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“Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.”
Bill Gates

Twitter: @comfreek

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Nice quotes

Downvote taxes

Following that it is 1 of 7 (15%) I assume it was taxes.
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Asking for a PHP book

Gordon's comment about code principles: StackOverflow chat message

Not enough jQuery

Image: http://www.doxdesk.com/img/updates/20091116-so-large.gif

R.I.P. SOAP

SOAP vs. REST (might be not 100% true though!)
SOAP Overhead explained by Martin Lawrence & Big Mama


Misc.

Common wrong assumptions

  • No one needs syntax highlighting or indentions
  • Beta status is an excuse for security vulnerabilities
  • Screenshots of code are valid code snippets

Favorite series of questions/answers

Regex series: http://meta.stackexchange.com/q/62695/191400

Incl. this question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2795065/how-to-determine-if-a-number-is-a-prime-with-regex?lq=1

Common mistakes I've encountered on SO

If you're that far: here are some nice code snippets I've written

Some funny names other people gave me

  • ComFreak (with "ae")
  • CompFreek
  • ComicFreek
  • CornFreek

Dec
28
comment How to lock a file in Windows?
The read-only attribute only prevents from modifications but not from deletions.
Dec
23
comment Force programs in the taskbar to be in the same row
Of course, there would be situations where not all rearrangements could be satisfied. Even if no such program seems to exist, thanks for your help!
Dec
22
comment Force programs in the taskbar to be in the same row
I've set TaskbarGlomming to 1 and even restarted my PC, but the behavior is still the same as before. In addition, I've also tried all the options in 7+ Taskbar Tweaker (à la trial & error).
Dec
21
asked Force programs in the taskbar to be in the same row
Nov
10
comment Force a file to be opened using an application in the same drive (USB)
It's called Autorun.inf, but this feature is disabled unless you activate it yourself.
Oct
27
comment Is there a way to repeat the first two rows of a table as a header on each page in Word?
FYI, in Word 2013 you don't even need to select the rows at the same. Click on the first row and activate Repeat row as table header. Click on the second row and do the same. Repeat as often as needed. Of course the headers must be consecutive starting with the first row (e.g. row 3 can't be a header while row 2 isn't.).
Oct
7
comment Does the Windows scheduler allocate equal length quanta to threads?
The second link is dead, but it's still available at archive.org: web.archive.org/web/20120323170914/http://blog.gabefrost.com/…
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
19
awarded  Civic Duty
Sep
8
comment Turning all combo boxes into searchable input fields
@Alex softwarerecs.stackexchange.com would be a better fit than Webapps.SE.
Sep
3
comment Turning all combo boxes into searchable input fields
/Dave You mentioned that 'unexpected behavior' due to arbitrary input could occur. I would limit the selection to the original select options. But forgive me my nitpicking. /Alex and/or @BrockAdams: Do you plan to publish it here? I'd also be interested in using such a userscript.
Sep
2
comment I can't access URL on my own server, but others can
Have you looked at your hosts file?
Sep
2
comment Turning all combo boxes into searchable input fields
I understand your point, but I think the OP rather wants to have a text input + list, so the input acts as a filter. Coding a userscript providing such a functionality is definitely possible.
Aug
1
accepted What are “:ms-properties ” files?
Jul
28
comment Is it possible to automatically run a batch file as administrator
See also: How to request Administrator access inside a batch file
Jul
24
reviewed Approve What are “:ms-properties ” files?
Jul
17
comment Why does Windows 8 application search no longer match substrings?
I can only see the second option (Don't use the index...) in the first fieldset "How to search". Does anybody else experience this behavior? I have Windows 8.1.
Jul
8
awarded  Informed
Jul
8
comment Why is the Ethernet network interface name “Network 3” in Windows?
Reinstalling network drivers can also lead to those names being chosen by Windows.
Jun
30
comment Can I write a Macro to export data from Web?
Which format does your data have? You could add data sources.