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I'm the CTO of the startup company FunnelFire, where we build sophisticated sales software tools. I'm also the CEO of the startup company FivePM Technology, Inc., creators of the real-time vehicle tracking and dispatch solution named Treadmarks.

I'm also an adjunct professor of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology, where I teach a variety of courses from Introduction to C++ to TCP/IP Networking (an advanced programming course where students re-implement the network stack).

I'm also a recent graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology with a bachelors and masters of science in Computer Science, a minor in Law & Public Policy, and graduate certificates in Computer Systems, Databases & Service Oriented Architecture, Distributed Systems, Enterprise Computing, Quantitative Software Engineering, and Service Oriented Computing.

I got my start programming at a very young age, writing QBasic programs to display colorful circles on the screen while sitting on my dad's lap when I was 3 years old. My first big projects were a Super Mario World clone for GameBoy, a MUD called HybridMOO, and a home automation package called IntellHome (which I still use!).

I'm actively involved in a number of open source initiatives, including an open-source middleware tool called PushoverQ and a venture called Cagnostic, which is a suite of software abstraction libraries designed to let you easily deploy your software onto all the major clouds without code changes.

I am interested in hiking, exploration of abandoned or neglected sites and buildings, photography (particularly of those abandoned sites, but also glamour/editorial), cooking, snowshoeing, and New Jersey trivia/history.


Jan
16
comment dhclient.conf supersede stanzas ignored
Wow, I'm an idiot.
May
16
comment How do I customize the NTP poll rate?
+1 for the info about ntp refusing to sync if the drift is too big
Nov
7
comment Automatically recreate partition if corrupt
That's what I'll end up doing, I think.
Nov
7
comment Automatically recreate partition if corrupt
One last issue; if the fs itself is corrupt, sometimes the label is killed too. Is there a way to write the label or uuid into the partition table instead of into the fs?
Nov
5
comment Automatically recreate partition if corrupt
Finally got around to testing this. Unfortunately, the recreation of the fs dumps the label. You need to also relabel.
Oct
28
comment Persistent 3G connection with network manager fails
If you mean "Connect Automatically," it is set.
Oct
22
comment Persistent 3G connection with network manager fails
I do see that the connection is terminated by the other end. However, why isn't network manager restarting it?
Oct
22
comment Persistent 3G connection with network manager fails
There's no other lines for almost an hour before that one. ATA.1 doesn't correspond to any of my internal drives, which means its probably the internal driver storage of the modem.
Oct
20
comment Persistent 3G connection with network manager fails
That doesn't seem to be the case with my card. I can disconnect the network connection and reconnect without any issues. This seems to occur on its own. Also shouldn't modeswitch notice if the device has reverted back and modeswitch it again?
May
6
comment Automatically recreate partition if corrupt
fstab lists options like errors=continue or errors=remount-ro. Is there any documentation for this anywhere?
May
6
comment Automatically recreate partition if corrupt
@psusi: See - unix.stackexchange.com/questions/12699/…
May
5
comment Automatically recreate partition if corrupt
Unfortunately I can't log over the network. We're on a byte-charged cellular connection.
May
5
comment Automatically recreate partition if corrupt
In fact, Linus himself wrote a long post on why he disliked ext4 by default because of some of the assumptions it makes, which caused it to be less able to handle power failure than ext3.
May
5
comment Automatically recreate partition if corrupt
@psusi: I'm sorry but that's totally false. Journals do their best to protect the data integrity, but metadata can go bad or the journal itself can become corrupt. Parts of the physical disk can go bad as a result of sudden power down and journaling doesn't protect against that; you'd need to remap sectors. Power failures are a very bad thing for rw file systems, even journaled ones.
May
5
comment Automatically recreate partition if corrupt
That's not going to work. Any file system, including journalled ones, are still susceptible to eventual corruption from power failure.