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I like to spend time with my lovely wife, our two beautiful daughters, and our dog. I'm also a fan of geek humor, and I've been known to flip out and write codeā€¦ elegant code, if I'm really lucky.


May
15
comment Is there such thing as a “free” equivalent to Microsoft Virtual Server?
@jippie The last time I was looking into this, Xen no longer required a special guest kernel (the necessary stuff was in place in the vanilla kernels for most major OSes) as long as you were on a fairly modern processor.
May
4
revised gparted live CD can't resize a partition?
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May
4
answered gparted live CD can't resize a partition?
May
4
comment gparted live CD can't resize a partition?
@user859955 GParted still doesn't handle LVM partitions? :-( Thank you very much.
May
4
revised gparted live CD can't resize a partition?
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May
4
asked gparted live CD can't resize a partition?
Apr
25
comment Ubuntu Server: Already have LAMP installed, how do i install and set up Django?
@Nicklas mod_python is deprecated; use mod_wsgi instead. If you go to the Django mailing list or IRC channel and ask for help with mod_python, they're probably going to tell you the same thing. Seriously, pretend you've never heard of mod_python, and it will make your life simpler.
Apr
24
comment Ubuntu Server: Already have LAMP installed, how do i install and set up Django?
@Nicklas You're going to want mod_wsgi, then. Try this guide. It was the de facto default for a really long time, so (assuming that guide is still current; my Django is a bit rusty) it shouldn't be too bad. The architecture behind the nginx+gunicorn solution is just more unix-y; the mod_wsgi stuff probably makes perfect sense if you already understand Apache's way of doing things (I never did, but that's probably because I never used it heavily, whereas I use *nix all day, every day).
Apr
24
answered Ubuntu Server: Already have LAMP installed, how do i install and set up Django?
Apr
22
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Apr
21
answered How do you install mutt on Mac OS X?
Apr
21
comment How do you install mutt on Mac OS X?
Is there a reason you're stuck w/ only pre-compiled binaries? One of the package managers will give you the option of dropping into a very Unix-esque environment any time you need to. I'm using mutt from Homebrew right now, and it's pretty sweet, and not even all that complicated to set up once you have a feel for *nix. I can give you the details of my setup if you'd like.
Mar
19
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Oct
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
13
comment Why would someone choose FreeBSD over Linux?
@marto Glad you found it useful. I remember thinking "This is awesome" the first time I stumbled across it.
Oct
7
awarded  Civic Duty
Aug
21
awarded  Yearling
Aug
11
comment Install bz2 lib from source
@Moein7tl I don't have a CentOS box in front of me, and I haven't tried these instructions before, but this article supposedly walks you through installing apt using yum. At a glance, it looks reasonable, but that's all I can say for it. I will say one more time that it probably makes more sense to just learn how to use yum than trying to manage a CentOS using apt, but you know your own needs best.
Aug
10
answered Install bz2 lib from source
Aug
10
comment 'man' page is too narrow (not taking advantage of terminal size)
It doesn't really address your actual question, but I think it's worth pointing out that you can get real *nix man pages without all the pain of the old toolchain using something like ronn. Also, I seem to recall hearing that the OpenBSD toolchain for man pages is different (I have no real basis for comparison, though). Here's man mdoc