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bio website xenoterracide.com
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Desktop

  • Gentoo Linux 2003 - 2009
    • First experience with Linux 4Q 2003
    • Long term functioning, dual boot, Linux install 4Q 2004
    • Stopped using Windows on a regular basis, approximately 2006
  • Arch Linux 2009 - present

Server ( well professionally, as I constantly run servers daemons on my desktop )

  • CentOS 2006 - 2007, 2010 - Present
    • BusinessGrade - Systems Administration Intern
    • Liquid Web - Linux System Administrator

Student, Web Developer, Systems Administrator See more on my blog.

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Jul
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Jul
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awarded  Curious
Mar
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awarded  Tumbleweed
Mar
16
comment How can software be protected from piracy?
Software as a Service is unpiratable... assuming at least that the source code isn't stolen.
Mar
16
asked how should I change the representation (not mimetype) of a resource?
Dec
5
comment How do I evaluate an IDE?
This is probably the best answer on this, though sadly it hasn't really helped me because all of the IDE's I've looked at look good in 1-4, and generally those apply to /all/ software evaluation.
Dec
5
comment How do I evaluate an IDE?
also, this seems like a good answer for why to IDE, not why I would choose a certain IDE (I've basically figured this part out)
Dec
5
comment How do I evaluate an IDE?
I think my... lack of adjustment comes from being a sysadmin before a dev, IDE's and emacs aren't really an option as a sysadmin, pico clones and vi clones are about all we have that's reliable. I don't /hate/ IDE's but I certainly don't know how to pick one. In a sense I suspect it's a lot like picking a first language, to some extent you just have to, but you can narrow it down by "what kind of software do you want to write". Don't learn C for web pages, Python isn't going to work for device drivers, and you probably don't want Java for that admin script.
Oct
23
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
17
awarded  Nice Question
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Mar
29
comment How do I evaluate an IDE?
@zachlatta honestly not really, I was hoping for more concrete things that I wouldn't have know about given I already have an idea of how to evaluate other software. Try them out is an ok suggestion, but they all basically seemed the same to me at this level.
Mar
14
awarded  Self-Learner
Jan
18
comment How do I evaluate an IDE?
@gnat I think they're all basically the same as me and don't IDE. I also doubt I'd end up using the IDE for work, because Perl shop, and I'm happy with vim for that, I'm simply trying to figure out how to use them in the context of languages that aren't day job and have solid IDE support.
Jan
17
comment How do I evaluate an IDE?
@gnat generally the editor, a few configuration options, file browser.
Jan
17
comment How do I evaluate an IDE?
@James I am not sure I would have learned vim if that were my criteria. At the time my criteria was, must be more powerful than nano, must be an option as a sys admin.
Jan
17
awarded  Yearling
Jan
17
comment How do I evaluate an IDE?
I've honestly not found vim support to actually work well in eclipse (mostly due to the fact that it seemed to make the editor portion a separate program and so what's the point?), but qtcreator, and anything based on katepart in kde have decent vi bindings now. anyways I suppose looking for vi bindings has been something I've looked for.
Jan
17
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