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Software engineer for the New York Times.

I am a web developer working primarily with Python web services.

Presently working in Platform Technologies @NYTimes on the Recommendations Engine.

My main focus in development is innovation. I believe in working hard at understanding core concepts under the hood, even if that occasionally means 'wasting time' (your mileage may vary) on reinventing the wheel. More than anything else I appreciate the sense of community that pervades this profession.


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comment Linux Distro - GUI similar to Windows
@Ramhound The machines are laptops if I neglected to mention. And you would consider 1Ghz insufficient for running a text editor and a python v2.7 interpreter?
Nov
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comment Linux Distro - GUI similar to Windows
@Breakthrough I suppose I could see your point especially given the fact that the question could be considered somewhat subjective. I'm just trying to limit the initial frustration with having to confront a totally new GUI and how that can distract from the points of software development we are really trying to stress.
Nov
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comment Linux Distro - GUI similar to Windows
@JozefLegény I would define Windows-Like along the terms you have - A single start-style menu or at least a windowed environment with context menus (file,edit etc) on every window. Mint was the first thing that sprang to mind for me as well.
Nov
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comment Linux Distro - GUI similar to Windows
@Ramhound I'd rather avoid Windows since all the systems they will be working with in our environment are unix based, and familiarity with unix commands and filesys is something we are trying to stress. The GUI is just to help them get things done until they can become familiar with CLI.
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Jun
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comment Core i7 c1e and speedstepping - BSOD on shutdown
For the Googler's out there, this problem seems to have been resolved by Microsoft in a recent windows update. I found nothing faulty with my hardware and it's been running stable now for more than a year. I just would like to record this for posterity and any new system builders doing a stock install who might get alarmed by this issue with their new hardware =)
Dec
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comment Core i7 c1e and speedstepping - BSOD on shutdown
Will do. I would not be surprised if the Digi itself was causing some conflicts although avid did release a driver update and I did install it, we all know how that can go. Unfortunately if it is I will need to find a way to make it work because that's the whole point of the DAW lol.
Dec
16
comment Core i7 c1e and speedstepping - BSOD on shutdown
ASUS is recommending a BIOS Flash - will attempt that tonight and post results here.
Dec
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Dec
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comment Core i7 c1e and speedstepping - BSOD on shutdown
Thanks for your help in any event. That last bit of info is helpful in of itself! I'm going to open a support ticket with ASUS when I have the box handy and see what they think. My curiousity on the matter pertains to the fact that it ONLY happens on shutdown and is otherwise totally stable, as well as the way it is affected by the power saving BIOS options (as though they were mandatory.)
Dec
16
comment Core i7 c1e and speedstepping - BSOD on shutdown
Also, at stock voltages this still happens if the shutdown follows at least a 5 minute period of low cpu load (web browsing, etc.) Reenableing c1e and speedstepping seems to solve the problem completely.
Dec
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comment Core i7 c1e and speedstepping - BSOD on shutdown
memtest shows stable, this was my first thought as well.
Dec
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comment Core i7 c1e and speedstepping - BSOD on shutdown
Would there be any other problems that could manifest in the case that this was a damaged chip? The system is remarkably stable within the OS, much more so than the previous build for this purpose. I have had no other troubles and the memtest us clean.
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asked Core i7 c1e and speedstepping - BSOD on shutdown