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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 Windows-7 snap Windows-left/right doesn't work fully for console (command-prompt) in dual monitors
Works for me too, with different resolution monitors (1920x1200 and 1600x1200). What doesn't work is dragging with the mouse - that only snaps for the far left and right and next to the taskbar (which I have on the left of my rightmost monitor).
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revised Windows 7 Explorer Tree View Does Not Always Expand Current Folder
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answered Windows 7 Explorer Tree View Does Not Always Expand Current Folder
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asked Windows 7 Explorer Tree View Does Not Always Expand Current Folder
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answered Can I add my own books to Kindle for PC and have them sync with my Andoid phone?
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Feb
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comment How can I clear a single site from the cache in Firefox?
To clarify what Clay is saying, the problem with CTRL+F5 is that it only forces a refresh of that particular page and the resources it links to (with <link>, not <a>). That leaves every other page on the site potentially out of step with the CSS and JS that you might just have refreshed.
Feb
9
answered Access is denied error, when I mklink on Windows 7
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comment Access is denied error, when I mklink on Windows 7
Yes, but beware: junctions are far more deadly than hard directory links. Deleting a link from command line or explorer simply removes the link, but deleting a junction from explorer removes everything in the directory and then deletes the junction - OOPS. Use mklink /D src tgt instead.
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7
comment How do I set up two existing disks with identical contents as a single mirrored volume in Windows 7 without losing data?
It seems like the problem like it was a bug, since fixed by MS; I had cause to recreate the mirror the other week and on a whim I resized the original partition to consume the entire disk. Having done so, I was able to create the mirror using the other disk (all hardware identical to when this question was originally asked).
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asked Window 7 is Not Using the Recycle Bin for Disks Mounted Using a Junction
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