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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.


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.
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.
Jul
10
comment Why is WMV playback cut off (half black)?
@Karan Yes actually, they did appear to play back correctly in Windows Media Player (version 12.0.7601.17514 on Windows XP Professional 32-bit).
Jul
10
comment Why is WMV playback cut off (half black)?
@Karan No, video drivers were not updated. I already discovered the solution (for our software), I wanted to post here for others.
Apr
2
comment How do I synchronise two folders in real-time in Windows 7?
Dead link. Appears to have moved to nionsoftware.com/dbpahk
Jan
15
comment How can I combine the output of 2 laptops through 1 set of speakers?
@Chris Admittedly, my answer is based on personal experience hacking together audio components when proper equipment (a mixer) was not available. I've spliced outputs together using splitters like these without problems, but I'm not saying that it's guaranteed to be problem free.
Jan
15
comment How can I combine the output of 2 laptops through 1 set of speakers?
A laptop audio output shouldn't have any problem with there being audio from another laptop present on the line, especially if it's off.
Nov
27
comment How to convert SWF to uncompressed AVI?
swf2avi does not support compressed swf files. FYI
Nov
26
comment How can I delete a folder with “illegal” characters?
@Louis That's correct. fseventsd was a file on the root directory rather than a folder containing an illegally named subfolder. It was empty except for the subfolder. I would have expected the subfolder to become a file, but that's not what it did.
Nov
26
comment How can I delete a folder with “illegal” characters?
I've no problem reformatting the flash drive to clear the unwanted folders, but if it were full (64GB) it would take a while to move the files back and forth. Another OS would likely work great, but I'm mostly interested if there's a way with Powershell or some Windows tool.
Nov
26
comment How can I delete a folder with “illegal” characters?
@Paul Unfortunately no.
Aug
16
comment Windows 7 real ram usage
By "real" you mean "physical?"
Jul
17
comment Network connection troubleshooting, unreliable ping
I edited the question shortly after posting - the connection to the router is all hard-wired. I am suspicious the router was the problem, after a reboot the packet loss was dramatically less (though still not lower than 1 or 2 percent.)
Jul
17
comment Network connection troubleshooting, unreliable ping
@techie007 Yes, the packet loss is the same for all sites. Some don't respond to ping, but of those that do, the percentage loss is similar.
Mar
30
comment How can I reverse mouse movement (X & Y axis) system-wide? (Win 7 x64)
My tie-in question on Electronics for a hardware-minded solution: electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/29014/…