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bio website contactandcoil.com
location Ontario, Canada
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seen Apr 6 at 22:48

By day I'm a Professional Engineer, currently working as a .NET software developer. My CV.

I also wrote and maintain an open source extensible application framework called SoapBox Core, and an open source C# library for communicating with Insteon home automation devices called FluentDwelling.

You can follow me on twitter.


Apr
5
comment Running Tor relay on personal server: can this hurt?
I had a similar problem after configuring a Tor relay (not an exit node). My bank blocked our IP within a couple of days. This is a way governments and big corps could discourage running a relay - just get lots of sites to blacklist all Tor relay IPs.
Apr
9
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
8
comment Why is the file deleted not actually deleted from the hard drive?
+1 for "much more time". The file system wasn't designed with zeroing out data as a requirement, but it was designed to be as fast as possible.
Oct
25
awarded  Teacher
Oct
25
answered Hidden Files on Flash Drive
Aug
12
answered Printing a PDF results in garbled text (sometimes)
Aug
12
comment Printing a PDF results in garbled text (sometimes)
@MaQleod - it's not readily reproducible. Opening the same report again and printing it a second time seems to print it just fine. Also, on other computers it doesn't seem to happen. I don't have the option to open the report in a different viewer because the PDF is streamed from a report server and opened in Internet Explorer.
Aug
11
asked Printing a PDF results in garbled text (sometimes)
Aug
23
comment Can't download images from a website if the images use HTTPS but the website uses HTTP?
It was a corporate firewall setting, though we can't explain it. It was configured to allow HTTPS on 443, but through a proxy. That was allowing pages but not individual images like this. When we changed it from a proxy to straight packet filter rules, it worked.
Aug
23
accepted Can't download images from a website if the images use HTTPS but the website uses HTTP?
Aug
23
asked Can't download images from a website if the images use HTTPS but the website uses HTTP?
Jan
18
awarded  Scholar
Jan
18
awarded  Supporter
Jan
18
comment Getting a STOP error on Vista boot (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA)
Thanks Jeff, you've confirmed my fears. Now if only they can find their Windows install CD, we're set.
Jan
18
accepted Getting a STOP error on Vista boot (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA)
Jan
18
comment Getting a STOP error on Vista boot (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA)
Definitely no new hardware, but as I wasn't the last to touch the machine, you never know what was downloaded to it. Most of the stuff I see online about buggy drivers says you should disable the device, etc., but that presupposes you can boot! :(
Jan
18
awarded  Student
Jan
18
awarded  Editor
Jan
18
revised Getting a STOP error on Vista boot (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA)
edited body
Jan
18
asked Getting a STOP error on Vista boot (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA)