Doug Whitfield dw@datamost.com

Minneapolis, MN, USA

I do A&R work for http://blocsonic.com in Minnesota, Kentucky, DMV (DC, Maryland, Virgina), and North Carolina.

  • 2019-11-13T21:47:50Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    How do I tell what .php files are being referenced in a php application? looks like lsof just tells you the .so files
  • 2019-11-11T02:04:05Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Was ZaReason I just booted machine running navierstokes?
    I think NS used cron. I have spigot cron though. I should like into that once I get this updated.

    Doug Whitfield at 2019-11-11T02:07:16Z

  • 2019-11-07T15:18:56Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Any performance advantages moving from #Windows 2016 to 2019? It would be great if I could convince this team to move to Linux, but I don't think that's happening.
    cursory inspection of https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/bgh2p7/windows_server_2016_vs_2019/ says 2019 the way to go unless you do clustering, but I don't know what sort of changes might have happened in the last 6 months.

    Doug Whitfield at 2019-11-07T15:28:04Z

  • 2019-11-06T22:45:16Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Anybody with a strong #Linux background looking for #remote work? I may have something for you.

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    • Interact with end users on technical problems. 
    • Tier 1, 2 and 3 support for CentOS and related open source products. 
    • Drive resolution of those problems, which include: 
      • Open source software issues.
      • Questions around open source software usage. 
      • Questions around use and best practices. 
    • Review of the architecture and design where software is implemented. 
    • Conduct professional services and training engagements. 
    • Research, understand, and advocate open source software. 
    • Interact with various open source communities. 
    • Drive early resolution of issues. 
    • Be a part of the on-call rotation. 
    • Present knowledge via articles, blogs, and conference presentations.  
    • May require 15% travel while completing on-site consulting.

    Doug Whitfield at 2019-11-07T01:17:05Z

  • 2019-11-06T20:08:45Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

  • 2019-11-06T01:06:46Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Does anybody have any #Kafka resources to share?
  • 2019-11-04T22:38:23Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Any #Windows experts out there that could help answer a #networking question? details at  https://nu.federati.net/conversation/2410892#notice-3176394
  • 2019-11-04T01:49:59Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    3 days in and wondering if this 1250k in the month is worth it.
  • 2019-10-30T23:28:49Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    #Minnesota folks, do you know any one that works in IT at the U?
  • 2019-10-28T20:11:12Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    We're hiring on my team again!

    Nice-to-haves*:
    Knowledge of C/C++ and #Java and experience with #PHP/MySQL
    Knowledge of Unix & #Linux
    Basic networking experience
    Experience with Perforce, #Git, or other version control software is desirable
    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or similar or relevant work experience
    2 or more years’ experience providing technical support directly to enterprise customers

    * These are listed as requirements on the site, but they make zero since to me. There is literally no one on the Minneapolis team that knows C/C++. We do have a C/C++ API, so yes, it would be good if you knew that, but most people use our derived APIs (Perl, Python, .NET, Ruby, PHP, and maybe that is it). Java, like C, is a native API. 

    Also, we do support Windows and Mac, so unclear why knowledge of that is not listed. 

    Experience in customer support or customer-facing role
    Strong analytics and problem-solving skills
    Strong debugging skills
    Ability to work in a team environment and contribute ideas and improvements
    Able to work well under pressure and prioritize accordingly
    Responsibilities:
    Represent Perforce as the first point of contact for customer’s technical requests.
    Review and research customer issues to determine and provide the best resolution.
    Develop and maintain technical expertise in assigned areas of product functionality and utilize it effectively to help customers.
    Resolve database and performance issues.
    Research, document, and escalate cases according to procedure.
    Provide customer driven feedback to functional areas in order to influence process/product improvements.
    Author technical documents on common issues and solutions in order to build the knowledge base.
    Positive attitude - Support engineers are required to be respectful, fair, gracious, and knowledgeable.
    Create and set up test environments to reproduce and resolve customer issues.
    Recreate customer environments to reproduce issues and experiment with possible solutions.

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  • 2019-10-24T22:53:54Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    More specific question this time.

    I am going to be on a plane tomorrow (and Sunday). What off-line #java resources should I download before the trip.

    My work laptop is #Windows, but I have some #Linux VMs on it, so tools for either one are good, but Windows-native might make for better battery life.
  • 2019-10-23T23:55:43Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Send me all your #java language thoughts. 

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  • 2019-10-21T01:23:44Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    November mileage plan by day for anyone who wants to go for a #bike ride. #cycling

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  • 2019-10-20T20:19:57Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    A friend of mine has suggested I apply for a Technical Writer position at his company. I think I would be good at it, but it is not a discipline I have ever worked in specifically.

    Does anybody have any podcast suggestions for learning a bit about technical writing as a discipline? I have written KB articles before, which in some cases were public and in some cases were essentially the documentation. I have never used any of the fancy document building software though.
  • 2019-10-16T15:23:45Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    We're hiring on my team again!

    https://www.thegravityapp.com/shared/job?u=1571181072&id=8a7885ac6dcbf35f016dd1afefda6138&clientId=8...

     Responsibilities:
    • Represent Perforce as the first point of contact for customer’s technical requests.
    • Review and research customer issues to determine and provide the best resolution.
    • Develop and maintain technical expertise in assigned areas of product functionality and utilize it effectively to help customers.
    • Resolve database and performance issues.
    • Research, document, and escalate cases according to procedure.
    • Provide customer driven feedback to functional areas in order to influence process/product improvements.
    • Author technical documents on common issues and solutions in order to build the knowledge base.
    • Positive attitude - Support engineers are required to be respectful, fair, gracious, and knowledgeable.
    • Create and set up test environments to reproduce and resolve customer issues.
    • Recreate customer environments to reproduce issues and experiment with possible solutions.
    Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or similar or relevant work experience
    • 2 or more years’ experience providing technical support directly to enterprise customers
    • Knowledge of C/C++ and #Java and experience with #PHP/MySQL
    • Knowledge of Unix & #Linux
    • Basic networking experience
    • Experience with Perforce, #Git, or other version control software is desirable
    • Experience in customer support or customer-facing role
    • Strong analytics and problem-solving skills
    • Strong debugging skills
    • Ability to work in a team environment and contribute ideas and improvements
    • Able to work well under pressure and prioritize accordingly

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    I have learned we are hiring 2.

    Doug Whitfield at 2019-10-16T19:55:09Z

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  • 2019-10-01T19:31:36Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I am contemplating whether I should go for 1250k on my bike this month. #cycling

    Old bikie in Ontario says go for it.

    B. Ross Ashley at 2019-10-03T17:59:56Z

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  • 2019-09-30T01:19:13Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    If you have an interest in #cycling in October in Twin Cities, I posted my daily mileage goals with some notes here:
  • 2019-09-21T21:26:36Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Anybody want to go for a ride tomorrow? Bonus points for the afternoon, but really I can go whenever. #cycling
  • 2019-09-20T01:21:52Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I guess there is a lot at the link below but the thing I want to figure out most is whether I should try the Oct Strava cycling distance challenge. I'm already losing a weekend of productivity going to NYC.

  • 2019-09-17T17:35:31Z via datamost.com Web To: Public CC: Followers

    The guy who made this is looking for collaborators: https://www.blocsonic.com/index.php/releases/BSOG0084

    Let me know if you want me to put you in touch

    #triphop