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bio website google.com/+MichaelBraedley
location Nova Scotia, Canada
age 29
visits member for 5 years
seen Nov 10 at 23:49

I'm an electrical engineer currently working as a software engineer and developer. Prior to that, I was a computer tech for 6 months at a independently owned computer store while I looked for an actual engineering job.

I'm a big gamer, with a lot of it taking place on the PC, but I also own a 360 and PS3.


Nov
21
comment Windows system drive letter changed after repair install
@tafer: I know this is late to the party, but performing a repair install should fix that.
Nov
10
awarded  Yearling
Sep
25
comment Java -version reporting wrong version on Mac OSX Mountain Lion
run which java from terminal. It'll tell you where the system is running the executable. For instance, on the linux machine in front of me, it says it's /usr/bin/java, and the ll /usr/bin/java says that it's a sym link to the actual install.
Sep
25
revised Remove registry keys using reg.exe in a batch script
Improved grammar, placed script into code block, and removed signature like text.
Sep
25
suggested suggested edit on Remove registry keys using reg.exe in a batch script
Sep
25
comment Java -version reporting wrong version on Mac OSX Mountain Lion
Did you reboot after installing 7up7? I don't know exactly how it works on Mac, but if it's anything like linux, it'll go through your path (environment variable) looking for the java executable. Sometimes java will explicitly put the directory into the path on installation, other times it'll just assume the place it's installing to is on the path.
Jul
20
awarded  Constituent
Jul
10
comment nVidia Control Panel Won't Recognize SLI
Check your BIOS settings. Some motherboards need SLI enabled in BIOS.
Jul
9
awarded  Caucus
Jul
7
comment How flexible is the 'indirect' function?
Hello Chuck, and welcome to SuperUser! I removed the ubuntu tag on your question because it is not important for the answer. For instance, the answer to this question will be useful to people using LibreOffice on Windows and Macs. We try to tag questions as broadly as possible. Please keep this in mind the next time you ask a question.
Jul
7
revised How flexible is the 'indirect' function?
edited tags
Jul
7
revised Default program not choosing on Windows 7
Cleaned up a bit
Jul
7
suggested suggested edit on Default program not choosing on Windows 7
Jun
29
comment How do I update the BIOS on my motherboard. Asus P8Z77-V LX
I've heard the exact opposite. The Windows utility does all the hard work (and can even download the latest BIOS), including verification before flashing and better fallback procedures if something goes wrong. I don't know how much verification the Easy Flash utility does, because I think you can flash a bad file.
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Jun
1
comment Just added new graphics card, now no video output at all
Are you sure your computer is actually booting? Do you have SSH or VNC set up (assuming Ubuntu is the default boot) in order to remote in?
May
22
awarded  Popular Question
May
14
comment How to check if a pixel is 100% transparent (transparency level)?
It's the same tool in GIMP. Check the Use Info Window checkbox as well. In the info box, it'll tell you the alpha value for the selected pixel.
May
11
comment Will “shaking” a hard disk cause any damage to its internal components?
@Pacerier: In general, no, it should not matter how you position the HDD as long as you don't move it while it's in operation.