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bio website jwhsmith.net
location London, United Kingdom
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Developer and system administrator for a few years now, I'm able to find interest in virtually any little configuration or piece of code I find.

As a system administrator, I like to consider myself a Linux enthusiast. I am quite familiar with Debian, and its main derivative: Ubuntu, which I use on my desktop computer. I also spent a lot of time studying Arch Linux, which I consider to be one of the most interesting Linux distributions available.

As a developer, I am a faithful C programmer, interested in UNIX programming, and studying the depths of the kernel on my spare time. I spent some time studying modules development for several applications such as PAM, nginx, Apache2, pureftp ... I also use C++ quite a lot, along with a little bit of Java from time to time. In web projects, HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, and Javascript are the languages I use the most. I had a quick introduction to Node.JS and a slightly more significant experience with JSP, but never used these technologies in a serious project.


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comment What is the most elegant way to limit /tmp?
Related/duplicate question on SuperUser: superuser.com/a/619398/238103
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comment Do we need enterprise support for RHEL/CentOS and PostgreSQL
Aside from the fact that cross-posting is highly discouraged, your question is likely to attract primarily opinion-based answers, which are not adapted to Unix & Linux (and many other SE communities). See this page, and this page for more information.
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reviewed Reviewed Do we need enterprise support for RHEL/CentOS and PostgreSQL
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reviewed No Action Needed How to get Evolution to run in VNC on Debian/Wheezy?
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reviewed Looks OK How do I immediately put a drive to sleep (without changing its power setting configuration)?
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comment Installer crashes and say write your dvd with low speed
"I get an error" is hardly an error report. Without further information, there's no way we can guess what went wrong.
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reviewed Reviewed Installer crashes and say write your dvd with low speed
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revised Installer crashes and say write your dvd with low speed
General improvement, grammar, semantics.
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reviewed No Action Needed How to convert time from local timezone into Sydney timezone using korn shell?
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reviewed Looks OK Text files containing their own name
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on how to sort files by their permissions using ls?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Unix shell script for server alerts
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awarded  Custodian
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reviewed Reviewed Adding two numbers using expr
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to enter date as an option in a bash command?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I compile and run a program designed for an older kernel version (2.6) in a newer kernel (3.16)?
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reviewed No Action Needed CUPS configuration assistance
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reviewed Reviewed Changing text in text file
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reviewed No Action Needed What does sort -n do with non numeric values?
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reviewed No Action Needed How to set LANG in locale, despite it's in /etc/default/locale in ubuntu for unicode support?