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Comment I troubleshooted his website (Score 0) 194

Nice guy.

I worked at Hostgator a couple of years ago, and he had performance issues with his server with us. The problem he had with his website is he was sending all communication, even non-critical stuff, over SSL. The software was evening making SSL checks for updates. Once I explained to him that he shouldn't have it check for updates via SSL (could still do the actual update via SSL), he intended to disable that. Looks like it worked out for him.


GNOME 3.8 Released Featuring New "Classic" Mode 267

Hot on the heels of the Gtk+ 3.8 release comes GNOME 3.8. There are a few general UI improvements, but the highlight for many is the new Classic mode that replaces fallback. Instead of using code based on the old GNOME panel, Classic emulates the feel of GNOME 2 through Shell extensions (just like Linux Mint's Cinnamon interface). From the release notes: "Classic mode is a new feature for those people who prefer a more traditional desktop experience. Built entirely from GNOME 3 technologies, it adds a number of features such as an application menu, a places menu and a window switcher along the bottom of the screen. Each of these features can be used individually or in combination with other GNOME extensions."

Comment Re:Insert Cheese (Score 5, Funny) 192

% cd projects/pevil
% cat pevil

use warnings;
use strict;
use 5.014;
use Printer::HP::Display;

my $printer_ip = "";
my $printer = Printer::HP::Display->new($printer_ip);

my ($text) = @ARGV;
my $message = "I'm sorry Dave, I can't print that.";
$message = $text if defined $text;

say $printer->get_display;

Comment Re:uses? (Score 1) 97

CrossOver does more than be Wine with "paid-for support and easier installation". It installs additional libraries, fonts, etc., required for the app/game to work -- winetricks also does this, but on a much less polished and broad scale. It can create separate 'bottles' (self-contained wine installations); you can install just the one app, or multiple apps per bottle, and the shortcuts that launch the game/app are configured to use the appropriate bottle automatically without manual changing to that bottle required.

That said, I use wine to run WoW, but may give CrossOver a shot, especially if I can get the Curse client working under it.

Comment I use Perl everyday, too (Re:Listen up newbie...) (Score 2) 360

I'm 29, and I use Perl everyday as a sysadmin. With sysadmin work slow (I guess I'm too good at my job?), to expand my skills/experience in Perl, I volunteered to work with the developers on some Perl-applicable work (working on it right now). I love Perl, and I don't think I'd have it any other way.

Perl isn't old, it's established, stable, and useful.

Be careful when a loop exits to the same place from side and bottom.