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My first computer was a Radio Shack Color Computer 3 - 6809-based, running OS-9 Level II. It could run 32 processes at once, due to bank-switching a whole 1 Meg of memory.

After that, I got an AT&T 3b2, also known as a Convergent Safari. This was a Motorola 68010-based desktop.

Then, I graduated to a NeXT black&white "slab". I bought a used SPARCStation IPC in 1995, and put NetBSD 0.9 on it. I ran NetBSD on the IPC and a SPARCStation 10 until 2002.

I've been using Linux since 1997, starting with a DEC Alpha-based UDB, and downgrading to a x86 PC in 2002.

I run Arch linux, on my server and my laptop.


Jan
5
answered How can same fd in different processes point to the same file?
Dec
19
comment Vim :s replace first N < g occurrences on a line
I'm pretty sure you can't do that in vim, but to make it less tedious, do you know about "n" and "." in visual mode? That is, you use /pattern/ to find the thing to change, change it using "cw" or whatever, thn use "n" (just n, no quotes) to find the next pattern and hit "." (just period, no quotes) to perform the last edit.
Dec
17
answered su - username -c “./script.sh” -> no such file or directory
Dec
16
comment How can I paste (overwriting) with vim?
"ayy copies a line into register 'a'. "dd" cuts a line into a default register, not 'a'. 'p' pastes the default register, correct. And yes, "add cuts a line into register 'a', which would replace the contents from the "ayy command.
Dec
15
answered Why did using xargs fail in this case?
Dec
13
comment How does this vim command work `:g/#/+1t.`
Nikodemus answers my follow-on question correctly. I just want to note that in vi-mode ':help :t' gives you the t-to-co equivalence, while ':help t' gives you something about a "till" command. The extra colon is everything.
Dec
13
comment How does this vim command work `:g/#/+1t.`
Wait, so the 't' command in ex-mode is a synonym for 'co'? I see that vim 7.2 acts that way, but I can't find any documentation about the 't'/'co' equivalence.
Dec
13
comment Will process ids be recycled? What if you reach the maximal id?
This seems like a near duplicate of unix.stackexchange.com/questions/22425/…
Dec
12
answered How can I paste (overwriting) with vim?
Dec
11
comment What command line tools are available for testing Web Service?
I've written a few by hand, always without the input-validation common to the "real" clients so that I could send bad inputs to the web service itself.
Dec
9
revised Questions about nmap
Remove incorrect stuff about UDP vs TCP acks and so forth.
Dec
9
answered Questions about nmap
Dec
6
answered Set executable heap
Nov
29
answered how to find out the ip of an ssh HostName
Nov
28
comment What happens when I close() a file descriptor?
Two questions: (1) are the file descriptors really ref-counted? When you control-d a cat > some.file, cat gets an EOF on stdin, but the shell does not. (2) Why reference counting? Why not some form of garbage collection? Isn't GC far better in user space?
Nov
27
answered What does Arch Linux offer?
Nov
23
answered Is there a command to list the compressed file sizes for files within a .zip file?
Nov
21
answered UDP NAT Punching
Nov
20
comment Wireless rtl8187 freezes intermittently
I have the same problem with the same model. I'm running Slackware 13.1, with Linux 2.6.35.4, my own configuration. I'll try the wireless gizmo again, to see what log messages I get.
Nov
13
answered Compiling kernel modules in Arch Linux