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Formerly known as thepurplepixel.

I'm most active on SuperUser, but do venture around to other StackExchange sites from time to time. I always love helping people out, and I hope my answers and questions adhere to the highest standards of the StackExchange network.

If you need to contact me, feel free to email tyson (@) tyson.me. Cheers!

I reserve the right to make a snide comment once in a while. Everybody has bad days. Sorry!


Jul
1
comment Is a static IP required for a Cisco 7000 series VoIP phone?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic. I wish that questions about VoIP phones were on-topic here (as I've got a bunch), but they're not. You can see my question and the answers over on meta asking if there's a place for these questions. Hopefully, there will be a place for these questions soon.
Jun
28
awarded  Fanatic
Jun
27
comment RAID with pen-drives, it is possible?
+1 for "RAID ≠ backup."
Jun
22
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
18
reviewed Approve converting a 12MB text file with notes to orgmode compatible file?
Jun
14
revised Permanently spoof MAC address on OSX
major formatting changes
Jun
8
revised Is there a setting to make Recuva skip a bad sector of a HDD after a certain amount of time?
fixing what I believe to be a typo
Jun
8
reviewed Approve wget -404 not found
Jun
7
revised FTP error:- The given path's format is not supported
necessary tag edits
Jun
4
comment Small, Empty Partition
@Maxpm I'd say so. Besides, you've got tons of other space; no need to cause potential problems. (Also worth noting is that the recovery image in the second partition is most likely useless without the first partition).
Jun
4
answered Small, Empty Partition
Jun
1
revised How can I get the resources from this SWF flash file? Or at least resize it?
removing meaningless tag
May
30
comment My Macbook Pro doesn't boot up
It's always better to know for sure than to "kind of know". I'd check the hard drive for bad sectors, but it seems like the SATA controller may be broken (if it's not the hard drive).
May
24
answered How do I repair a broken .mov (QuickTime) file?
May
23
comment What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?
@przemoc That was a rounding error on my part. Fixed!
May
23
revised What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?
correcting rounding error
May
23
awarded  Enlightened
May
23
comment Outlook 2003 PST Size Limit
@milkmood They're both perfectly valid units of measurement. As long as you're aware of that, my work is done!
May
23
awarded  Nice Answer
May
23
comment What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?
@Redandwhite Nope, they use base 10 to measure their storage, but our computers use base 2. This accounts for the discrepancy between what's printed on the box and what shows up in the computer. For example, 500GB (box) = 465.7GiB (computer) (and that is how they get you).