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I currently run my own software business, mixing a combination of delivering fixed price software to customer specifications, and a more common contractor consultancy model. I have multiple scars from my past lives in the healthcare and embedded market places and my recent experience is managing small software teams in small companies whilst delivering solidly reliable product.


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awarded  Yearling
Apr
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comment Linux: allowing an user to listen to a port below 1024
or perhaps even more worryingly, "There's this system that I have partially hacked into, that I can crash the web service on, and I want to put up my own website in its place, so I can capture every ones user name and password, but I am being thwated by this secure port thing..."
Apr
6
comment Linux: allowing an user to listen to a port below 1024
This question is open to interpretation. I'm hoping that you mean "you have created a new system service that you (as root) would like to run in an unprivileged account for security reasons" (considered good practice) and not "I have a user that's asked if they can run their own web server on my system, how do I allow them access?" (considered rather poor practice)
Nov
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answered How to convert a PDF file to a DVD movie?
Nov
21
comment Force dhcp client to get a new lease
Imagine what chaos would occur if a DHCP server forgot its leases over a reboot. you could potentially end up with the same IP address being assigned to two different computers.
Nov
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answered Should I install an antivirus?
Nov
20
answered OpenBSD: 32 bit or 64 bit
Nov
20
answered How to mount external hard disk every time the server is restarted?
Nov
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answered Force dhcp client to get a new lease
Nov
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answered How can I make a program executable from everywhere
Nov
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awarded  Supporter
Nov
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answered I/O-overhead of dm-encrypted device?
Nov
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answered Does verifying packages enhance security and/or stability of a system?
Nov
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comment Mount windows Users directory as /home in linux virtual machine
I'd run samba on the linux VM and allow for file transfers between the OS's that way. I hope the Windows OS is not Vista, but even with XPsp3 or Windows 7, you will need substantial ammounts of memory to run the VM machines fairly. I'm hoping its a 64bit version of Windows 7, and you have upped the memory above 4GB - then everything runs quite nicely with VMWare. Windows Vista 32bit with 3.25GB is just about bearable, but 2GB of memory and VM are just painful.
Nov
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awarded  Teacher
Nov
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answered Mount windows Users directory as /home in linux virtual machine
Nov
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answered /etc/cron.daily/foo : Send email to a particular user instead of root?
Nov
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answered How can I debug a Suspend-to-RAM issue on Linux?
Nov
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awarded  Autobiographer