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bio website jdsoftwareinc.com
location Louisville, KY
age 28
visits member for 2 years, 5 months
seen 12 hours ago

I'm mainly a Delphi developer. I work for a software company which does solutions for retail management, including inventory, POS, reporting, BI, Tags, and more. It's been in Delphi since Delphi's been around.

I am actively in Stack Overflow monitoring the Delphi tag, and looking for those questions I can answer and also contributing my time to keep Stack Overflow in order. I'm not an expert in anything, a jack of all trades rather. But I love to help people when I'm able to.

I've known Delphi since about 2007 now, and before that, I had learned VB6. I havn't gone back to VB since I learned Delphi. I also taught myself QBasic and HTML as a kid. It hasn't been until the past 5 years that I've been diving into programming.

I have no official education in programming, other than an introductory class in High School to Visual Basic 6. After that class, I taught myself VB6 for a while, until I laid my eyes on Delphi. Since then, I've aborted anything I've written in VB and gone to Delphi.

Since then I've also become vaguely familiar with ASP.NET with C#, as well as some C# windows apps. But I'm not too fond of the whole .NET idea. .NET is good for web platforms and such, but not for win apps. I have built a number of web applications which utilize JavaScript and AJAX.

My strengths:

  • Understanding the bigger picture of projects
  • Writing Custom Classes, Components, and Controls
  • Code organization (within unit or namespace)
  • Writing purely independent classes (as opposed to cross-referencing units or namespaces)
  • User Friendly GUI's
  • Developer Friendly Classes

My weaknesses:

  • Using or Building API's
  • Lower-level coding (such as ASM)
  • Originally structuring projects to make expansion easy
  • Multithreading

PS - My noted website is 100% purely coded my myself in C#, and is my core testing grounds for web development - which I have a lot of brushing up to do. Unfortunately, it's offline at this time.

It's always nice to know you're able to do something, even if you never use it.


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awarded  Notable Question
Aug
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comment Show Desktop button too quick in Windows 7
Plus I only use system restore if something's corrupted. This is just one particular setting. It's highly illogical to revert to a restore point just to fix one setting.
Aug
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comment Show Desktop button too quick in Windows 7
@Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 For people who are afraid to do things like change registry entries, not to revert one tiny little setting.
Aug
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accepted Show Desktop button too quick in Windows 7
Aug
3
comment Show Desktop button too quick in Windows 7
Awesome, and I'm assuming it also requires a restart of Explorer.exe to apply the changes. Unless there's a Windows API call or message I could call to apply the change?
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asked Show Desktop button too quick in Windows 7
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asked Beep sound in remote desktop
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awarded  Popular Question
Apr
12
comment After the Heartbleed bug, do we need to update our OpenSSL DLL's?
Perhaps I should have asked this in a more programming oriented site which knows about Indy, I know Stack Overflow wouldn't have been the right place to ask this.
Apr
12
comment After the Heartbleed bug, do we need to update our OpenSSL DLL's?
Of course I don't understand it, that's why I'm asking about it...
Apr
12
comment After the Heartbleed bug, do we need to update our OpenSSL DLL's?
@Ramhound I know I can't just replace the files. Please see the edits in my question. What really matters is whether the issue requires fixes in the application or the operating system.
Apr
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Apr
12
comment After the Heartbleed bug, do we need to update our OpenSSL DLL's?
I honestly know nothing about it, just that Indy has it integrated into it and an Indy component we use requires these DLL's. Also, the version doesn't matter with my question. I'm basically asking is the problem exposed in any version of any OpenSLL implementation, or is it something in Windows.
Apr
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revised After the Heartbleed bug, do we need to update our OpenSSL DLL's?
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asked After the Heartbleed bug, do we need to update our OpenSSL DLL's?
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awarded  Commentator
Mar
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comment dim display on idle (Windows 7, NOT a laptop)
Yeah, I set mine to 5 seconds and 20% brightness
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