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bio website thehappypath.net
location Seattle, WA
age 33
visits member for 4 years, 7 months
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256th Generalist badge. It really should be gold :)


I love AI, psychology, spirituality, philosophy, mathematics, food, art, brain teasers, board games, and telling people they're doing it wrong.

I love music - Bjork, Patrick Wolf, Radiohead, The Knife, The Decemberists, Squarepusher, Dalek, The Smashing Pumpkins, Lemon Demon, MF Doom, Blonde Redhead, David Bowie, Stone Temple Pilots, Battles - I love music. Grooveshark is my friend :)

I am a Strange Loop.
Wound like there's no tomorrow.
I forget there is.


I have written a whole bunch of automation for all sorts of programming tasks (CI, deployment infrastructure, code generation, test case generation, test lab/deployment automation infrastructure, and a whole boat load of automated E2E, integration, and unit tests).

I've programmed mostly in C# for the last 7 years, though occasionally in a myriad of other tongues (C++, C, JavaScript, VB.Net, Java, batch scripts, Lua, Lisp, various DSLs and Python).

I've done a bunch of web programming lately, though I also like API design, and I like programming desktop applications and Windows daemons even better. As boring as desktop apps and services may sound, they're easy to write, and have a nice robust feel to them, much like crunchy peanut butter.

I dig Open Source Software.


Oct
20
comment Tool to create a patch that modifies/adds files within a directory structure
+1; I think I could combine this with a batch file to get the right p-level. I'll accept this once I implement it, if it wasn't too much of a pain. Side note: Off the top of your head, do you know any .Net and/or Java libraries to apply patches?
Oct
20
accepted How do I easily elevate when running a .jar file?
Oct
20
comment How do I check which process is using port 1099?
+1; You could also type tasklist | findstr <pid-here>, so you don't have to leave the command line.
Oct
20
asked Tool to create a patch that modifies/adds files within a directory structure
Aug
2
answered Meaning of parameters in classic 'LOAD “*”,8,1' Commodore command
Jul
19
comment Expected behavior with duplicate NT hosts file entries?
@JdeBP: I know this is bordering on a second question, but if a host is multi-homed, what does that mean, and how is that useful to me? If I ping it, I'll only get one address. Same if I try to terminal-serve to it. BTW, your link is quite useful to me, as it backs up the behavior I described in my question. You should write an answer :)
Jul
19
revised Expected behavior with duplicate NT hosts file entries?
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Jul
19
comment Expected behavior with duplicate NT hosts file entries?
Just noticed that 127.0.0.1 seems to force special behavior. I edited the question to ask about the different scenarios...
Jul
19
asked Expected behavior with duplicate NT hosts file entries?
Jul
18
comment Anyone seen .net framework 2.0 apps failing after June 2011 Windows fixes?
"Please do NOT suggest I do clean windows install" - if your hardware is bad (you haven't demonstrated that it isn't) then this may be your only reliable option (after replacing the faulty HW, of course).
Jul
18
comment Software to show typed keys on the screen
Hmm. Immediately crashes on my machine, so I can't check it out =( Any idea?
Jul
4
accepted gVim - Omni completion preview window doesn't go away?
Jul
4
comment gVim - Omni completion preview window doesn't go away?
+1; This is great :) Out of curiosity, is there any other autocmd I could bind it to that would get it to close even sooner (yet not kill perf)? If not, this is plenty good enough.
Jul
4
asked gVim - Omni completion preview window doesn't go away?
Jul
2
awarded  Scholar
Jul
2
accepted gVim - What is ctags, and how do I use it?
Jul
2
answered gVim - What is ctags, and how do I use it?
Jul
2
comment gVim - What is ctags, and how do I use it?
errr I mean "source file" not "gVim source file" :) Yes, I'm trying to use it as an IDE...
Jul
2
revised gVim - What is ctags, and how do I use it?
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Jul
2
comment gVim - What is ctags, and how do I use it?
Helpful answer, but the question I'm having the most trouble with is the last one: "how do I install it?" :) The Windows archive includes a bunch of source, makefiles, and a couple executables, and help documents. But the help documents seem linux focused, and don't offer much help with gVim on Windows. Do I have to run ctags manually on each gVim source file?