Jan
9
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
6
comment Appending text to end of a textfile
@jon-doe You can append line breaks by using echo - by default, it sends a line break; if you want more, you would do (for adding 4 line breaks) echo -e '\n\n\n'. To do it in one line, you can use braces { echo "text"; echo date; } >> file.
Jan
5
revised Is PAE worth it when I have 4GB RAM?
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Jan
5
revised Lowercasing all directories under a directory
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Jan
5
revised Lowercasing all directories under a directory
Changed to reflect critiques.
Jan
5
comment Is PAE worth it when I have 4GB RAM?
@Tshepang I really ment try a 64-bit kernel.
Jan
5
comment Lowercasing all directories under a directory
Yep, for...*/ would be better.
Jan
5
answered Lowercasing all directories under a directory
Dec
29
comment Invoking pushd in a shell script
@sarah-soto All you need then is pushd <params>; other-command
Dec
29
revised Invoking pushd in a shell script
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Dec
28
answered Invoking pushd in a shell script
Dec
28
answered How to find the BSP sections in the Linux source code?
Dec
25
answered Light up a LED through USB
Dec
24
accepted How does one atomically change a symlink to a directory in busybox?
Dec
23
comment Why are spin locks good choices in Linux Kernel Design instead of something more common in userland code, such as semaphore or mutex?
Spinlocks are not always a waste in kernel code. This was explained very well by @HandyGandy in your previous question.
Dec
22
revised How does one atomically change a symlink to a directory in busybox?
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