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bio website cs.berkeley.edu/~dcoetzee
location Berkeley, California
age 32
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I'm a graduate student in computer science at University of California, Berkeley. I also spent 5 years as a Software Development Engineer at Microsoft, 2 in a product group and 3 as a Research Developer for the Microsoft Research Operating Systems Group. I'm also a user on Wikimedia Commons, and run several websites including LiteratePrograms wiki.


Nov
23
comment Computer randomly shuts down during Bitlocker prompt?
I've also experienced this on a system with i7 4770K. I replaced the motherboard entirely with a MSI Z97-G45 motherboard and it didn't fix it. So far I've gotten around it by just rebooting over and over and typing my password as fast as I can. I don't know of any solution, but my system does not shut off in any other situation.
Dec
31
comment 98-100% memory use, no process uses more than 25MB
In my case poolmon showed trouble with the Wfpn tag. This is a common issue with the Killer e2200 NIC. The workaround was to disable the NDU service with sc config NDU start=disable at an elevated command prompt (see: damjank.blogspot.com/2012/11/…)
Nov
10
comment How do I disable microphone volume auto-adjusting?
If you find it at 15, adjust it to 13 instead of 1. (you are clearing bit 1, the second bit from the right)
Dec
28
comment How to download favicon from website?
I have found sites that don't store favicon.ico in the root folder, particularly on Wikia. But the above worked.
Apr
22
comment Can I delete the folder “C:\WINDOWS\Installer\$PatchCache$”?
I assume the user knows how to delete the files in a folder. The question is whether it's safe to do so.
Feb
4
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