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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).


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comment How do I record sound from my CD/DVD player without other system sounds in the mix?
What MPEG tool should I use to demux the audio out?
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comment How do I record sound from my CD/DVD player without other system sounds in the mix?
@Quack - Good to know about the audio connector; so I can just remove that cable and never bother with it again, then?
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comment How do I record sound from my CD/DVD player without other system sounds in the mix?
Trying DVD Decrypter now.
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answered Sound Recording Application that Starts/Stops Automatically
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comment Do newer Mobo's do RAID in a way that allows the disks to be viewed as a normal non-RAID HDD if transferred to another computer?
I think, I will rebuild my old system with a spare HDD I have lying around, and once I have it up, pull one of the RAID drives and see what it looks like in the old system.
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comment How can I upgrade my MSI 790GX-G65 BIOS
@SoMoS: Now that you mention it, there is an M-Flash menu (or some such)... I am just nervous about the repeated warnings to use LiveUpdate to do the 1.xx to 4.xx update.
Jan
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answered How to disallow extensions outside Firefox profile directory
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comment What is sideport memory?
Unusually for Tom's Hardware, this article didn't actually answer either of my questions.
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comment Do newer Mobo's do RAID in a way that allows the disks to be viewed as a normal non-RAID HDD if transferred to another computer?
On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being most sure, how sure are you of this?
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comment RAID1 on computer w 2 internal hard-disks
How do you tell the difference?
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