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Currently employed as a web developer in the SF Bay Area.

I am passionate about programming in general and interpreted languages in particular. I like type hinting, but not strong typing. I will almost always choose theory over practice, when given the choice. XML and regular expressions are both Good, but too often used when there are other tools better-suited to the task at hand. I have an almost irrational hatred of Perl — yes, there is more than one way to do it; no, that doesn't mean all ways are equally good.

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comment How can I control the order of files in a ZIP archive?
@psusi — I don't disagree, but that's what's in the spec.
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comment How can I control the order of files in a ZIP archive?
@Paul — I'm checking by opening the .epub in a text editor and examining the file table directly, so it looks like this approach simply isn't working for me. I'm going to take the Python hammer to the problem and see if that doesn't fix it.
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comment How can I control the order of files in a ZIP archive?
I gave this a try in 7-zip (creating an archive with only mimetype, then adding the other files), but had no success. The mimetype data came first in the file, but the file table seems to be alphabetized.
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comment How can I control the order of files in a ZIP archive?
@Paul — Surprisingly, that didn't work. :-/
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accepted How can I throttle Netflix' bandwidth usage?
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comment How can I throttle Netflix' bandwidth usage?
I stand corrected. After a couple of weeks of watching our bandwidth usage, it seems to have made a big difference. My initial test was based on video quality, which is only minimally affected. (Yay!)
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answered Excel 2010: Add text to each cell of a column
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comment How can I throttle Netflix' bandwidth usage?
A brief test suggests that it doesn't affect the Xbox player. :-/
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comment How can I throttle Netflix' bandwidth usage?
To the close-voter: I was expecting the answer to be router-related and therefore appropriate for this site. But if there's another SE site where this would be more on-topic, I'd be happy to move it there. :-)
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comment How can I throttle Netflix' bandwidth usage?
I was under the impression this setting only applied to in-browser player?
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