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bio website kioware.com
location Lancaster, PA
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Graduated LVC, BS in CS. Mostly used Linux (slackware circa kernel 1.2.8) as my main OS, but gradually used Windows 95 more. Initially did some system admin work in NT4, then went the direction of programming, working mostly in Access 97 (for frontend and backend) for about 2 years. After picking up DB design, moved up to MSSQL 7, with VB6 for a frontend. Designed many classic ASP apps with compiled web class ActiveX DLL's and MSSQL 2000 as the DB server. Picked up MySQL and Oracle.

In 2003, started full time development in VC++ with MFC. Started using subversion in combination with bugzilla for management of off-the-shelf kiosk application. In 2005, started dev in .Net 2.0 with C#. Actively develop company website transaction management in ASP.Net, with MSSQL 2005 backend.

Currently learning EF4 in the hope of porting a VB6 Application using an Access 2000 backend to a .Net 4 application using WPF with the MVVM pattern, and SQLite DB for backend.

I work at KioWare, which makes Kiosk Software for Windows and Android.


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comment 10base2 (a.k.a. thinnet) over TV coax (wrong impedance) - will it work?
@ScottChamberlain Hahah. Thanks Scott. Perfect explanation.
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comment 10base2 (a.k.a. thinnet) over TV coax (wrong impedance) - will it work?
Banjos start dueling..
Jan
14
answered Delete file if found
Jan
14
comment Delete file if found
FYI, DEL /Q does not allow it to silently fail; it still complains. You're going to have to test ahead of time... sorry.
Jan
14
comment Windows seems to lost part of its configuration, how to fix it?
In general, you can't just move the "Program Files" folder. There are registry entries that point to places on disk, permissions, and all kinds of other things that application installers magically do to set up a program's install.
Jan
14
comment My Notepad is not responding when trying to save
Do you have any mapped network drives? Any external drives that may be plugged and not responding?
Jan
14
comment My Notepad is not responding when trying to save
Does this happen ANY TIME a save dialog opens, or just when it opens from notepad? (for example, open paint and try to save a picture...)
Jan
8
comment What are the main impacts of SELinux, from an administration point of view?
+1 Very nice writeup... thanks!
Jan
8
comment What are the main impacts of SELinux, from an administration point of view?
Perhaps you should be asking "what could be impacted by SELinux". As @allquixotic pointed out in that excellent post, it's entirely possible that the feature is enabled, but the default is to allow everything with no denies. In short, it's fairly possible to find out the answer to the question "what could it impact?" in the context of what SELinux's capabilities are, but impossible to answer "what does it impact" without knowing an extra version of an exact distro in a default configuration. Otherwise, the only answer you can get is "it depends".
Aug
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
8
comment Can't open an .exe app made in c# with Visual Studio
You're probably missing a dependency of some sort. Check the application event log for errors; it should give you a direction to proceed.
Nov
20
comment Controlling where programs are installed in windows 2008
@PeterHahndorf Odd, looks like his account was deleted...
Nov
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awarded  Commentator
Nov
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comment Controlling where programs are installed in windows 2008
Is InstallPath.ini consumed by the batch file at install time, or the .exe at install time, or by Wise Install 9 at install-build time?
Nov
12
comment Controlling where programs are installed in windows 2008
What code/mechanism is responsible for reading, parsing, and utilizing configuration from InstallPath.ini? That, I suspect, is where your real problem lies.
Oct
3
comment Tortoise SVN v1.66 - authorization failed: Could not authenticate to server: could not parse
According to their article, the only other fix is to run "VisualSVN Server service under the built-in Network Service user account". If VisualSVN is running under a dedicated account, and cannot be changed to run as the Network Service, the SPN is going to need to created manually.
Oct
3
comment Can't connect to the internet on XP - ping works, nslookup doesn't
Can you telnet to port 53 of the dns? If not, and you CAN telnet to the same IP from other boxen, it makes me wonder if you've got some sort of rootkit installed.
Oct
3
answered Tortoise SVN v1.66 - authorization failed: Could not authenticate to server: could not parse
Apr
19
comment IE 9 home page is hijacked by avg
Just happy to see that you found a solution :)
Apr
18
awarded  Teacher