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Director of Technology

A software developer since the mid-80's I ran a successful consulting business for 15 years. I have worked for everything startups and international companies that did billions of dollars a quarter in profit.

As a technology consultant I made a career out of finding the next job, learning more about my clients business than they knew and giving them direction to future successes. I have comprehensive experience with both software and hardware development companies.

I have extensive experience as a hiring manager as well, earned from years of experience building, teaching and managing creative Agile Technical teams.

Extensive Answers are in my GitHub repository


May
11
comment Is there a better way to block incoming/outgoing connections than the hosts file (Mac)
you specify without 3rd party software, but it would be criminal not to mention that Little Snitch does what you want brilliantly! And should be a standard install on every OSX machine connected to the internet!
Apr
27
comment how to remove color from mac terminal
Google for "PS1 prompt bash"; hint look in /etc/bashrc
Apr
9
revised Increasing Download Speed
never "sign" your answers or questions, they already have your signature on them
Apr
9
suggested suggested edit on Increasing Download Speed
Apr
4
comment Why is Google so much faster than a hard-drive search?
OSX has a really fast robust intelligent search of your local filesystem called Spotlight; that is totally transparent, Windows could do the same, but they just can't or won't do it because of the shitty scheduler, the background process would eat up to much CPU time in Windows that is why it is turned off by default on most systems.
Jan
17
revised How to configure VirtualBox so that I can address Guest VM by name instead of IP address?
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Jan
17
asked How to configure VirtualBox so that I can address Guest VM by name instead of IP address?
Nov
28
revised How can I fix a computer that is infested with malware and is extremely unresponsive?
it isn't literally too slow to do anything, as the OP plainly states it does do something, just very slowly!
Nov
28
suggested suggested edit on How can I fix a computer that is infested with malware and is extremely unresponsive?
Aug
26
revised How can I get my Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 to record video with audio in 1080P or 720P on my Macintosh?
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Aug
26
asked How can I get my Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 to record video with audio in 1080P or 720P on my Macintosh?
Aug
14
comment Why are there multiple Chrome instances running even though I only have one window (only one tab) open?
if by "Better use system resources" you mean "way more resources" you are correct.
Aug
5
revised Why is the “top” command showing a CPU usage of 799%?
you don't tell "Java" to do anything as it is a language, the JVM is the runtime and you can't tell it to use a single thread.
Aug
5
revised Where does the Windows 8 Mail App store data?
don't thank people that haven't helped you
Aug
4
suggested suggested edit on Why is the “top” command showing a CPU usage of 799%?
Aug
4
suggested suggested edit on Where does the Windows 8 Mail App store data?
Aug
4
comment Why does wget'ing an image give me a file, not an image?
I have no idea why this has so many up votes, because the URL you posted is for a .gif file, changing the file name to 2.png will not magically make that .gif a .png. Either way an image is a file, everything saved anywhere is a file even directories are actually stored on filesystems as files.
Aug
2
suggested suggested edit on Is the performance of a CPU affected as it ages?
Jul
21
awarded  Caucus
Jul
15
comment Does full-disk encryption on SSD drive reduce its lifetime?
@IvoFlipse the crux of the question I flagged as a duplicate states "...Will this effectively put the drive into a fully used state and how will this effect the wear leveling and performance of the drive?..." that is exactly this same question.