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Generic sysadmin. Hack coder. Jack of all trades, master of some.


Please Note:

I expect you to read any reference material I link to in my answers. If the answer to your question is contained in said reference material and the reference source is not likely to disappear I will probably not cut and paste it onto SF unless it's really cool/interesting/obscure.
In return I promise not to link anyone to goatse or tubgirl

I expect you to think for yourself and do a little thinking (and mayhaps even some work) to solve your problems. If you aren't capable of this, please exit the profession via the door on your left.
In return I promise to do my best to aim you in the right direction, and to clarify any points you have trouble with


Apr
16
awarded  Editor
Apr
16
comment Word for feeling in the mood to experiment
@PatrickM Yeah I could get behind it, it just seems like it has baggage (for that matter so does my idea of temperamental). I can't think of many T words that fit here :)
Apr
16
revised Word for feeling in the mood to experiment
added 175 characters in body
Apr
16
answered Word for feeling in the mood to experiment
Apr
16
comment Word for feeling in the mood to experiment
I like the word, but temerarious to me implies recklessness (as in the definition), while CaptainABC's example in the question doesn't. (That might just be my reading of the example though?)
Jan
29
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
12
comment Short description of an accomplishment
Hi, my name is @Ward and I'm a vote-a-holic <-? :)
Jul
25
awarded  Quorum
Jul
25
awarded  Caucus
Mar
23
comment Is “iff” considered a real word or just an abbreviation?
@JohnLawler Actually there is an important (critical) distinction in how if and iff are pronounced: if is pronounced "if", and iff is pronounced "if and only if" - In the context of formal logic they have substantially different meanings. iff is a generally accepted abbreviation in the Mathematics and Computer Science fields (and probably others that invoke formal logic), but it is definitely an abbreviation/shorthand, not a word.
Jan
12
comment Is it appropriate to put a comma before “which”?
For what it's worth I'm on the side of "technically correct, but bad form in context" ("which" is a conjunction, and I'm trying to configure [the server] can stand alone as an independent clause, but the full thought it "I am trying to configure this new server"). I'm not an expert though, and I'm interested in everyone's thoughts.
Sep
13
comment Should I use capitalization when mentioning a domain name?
I have a hard time accepting WWW only because it looks awkward (capitals, period, lowercase/CamelCase/etc.), also it's not something I see much around here. That said it's infinitely more correct than Www and I'm more than happy to grin and bear it if it shows up in copy.
Sep
13
comment Should the words “internet” and “web” be capitalized?
CesarGon and Kevin Lawrence have the right logic. For further reference (from the folks responsible for The Internet) see teleread.com/copy-right/…
Sep
13
answered Should I use capitalization when mentioning a domain name?
May
26
awarded  Teacher
May
25
answered What do you call a letter saying that you are amenable of a request?
May
24
awarded  Autobiographer
May
24
awarded  Supporter