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Software Architect, aspiring writer. Programmer for well over 30 years, about 70% of my working life.

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Dec
25
comment Is there any way I can save my internet favorites where I can see them from any computer?
Mac OS X Safari and iCloud does this, too.
Sep
6
comment How to generate a PDF programmatically?
"Are there any programs that would let me author the PDF file manually via script or API?" Why is this in there? You just want no compression, right? If that's the real goal, please leave the scripting stuff out of the question. It's confusing to see a non-goal (i.e., scripting) in the question when the goal appears to be no compression.
Sep
2
comment How to generate a PDF programmatically?
So "Are there any programs that would let me generate the PDF file directly, without going through authoring tools?" is irrelevant? If so, please remove it from the question. "my JPEGs don't get compressed a second time, and b) they're displayed at their native resolution" is your real question? If so, please update the question to actually state what you actually want to do. Your question and your comments don't agree. Please update the question.
Sep
2
comment How to generate a PDF programmatically?
What's an "authoring tool" that you object to? If I use Mac OS iWork Pages and "save as PDF" would the Pages be an authoring tool? If not, why not? Please be precise on what "authoring tool" means to you.
Jul
14
comment No Commands are working on Mac OS X Terminal
"When I run terminal"? What does this mean? What exact line are you typing at the terminal prompt. Please Update your question with the exact command and exact response. Please read the markup documentation so that you can format your inputs and outputs exactly, please.
Apr
14
comment Scanner directly to printer
@Scott: Please don't add comments to your own question. It's your question. Please put all the information in the question and delete the comment.
Apr
6
comment execute at specific time
1. Please break your description into sentences. 2. Please post your first attempt at writing this script. 3. Please include any problems you're having.
Feb
24
comment Launch application from bash terminal then kill terminal while leaving application running
Are you aware of the & operator and the nohup command? Have you looked at them yet?
Feb
9
comment Sorting a REALLY BIG delimited text file in UNIX / VMS
What's wrong with the shell script you provided? The unix sort is fast.
Oct
7
comment Is there any advantage to having more than 16 GB RAM on a Windows developer machine?
@nos: "why not 8 ?" Because "you are unlikely to be able to load ALL 8 concurrently". 8 is simply too much to create a load for. Unless the machines are hideously misconfigured, you'll be very, very hard pressed to create any reasonable load.
Sep
13
comment Duplicate IP Adresses
"Is there a way to reset our ip addresses?" Usually. However, with no facts available in the question, there's no way we can answer. Unless someone is psychic and somehow magically know what your network, hardware, software and computers really are.
Apr
28
comment Is there any advantage to having more than 16 GB RAM on a Windows developer machine?
8VM's is far too complex for simple SQL Server, Web Server testing.