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Work

  • Member of the Scientific Computing group, DESY, Germany
  • Java, databases, unix-y stuff in a large-scale scientific computing facility

Hobby

  • Restoring Germany's oldest radio telescope, the Stockert 25 meter dish
  • Learning radio astronomy and high-frequency electronics
  • Design, construction and operation of the observatory's Linux network and scientific workstations

Dec
23
comment Open GNOME session remotely through SSH
Sorry, didn't see your followup question... If the comparatively small CrunchBang community (which might lead to support problems in the future) is no problem for you, why not? -- The bit about starting the client fullscreen... most probably, but I don't have FreeNX handy right now.
Dec
23
answered Building an offline installer Debian CD
Dec
6
answered Open GNOME session remotely through SSH
Dec
6
answered How to create a bounded queue for shell tasks?
Dec
5
awarded  Scholar
Dec
5
accepted Configuring OpenSuSE's xinetd
Dec
5
answered Is there a backup tool that recognized renamed/moved files/directories?
Dec
3
comment Configuring OpenSuSE's xinetd
I tried to use the port number insted of the service name, but that failed. For the rest, see below :-)
Dec
3
answered Configuring OpenSuSE's xinetd
Dec
3
answered Reduce eclipse tab size with GTK theming
Dec
3
asked Configuring OpenSuSE's xinetd
Aug
30
comment What are your best practices and future plans for deploying unixoid desktops?
Thanks for the hint! As I've asked MaxMackie before, does Puppet provide any sort of "centralized, crowdsourced intelligence" with regard to rewriting rules when switching between major versions of my distribution? E.g., if I know $DISTRO switches from GNOME 2 to 3, will there be a semi-automatic migration path?
Aug
30
comment What are your best practices and future plans for deploying unixoid desktops?
Thanks for the hint, I'll take a look at CFEngine. However, from what I've read about it until now, it seems that it won't save me from rewriting the rules when switching to a new major version of my distro, right?
Aug
30
comment What are your best practices and future plans for deploying unixoid desktops?
I am already using fat clients, but that doesn't make configuration easier by itself -- they just get the homedir and passwd info from a central server. If GNOME didn't use GConf and put important config files in /usr/share/gconf/defaults/, one might just keep a central /etc/ somewhere on a server and have the fat clients mount it, but no, the GNOME guys seem to know better. Sigh...
Aug
25
awarded  Promoter
Aug
4
answered If I connect a physical device, how can I ever know which device file belongs to it?
Aug
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awarded  Supporter
Aug
4
comment What are your best practices and future plans for deploying unixoid desktops?
Looking at Landscape's site, I get the impression that it doesn't handle config file entries -- so, would I create local packages that do the changes I need on installation?
Aug
4
awarded  Editor
Aug
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revised What are your best practices and future plans for deploying unixoid desktops?
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