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Software Developer @ jp2code.net

Long ago, I left home and joined the United States Marine Corps where I was assigned the Military Occupational Specialty of Basic Metal Worker (MOS 1316). I loved building things as a welder, but could not see myself doing this until I reached age 65.

After my Honorable Discharge in the early 1990s, I used my G.I. Bill to go to school and received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics four years later.

Using a love of computers since I played on a Commodore 64 at 10 years old and two (2) C++ electives that I had taken in school, I began working in the computer programming field.

The recession following ENRON in 2001 left me working at a remedial job for a little over two years while I brushed up on my skills at a local community college in SQL and first learned what the new .NET Framework was all about.

I have had the pleasure of working as a Software Developer since 2003.

For a short while, I pulled in a little extra income by running a moonlighting business under the name Joe's Welding. Dangerous working conditions and non-paying customers prompted me to sell my mobile welding equipment about the time my son was born.

Today, I am exclusively a Software Developer. My language of choice is C#, and I enjoy working with databases.

If you care to find me anywhere else, just do a search on my screen name: jp2code

Above Average Joe


May
30
comment Recovery Windows XP Active Desktop for Restricted Users
I'm running Group Policy Management 6.0 from my PC (Win7) and I see the settings for the Desktop Wallpaper (Public GPO > Settings > User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Desktop/Desktop > Desktop Wallpaper), but this value appears to be ReadOnly. Does this value have to be changed from the Server?
May
30
comment Recovery Windows XP Active Desktop for Restricted Users
Thanks! This may be what I'm after. I'm a good C# guy, but not so good at this system administrator stuff - hence why I'm the backup sysadmin here! Let me check into this, and if it works I'll mark as the answer.
Dec
23
comment Windows 7 Media Player and Codecs
@OGChuckLow: The question is how to get this to work in Windows 7 Media Player - not Media Player Classic. "Classic" doesn't support the remotes, TV tuners, and a wealth of other things. It is good, but inferior, it seems. They just don't have the money that Microsoft has.
Dec
23
comment Windows 7 Media Player and Codecs
Yeah, I'm concerned some prior codec install left it's crap installed on the PC. Nothing but K-Lite is listed in the Programs folder, though.
Dec
23
comment Windows 7 Media Player and Codecs
No, that did not work. Media Player Classic, which K-Lite installed, is able to play the AVI files so I know they are OK. Media Center and Media Player can not play these files.
Dec
23
comment Windows 7 Media Player and Codecs
Seems like I used K-Lite a while back and had good results with it. Let me give it another go.
Dec
23
comment Windows 7 Media Player and Codecs
I've used that one before and lost my audio. That's when I went to Shark's pack. +1 for the suggestion, though.
Feb
9
comment Set Default Access Control List (ACL) to Everyone when Creating a new File or Folder
If you are talking some other ACL interface, please tell me something about it. In my original post, I wrote that I know little about ACLs. Using this crappy GUI is the only way I know of to edit the ACL setting for a folder, and I can only edit that setting AFTER the folder has been created without the settings I want it to have. I want these settings to be specified when I create the folders.
Feb
9
comment Set Default Access Control List (ACL) to Everyone when Creating a new File or Folder
grawity: Is there a command line way of specifying these ACLs? The only way I know how to do it is though the painfully slow GUI: Right-Click a folder, select Properties, Click the Security tab, under Group or user names click Edit, click "Add..." on the Permissions dialog box, type in Everyone, click OK, Allow Full control back at the Permissions dialog, click OK, and click OK again. ...for EACH FOLDER!
Feb
7
comment How to Configure WinXP PC to Discard Changes on Shutdown?
My apologies for getting back so late. I clicked to discard changes, and the next time I tried firing up Virtual PC, I found it had discarded EVERYTHING! I was back to an unformatted drive. :(
Feb
3
comment How do I remove Folder Ownerships? (Windows 7 & Windows XP)
But... Why do I have to do this? Folders created on a flash or portable drive are generally accessible on another PC. Did I mistakenly enable something? Is there a way to disable this feature that assigns permissions when I create a folder? I understand having folder permissions under C:\Users, but not elsewhere.
Jan
31
comment How do I remove Folder Ownerships? (Windows 7 & Windows XP)
I've tried that on this PC (D630). Then I go to another PC (EBMC) and I see that it is shared with "D630\Everyone" but I still can not access it with "EBMC\Everyone".
Jan
30
comment How do I remove Folder Ownerships? (Windows 7 & Windows XP)
But this is just a simple portable drive. Why do I have to create an access control list for a portable drive? Why is Windows insistent on creating an owner for it?