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I'm a self taught software developer, system administrator and all-round code-guy.

I've been doing software development, QA, developer support and system and even some graphic design work for as long as I can remember (going back 20 years or so, I think), both on commercial projects as well as open source and free software, and I enjoy both.

Coding is fun, that's why it is worth doing - I hope it never becomes a chore :-)


Apr
5
comment UPNP / DLNA (client) player recommendations?
This doesn't work for me - VLC shows my server, but won't let me browse it.
Apr
5
comment UPNP / DLNA (client) player recommendations?
djmount works fine without root access (no need to sudo). Just create a directory somewhere in your home folder and djmount on that (and also no need for -o allow_other).
Feb
17
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
15
comment btrfs: not enough free disk space, but device not fully used
BTW - I eventually rebuilt the file system on current Ubuntu stable, which uses 3.11 kernel - and now I no longer have this problem.
Feb
15
comment btrfs: not enough free disk space, but device not fully used
Actually, I'm not using raid0 - I'm using "single". I'm not sure why btrfs df says raid0. Performance is not that important, but as I understand it the options for btrfs setup are "single" (like raid0 but without stripping), raid0, raid1 (loose half of your storage for dup data) and raid5 (doesn't actually work). So the choice of raid0 isn't that surprising.
Feb
10
awarded  Caucus
Jan
31
accepted How to convert a btrfs file system in raid1 mode to raid0?
Jan
26
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
8
comment Threats while using ubuntu?
@Ufoguy: sites that don't need javascript for everything except the most basic functionality are becoming more and more rare on the internet. If you are OK with limiting yourself to 2000-era internet experience, then go ahead and set up NoScripts or some other script blocking feature. For the average user, this is hardly an option.
Nov
9
answered Use IOzone to check read/write performance of ext4 and btrfs?
Sep
29
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
30
comment What is the Ubuntu “built in virus protection”?
@DavidHeffernan - humans make mistakes, but - maybe surprisingly - more humans means less mistakes. For every 18 month bug you find in free software, I can show you two 5 year bugs in proprietary software. For example, the MD5 signed crackable Microsoft code signing certificates (technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/961509, detected 2008, fixed 2013), or the iOS CoreText crash bug (techcrunch.com/2013/08/29/…, fixed in iOS 7 - not sure how long it was there, but likely since iOS 1)
Aug
30
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
3
awarded  Popular Question
May
28
comment btrfs: not enough free disk space, but device not fully used
Then its probably not relevant - I was running 3.5. Anyway, this question has become moot for me - it took me about a month but I rebuilt the pool on Ubuntu 13.04 with kernel 3.8 and it currently works fine.
May
27
comment btrfs: not enough free disk space, but device not fully used
@TerryWang - I couldn't find information about this on Google. Is it possible for you to provide a link?
May
23
comment Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed?
@Piskvor: 2) another caveat to my comment above - lately people have started discussing user-installed apps - such as Ubuntu's new "click packages". These are very susceptible to viruses, and its the major reason why I think this approach is problematic.
May
23
comment Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed?
@Piskvor: 1) even if this is the case, the attack is against users who run windows binaries using wine (same for locally installed wine programs, which are usually in the user's home) and at most can target other windows binaries - and not system software, so it can't affect other users. I'll add the caveat in addition to my comment above - if you use a lot of wine apps and worry about viruses destroying your wine bottles, then you should also use a wine-based anti-virus. This is a very exotic setup. Most people just destroy their wine bottles in such cases.
Apr
22
comment btrfs: not enough free disk space, but device not fully used
@TerryWang: 1st+2nd: you can see the output of btrfs fi df in the question. Also, the filesystem in question has no snapshots.
Apr
7
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