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Expert: Creating and managing *nix database/application servers for use with dl4/unibasic/mysql/apache/thoroughbred applications, especially in medical environments. Strengths: scripting, backup and disaster recovery, mysql, apache2, routing, samba/smbfs/cifs, LPRng, CUPS, telnet/ssh/sftp, vsftp, rsync, new system preparation, system duplication, database design, system conversions (AIX/SCO-OS5/Linux) Currently working on scripted setup of LAMP servers using PDO for MySQL and Oracle. Compiling Apache2, openssl, php and libxml2 from source and linking to libraries for MySQL and Oracle InstantClient. Works great so far! Familiar With: php, c, awk, sed, gnome, nfs and lots of other *nix tools

Experience in the area

I've been head of development at our company since 1984. Our OS's at that time were Point 4's IRIS and Altos' Xenix. Then: SCO Xenix, SCO Unix, AIX, SCO-OS5, Caldera, RedHat 7, Debian Sarge, RedHat ES4, Debian Etch, Redhat ES5, Debian Lenny, RedHat ES6, Debian Squeeze. I've migrated our clients through those various versions with minimal interruption while preserving their investments in hardware and staff knowledge over time.


1980 BSBA Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Use of server farms. Improved backup and uptime methods.

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2016-12-11 Binary code:

Every family of processors has different machine languages.  Assembly languages are designed to handle the low-level handling of the machine.  Once that is working, these days, the base commands of the

2016-08-30 Install latest openssl and apache2 on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS:

I just upgraded Ubuntu 14 LTS to Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS and needed to secure LAMP to the point of disabling IE8, etc. with all the old ciphers. The consensus I found on the web was to use latest packages for

2015-11-11 Best Media Player:

I use:  FireFox + the YouTube Video and Audio Downloader plugin to enable downloads from YouTube  Rhythmbox as my music player  VLC Media Player as my video player  Brasero Disc Burner to create audio

2015-11-10 Best Media Player:

The answer to this question is the same for any O/S - not just Linux.    Create a folder to hold your music files.  For every Artist, create a sub-folder naming it for the artist.  For every CD/Album create

2015-08-17 Fun to see the old point 4 iris OS mentioned:

You might be Tim Carlson maybe???  I see your posts on LinkedIn quite often...  (Point 4 is a small world...)    I started with CCA Medical using IRIS 7 on the Mark V and Mark IX systems (around 1984)


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