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bio website docsalvage.info
location Tallahassee, FL
age 59
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Unix/Linux software developer in dozens of languages since 1981 with 15 years in Oracle database design and administration.

Projects (most recent first)

  • Developing Zim desktop wiki (for notes) to GtkDialog conversion program to allow automatic creation of checklists for installs, etc. from Zim notes pages. Utilizes bash and 600+ line awk program.
  • Conversion from Tomboy/GNote to Zim for all writing.
    • Zim links to execute or edit scripts with Geany
  • Migrating from Ubuntu Linux to Puppy Linux due to dislike of Unity and Gnome3.
  • Save the world (or at least my sanity) by re-electing President Barak Obama and rescuing congress from the fanatics now running it.
    • 2012-11-06 DONE
      project scope change...
      part 2 improved but not completely doable at this time
  • JavaScript/jQuery-based composing and programming environment inspired by Jeremy Ruston's TiddlyWiki.

Mar
7
awarded  Announcer
Mar
6
accepted Multiple variable expansion modifiers in the same expression
Mar
6
revised Detecting circular references in bash 4.1.0
added bash version
Mar
6
revised Detecting circular references in bash 4.1.0
added detailed explanation of each code idiom
Mar
6
revised Detecting circular references in bash 4.1.0
fleshed out example code in fnInit()
Mar
6
answered Detecting circular references in bash 4.1.0
Mar
6
asked Detecting circular references in bash 4.1.0
Mar
6
comment Multiple variable expansion modifiers in the same expression
@Barmar - If you'll put this into an answer, I'll accept it. If you can find any references in the bash documentation or elsewhere of this behavior, that would make it more useful to others too. Thanks!
Mar
6
revised Multiple variable expansion modifiers in the same expression
retitled as actual problem is not related to circular references
Feb
26
revised Multiple variable expansion modifiers in the same expression
added bash version number
Feb
26
revised Multiple variable expansion modifiers in the same expression
removed unneeded braces in ${FUNCNAME}
Feb
26
asked Multiple variable expansion modifiers in the same expression
Jan
9
comment mistakenly deleted /boot folder and rebooted
I experienced a similar problem a while back and wrote up my recovery which you may find useful.
Dec
31
awarded  Famous Question
Dec
30
comment Recovering from 'grub rescue>' crash
Newspapers from the past have solved countless crimes and been responsible for a great deal of problem-solving that made the world a better place.
Dec
29
awarded  Announcer
Dec
26
comment Boot windows from grub rescue command prompt
The grub rescue prompt has a very limited and unique set of commands not are not at all intuitive to figure out. More details on working at the grub rescue prompt can be found here.
Dec
18
awarded  Self-Learner
Nov
21
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
18
awarded  Yearling