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bio website eliasvo.wordpress.com
location Belgium
age 28
visits member for 1 year, 11 months
seen Apr 9 at 12:48

I work -or have worked- with:

  • PHP (OOP, with or without Zend Framework)
  • Javascript (+ jQuery)
  • MySQL (including triggers, Foreign Keys and stored procedures)
  • COBOL (Micro-Focus)
  • HTML & CSS
  • current OS's: Windows 7, Linux (Slackware), OSX (10.6)

Currently learning:

  • C/C++ (Visual C++)
  • Objective-C

I don't like:

  • Questions on JavaScript, answerd with 'use jQuery'
  • Solutions that are needlessly complex
  • Answers with Regular expressions to solve a problem that didn't require Regex's
  • People treating StackOverflow as a code generator
  • No acceptance or UP-votes for people who deserved it.

Stuff I find to be true:

  • If your solution relies on more than 3 regular expressions at any given time, you're part of the problem.
  • 'Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.' — Brian Kernighan
  • On eval in JavaScript: When all you have is the eval hammer, everything looks like
    your thumb.

    Brendan Eich - discussing the arguments.callee in strict mode

Mar
28
comment In makefile when do we use .o files?
@psusi: I know, my answers tend to be a tad too verbose from time to time. Note that I also said that often, you can't compile everything (ie shared dependencies)
Mar
27
revised In makefile when do we use .o files?
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Jan
30
accepted local shutdown scripts (do's and don't's)
Jan
28
comment Can Vim be made simpler?
vim really isn't that hard... the basics are i, esc gg G d[opt: number] + space or d... and then some :E or :%s once you get into editing z + {} and zd and of course y[ank] x, p and v=> select stuff then "*y for example... ok, so there are a few things to keep in mind, but it's really not as hard as it seems at first, and vim has excellent documentation (including an interactive man page and a great wiki)
Jan
6
comment No sound in Ubuntu minimal + xbmc. Possible bug?
What do you get when you open a command prompt and type in alsamixer, check to see if the master volume, and any other channel you're using aren't muted
Jan
4
revised In makefile when do we use .o files?
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Jan
3
accepted Random bug in Linux
Jan
3
revised In makefile when do we use .o files?
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Jan
3
revised In makefile when do we use .o files?
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Jan
3
revised In makefile when do we use .o files?
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Jan
3
awarded  Teacher
Jan
3
answered In makefile when do we use .o files?
Jan
3
awarded  Commentator
Jan
3
comment local shutdown scripts (do's and don't's)
Right, upvoted your answer, as I've managed to put together a little script that should do the job. I guess, I'll know by the end of today (when I can stop working). I'll leave this answer unchecked for the time being, hope you don't mind. But I've found that giving others more time to answer, can be useful
Jan
3
awarded  Student
Jan
3
comment local shutdown scripts (do's and don't's)
No, I'm not looking for someone to do the work for me :), I'll give it a go, let you know if it worked
Jan
3
comment local shutdown scripts (do's and don't's)
I know, what I want to do is have a reboot/shudown script that automatically shuts down the VM's in case I forget. I'd just like to know how to best go about this, and what the environment in which these scripts run looks like
Jan
3
asked local shutdown scripts (do's and don't's)
Sep
24
comment Random bug in Linux
But I just remembered reading about such a bug, and wanted illiminate it from the list of suspects, rather than confirm it. Now that I read my question again, I see how the misconception of my blaming /dev/random or whatever came about...
Sep
24
comment Random bug in Linux
+1 for time and effor taken. I know the real source of entropy is (or sources are, rather) physical... I believe the article even mentioned random.org, for example and how they can be used with radiowave antena's and what have you. The race condition was, indeed our first port of call, too... but -and I'm sorry I can't expand on this further, because it pisses me off- some of the software used is closed-source. As far as we know, the bug appeared out of nowhere. We are, currently, running simulations, attempting to reproduce what actually happened. There are other things being explored, too