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C# developer in Cincinnati, OH.

I try to specialize in WPF, and have a passion for good object oriented design. I also have done a moderate amount of web development on the side.

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Apr
2
comment Does any upgrade version of Visual Studio require an installed development tool?
@chris: I think you're right that in practice, they don't care since I'm purchasing a copy and encouraging C# development. However, every Microsoft rep I've spoken to says you must have a paid Microsoft developer tool now to qualify for an upgrade. See the answer I've provided. They can't check for an installed product anyways if they're allowing upgrades from Visual Studio 6.
Apr
2
comment Does any upgrade version of Visual Studio require an installed development tool?
@Blackbeagle: If you could find the article stating this, it'd be great. Look at my answer below, all the Microsoft reps I've spoken to appear to disagree.
Apr
2
comment When did my Mac's HD last sleep?
My macbook does the same thing. I'm going to assume you're running OS X 10.6, since the battery-drain while sleeping seemed to get much worse for me after upgrading.
Apr
2
comment How to upgrade Mac OS X?
Or Best Buy....
Mar
29
comment Energy Efficiency: OLED
@Matthew: There are plenty of "light" on dark themes that work, with the black site theme of Ars Technica being a prime example of a website that is much easier for me to read than a white equivalent. Android tends to favor white on black as well for the sake of it's display life.
Feb
16
comment What's a good desktop project/to-do manager?
EssentialPIM is the desktop to-do app that I see most people refer to. In my case, the fact that it looks identical to Outlook is a complete turn-off, but I'm far too picky about looks.
Jan
6
comment Really slow Xbox 360 as Windows Media Extender
I'm guessing you're both referring to the Media Center portion of the 360, as this is terribly slow for me as well. Meanwhile, with both my Xbox 360 and PC on wireless, streaming videos and music through the normal dashboard by sharing through Windows Media Player works perfect.
Dec
21
comment Windows 7 BSOD Crashes
Up-to-date drivers won't help failing hardware, no matter how much you try.
Dec
20
comment Legality of using a burned CD with a legal CD-Key?
I installed a retail XP Pro installation on my former Dell laptop that also had an OEM XP Pro. The key does not work, it only worked with the Dell-supplied OEM disc.
Dec
20
comment How to make torrent downloads faster?
Set your upload to no more than 90% of your connection's upload limit. Many routers will choke as uTorrent or other torrent applications max out your upload speed, which in turn kills your download and the connections of anyone else on your network.
Dec
20
comment When I open a specific website, I am switched to my router’s password web page. Why does this happen?
It's the website. Likely on one can go there. Can you tell us the website and we could just test it?
Dec
17
comment When I open a specific website, I am switched to my router’s password web page. Why does this happen?
Not necessarily. It'd be the webpage doing the redirect most likely, so a ping to the website server could actually ping the website and not your router.
Dec
16
comment 802.11n Audio Interference
I'd personally think it was electrical interference with the card before I'd blame the wireless standard itself. As far as I know, 802.11n uses the same 2.4mhz frequency as 802.11g
Dec
16
comment How to make Safari 4's location bar intelligent like Firefox 3?
3 months later, yup.
Dec
14
comment Where is Blu-Ray on Linux
I think he's looking for a software solution integrated with something similar to Boxee or XBMC. That guide alone makes it sound like it can be challenging to play many discs.
Dec
13
comment Dual monitor with ATI radeon 4350
You still need video drivers installed, just not the CCC. All ATI downloads offer bundled downloads or just driver downloads. Get the latter and try Windows Display properties as Molly said.
Dec
13
comment 4.00GB (3.25GB usable) in Windows 7 x64
An integrated video card is the only thing I know of that would directly reserve RAM like that. The issue on a 32-bit machine is that there isn't enough memory addresses to assign to all the other devices (audio, BIOS, etc), but in 64-bit, this doesn't happen. Stick a dedicated video card in, and you should see whether it was the integrated card causing your issues.
Dec
11
comment Boot PC straight to C Prompt
Does the F8 menu still have the Command Prompt as a boot option now-a-days?
Dec
11
comment 4.00GB (3.25GB usable) in Windows 7 x64
After some more thought, I'd recommend removing 2GB RAM so you have a total of 2GB in. If i'm thinking correctly, if .75GB is really being used by the video memory or something else, 1.25GB should show usable.
Dec
11
comment 4.00GB (3.25GB usable) in Windows 7 x64
I agree since he has integrated graphics, this would account for part of it. But I can't imagine what else is grabbing the other half of the chunk. In 32-bit, the memory allocated to the chipset and whatnot take away from the 4GB max, but in 64-bit, this wouldn't apply. I realize a lot of this answer is irrelevant since he proved he's running 64-bit, but it's only made stranger by the fact that the problem ends up looking identical to the 32-bit/4GB problem.