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Since embarking on a mission 15 years ago to know everything about software development, the only thing that has grown significantly is the list of things I still don't know yet.

Currently I don't know everything about microcontrollers and the .net micro framework.

I've recently decided to go freelance. If you're in need of a software developer and want to know more:

Contact me here.


Jun
7
comment Can I create a virtual machine on my laptop to be used with another monitor?
@Mokubai. Thanks, I'll update with the new info.
May
26
comment What are “.” and “..” in a directory?
@salmonmoose: Doesn't work for me on XP either.
May
19
comment How can I fix Problems with interlaced video jerking/flicking when playedback on DVD players? (Mixing own DVD from raw footage)
@quack quixote: Interesting point on the combined tag search. I'd still argue that separating the tags doesn't gain anything. By separating them I now can't mark "video-editing" as an interesting tag (or an ignored tag), and I'm not interested in most of the generic questions marked with just "editing". I don't see the problem with multiple "foo-editing" tags, it would allow people to filter to their specific tastes. Fair enough though, if that's how the SU community prefers it, I don't spend as much time on SU as I do on SO, so I'll leave it up to you. (Thanks for feeding back)
May
19
comment How can I fix Problems with interlaced video jerking/flicking when playedback on DVD players? (Mixing own DVD from raw footage)
@quack quixote: I don't see how those tag changes are any better. As you are a mod I thought I would ask for your reasons rather than just changing back myself. 1) Why split video-editing? How is "editing" on it's own a useful tag for this question (Or "video" for that matter). There are lots of video-editing questions on SU that would probably benefit from being grouped under this more specific tag. 2) Why remove the "Cinelerra" tag? This question is directly about this application, there is plenty of precedent for application name tags.
Jan
25
comment How do I know which Firefox add-ons will be disabled when upgrading?
Interesting. If you mention your old version and platform I'll update my answer to indicate this. If I think about it, this behaviour might be different on Linux too given the fact it might be handled by whatever package/update manager your distro is using.
Jan
16
comment Disk consistency check hangs - Windows XP
Yeah, I won't totally get rid of it, but this is the PC I used for work and I can't afford downtime on it. I'll keep the drive to use for downloads or I'll put it in a caddy for external transfers or something, I just think it's probably best out of my important PC.
Jan
15
comment Disk consistency check hangs - Windows XP
Thanks. If you're saying this is indicating hardware problems, I think rather than risking things and trying to diagnose, I'm going to order a new hard drive. It's only 250gb, which don't cost much these days, and it's far better than losing everything. Even though everything important is backed up, the PC setup would take ages to get right again. Thanks for the help.
Jan
13
comment Preventing applications from stealing focus
@frankster. No idea, sorry, I suspect it probably isn't. Download it and try it. Report back if you do so everyone knows.
Oct
19
comment How to recover a partition accidently deleted with fdisk (Linux)?
+1 for testdisk. That app has saved countless Gb of data for me.
Oct
14
comment How to get rid of Win32/Cryptor virus (for free)
@harrymc: Good point. I've added some warnings.
Oct
12
comment What can I expect from Windows 7?
%&!&&! *%&!#&%!# *%&!&!#*&!&%!#. Thoughts inserted.
Sep
23
comment What's better a better VM app: VMWare, Parallels or Virtual PC
Don't forget virtual box - virtualbox.org
Sep
23
comment What's better a better VM app: VMWare, Parallels or Virtual PC
Yeah, the snapshot feature in VmWare absolutely rocks.
Sep
22
comment Are there any good logo creation applications available for Ubuntu?
+1 for InkScape. It's a great SVG tool.
Sep
18
comment What is the difference between Unix and Linux?
I don't think you need to know Linux & Unix source code to know the history of the two operating systems.
Sep
15
comment How to get normal (classic) toolbars in Office 2007?
@alex: Very true. I've edited to clarify that point.
Aug
5
comment Can I create an admin privilege for just one application?
What is it that your app is doing that requires admin?
Aug
5
comment Can I create an admin privilege for just one application?
I agree. Your application shouldn't require admin unless it is very very specialised.
Jul
28
comment How do I get my browser to remember passwords for secure sites?
@nemo: Well spotted. Edit made.
Jul
25
comment Convert an avi file (IV50 codec) to a Quicktime file
Looks like it should work. Do you need to do a second pass?