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bio website jathan.com
location Los Angeles, CA
age 37
visits member for 4 years, 4 months
seen Mar 5 at 4:32

I am a Professional Hacker of Internets.

I worked for AOL for almost thirteen years as a security engineer and have been in the industry for over 20 years, automating anything that isn't tied down so I have more time to automate things.

My best and favorite language is Python. I first learned to code in Perl, which really wasn't the greatest of introductions. (Bad programming practices!) I always found programming tedious and boring, yet still necessary, before I discovered Python.

I have lots of skills with all things tech: servers, network hardware, firewalls, game systems... It's all prime for hacking!!


Jun
16
comment How to customize on screen notifications?
Bravo for this answer!!
Aug
4
awarded  Yearling
Oct
19
awarded  Suffrage
Oct
6
comment What's the best way to get Python 2.5 and 2.7
This really seems like the best way. Mark yourself as the best responder!
Aug
30
answered Cannot get 'default' Apache VirtualHost to work
Aug
24
comment Used recursive chown on the root directory
This is why you never login as root! If you were your own user, you wouldn't have been able to do this!
Aug
18
comment Multiple terminal windows
Um, wow! Holy crap Terminator is awesome!
Aug
13
comment Change web browser shown in the Ubuntu Desktop application launcher?
And here I've been dragging it to the panel all this time... Which works, just not as elegantly a this.
Aug
12
awarded  Commentator
Aug
12
comment How can I hide directories without changing their names?
@Marco Ceppi - ULTIMATE SECRECY!
Aug
12
answered How can I hide directories without changing their names?
Aug
11
comment Disable password access through SSH?
+1 for sane advice! Never login as root!!
Aug
11
comment How to run scripts on start up?
The @reboot keyword is a nice tip because it is not widely known.
Aug
11
comment How can I disable Ctrl+Q for all applications (system wide)?
Awesome answer, and how did you do the styled button shortcuts! :)
Aug
6
comment Sound applet has dissappeared
Sorry, then I don't know. :( If you do a ps ax | grep indicator-applet does it show an active process for it? Try killing it kill -9 1234 (where 1234 is the pid)... Does that prompt you to reload the applet?
Aug
6
comment How can I make shutdown not require admin password?
Wow that is... hacky. Awesome, yet hacky...
Aug
6
comment How can I make shutdown not require admin password?
Um holy crap that is awesome. I had no idea about PolicyKit.
Aug
5
answered Sound applet has dissappeared
Aug
5
answered add default route on boot
Aug
5
awarded  Teacher