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bio website randomsoftware.tumblr.com
location United States
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My thoughts
Me on launchpad PPA
Evidently one of my mini-apps was useful enough to make it on to Webupd8
Do you use/like that app? Maybe you want to help fund a cryptogram game

Hit my daily rep cap for the first time Nov 22 2010
Just made it to page 3 ons SU on dec 31 in users ranked by rep..
yay....first gold badge. unsung hero

I use various linux distros as my primary OSes of choice(tending to stay away from rpm based).

Moving into using FreeBSD as my primary OS.

--Resume--

Degrees
BS:IT focus Network Security
MS:ISA

Certifications
G2700
Certified Ethical Hacker, CHFI, EDRP
CCNA, CCNA Security, CCIE Candidate(CCIE written now expired, the others are current)
MCITP Enterprise administrator server 2k8/Vista
Network+, Security+, Project+(all lifetime)
CIW Associate, Professional, Javascript, Database
CNSS 4011 recognition

Accomplishments
1st in the state, 6th in the nation networking concepts Phi Beta Lambda leadership conferences (it's like the college version of FBLA)
On the national science olympiad team from my high school
Kenpo - black belt

Experience
7 yrs in small business IT services (varied)
--/Resume--

Favourite quotations:
"A failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part" --Unknown
"If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in" --Edsger Dijkstra


Dec
17
comment Root access that can't change root password?
Nobody said "The use case is running a shell or an application that can run commands". That would make this answer wrong. Restarting services, editing with sudoedit, blah blah, are all related to using sudo properly and granting root or root-like permissions properly. We could all take a really dim view of it and say rewrite all the applications/services that have to run as root to run as non-priviledged users and tricky configurations... or we could expect that people use the sudoers functionality properly for non-interactive root permissions or intentionally limited root applications.
Dec
16
comment Root access that can't change root password?
meh. this is boring. you're steering it instead of trying to help someone try and understand using a command. moving along.
Dec
16
comment Root access that can't change root password?
So you have to not grant permissions to interactive things or to run as a specific non-root user or group
Dec
16
comment Root access that can't change root password?
@MichaelKjörling done
Dec
16
revised Root access that can't change root password?
added 154 characters in body
Dec
16
answered Root access that can't change root password?
Dec
13
comment Problem with file permissions in shared directory under /srv between OS X and Ubuntu
Mac probably explicitly sets group permissions to 0 instead of respecting a more normal linux/unix umask.
Dec
10
comment How to stop `apt-get` complaining about unmet dependencies?
Awesome. Better than my "you could do it like this", but without the how. Deleting my answer.
Dec
8
comment Cross-Distro Compatibility- What's stopping it?
You can sort of. It just takes lots of tweaking. It's about different ways to manage what goes where, dependency chains, and other almost trivial but non-trivial things.
Dec
8
comment Cross-Distro Compatibility- What's stopping it?
You can get pacman in LFS, you just have to build and install it. The LFS docs have a section on building and installing the deb package management systems. Alien is a way to convert from rpm to deb that works sometimes. Not worth posting as an answer, but possibly informative.
Nov
9
comment Does a bad sector indicate a failing disk?
Not so. Bad sectors just indicate grossly high traffic to a sector. In MOST cases, it does indicate a failing disk. You can tune your seek speed to mark slower responses as bad though... It's too complex to say always though.
Oct
7
comment What's the problem with this script to change wallpaper?
Just a note, it's easier to use feh than muck about in gsettings.
Oct
5
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Jul
19
comment multicast is enabled on ubuntu?
it might be worth noting that just because it's enabled, doesn't mean it's subscribed to any addresses.
Jul
2
comment Unable to install open CV in Ubuntu 12.04
Not lame, opencv. I have it installed on 12.04 via apt-get install python-opencv and it works fine.
Jul
2
comment Unable to install open CV in Ubuntu 12.04
Don't follow a link. It's in repository. Just use apt-get.
Jun
13
comment Ubuntu 12.04 resolver setup
yes............
Jun
13
comment Ubuntu cannot start from terminal
file a bug.....
Jun
13
comment Ubuntu 12.04 resolver setup
It sort of is (as far as apps can tell), but it's not as far as ultimate resolution is concerned.
Jun
13
answered Ubuntu 12.04 resolver setup