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bio website nov8r.com/about
location San Francisco, CA
age 51
visits member for 5 years, 5 months
seen Dec 16 at 19:52

Steven was the founder and CEO of Innovator LLC (nov8r.com) for almost a decade, providing innovative solutions for complex problems, until accepting a Principal Consultant position with ThoughtWorks in 2014.

Steven is a software architect, developer, innovator, entrepreneur, author, and inventor with several decades of experience in many different languages and platforms across dozens of industries. He also writes technical, marketing, science fiction, and IT-career articles, and writes and plays music.

Current projects include:


Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Dec
22
revised How can I gently explain to non-techie friends they are the victim of a hoax?
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Dec
13
answered Why is it bad to have open ports?
Nov
2
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
22
comment How do I help somebody that asks me how to fix a PC with a virus?
even if you are familiar with it, don't do it - it's just not worth the hassle and time-wasting frustration (for programmers; unless you love that sort of things)
Sep
18
answered How can I gently explain to non-techie friends they are the victim of a hoax?
Aug
20
comment Can I do anything to mitigate GDI resource leakage in Windows?
it's not a "leakage", it's a "limit"
Aug
19
awarded  Beta
Aug
2
comment Number of Splitters on Coaxial Connection and Cable Internet Quality of Service
@[bmb]: people using "loose" when they mean "lose" is also one of my pet peeves, as I am an ASCII Conservationist ;-)
Aug
2
answered Number of Splitters on Coaxial Connection and Cable Internet Quality of Service
Jul
30
revised How can I make a Windows PC bullet-proof for home users?
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Jul
30
comment How can I make a Windows PC bullet-proof for home users?
@[Kevin]: GeekSquad is a lot cheaper than I am
Jul
29
comment How can I explain why DRM cannot work?
lock+key in the same box; it's that simple. For those with the desire, unlocking is a given. DRM also invites piracy and prevents fair use.
Jul
28
answered How can I make a Windows PC bullet-proof for home users?
Jul
23
answered Surfing the web anonymously
Jul
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
21
awarded  Editor
Jul
21
revised How do I help somebody that asks me how to fix a PC with a virus?
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Jul
20
answered How do I help somebody that asks me how to fix a PC with a virus?
Jul
17
awarded  Critic