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bio website linkedin.com/in/martinmiller0
location Seattle, WA
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Currently most of my interest and expertise is in software written in Python and C/C++. I've been programming most of my adult life, beginning my senior year in high school working at a part-time NASA job utilizing a CDC 7600 (the fastest supercomputer in the world at the time, according to the Guinness World Book), punched cards, and FORTRAN IV, soon followed by a mixture of BASIC and 6502 assembler on a 64K Apple II personal computer I purchased while attending college.

I live in Washington state at the western base of the Cascade foothills near a small town named Enumclaw, which lies south of Seattle and east of Tacoma. If you know of any jobs available in the general area you think might interest me, I'd like to hear from you.

contactmm at gmail dot com


Jul
22
comment How to use Google Drive when a network drive is required?
On Windows first assign a drive letter to the network drive, say "Z:", then in Administrative Tools | Computer Management | Disk Management right click on the drive letter and select Change Drive Letter and paths... then the Add... button. There you can make the drive appear to be a folder on one of local drives.
Jul
21
comment Put a Win 7 computer to sleep AND wake it up on schedule
Create a wake-up task that runs a do-nothing batch file you've created at the desired time and select task-scheduler options to wake the computer if it's asleep to perform that task.
Jul
7
comment Remove the second OS option when restarting the PC
@barlop: I personallu used it on XP after removing a dual booted Win7 installation because the latter replaced the bootloader. A non-technical friend used it to fix her Win7 install. I recommend it because it's an option on available with the Windows installation disc and doesn't require a Computer Science degree to use.
Jul
6
comment Remove the second OS option when restarting the PC
A way to fix that sort of problem on Windows 7 is called a "Repair Install" and is explained in the How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7 tutorial. A similar approach might work for 8.1.
Jul
6
comment Why does Windows always use as much Virtual Memory as there is RAM installed?
Just allocate a relatively small, like 50-100MB, pagefile on the boot drive to keep Windows happy, and the put a a bigger one on one of your real hard-drives. In my experience the OS hardly ever utilizes the one boot drive in this scenario.
Jul
6
comment Memtest86+ freezes with 16GB RAM upgrade
It would be useful to find out if another brand would work or whether the chips you have work in another similar system.
Jun
28
comment Create a symbolic link in the Mac OS X Finder
FWIW, SymbolicLinker still works in Mavericks 10.9.3.
Jun
14
comment I can't play downloaded music on my media player
Sounds like it could be a Digital Rights Management (DRM) issue.
May
22
comment Do browsers (specifically portable browsers) have fingerprints, meaning can be distinguished from other installs or portable save?
Actually the url is panopticlick.eff.org
May
22
comment VPN still showing my IP address
@Ramhound: The question being asked is how to make the work PC show the VPN sever address when it's checked via something like ipaddress.com.
May
22
revised How do I remove the recipent's name when sending emails?
typo
Apr
29
revised Are 'C:\ProgramData' and 'C:\Users\All Users' the same? Do I need both?
Updated dead link.
Apr
21
awarded  Caucus
Mar
23
comment TrueCrypt mounting 3TB, not enough memory
It may have something to do with the your virtual memory/paging file size which can be restricted via control panel settings and available disk space.
Mar
14
comment USB not recognized or showing a drive letter
In that case, given that you can't even see it in Disk Management, I think you're out of luck unfortunately. Recovery tools need to be able to at least detect the device, regardless of whether is has a drive letter assigned to it or not. Might be a good idea to start checking your pockets before throwing your clothes in the washing machine...
Mar
14
comment USB not recognized or showing a drive letter
Try it in another computer just to rule out the issue being something with your system.
Mar
14
comment Is shutdown.exe necessary to shutdown Windows?
Try renaming it something else and see.
Mar
9
comment How do I PERMANENTLY delete old email addresses in Thunderbird?
Deleting them from where, the address book?
Mar
7
comment Re-install OS X on iMac that's currently running Windows 7
Why don't you just try it and see?
Feb
28
comment How to find or download the sticky keys sound in windows 7
I don't have Windows 7, but on XP the included system sound files are in C:\Windows\Media. You may be able to find their location on 7 by going to the Sounds control panel and pretending to change one of existing program events and then selecting Browse to see where they're located -- you might even be able to find one for Sticky Key events. Alternatively you could pick one with a fairly unique name and then use Windows file search to locate the file.