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Software Developer based in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Currently working in cloud-based processing of big data for machine learning. Also developing visualisation software using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, Three.js and D3.js.

Previously using C#, NServiceBus, ASP.NET MVC and SQL Databases.

https://github.com/thomasbratt

https://twitter.com/thomasbratt


Nov
26
comment If computers start counting at 0, why does the init process have a pid of 1?
Counting is not the same as numbering. A good reference explaining why zero-based counting is used is: cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD08xx/EWD831.html
Nov
20
comment CentOS boot time screen resolution
@GoinOff Glad you found the answer :)
Nov
20
revised CentOS boot time screen resolution
Added links to tables of VGA resolutions.
Nov
20
comment CentOS boot time screen resolution
@GoinOff Is the resolution you've chosen supported? Try one of the others from the SVGA table (I'll post a link in my answer).
Nov
19
answered CentOS boot time screen resolution
Mar
30
comment Why does it take up to several minutes to clean a listening TCP port after a program dies?
I can confirm that this happens in Windows too.
Jan
27
comment Repeat a Unix command every x seconds forever
Why the downvote? You can see this is a working solution by copy and pasting the example into a terminal window.
Jan
14
awarded  Excavator
Jan
14
awarded  Editor
Jan
14
revised How do I find out what hard disks are in the system?
Minor fixes to English.
Jan
14
suggested suggested edit on How do I find out what hard disks are in the system?
Dec
24
answered Repeat a Unix command every x seconds forever
Nov
18
comment Is there any way to let it snow on my linux mint destkop?
xsnow works fine for me with Gnome and Ubuntu 12.04 (sudo apt-get install xsnow). Not sure if you want snow badly enough to switch to Gnome :)
Oct
24
comment Does using lvextend destroy data already on the volume?
+1: Great reference, thanks!
Oct
24
comment Does using lvextend destroy data already on the volume?
@Mat: The question explains how to resize, not whether data is preserved or not. I agree that it would be more useful to preserve data but computers being what they are, there may be circumstances in which data is not preserved. Well worth understanding fully if production data is at stake.
Oct
24
asked Does using lvextend destroy data already on the volume?
Oct
5
awarded  Teacher
Oct
5
answered Is it a bad idea to use an SD card for home directory?
Aug
28
awarded  Supporter