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I am a software programmer using C#, C+, and (less often) PHP. I frequently work with SQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and XML.

I own a business for technical consulting, programming, general IT work, and designing custom electronics (usually for costumes and theater/movie prop use).

I enjoy computers, music composition, photography, writing, sci-fi/fantasy, birding, and occasional cooking. (Many of which are topics of SE sites!)

A note on capitalization, spelling, and grammar: I care about the quality and readability of the questions and answers on StackExchange sites. I frequently edit for these reasons. I understand that not everyone knows English as their first language. If I leave a comment for you asking you to observe some language-usage convention, it's meant as a helpful hint, not as an attack.


Mar
6
comment Software to clean up photos of whiteboards and documents?
The blog post is currently a dead link.
Feb
12
revised How can I delete a folder with “illegal” characters?
Improved formatting
Feb
12
suggested approved edit on How can I delete a folder with “illegal” characters?
Feb
12
revised How can I delete a folder with “illegal” characters?
Added a word to fix a grammar problem
Dec
2
comment Why sometimes Windows cannot kill a process?
Dead link. A brief synopsis or summary of the linked information would make this infinitely more useful.
Nov
20
awarded  Tumbleweed
Nov
19
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
13
asked What governs the “start in” path when pinning programs to the taskbar?
Oct
17
comment How do I get different background images on my dual monitors?
Static stitching isn't useless to those that don't use docking stations... Argumentum ad populum...
Oct
3
comment How do I get different background images on my dual monitors?
To the down-voter: Can you elaborate on what you feel is incorrect about this answer?
Aug
27
awarded  Yearling
Aug
19
comment What is the name of the cable inside PC cases?
@Phil The grounds are common, so yes you can use either ground.
Aug
18
comment What is the name of the cable inside PC cases?
To address your question about DC power adapters having two wires, whereas the PC power cable has four, this is because the PC power supply is providing two voltages (5 and 12 DC) instead of one. The logic circuitry for a hard drive, for example, will operate on 5V, while the stepper motor may require 12V. I added a pinout to the answer.
Aug
18
comment What is the name of the cable inside PC cases?
PC power supplies typically are capable of supplying 200 or more watts, sufficient to power multiple hard drives, optical drives, etc. Manufacturers will usually provide cabling with several connectors intended for the end user to be able to add more devices without having to purchase splitters or new power supplies. Some computers (like mine at home) can have four or more hard drives in a RAID array, and having additional power connectors is necessary.
Aug
18
answered What is the name of the cable inside PC cases?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
6
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
25
revised Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to crack people's Wi-Fi networks?
Grammar and spacing
Mar
25
suggested approved edit on Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to crack people's Wi-Fi networks?
Mar
6
accepted Why is WMV playback cut off (half black)?