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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.


Jan
13
answered Is there a way to refresh Notepad?
Jan
5
answered Excel - Chart that sums the values in multiple rows for each series
Dec
29
answered Windows 7 64 randomly halts
Dec
29
comment How can I see all hidden folders in Windows 7?
Also of great help would be to disable Hide extensions for known file types. Depending on the level of hidden folders you need to see, you could also disable Hide protected operating system files however, modifying or moving anything about in system files is not recommended.
Dec
15
answered How to bind IP address to MAC address in Windows XP?
Dec
15
answered Is it possible for Excel print consistently with any printer? avoid awkward page breaks?
Dec
15
answered Why is my hard drive making weird noises after the power got shut down?
Dec
15
comment How to secure my Windows 7 PC?
Adding passwords to user accounts in Windows is only marginally secure. Unless you encrypt the files on disk, simply removing the drive and accessing it with a different computer is enough to bypass Windows user passwords (not to mention a plethora of utilities designed to circumvent NTLM passwords).
Dec
15
comment How to secure my Windows 7 PC?
Instead of taking the drive on the road, consider simply hiding it in a closet or a drawer. If the computer does happen to get stolen, the drive might still be around. Alternatively, if you have a safe, use that.
Nov
22
comment Hard drives and SATA3
Tom's Hardware (tomshardware.com) has a lot of good information plus benchmark results on hard drives. A lot of attention has been devoted to SSD vs HDD as well as SATA2 vs SATA3.
Nov
20
awarded  Yearling
Oct
29
comment Would Microsoft Security Essentials be adequate protection?
I agree with bobince, the vast majority of issues I repair on my clients' computers tend to never have been detected by their installed software, and could potentially have been avoided if the user had been a little more educated on what sorts of messages/windows/popups are real versus phishing.
Aug
27
answered Windows 7 ALT-TAB - How to turn off previewing the window
Aug
27
comment Windows 7 ALT-TAB - How to turn off previewing the window
You can also Windows Key + Tab for an admittedly over-the-top graphic preview experience.
May
26
awarded  Commentator
May
26
comment Change default font in DreamWeaver on OS X
This isn't a programming question, you should ask this on superuser.com.
May
5
comment How to install Visual Python in Ubuntu 10.04?
Installing falls more into the realm of superuser.com and serverfault.com, you might try your question there. (Even though it is programming-related.)
Apr
15
comment Visual Studio on laptop and desktop
One problem with Visual Studio (possibly others) is that when viewed with TightVNC or UltraVNC, the tooltips and intellisense boxes do not display. :(
Apr
9
answered Save and restore multiple layers within a Photoshop action that flattens
Apr
9
answered Unable to Align Layers in Photoshop Properly with CS2