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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.


May
22
answered Wrap sentences into columns
May
20
comment Is TWM still a viable window manager?
I use twm as a matter of choice. Every once in a while, something will act strangely, but that's very rare. Typically only commercial software will have any trouble.
May
20
awarded  Nice Answer
May
17
comment Why doesn't 'ar' work like the manpage says?
Under Arch Linux, /usr/bin/ar and /usr/bin/ranlib have different inode numbers, and hence, are different files. However, @MarkPlotnick is correct: the usage message you get is from ranlib, somehow. Do ls -li /usr/bin/ranlib /usr/bin/ar to see if the inode numbers differ. On my x86_64 machine, inodes differ, but file sizes are identical. cksum does show differeent checksums, so they're two different filees.
May
16
answered Why doesn't 'ar' work like the manpage says?
May
15
awarded  Nice Answer
May
13
answered Hiding data in filesystems
May
10
answered Apache2 won't start in Arch Linux
May
10
comment Wifi card not detected - Archlinux
Is this a built-in or an external WiFi card? Got any hints about brand, chipset,etc?
May
10
comment Apache2 won't start in Arch Linux
Even if your system uses systemd, you can still do a apachectl configtest to debug configuration problems.
May
2
comment iw not detecting my usb Wifi card
If it's a USB WiFi adapter, run lsusb and try to identify which device it is. Include lsusb output in your question so all can see. Sometimes a vendor changes the USB ID of some gizmo to a value that the Linux driver doesn't recognize.
Apr
29
answered Why Service accounts in Linux and Unix Systems?
Apr
15
comment Are system calls the only way to interact with the Linux kernel from user land?
That seems almost vacuous. If we count hardware traps into the kernel, then a busy loop which just eats an entire time-slice counts as "interacting" with the kernel, doesn't it?
Apr
12
revised Change Apache httpd “Server:” HTTP header
Add info about what httpd.conf directives you need, once mod_security is installed.
Apr
12
comment Change Apache httpd “Server:” HTTP header
This does work, thank you very much. I have to note that mod_security is not one of Arch Linux's ordinary packages. There's a PKGBUILD in the AUR, but it hasn't been updated since 2011 (as of April 12, 2014) and it references a really old version of mod_security. As always, your distro may vary.
Apr
12
accepted Change Apache httpd “Server:” HTTP header
Apr
10
comment Change Apache httpd “Server:” HTTP header
@MichaelOzeryansky - thanks for catching the misspelling. It is "httpd.conf" I do stop and start httpd after changing httpd.conf.
Apr
10
revised Change Apache httpd “Server:” HTTP header
Correct a misspelling, add a little information.
Apr
10
asked Change Apache httpd “Server:” HTTP header
Apr
5
comment Are there any alternatives to mutt?
I'd like to echo Faheem Mitha's personal Pine story. Oddly, I switched from BSD mail to Pine around 1994. I've tried Mutt, too, but never made the switch.