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bio website transcendingthought.com
location Orchard Park, NY
age 33
visits member for 3 years
seen Feb 23 '12 at 19:26

I've been programming since I was about 9, and have recently turned my focus to smartphone development. I have a fairly strong background in Java, C#, PHP, Linux administration, and all of the lovely little technologies that support them.


Nov
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awarded  Teacher
Feb
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comment Differentiate between Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab in UDEV rule?
Sorry, I completely missed the "serial" field... I guess that answers the question :/
Feb
16
asked Differentiate between Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab in UDEV rule?
Sep
29
comment BluRay Burner High I/O Wait State with UDF; Optimization Possible?
@psusi... I had the same feeling. They're Hitachi 2TB/7200RPM/64MB drives, with that particular partition being a RAID 0 stripe of 1/3 of the two (1.4TB). Not blazingly fast, but certainly not slouches. Don't worry, all of my critical stuff is on a RAID 1 partition; I actually mounted this space as /unreliable, and only use it for holding DVR'd shows and stuff I can readily download again.
Sep
29
awarded  Scholar
Sep
29
accepted BluRay Burner High I/O Wait State with UDF; Optimization Possible?
Sep
29
comment BluRay Burner High I/O Wait State with UDF; Optimization Possible?
Sometimes the simplest answer is the best one; I had to accept this for suggesting using something different. After switching from rsync -tr to cp -ur, although the wait state on the 1 core was still 100% (25% total), the system no longer comes to a grinding halt. Apparently the overhead of rsync took it over the top. Best of all, my MythTV VM was able to successfully DVR a show while it was running without a hiccup! (I lose some minor functionality in the switch, but I consider it a worthwhile tradeoff).
Sep
29
awarded  Editor
Sep
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revised BluRay Burner High I/O Wait State with UDF; Optimization Possible?
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Sep
29
comment BluRay Burner High I/O Wait State with UDF; Optimization Possible?
I certainly understand the 25% being 1 of 4 cores, and I guess I hadn't put much though behind the overhead of rsync. I still have a hard time believing that the low throughput of the BD-RE drive could completely lock up ALL I/O on the system. It just feels like maybe I have a setting somewhere incorrect (I know it's SATA, but in the IDE days there were DMA settings/etc.). I just checked my MythWeb "recordings" page, and EVERY recording during the period it was running was trashed. The card has a HW MPEG encoder, so it uses very low I/O (~600KB/s), but the BD drive completely took over.
Sep
29
awarded  Supporter
Sep
28
awarded  Student
Sep
28
answered Hauppauge TV Tuner Card with Motorola STB and LIRC
Sep
28
asked BluRay Burner High I/O Wait State with UDF; Optimization Possible?
Aug
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awarded  Tumbleweed
Jul
29
asked Hauppauge TV Tuner Card with Motorola STB and LIRC
Jul
29
comment Linux compatible motherboard
I would agree with @Keith; I've been using Linux for well over a decade, and in the last 7-8 years, the only systems I've had an issue with are those with bleeding edge hardware. For example, if the latest chipset was just released, and you get the board the first week it's available, there may be minor issues since on e of the devs haven't gotten their hands on that hardware yet. Buy a board that's a 6-12 month old model, with an Intel or AMD chipset, and chances are you'll be fine (Note: I've NEVER had an issue with ANY Intel hardware).
Jul
29
awarded  Autobiographer