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bio website spodhuis.org
location Pittsburgh, PA
age 38
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Software engineer for a PaaS startup: Apcera, Inc.

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE, aka sysadmin who knows systems well and programs in multiple languages).

Former Google SRE. Former Twitter staff-level Operations Engineer.

I am a LOPSA (League of Professional System Administrators) member.


Oct
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comment Why does '/' have an '..' entry?
Well, man 5 dir on a BSD system will walk you through the documented API, and items stated in the API are part of the contract.
Apr
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awarded  Good Answer
Mar
4
answered Round/truncate digit in string in zsh (or with external tool)
Mar
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awarded  Critic
Mar
10
comment Why is '.' a hard link in Unix?
You're confusing blocks with inodes. As a special-case, for short files, file-content might be inside the inode, but it's false to assert that inodes are unstructured. They're highly structured, containing almost all the file metadata except the filenames by which the file might be found. The inode contains pointers (direct, indirect, doubly-indirect, etc) to the blocks on disk, where the file content is.
Jan
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awarded  Yearling
May
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
13
awarded  Teacher
Jan
13
answered Why does '/' have an '..' entry?
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awarded  Supporter
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awarded  Autobiographer