1,292 reputation
1931
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 1 month
seen 2 days ago

Dec
1
comment If I rub an antistatic bag all over my body, would that stop unwanted static discharge?
;) Gotcha, thanks.
Oct
25
comment How to track a program's disk usage over time?
Are I/O bytes only bytes written to disk, and not written to memory? And are these bytes all-inclusive of any/all possible bytes that Firefox has written to drive, or is it only bytes written to the pagefile (for example)?
Oct
25
comment Why does my desktop look much worse after upgrading to windows 8.1?
@jamesson Actually, if you'd read the question, I wasn't asking for a definitive statement :) Regardless, you (first) chided me for a nonstandard metric -- whether you're asking about your system or not, you're still asking for something without any standardized metric, and in an opinion-based format (adding pictures gave objectivity). What's "much worse" to you may be "no problem" to someone else, or a "catastrophic failure" to another.
Oct
25
comment How much “jarring” is enough to damage a hard drive?
@jamesson Of course that can be done. Go ask a statistician what they do for a living :)
Oct
22
comment When should page faults become a concern?
Is there any kind of metric to know how many hard-faults are too many? (roughly, on average)
Oct
22
comment How do programs “decide” which network adapter to use?
Thanks. I've tried using this before, but it still seems like it doesn't "hold". I saw someone suggest somewhere that there's actually a "deeper", more intricate system of "metrics" involved, and that to really be sure of using a specific adapter, one must manually spread the metrics out between the two. Is this so?
Oct
21
comment Why does my desktop look much worse after upgrading to windows 8.1?
Propose a metric or unit for "worse" or "much" or "weird" or "pixellation" or "not quite". Go on, I dare you. ;)
Oct
20
comment How much “jarring” is enough to damage a hard drive?
Easy @jamesson, I didn't mean to dishonour your grandmother, or anything. Of course it's difficult to define some objective standard, hence why I asked "roughly". So instead of shaking your fists in a "daringly" confrontational way, how about trying to relate some generally-common metric, like "Dropping a spinning drive flat on its face from 6 inches or higher would likely do platter damage."
Oct
20
comment Is it necessary to regularly check drives for bad sectors?
Thanks. I use and monitor SMART attributes, but I believe that SMART only tallies bad sectors that are accessed in some way (read/written), and then increments a flag. I'm wondering if a somewhat-regular full scans of disks should be done to "preemptively" find any bad sectors and have them reallocated elsewhere -- ...or if this is unnecessary and/or happens automatically.
Oct
20
comment Possible to see the “z-ordering” of windows?
After some deeper research, I've learned that I'm asking about the "z-order" of windows. I understand I can cycle through them. I'm looking for a way to "tabulate" the z-ordering of windows, in an attempt to diagnose why the z-ordering is randomly sporadically and randomly getting rearranged. Updating question now.
Oct
13
comment How to find last-added USB device in Windows?
Thanks. Just for future reference -- what should I be looking for within that registry key? I see a smorgasbord of GUID's, but seemingly no sort order (like by date).
Oct
4
comment How do I fix monitor detection in Windows 7?
Yeah, this doesn't work. I'm guessing the setting is purely for monitor detection within CCC. (...FYI, anyone who stumbles upon this -- I realize this is a 3+ year old thread)
Oct
3
comment Turning DisplayPort monitor off disables monitor completely
Great answer. However, what are the detection implications with covering up pin 19? I.e., with pin 19 covered, what does Windows "see" as happened to the monitor (I'm guessing pin 19 isn't a signal pulled high while connected)? More importantly, what will happen when the system reboots, if pin 19 is still covered? Will Windows not see the monitor?
Oct
3
comment How do I fix monitor detection in Windows 7?
Interesting! Where'd you hear or find this?
Oct
2
comment How do I fix monitor detection in Windows 7?
Interesting. I know this is old, but would you mind expounding on this a bit more?
Aug
30
comment How does Windows categorize devices in “Device Manager”?
Awesome information, thanks!
Aug
10
comment How to set Windows Sound default settings for a device?
Unfortunately, this doesn't set "defaults" -- this merely applies a setting to the current configuration. Upon rebooting the computer, the true "defaults" are restored (2.1 speaker config, 16bit/44Khz format). I'm trying to find where to permanently change and lock the defaults I need.
Jul
9
comment Is it possible to “transplant” drivers between machines?
Tried it many times. Never worked :/ Thanks though.
Jul
9
comment USB Devices stopped working
Any chance you still have an issue with this...? :)
Jul
9
comment Is it possible to “transplant” drivers between machines?
@FiascoLabs Thanks. But this isn't involving installer logs -- this has all been manual driver installation thus far. I'd rather not use superfluous installation programs, and have verified that my computer and many other users can use this same camera/setup with default drivers. However, I did go ahead and try the installer, and even it doesn't get the camera installed. It's surely something on Windows' end. Is there some type of Windows' service/function for interfacing USB/imaging devices (like a webcam) that might be disabled or not working?