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I'm an applied mathematician & engineer, living & working just outside the London metro area.

Over the years and on both sides of the Atlantic, I've led a variety of quantitative & operational challenges across intelligent systems & software engineering, sonar, defense, environmental technology, robotics, and most recently the complex world of multi-channel retail.

The common thread that links passion, profession, and play is applying technology, good design, and quantitative modelling and simulation, to build better products, enable better decisions, and optimise performance.

I'm always experimenting and tinkering, so feel free to get in touch with ideas.

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Sep
6
revised Running python / ruby interactively from within Notepad++ (NppExec console)
Clarified the question and added python and ruby tags.
Sep
6
answered Running python / ruby interactively from within Notepad++ (NppExec console)
Sep
6
awarded  Commentator
Sep
6
comment Running python / ruby interactively from within Notepad++ (NppExec console)
Thanks for the response. Your quote about console buffers, NppExec and Npp_run got me looking into this again and testing what exactly NppExec's console buffers do with respect to i/o. Apparently, they do take both input and reflect output. So the simple python program print("Enter anything: ", end=""); response=input(); print(response) will work when called from within Npp_Exec's console using python $(FILE_NAME). This has led me to a solution that works -- see answer. So (+1) for partial response that motivated finding an actual solution! Thanks.
Sep
5
revised How can I make Total Commander show “size on disk”?
Made the text independent of looking at the screenshot -- i.e. drew the conclusion about cluster size in the text.
Sep
5
answered How can I make Total Commander show “size on disk”?
Sep
5
comment How can I make Total Commander show “size on disk”?
A good description of the difference between size on disk and file size: differencebetween.net/technology/…
Sep
3
revised VLC 2 Frozen / stuck on first frame of AVI video
Added tags
Sep
3
accepted VLC 2 Frozen / stuck on first frame of AVI video
Sep
3
revised Creating special commands for Notepad++ using NppExec
Simplified. Made consistent with the fact that I've now accepted this answer.
Sep
1
comment Laptop running VERY hot
+1 for illustrated answer.
Sep
1
comment How do I find out why my computer is thrashing its drive?
+1: always wondered how to find out what was going on inside an svchost.
Sep
1
comment How do I find out why my computer is thrashing its drive?
+1 for the "WTF are you doing"? button. :) Would be a really useful feature.
Sep
1
comment Stop windows 7 disk thrashing when idle
Search indexing can be turned off like this: Start > services.msc Look for service called Windows Search. A drop down menu then allows it to be set to Automatic, Manual, or Disabled.
Sep
1
asked VLC 2 Frozen / stuck on first frame of AVI video
Sep
1
answered VLC 2 Frozen / stuck on first frame of AVI video
Aug
28
awarded  Excavator
Aug
28
revised FFMPEG: how to add watermark to video?
Revised title to make it specific what the question is.
Aug
28
comment How to convert videos to images using ffmpeg
If you've figured it out, please post your answer so someone else can benefit.
Aug
28
answered transform all the images from the current directory to a video