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bio website Synetech.freehostia.com
location Canada
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visits member for 5 years, 8 months
seen Mar 21 at 5:25

Sadly, I’ve become soured by the SE network. It started great, but went downhill. Some mods are too aggressive/bias, policies are arbitrarily/capriciously/selectively applied, and some users treat the sites as MMOGs, “rep-whoring”, copying others’ work, and posting random guesses to game the system by abusing and exploiting auto-bounty assignment.

I care(d) about the integrity of the site, so I feel anywhere that allows such disreputable behavior isn’t somewhere worth staying. My OCD not withstanding, I won’t be contributing much here anymore and will find somewhere else to help people. I apologize to all of the people I would have helped here in the future.






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Images
As a visual-learner, I often add images to my posts to make them more effective. Sometimes I take photos, sometimes I create them with software, sometimes I find them through Google Images or WikiPedia.

Mod
I’ve been asked hey bro, y u no b mod? get u POWR! impr0ve site. I had considered it and was even tempted to run a few times, but I just have too much to do already, so I can’t take on that kind of commitment when I know I won’t be able to do as good a job as I’d demand. Besides, as the behavior of the other mods became more and more apparent, I realized that it would be pointless.


Mar
18
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
13
comment What is the “Date” column in Windows 7 explorer? It matches no date column from Windows XP explorer
Also, the Date column always puts folders before files unlike the other date columns which put them before or after depending on the direction of the sort.
Mar
13
comment Windows 7 Explorer Columns: meaning of “Date” in relation to “Date Modified”/“Date Created”?
Also, the Date column always puts folders before files unlike the other date columns which put them before or after depending on the direction of the sort.
Mar
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
11
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
8
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
2
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
2
awarded  Guru
Feb
28
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
26
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
10
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
8
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
2
comment Restoring MBR, partition table, and boot sector of memory card without data loss (“USBC”)
It happened again recently; another card had the USBC corruption. I had specifically gone out of my way to avoid modifying the card because I had accidentally deleted some files and wanted to avoid overwriting anything on it. Yet somehow, the card suddenly became corrupted (fortunately I had cloned it first). The write-protect switch was useless because the reader I was using was another cheap Chinese reader from eBay which seemed good (certainly much better than the previously used rubbish one), but it did the same thing. Cheap Chinese card-readers are trash and should be avoided!!!
Jan
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
30
awarded  Revival
Jan
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
28
awarded  Revival
Jan
27
comment Remap laptop brightness keys to Fn + Arrow keys
No, the Fn key is specially handled in the keyboard controller (i.e., hardware) rather than through the OS (software), so on almost all laptops, it is not possible to modify its use.
Jan
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
4
revised Rewriting partition table to be BIOS/DOS compatible
Added details about errors.