pbr

San Antonio, TX

pbrs.blogspot.com

Age: 50

I've been working with UNIX, GNU, and Linux for over 25 years. I've done significant programming in over 40 programming and scripting languages, including Smalltalk, Objective-C, C, Csh, bash, perl, awk, m4, and lots more. I've worked as a consultant, systems administrator, customer support representative, project manager, trainer, founder/CTO, and lots more.


For fun I play guitar (acoustic and electric), build LEGO robots, tweak http://reiber.org and make random contributions all over the internet - see: http://bit.ly/reiber which just scratches the surface.

Sep
30
awarded Yearling
Sep
30
awarded Yearling
Jun
16
answered Using Grep or AWK to find all of the occurences of a specified string
Jun
16
awarded Custodian
Jun
16
revised What does the command CD do?
added 49 characters in body
Nov
25
awarded Yearling
Sep
4
awarded Notable Question
Aug
23
comment Way to persist ruby objects that get their state changed via game ticks
I know it's been a while since this was asked, but I have a follow-on question about this - has anyone had good success with the 'persistence' gem, with the flat-file adaptor? rubydoc.info/gems/persistence/frames/file/README.md
Jul
21
awarded Yearling
Apr
26
awarded Teacher
Apr
25
answered Useful machines built with LEGO
Apr
25
awarded Supporter
Apr
22
revised How does Ruby evaluate double quotes (aka "") vs. String.new?
removing one of two "vs"
Apr
22
accepted Anyone working on improvements to the todo example?
Jan
20
comment Converting newline formatting from Mac to Windows
The awesome thing about these scripts is that they show, with the regular expressions, EXACTLY what the end-of-line conversion needs to be to convert to either format, starting from anything.
Jan
6
comment Lego Mindstorms NXT software error
Jesse - I'm in the same boat as well. See my comment under "There are a number of Mac patches". I had hoped to be able to use NXT-G on this Mac... this is really irritating. WHY doesn't it even give the FILENAME of the "required file"?!?!?
Jan
6
awarded Autobiographer
Jan
6
comment Lego Mindstorms NXT software error
I just installed the latest NXT-G2.0 on Lion - 10.7.5 - and it was REALLY borked - wouldn't resize right, threw random errors, generally almost worked but not quite. I would resize the outer window, and the program area would get smaller! Then I installed the "Software 2.0 fix (mac)"... and now I see "Error: a required file is broken" - it's even more broken.
Dec
22
awarded Necromancer
Oct
10
awarded Autobiographer
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