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I am currently a web programmer for the University of Northern Colorado and I specialize in C# .net development. I have written programs using both C++ and C# and I believe in using the right tool for the job. I also have some background in SQL server and currently use SQLite for my own personal projects.

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Sep
28
comment Windows command-line: create a file with the current date in its name
Unfortunately the problem with using substrings is that it relies on a certain date format, and blows up when it's different. echo %date:~6,4%%date:~3,2%%date:~0,2% returns 9-289-20 on my machine since I have the date set to use yyyy-MM-dd (so today is 2009-09-28).
Sep
25
comment Should I be concerned if my Git hosting provider stores passwords in plaintext?
@Rich Bradshaw: Hashing in JS doesn't secure the password on the clients computer, but what it does do is prevent the password from being sent to the server in plaintext. This is vital for authentication over HTTP without SSL. Doing it this way allows me to actually say that my database never sees the actual password.
Sep
25
comment Should I be concerned if my Git hosting provider stores passwords in plaintext?
I wouldn't only say if you get it back it is stored in plaintext. They could use encryption instead of hashing, which would allow them to decrypt it and send it to you. Encryption is still somewhat secure when storing in a database and is vulnerable when an attacker can get the encryption key to read the passwords. Personally, I prefer a salted sha1 hash right now (since it's easy to implement in javascript, the users password never goes over the wire).
Sep
25
awarded  Commentator
Sep
25
comment Why am I getting an error in Windows 7 when restoring from hibernation?
You can choose to skip restoring the hibernation file and boot normally (since Vista). If you reboot once while its restoring Windows will provide a menu asking if you want to delete it and boot normal or attempt to restore again. You can actually interrupt the Windows 7 restore by pressing the space bar while its loading!
Sep
20
comment Which programs leave traces like Word, Photoshop etc. in files created with these programs?
For Photoshop (CS4 that I tested at least), it depends on the file format you're using. I've confirmed that it'll save your currently loaded color profile to a data chunk in PNG files. While this shouldn't be a huge issue, I guess it could be for those ultra-paranoid.
Sep
20
answered Which programs leave traces like Word, Photoshop etc. in files created with these programs?
Sep
11
comment Why aren't all applications 'portable'?
Another big reason for installers (especially like Office) is that no user should be able to affect another user on the same system if they aren't an administrator. With Office 2007 weighing in around 500MB, if a user wants to use it, they have to have their own local copy. That'd be 1.5GB for 3 users on the same system! Google Chrome installs to your local user directory, so if you have 10 users that all have Chrome, that's 10 different versions that have to be updated and maintained. Obviously there are pros and cons to a per user install versus a central deployment.
Sep
8
comment How do I extend the maximum file path size in Windows 7?
Yeah, there are varying ways to get around the issue, none of them seem to work 100% though. Honestly I find the problem to be a huge issue since we're keeping more and more files. It really gets me when Word can save to a long path just fine, but when you use explorer to copy it dies with a "The path name is too long for the destination"
Sep
8
awarded  Editor
Sep
8
revised How do I extend the maximum file path size in Windows 7?
Include extra details
Sep
8
answered How do I extend the maximum file path size in Windows 7?
Aug
31
comment Ctrl+Backspace inserts a small box instead of erasing
Just wanted to add that some applications handle it even worse and actually don't display the control character. You can see this when nothing happens with ctrl+backspace and pressing delete seems to do nothing. I think notepad for Vista did this.
Aug
28
answered How to force Windows to rename a file with a special character?
Aug
28
answered Software to view all HTTP connections made by your computer?
Aug
24
answered PCI cards fail when using 4 gig ram
Aug
19
awarded  Beta
Aug
14
comment Vista Won't Show System Information
The NetworkService account should NOT be an administrator. The NetworkService account is meant for minimum privileges on the system while allowing access to the network as the computer account. By granting a low level system account administrative permissions can potentially open you to larger security holes because the services running as NetworkService will not be administrators. You can reference the MSDN article for the NetworkService account at msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms684272(VS.85).aspx.
Aug
14
awarded  Critic
Aug
14
answered What's using up my disk space?