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

Twitter: @comfreek

I love (also ) and !

Nice quotes

Downvote taxes

Following that it is 1 of 7 (15%) I assume it was taxes.
zerkms in this comment

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

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.
Jun
21
comment Does an MD5 match between a torrent file and an original file from a provider mean the torrent file is safe?
"Collisions are not an issue for password hashing", see this post (esp. the section titled "Collisions and MD5").
Jun
10
comment chrome can extensions track browsing activity and other data even when disabled?
@Ramhound Where does one find the "non-tracking mode"? I cannot find anything related on Google (except for the Do not track option, but this does not enforce any behavior).
May
7
comment How can I print out 20 individual Word documents at once?
You can remove the limit. See here: support.microsoft.com/kb/2022295
May
6
comment How can I identify what application is using a given file?
Note: the Resource Monitor didn't find any associated handles in my case whereas Process Explorer (as described above) did.
May
6
comment x64 Hardware Virtualisation support not detected on Windows 8.1
Just to clarify on how to uninstall Hyper-V: 1. follow this guidance (opening the control panel on Win 8 works different though) to open the "Windows features" dialog. 2. Deselect Hyper-V. 3. Restart your PC (as requested by Windows). 4. Done.
May
3
awarded  Constituent
Apr
28
awarded  Caucus
Apr
25
revised Stop Windows %tmp% environment variable using short file name
Improved formatting (and also added a link to the WinAPI docs)
Apr
25
suggested suggested edit on Stop Windows %tmp% environment variable using short file name
Apr
25
comment Display day of week in Taskbar without impacting Excel
@pnuts It was thana's idea. He deserves the rep! /thana: you are free to copy my comment into your answer ;)
Apr
25
comment Display day of week in Taskbar without impacting Excel
@pnuts Right-click on a free place on the taskbar and deactivate Lock the Taskbar (images). Then position your mouse cursor at the top of the task bar and drag it to the desired height.
Apr
15
revised Delete all Files from Folder and Sub Folders
Converted quote to actual code formatting
Apr
15
suggested suggested edit on Delete all Files from Folder and Sub Folders
Apr
3
comment Export PowerPoint to PDF with each animation on a separate slide
Sadly, it doesn't work (anymore) in Office 2013 as @JorgeGT said, maybe some updates have changed the way PowerPoint behaves. PowerPoint always crashes right after starting it when the add-in is activated. Nevertheless, thank you very much for writing the add-in. It's probably been much work!
Apr
3
comment PowerPoint 2007: Setting custom cell margins causes text to display as if centered
It's also necessary in PowerPoint 2013.
Mar
13
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
28
revised How to extract image from PDF file
Added note about trailing slash