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Software engineer by formation I spent most of my career creating, maintaining, designing or integrating software for medical systems.

Immensely curious, what's life without something new to learn ?

Various bits of wisdom I gathered here and there that just felt right.

"This Exceed the boundaries of my Omniscience" - Uttered by the reviewer during a code review

"Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do" - Chess Master Savielly Tartakower

"Fools ignore complexity; pragmatists suffer it; experts avoid it; geniuses remove it." -- Alan Perlis

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge" -- Charles Darwin

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." -- Harry S. Truman on Humility

"Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand." --Martin Fowler

"Debuggers don't remove bugs. They only show them in slow motion." - yet unattributed

"Never answer an anonymous letter." --Yogi Berra

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it." --Brian Kernighan

"More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason - including blind stupidity." -- W.A. Wulf

"It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away" - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

"Process is an embedded reaction to prior stupidity." --Clay Shirky

"...Land Lover Newsman soon to become Landblubber newsman, for the blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds..." -- Paul Linnman, extract from a newscast from the `70s

"I was a Catholic until I reached the age of reason" - George Carlin

"The apparent perfection of the natural world is more a reflection of the poverty of our imagination than of reality." --Michael LePage NewScientist 19 April 2008

"Never before have so many people knew so little about so much" - James Burke

"Ever noticed that their stuff is shit and your shit is sfuff" -Goerge Carlin

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comment problem on expand network using a router
yep... right tool for the right job.... this being said... now that you already have a switch you do not need to worry about how many ports the router has. you can connect toe router to the modem and the switch to the router to have more ports available and all will work great. This said, for two laptops just about any router will do just fine without the need for your netgear switch.
answered windows 7 sound stopped working out of nowhere
comment Creating/renaming folder in Windows 7x64 extremely slow
I did check with Process Monitor and found nothing in particular but I will check again more thoroughly and dig down to threads and handles. Maybe install the debug symbols too and get more meaningful logs.
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comment And simple way to make Firefox and Safari to show favicon next to the bookmark title on the Bookmark bar?
I concur. My Icons are showing fine in Firefox, in fact I do not have text next to them, just the icon, makes for a muck more compact bookmark bar. Favicon are also showing in the bookmark menus and groups. But as Marcin stated you will need to visit the page once in order for the Firefox to pick it up.
comment What is the best way/Software to manage multiple short lived instances of virtual machines?
yes, I agree with you on that point and try to look first in the open source offerings before I venture elsewhere, many of the tools I currently use for production on inhouse are opensource. This being said though it is true I can dig in and bring up missing pieces I also have to do what is regarded as productive work, not always easy to convince that working on code that is not theirs is also productive for them... sight...
comment What is the best way/Software to manage multiple short lived instances of virtual machines?
yes, we are currently using ESXi as a virtual machine server but it comes short of expectations. Still it is better than having virtual images downloaded on our systems and running them locally. Ever tried to run a VM with win server 2008, Oracle and IIS on a laptop !! oVirt looks nice but it is still a young project and offers little more than our current setup.
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