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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.


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 hack people's Wi-Fi networks?
Grammar and spacing
Mar
25
suggested suggested edit on Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to hack people's Wi-Fi networks?
Mar
6
accepted Why is WMV playback cut off (half black)?
Dec
30
comment MacBook: 12-channel phono output to speakers
Just out of curiosity, why 12 speakers?
Nov
17
comment 1 screen extended to 3 on a notebook with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 - how?
Did you miss SuperUser.com?
Oct
23
comment Rotate a MP4 file, while preserving codec and quality attributes
-1 because although the program suggested is helpful, the steps are incomplete.
Oct
14
comment Bad effects of coiling up HDMI cable?
Your question is not really about electronic design, so unfortunately it's off topic. However, here's a ~90cm HDMI cable: monoprice.com/products/…; they also have ~45cm.
Oct
9
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
24
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
16
awarded  Guru
Aug
27
awarded  Yearling