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I have a pretty good sense of quality.

I'm one of the moderators of the comp.lang.c++.moderated Usenet group.

I'm about the 75th recipient of the C++ gold badge here on Stack Overflow.

My contributions to the C++ FAQ are numerous, but I think my main contribution is the FAQ item about dynamic binding during initialization, DBDI, "Okay, but is there a way to simulate that behavior as if dynamic binding worked on the this object within my base class's constructor?". The text is Marshall Cline’s, not my original proposal. But I convinced him, through a lengthy e-mail discussion, to include that item, so I think of it as “my” FAQ item…

I’m sometimes present in the C++ lounge chat room here on Stack Overflow.


Feb
21
answered Inkscape - rounding corners of shapes?
Feb
16
awarded  Commentator
Feb
16
comment How do I turn off “auto-scrolling” in Windows 7
@DoktoroReichard: I've already stated what's wrong: you're not answering the question, you're apparently not even understanding the question. See answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/… for more information about the question, or just google it (it's a very common annoyance). As with this SO question at the Microsoft page there is a selected answer, which is not an answer at all. As far as I know there is no fix. The problem (really undesired "help") persist up to and including Windows 8.1.
Feb
16
comment How do I turn off “auto-scrolling” in Windows 7
The currently selected "solution" is not an answer to the question, at all.
Dec
9
comment Seeking alternative to Windows Help viewer
Works but appears to be limited in how many topics it can list (I tried it with old winapi reference, it only got halfway)
Oct
16
comment “New Word Document” missing from right-click context menu?
nice it worked. although a little delay (about half a minute) after office repair finished and until word doc appeared in the "new" menu.
Sep
25
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
2
revised Cannot remove files on Windows
added 328 characters in body
Dec
2
answered Cannot remove files on Windows
Nov
27
awarded  Supporter
Nov
14
awarded  Self-Learner
Nov
13
awarded  Scholar
Nov
13
comment Norwegian keyboard keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox
oh, the joy of selecting my own answer as "the solution". heh.
Nov
13
accepted Norwegian keyboard keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox
Nov
13
comment Norwegian keyboard keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox
@Gilles I looked for a way to move it. There was none apparent. If you are serious about teaching people to do that, then you should include information about how to do it, otherwise it's effectively no more than mindless bashing of a user (even though you got the terminology right, as opposed to the FAQ entry you linked to).
Nov
13
comment Norwegian keyboard keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox
Apparently the keycode number does not matter. And after doing this, the keyboard worked even after renaming that file and rebooting.
Nov
12
awarded  Teacher
Nov
12
awarded  Student
Nov
12
answered Norwegian keyboard keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox
Nov
12
awarded  Promoter