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bio website Stum.de
location Irvine, CA
age 31
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If it consumes electricity, chances are good that I worked with it or at least know about it. SysAdmin and Programmer, worked with Basic and PHP as well as with Delphi. My current bread and butter is C# and JavaScript. I like to do Commodore 64 development as a hobby and dabbled in XNA for prototyping purposes.

I'm also on Twitter and I have a blog.


Jul
31
comment How can a 80-bit floating point be used by a 32-bit system?
Related as an example how weird it is, my question about doing 16-Bit Numbers on an 8-Bit CPU: stackoverflow.com/questions/21568552
Aug
21
comment Compressing with RAR vs ZIP
@Samuel The Name, Author and Date of when the archive was created, and that no one has tampered with it. No idea if it has been cracked, although a cracked WinRAR license can be used to spoof the author. So it's a nice touch, but it's not a SHA-256 hash.
Jun
26
comment Why does the USB hub need to be connected with my PC to charge my Droid phone?
@palswim Usually not, at least I have never seen it. It's a gamble I'd say, hence I usually use USB Wall Chargers or the port directly on my PC.
Oct
20
comment Changing the Windows XP interface from French to English
@Luke Interesting :/ I had a Home OEM in French and English and it worked fine. Same for German OEM.
Oct
19
comment Changing the Windows XP interface from French to English
@Luke Make sure you have the exact same edition (Home vs. Professional, OEM vs. Retail vs. Upgrade)
Sep
22
comment “Spaces” or Multiple Desktops for one Monitor on a Multi-Monitor system?
That one works perfectly, supports selections of the monitors to switch.
Jul
25
comment Does FileVault2 on OSX Lion encrypt bootcamp partitions?
@Hafthor I get blue screens when Windows boots with an encrypted drive, had to remove the HFS drivers. I expect an update is required for this.
Apr
29
comment Unable to play my old DOS games on new laptop?
@Nick From the error message, he's using a 64-Bit Windows. 64-Bit Windows do not support 16-Bit Applications at all, with the exception of certain InstallShield-installers that used 16-Bit stubs. But for 16-Bit DOS Games it's either DosBox or a VM :(
Apr
18
comment Ram limitations on netbooks - How is it done?
It's an interesting questions, because it could very well be that the chipset only supports 2 GB (after all, the memory controller has limits. An older example: The i815 chipset only supported 512 MB RAM, not more, and that was not a slot limitation but a hardware/chipset thing. Of course, could be arbitary to separate the markets)
Feb
9
comment Does Windows Media Center (7 Ultimate x64) support BluRay?
PowerDVD 10 works fine! As BluRay Discs tend to have non-skippable 10 Minute Menus and Intros I might look at your second option :)
Feb
7
comment Does Windows Media Center (7 Ultimate x64) support BluRay?
@Randolph the problem with Microsoft Marketing is that they consider third party applications :( I know that BluRay works on Windows, just no idea if it works with Windows Media Center.
Jan
25
comment 64 or 32 bit mac?
Just to double check, I'll install OS X to an external drive. As said, that is the DVD that came with the Mac Pro and not a Retail Snow Leopard installation.
Jan
25
comment 64 or 32 bit mac?
@Daniel It's "Yes" for me on a Mac Pro (1x2.8 GHz Xeon) and "No" on a MacBook Pro (C2 Duo), both with plain Mac OS X 10.6.6 (from their respective recovery DVDs, not from a retail 10.6). Maybe Apple enables it on Mac Pros automatically due to the target audience, but it's interesting to see that it's no on my MBP. Thanks for that info!
Jan
25
comment 64 or 32 bit mac?
@Daniel 10.6 has a 64-Bit Kernel, does it? I think that was one of the Major Changes, the system is now 64-Bit bottom to top. On a related note: Early Mac Minis, the first MacBook and MacBook Pro, iMac used the Core Duo which is 32-Bit.
Jan
21
comment Triple boot Snow Leopard, Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7 on 13" Macbook Pro
Mac OS X 10.6 can read NTFS Partitions out of the box, no extra software needed. Writing is a different story ofc.
Jan
8
comment Cinema4D for game development tutorials anyone?
You may also be interested checking gamedev.stackexchange.com
Jan
4
comment Restore MacBook Pro to factory settings without disc
@fideli is right, Macs don't contain a recovery partition.
Dec
27
comment Convert TIFF with Alpha Channel to PNG?
That worked, but I had to change the background color from blue to white, otherwise the half-transparent pixels weren't converted properly (they had a blue fringe at the edges)
Dec
27
comment Convert TIFF with Alpha Channel to PNG?
@hometoast: No. It's what I use, but if there is a better/easier tool for that, I'm more than happy to use it.
Dec
8
comment Is there anything like jigdo?
@Tshepang A, I didn't know that jigdo does that as well. Sorry, not aware of anything that combines BitTorrent-distribution with Delta-Patching :(