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I'm primarily a computer and photography enthusiast, but I have a variety of other interests as well, from video games to fountain pens. I take the accuracy and correctness of my contributions very seriously; if there are any problems with my posts, feel free to edit them or let me know in chat if you have any questions or comments.

As a photographer, I use a Pentax K-5 (as well as a K-r as a backup or secondary camera), with a small selection of Pentax lenses. You can also find me on Pentax Forums.


Gravatar derived from D&D red dragon on Wikimedia Commons, courtesy of LittleDrakon, CC BY-SA

Note that I'm not really into tabletop RPGs. I simply felt that this image suits me best.

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Dec
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How come piping yes to a file doesn't work?
Dec
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the 'chrome:' and 'resource:' protocols in Firefox?
Dec
5
asked What are the 'chrome:' and 'resource:' protocols in Firefox?
Dec
4
comment How come piping yes to a file doesn't work?
If this was true, you should have received a No space left on device error.
Dec
4
comment How come piping yes to a file doesn't work?
@Cougar, dd if=/dev/null of=yes.txt does not write any actual data to the file; it would only truncate the file, since reading from /dev/null returns an EOF. Replace /dev/null with /dev/zero.
Dec
4
comment How come piping yes to a file doesn't work?
On Windows, I was able to redirect to a file using the version of yes supplied with MinGW MSYS, producing a file several hundred megabytes in size within seconds. Is your shell able to redirect standard output to a file?
Dec
4
comment Why does my mouse get slower and slower?
@wizlog, I'm referring to a hardware DPI switch on the mouse.
Dec
4
answered Why does my mouse get slower and slower?
Dec
4
comment Why does my mouse get slower and slower?
What make and model of mouse?
Dec
2
revised Cannot remove files on Windows
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Dec
2
comment Cannot remove files on Windows
@DeadMG, an account called Local System has full access to the system. It is not intended for use by the user, but is instead used by essential Windows services and other programs (such as security software) that require full system access. There are ways the user can gain Local System access, but this is not intended and can be very dangerous, just as using root on Unix and Unix-like systems for purposes other than system administration can be dangerous.
Dec
2
comment Remove Windows 7's limitation on number of concurrent tcp connections (http web requests)
Voting to close as off topic. The 20 connection limit is specified in the Windows 7 EULA (though increased from 10 in previous versions): e. Device Connections. You may allow up to 20 other devices to access software installed on the licensed computer to use only File Services, Print Services, Internet Information Services and Internet Connection Sharing and Telephony Services. You may not have known this, but it would violate the EULA to allow more than 20 TCP/IP connections.
Dec
2
revised How do I run a Linux shell command from Octave?
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Dec
2
answered Why does my computer keep installing Stage 3 of 3 (complete) and then reboot?
Dec
2
answered How do I run a Linux shell command from Octave?
Nov
30
revised Program that “fences” installed programs so they do not contaminate Windows?
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Nov
29
revised Flash Express Install not updating
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Nov
29
comment What is the impact of Windows 8 with UEFI on normal users?
I am not a lawyer, but I believe it would be illegal to force vendors to lock motherboards to Windows as it would amount to product tying--tying motherboards to Windows would deny consumers their choice of a different operating system.
Nov
29
revised What is the impact of Windows 8 with UEFI on normal users?
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Nov
29
revised I constantly get the error “Windows Explorer has stopped working”
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