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bio website Stum.de
location Irvine, CA
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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.


Nov
30
comment Encrypting a SSD
@Shinrai Full Disk Encryption isn't always a sign of too much paranoia. I just TrueCrypt's Full Disk Encryption on my Netbook (yes, on an Atom CPU) simply to be on the safe side if it gets stolen or lost. Paranoia would be once you start worrying about data (like the Password/Key) persisting in RAM after the power is off, which is indeed a problem but requires a targeted attack instead of just an accidental loss.
Nov
30
comment Encrypting a SSD
Does BitLocker actually work without a TPM Chip?
Nov
19
comment Why does Windows 7 have a seven in its name?
@Software Monkey Indeed. If they call Windows 7 7, then they should have already called Windows XP 6, which they didn't. Technically Windows 7 is the 7th NT release though: NT 3.1, 3.5, 4, 5, 5.1, 6, 6.1
Nov
19
comment Why does Windows 7 have a seven in its name?
@jason404 Whoops, very true. I've changed the answer.
Nov
18
comment transcript of dvd
Adobe Premiere also offers Speech To Text.
Nov
18
comment Would a Macbook Air (2010) be able to use a 8GB RAM module once one exists?
@Braden: Why not? His question was is the MBA supports 8 GB Modules or if there is ome fundamental hardware limitation and the answer is a clear "No support for 8 GB, since the RAM is soldered on and can't be upgraded".
Nov
15
comment TaskManager, HyperThreading: Which CPUs are real and which are HT?
Indeed, for the most part it should be transparent and handled by the Windows Scheduler. However, if a 2-Thread Application is running on a Core and it's HT Core, then that can be a problem. Especially when setting affinity manually. SQL Server is one application that can have some quirks with HT, but I'm having some others (mainly some that I wrote myself :/) that don't balance well.
Nov
6
comment Mouse Cursor Occasionally Looks Wonky
I have the same issue with my Radeon 5870 by the way, so it seems like a driver thing.
Oct
24
comment Is it possible to change a PPC Mac into an Intel-based Mac?
Hackintoshes indeed work for iOS development, but sometimes Apple updates the iOS SDK and requires a new OS Version, which can be a pain to upgrade.
Sep
22
comment “Error loading operating system”
Should be on SuperUser.com
Mar
28
comment Offline Folders/Sync in Windows XP, Vista and 7 Home?
Just installed that for another project (where Dropbox is not appropriate), and SyncToy is excellent! Can be automated, has a lot of good options (Optional Full File comparison instead of just size/date, allows to specify if I want synchronization or just pure left-to-right or right-to-left one-way merge, and it's free)
Mar
25
comment Converting DisplayPort and/or HDMI to DVI-D?
Interesting. I'm guessing these work because they have the mentioned chip that actually converts the signal. The only downside is that they are VGA, which is a Sin.
Mar
13
comment Tool that automatically keeps old versions of a file? Shadow Copy in Win7?
That doesn't seem to work for me. I've enabled it for the drive, but it seems that I still have to manually create a Restore Point for these files to be picked up :/
Mar
13
comment Tool that automatically keeps old versions of a file? Shadow Copy in Win7?
I'm actually using Dropbox already, never realized it does versioning as well, thanks!
Mar
12
comment Converting DisplayPort and/or HDMI to DVI-D?
See the Reviews on the Dell Site: accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Cables/…
Mar
12
comment Converting DisplayPort and/or HDMI to DVI-D?
USB is only used for Power (so it's invisible to the system), it's the normal sleep or turn off monitor mode that seems to cause issues. Not using hibernate, but if I leave my PC for 30 minutes or so, My screen turns black, shows picture, turns black, shows picture. I might put it into a USB/110V Wallplug. The issues seems to be (from reviews) that they draw too much power. I'm running a 24" at 1920x1200.
Mar
2
comment Best way to run 6 Monitor setup?
@Molly No, you can't use 2x DVI and 1x HDMI as the cards only come with 2 TDMS. One of the 3 monitors has to be a Display Port monitor (As DisplayPort does not require a TDMS signal, unlike HDMI or DVI), or you'll need an active DisplayPort => DVI Adapter which costs about $100. I just found that out the hard way :( I don't know if there are cards that can drive HDMI and 2x DVI, but most apparently can't. So in doubt, double and triple check.
Feb
24
comment Tool to visualize the layout of a WebPage?
Sorry, I should have mentioned I want to print out or copy the outline, so that I can annotate it. Firebug doesn't seem to be able to do that :(
Feb
5
comment Email address validation tool - recommendations/experience?
asdf@asdf.com is a perfectly valid e-Mail address by the way.
Feb
3
comment Am I secure from network monitoring software if HTTPS is used?
Also keep in mind that in a corporate network, the company controls not just one piece (the wire over which the data goes) but also your PC. Normally, your browser would go into Panic Mode (and I mean that literally, at least Chrome makes a very scary warning message: noahsmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/chrome-ssl-error.png), but as the company controls it they can just issue a policy to make the browser trust it's certificate server. But as said: Check the certificate and if it's internal, do your HTTPS business at home :)