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I consult on algorithms, system design, and software for medical device and satellite start up companies, working primarily in MATLAB, Python, and C++ with a dose of bash scripting to expedite tasks. I have also written software/scripts for analyses of control systems, dynamics, and optics.


Jun
21
answered How do I keep Mac OS X from saving hidden files on my flash drive?
Jun
19
answered How to get vertical split of terminal in Mac, to execute different actions?
Apr
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
25
awarded  Critic
Sep
18
comment Replace Symbolic Links with Files
Thanks - almost what I needed: I had to do something like: cp -L files tmp/ && rm files && cp tmp/files . If you clarify, you'll probably help more people...
Jul
31
comment Is there a native OS X app like WorkRave?
I just found that Timeout free is now available in App store and my initial test shows it is very similar to Workrave: dejal.com/timeout (good enough for me)
May
2
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
10
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
9
comment Access denied even though I'm an Administrator?
Please summarize the relevant aspects for my upvote - otherwise we are susceptible to losing the info because the problem will probably be around longer than the website you link to (in windows 7 running on some virtual machine that will outlive us all).
Apr
8
comment “Broken packages” installation error in Ubuntu
FYI - I did run sudo apt-get update and I see something very similar.
Feb
24
awarded  Excavator
Feb
24
revised GIMP: change one colour to another?
I had a heck of a time following the instructions. After clicking enough of the UI elements, I determine I needed to click Master to get anything to happen (on Ubuntu, at least)!
Feb
24
suggested suggested edit on GIMP: change one colour to another?
Jan
23
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
20
awarded  Commentator
Jan
20
comment Is there a way to move the taskbar to another monitor?
Thanks! I had trouble clicking/dragging because my bar was full of windows and I could not find a spot that would drag. I needed to resize it so that there was empty space (others might just close their windows). Then click and drag worked like a charm.
Oct
31
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
10
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
31
comment How can I make Firefox word-wrap text/plain files?
Not liking unnecessary plugins, this is a great solution!
May
29
awarded  Popular Question