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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.


Jun
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
19
asked What's the reason behind “Stereo Mix” becoming a missing option?
Jun
15
comment How to disable column order drag-and-drop in Windows 7/Server 2008?
+1 -- this is an infuriating issue.
May
27
comment My webcam just came on “out of the blue”
Are you a student at Harriton High School in Pennsylvania?
Apr
28
awarded  Critic
Apr
25
revised Excel: convert text string to date/time format
Formatting
Apr
25
suggested approved edit on Excel: convert text string to date/time format
Mar
21
accepted At what number of files should I cap storing images in NTFS folders for optimal enumeration?
Mar
21
comment At what number of files should I cap storing images in NTFS folders for optimal enumeration?
Thanks @Hyppy that's what I was wanting to know. I'll use a round number that seems to give decent performance, then.
Mar
21
comment At what number of files should I cap storing images in NTFS folders for optimal enumeration?
I agree, I usually use command line or scripts to deal with these folders, but we have users who occasionally want to browse, and I'd like to offer the best performance I can. My curiosity was whether performance is simply n based on file quantity n, or if thresholds exist. i.e. Opening an explorer window with 1 to 4096 files is a given speed, but 4096...16k is some other (slower) speed.
Mar
21
comment At what number of files should I cap storing images in NTFS folders for optimal enumeration?
I should add that this pertains to storage of images on a single 500GB hard drive at 7200 RPM. Such storage is temporary until images are migrated elsewhere.
Mar
21
asked At what number of files should I cap storing images in NTFS folders for optimal enumeration?
Mar
21
comment How many files can a windows folder contain?
Related: superuser.com/questions/6382/…
Mar
11
awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
4
answered what is the .pst file size
Mar
1
comment Can you bring LCD monitors from the Nothern Hemisphere to the Southern?
If a Google search doesn't lead you to a StackExchange site, then by all means, ask here. The goal is to have authoritative answers here that search engines can find.
Feb
23
comment How can I combine 30,000 images into a timelapse movie?
@Swift I understand you need the files to be at their original size. I've always batch downsampled images using Irfanview prior to creating the timelapse avi. Hopefully you find the solution you need!
Feb
22
comment Windows 7 snap to edge of monitor (not desktop) on multi-monitor setup
+1: Very nice find.
Feb
22
answered How can I combine 30,000 images into a timelapse movie?
Feb
22
accepted Why do Windows Updates all have a name like KB1234567?