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bio website softwaremonkey.org
location Seattle, WA
age 45
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seen Aug 20 at 1:07

I have been writing code since I was 12 - I started with BASIC on a Commodore VIC-20. First computer I owned was a Sinclair ZX-81 on which I progressed to programming Z80 assembler by the time I was 13. I consider programming to be a lifetime learning experience.

Most of my professional experience has been programming in C and Java primarily in the networking and communications arena. More recently JavaScript for web and mobile applications enters into the mix. In the early professional years there was Pascal and COBOL and in the 90's a fair amount of iSeries CLP and some RPG. On the markup side of things I have had to learn a working knowledge of HTML, CSS and various dialects of XML, including SOAP (XML) web services.

My programming hobby activities are mostly in Java, but I enjoy dabbling with a variety of procedural, OOP and functional languages and the many hybrids thereof.

Of a personal nature, I am a committed Christian; I guess one would best describe me as "Evangelical", though it's tough to find a moniker that works well. I enjoy philosophical and scientific discussions and I am firmly convinced that real, practical Christianity engages the whole person, heart, mind and spirit. Christianity is a faith that involves reason and intellect, an aspect which has been neglected in the 20th century church: "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:1-3).


Aug
4
accepted Can Thunderbird and MS Outlook be made to play nice together
Aug
4
answered Can Thunderbird and MS Outlook be made to play nice together
Aug
4
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
30
comment Disable Drag (not drop) in the Windows Explorer Navigation Pane
In my case this idea is not useful - the accidental drag/drop happens as I move my mouse rapidly up or down the long list. It's always more than any threshold value that you could set, usually a good percentage of my 1920x1600 pixel monitor.
Jul
4
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
20
awarded  Popular Question
May
3
awarded  Caucus
Apr
16
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
31
revised How do I set up two existing disks with identical contents as a single mirrored volume in Windows 7 without losing data?
added 391 characters in body
Mar
31
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
29
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
19
comment Access is denied error, when I mklink on Windows 7
No, you don't need admin, but you do need a special permission in the security policy for non-admin users to be able to create links. See my answer.
Feb
6
revised Disable Drag (not drop) in the Windows Explorer Navigation Pane
edited title
Feb
6
asked Disable Drag (not drop) in the Windows Explorer Navigation Pane
Jan
19
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
3
accepted Windows 7 Explorer Tree View Does Not Always Expand Current Folder
Nov
27
comment Disable “Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance?” warning
@OliverSalzburg: Looks very much like Process Hacker is sourced from the SysInternals program - the UI has way too many similarities for it to be very likely otherwise. But I see that PH looks very much improved. Thanks again.
Nov
27
awarded  Excavator
Nov
27
revised Why are my hard drives failing?
Typo... (10 chars)