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I'm a self taught software developer, system administrator and all-round code-guy.

I've been doing software development, QA, developer support and system and even some graphic design work for as long as I can remember (going back 20 years or so, I think), both on commercial projects as well as open source and free software, and I enjoy both.

Coding is fun, that's why it is worth doing - I hope it never becomes a chore :-)


Jan
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awarded  Yearling
Sep
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comment Online remount btrfs of root filesystem with different subvolume (snapshot)
For the purpose of reverting to an old snapshot, I don't see a problem doing it on-line: most files will remain the same (even backed by the same physical block), and for files that don't - yes, I expect the application holding the file to corrupt and crash. Obviously the required functionality for the mount command was not implemented but I still think it should.
Aug
30
comment Has the launcher security issue in KDE and Gnome been fixed?
Yes, if you manage to put a desktop entry into the user's "auto start" folder, it will auto execute when their session starts. How would you do that? seems to me to be a chicken and egg kind of problem. The premise of the linked article is that you can send a user something which looks like a standard data file but executes code when you run it - this is incorrect because setting the "Name" attribute does not affect how the file looks to a file browser (the desktop is just a file browser view) - it will have a .desktop extension.
Aug
30
answered Has the launcher security issue in KDE and Gnome been fixed?
Jul
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Jan
30
awarded  Yearling
Dec
21
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
25
comment How to create a shortcut to a folder to Documents
@orange: as don_crissti mentioned, I was incorrect in the way to get a drag menu - you need to hold ALT while left dragging.
Oct
24
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
18
comment How to create a shortcut to a folder to Documents
Because its a system folder and normal users are not allowed to write to system folders. Also - because its the folder that is used to auto-mount dynamically added devices, you don't won't to create static folders there because the mounting service is likely to overwrite them if it ever needs to mount a device with the same label as your static folder.
Oct
18
comment How to create a shortcut to a folder to Documents
The reason "make link" is grayed out is because /media is not writable and "make link" from the "Edit" menu normally creates a link in the current directory. To create a link in another directory you need to use drag and drop.
Oct
18
comment How to create a shortcut to a folder to Documents
Also right clicking and dragging the sf_media folder into the Document folder should open a menu where one of the options is "make link".
Oct
18
answered Understanding SSH tunnels
Jan
30
awarded  Yearling
May
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
15
answered What does “--” (double-dash) mean?
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awarded  Teacher
Jan
30
answered What is the state of the Linux Standard Base?