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Robert started life as a comparatively fast sperm. At age 13, no longer a sperm, he got his first computer and broke it. He has spent much of his adult life devoted to helping others not to break computers; first as an IT Pro and now as a senior software developer.

His work in helping others has earned him numerous Microsoft ALM MVP awards in the past and many opportunities to speak at major software developer events.

He is most proud of his son, who Robert has tricked into playing Xbox under Robert's own profile, so he can increase his Gamer Score while he is helping others or building apps. His website is www.sadev.co.za and can also be found on Twitter.


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revised Does a computer use fewer resources when programs are minimized?
added a diff column so you can easily see if it is increasing or decreasing
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comment Which of shutdown / hibernate / sleep causes the least wear to an SSD drive?
Only on desktops, on a laptop hybrid sleep is off at the laptop companies request. Why would they want that? To protect the hard drive: blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2011/05/10/10162728.aspx Albeit this should be less of an issue with a SSD, it does mean that the user needs to turn it on themselves (see same link above)
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comment How do I change the default font of Sticky Notes?
You risk breaking apps with that that rely on that font - do not recommend you do this.
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comment Can Windows 7 restore itself from image to a smaller HDD than original?
Did you ever come right with this?
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revised JPEG vs PNG vs BMP vs GIF
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revised Dealing with Word spell check in technical documents?
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