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Coder by profession and hobby, interested in skepticism, photography, Android and stuff. Especially stuff. I like stuff.

For those interested: Next to the androblip app (application for the photo-blog site www.blipfoto.com), I build a small LiveView (you know, the nerdy watch thingy by Sony Ericsson) plugin so you can get GMail notifications. Check my site here or Check it in the market


Feb
12
comment Why is the default swappiness 60? What would be the effect if I lower the swappiness value for my desktop PC?
Impossible to say. Depends on a lot of things, as also stated in that answer -> some databases might do their own caching, but some might not. It depends on the programs and on your hardware. There is a default and the best thing you can do is test how your system performs under what situation. As said, I have added enough mem to my systems, and I know what they require, so I can have swappiness at near 0. But on healthy systems some swapping can be a good thing. there is no easy 'god for all' setup advice here, read the best-upvoted answer. Also: it says "may be", not "is" in that 2nd answer
Feb
12
answered Why is the default swappiness 60? What would be the effect if I lower the swappiness value for my desktop PC?
Feb
10
awarded  Caucus
Dec
16
awarded  Favorite Question
Dec
4
comment Is sublime legal to use?
Your argument is that it conforms to the shareware definition, so therefore you call it freeware? Freeware is not Shareware
Nov
16
comment How can I add more disk space to /boot for update
there's probably some leftovers from earlier upgrades in /boot, images and the likes. Some things you can do: use df -h to check harddisk space. You say you have plenty, but the partition /boot still can be full. Then, check out what is actually in /boot, the message is quite clear the problem is there. Maybe we van find something you can remove there? like old initrd stuffs?
Nov
16
revised How can I add more disk space to /boot for update
removed confusion with memory and disk space. cleary it isn't about memory, as you can see by the message.
Oct
11
comment Why doesn't php (cli) have a default memory limit?
While what you say may be true, it hasn't got much to do with the fact that this question is about memory limit, and why the default of "-1" was chosen. Not about execution time or about how to change that?
Oct
11
asked Why doesn't php (cli) have a default memory limit?
Aug
16
awarded  Great Question
Aug
15
accepted Cannot update grub with paramters on live USB
Aug
15
comment Cannot update grub with paramters on live USB
hmm, sounds good, recursive mounting :) .. I'll give it a shot ;)
Aug
15
comment Cannot update grub with paramters on live USB
I am booting from a usb-key. I want to reboot with that same key, but then with different parameters. There is only 1 installation, the one on the usb key. So the partition mounted at / of the installation I want to configure is 'currently' mounted at /
Aug
15
comment Cannot update grub with paramters on live USB
I'm not sure I follow you. What do you mean by "the Ubuntu partition" ? I'm not trying to change the boot parameters of the persistent USB drive, not of some other install?
Aug
15
revised Ubuntu Software Center application extension
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Aug
15
comment Ubuntu Software Center application extension
Well, sure it is possible to develop under windows 7, but testing is going to get a bit tricky. Unless you opt for some virutal machine.. and if you're allready doing that... Anyway, why not develop for Ubuntu in Ubunut?
Aug
14
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
9
comment Installing Ubuntu on many laptops
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
Aug
2
revised php script not executed by crontab
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Jul
24
revised How to upgrade/maintain Libre Office
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