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A golf fanatic trapped in a programming career (which I quite enjoy, mind you).

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For my employer I mainly develop C#, WPF, C/AL (Client/server Application Language) for Dynamics NAV (with some .Net interop) and less often now, Progress 4GL. On the rare occasion I write iPhone/iPad and Android applications for my employer.

Outside of work I have dabbled in Lisp, Perl, C, F# and Clojure (and ClojureCLR).


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Apr
21
comment Very simple Windows 7 user privileges
Perhaps you have a good reason. However, knowing a folder exists, but not being able to look at the contents doesn't jump out as useful to me.
Apr
21
comment Very simple Windows 7 user privileges
This seems like a strange way to do things. Why bother showing the folder if you want all of the content hidden anyway?
Jan
31
comment How to disable Ctrl+Shift keyboard layout switch (for the same input language) in Windows?
Thank you for this... was driving me nuts because CTRL+SHIFT+CLICK opens things up as administrator, but the CTRL+SHIFT would cause my keyboard layout to change.
Oct
24
comment How to setup nerd tree default directory
This should be on superuser rather than stackoverflow.
Jun
13
comment How can I get (g)Vim to display the character count of the current file?
g CTRL-G I didn't know this existed. Nice!
Oct
7
comment How do I find all lines with more than N occurences of a character using Vim
The file is pipe delimited and the problem is that there are some non-escaped pipe characters found in some fields that should not be there (causing an issue with a program that is based on the assumption that there are no pipe characters unless they are being used as a delimiter). I wanted to go through the file to get an idea of how many lines were "illegal". Anyway, your answered worked great. Thanks for the help.
May
15
comment Input not supported message when monitor is powered off then back on
I'll have a look, thanks for the suggestions.
Mar
27
comment Input not supported message when monitor is powered off then back on
Wikipedia: DDC - The Display Data Channel or DDC is a collection of digital communication protocols between a computer display and a graphics adapter which allows the display to communicate its supported display modes to the adapter and adjust monitor parameters such as brightness and contrast from the computer host. DDC/CI (Command Interface) specifies a means for a computer to send commands to the monitor, as well as receive sensor data from the monitor, over a bidirectional link. Specific commands to control monitors are defined in a separate Monitor Control Command Set (MCCS) standard.
Mar
27
comment Input not supported message when monitor is powered off then back on
So much for the reset idea. The menu doesn't show up when the input not supported message is bouncing around.
Mar
27
comment Input not supported message when monitor is powered off then back on
In the monitor menu (the one brought up by pressing the buttons directly on the monitor) there is a menu that shows Analog, Digital and DDC/CI [on or off]. It's set to digital and DDC/CI is set to on (not sure what the DDC/CI stands for... I guess I can Google that one). I did just notice there is also a reset in the menu. I wonder if selecting that would fix the issue rather than unplugging it. That would just be fixing the symptom though, not the source of the problem =\