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Software Development Engineer at Amazon, commercial actor, and hobby photographer.

Non-exhaustive list of my favorite languages, in no particular order:

  • Native: C, C++, x86 ASM
  • Managed: C#, Java, .NET CIL/MSIL
  • Interpreted: Ruby

Experience in compiler development, build systems, OS kernel memory management, SOAs, web applications and crawlers, data mining, 3D raytracing, and data compression algorithm design.

"I want my ER doctor to understand anatomy, even if all she has to do is put the computerized defibrillator nodes on my chest and push the big red button, and I want programmers to know programming down to the CPU level, even if Ruby on Rails does read your mind and build a complete Web 2.0 social collaborative networking site for you with three clicks of the mouse." -- Joel Spolsky

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Oct
2
comment Re-saving JPEG while keeping quality
-1 for incorrect information. A "100% quality" JPEG export will still affect quality.
Aug
23
comment Prevent specific applications from being run as administrator
You missed the point. I want to prevent it from opening in the first place.
Aug
22
comment Prevent specific applications from being run as administrator
It's not distrust of a specific installer, it's the distrust of an elevated browser.
Aug
22
comment Prevent specific applications from being run as administrator
Firefox and Chrome can be. If Chrome is my default browser, and the installer tries to open a webpage via an elevated thread, I get an elevated browser process.
May
2
comment How to disabe the beep in Octave 3.8.0 GUI on Windows 7
It's best to copy and paste the relevant parts of the answer here in addition to providing the link, otherwise your answer may become useless if the link ever breaks.
Jan
12
comment Buying new RAM for GT780DXR
1866mhz should work, it will just run at a slower speed compatible with the motherboard. That's the maximum rated speed, not the only speed. An 1866mhz DIMM can function at 1333mhz, it will just cost more for no increase in performance.
Feb
24
comment Song greyed out in iTunes, not visible on iPhone
Are you using iTunes match?
Oct
4
comment Bitlocker-To-Go on fixed drive
But if set up during USB, and then used via SATA (which makes Windows see it as fixed instead of removable), would that cause problems with unlocking the drive?
Oct
3
comment Bitlocker-To-Go on fixed drive
Any drive connected via USB, whether via a SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter (HDDs), or native USB (thumb drives), are recognized as removable. The HDD connected straight to the eSATA port is not.
Oct
3
comment Bitlocker-To-Go on fixed drive
Your first point seems to be incorrrect, Windows 7 currently allows me to automatically unlock my removable USB thumb drive. And yes, it does recognize it as a removable drive.
Oct
3
comment Bitlocker-To-Go on fixed drive
@Ramhound - As I stated above, it possible to read (not write) to BitLocker FAT volumes on WinXP: microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24303
Sep
23
comment Does BitLocker reduce write reliability?
I've added an example to my question of things I'm looking for.
Sep
18
comment Large recovery partitions
@ChimneyImp - As long as the recovery partition is intact, the machine can always be restored to a working state, without worrying about 3rd-party drivers, etc, that might be missing with a generic Windows installation.
Sep
6
comment Remote Desktop doesn't recognize username change
The profile path should have no effect on the userNAME, however, no? Profile paths may be entirely arbitrary, or even located on a network drive (not the local machine). Which is why software should never assume profile paths, but use the proper API calls. I do not think the profile path is the issue here, as I have renamed accounts in the past and used them just fine.
Jun
27
comment Executing symbolic link to exe - “The specified path does not exist”
@laggingreflex - In the %ProgramFiles%\LinkShellExtension folder, or in the Link Shell Extension Start Menu folder.
Jun
23
comment Unknown glyph symbols on the Volume Mixer
In this case, it is not a localization issue.
Jun
3
comment How to recover C:\Users folder
@soandos - He might have if he was moving C:\Users to `U:` and then creating a symlink as he described.
Apr
3
comment Ping times across different cards
I have agreed after much further testing, that the differences must be related to the chipset/hardware differences. Thanks for your response!
Jan
27
comment How to make Nvidia chip available in a switchable graphics laptop?
Try a factory reset? Be sure to reset the BIOS as well.
Jan
20
comment Ping times across different cards
I have factory reset both machines, and have precisely measured equal testing distances and antenna configurations. Essentially, I have attempted to removal all possible variables. So distance and machine load should be irrelevant to this situation. 15ms vs 21ms average is a "small" difference, but it is more than a 33% increase in ping time, which is not a small percentage margin.