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bio website benoitstpierre.com
location Seattle, WA
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Mobile Software Engineer at Google with a University of Waterloo bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering Option.

Previous experience at Amazon.com, OpenText, Research In Motion, Sybase and Bridgewater Systems.


May
30
comment What is causing my newly built PC with Windows 7 to BSOD?
Thanks for the pointers. I have more info now thanks to BlueScreenView, I'll post another question with more specifics if I can't get this system working.
Nov
13
comment Application bandwidth monitor
This is a very useful tool. It also shows disk IO per process and various other interesting metrics.
Nov
13
comment Finding out what directories are using the most space on windows
I've used this in the past and it works well, even though the gradients look so '90s.
Nov
11
comment Is there a way to disable the “maximize” snap?
False. See Dereleased's answer for the Control Panel setting to change.
Nov
2
comment Slow GIF animations in Firefox
My old laptop used to lag while scrolling if this option was on and it was a Windows XP machine. I don't think it's OS X specific.
Oct
30
comment 4GB Memory Upgrade for Acer Aspire 5102WLMi
What version of BIOS do you currently have installed? If a newer version is available, try updating.
Oct
9
comment On a dual-monitor setup, how can just one of the two be rotated?
You should be able to do this in the Nvidia or ATI Control Panel.
Oct
8
comment How safe is this computer from intrusion?
@The Guy: Even if you only visit trusted sites you may be vulnerable to attacks. For example the null-prefix SSL certificate vulnerability. Someone could highjack the DNS entry for your bank and conduct a man-in-the-middle attack. The SSL certificate would validate due to your system not being patched. A patched system would display the certificate as untrusted in this case.
Oct
8
comment How safe is this computer from intrusion?
The ones I link to for Firefox and Xulrunner are fairly serious. If you go to a site that's crafted to exploit them, they can essentially run anything with the privileges of the current user, which is a sudoer with no password on the LiveCD, they can essentially run anything as root.
Oct
8
comment How safe is this computer from intrusion?
Ubuntu has a very good firewall installed by default (the same used in many routers actually), named iptables. It's difficult to configure manually, but GUI tools exist to make it easy to setup.
Oct
8
comment Recursive chmod: rw for files, rwx for directories
@jwaddel: That should work. You're removing all execute bits, regardless of file/directory type, then adding execute to only directories and regular files that already have the execute bit on (which is now none.)
Oct
6
comment Is there a good Lotus Notes open-source alternative?
I wonder if I can uninstall and reinstall every 90 days...
Oct
6
comment Is there a good Lotus Notes open-source alternative?
@Chris_K: For the record, I haven't down-voted any answer, I've just been leaving comments. Kind of annoying having people bash answers I'm considering...
Oct
6
comment Is there a good Lotus Notes open-source alternative?
We have web access enabled, but it looks even worse than the desktop client and refuses to run correctly in anything but IE6.
Oct
6
comment Running bat file using Windows scheduler
Yes, and Th is for Thursday.
Oct
6
comment How can I boost the volume of my Video
+1 for VirtualDub. It's a great open-source video editor.
Oct
6
comment Is there a good Lotus Notes open-source alternative?
@DaveParillo: I would probably be okay with a newer version. My qualms aren't based on religion. I just feel like I'm using Netscape 4 and am tired of getting messages like: "Notes doesn't understand how your boss wants to schedule this meeting. Would you like to: Fix everything manually or have Notes try to make sense of this simple date change but end up ruining half your calendar and creating multiple versions of this meeting?"
Oct
6
comment Is there a good Lotus Notes open-source alternative?
I might give this a try this afternoon. I've used Evolution on my Ubuntu laptop for a while, but I've never used it in Windows either. Do you also have access to the full Lotus contacts list?
Oct
6
comment Import events into Windows Mobile calendar
Are you sure you exported the entire calendar and not just a single event?
Oct
6
comment Is there a good Lotus Notes open-source alternative?
We're still using Lotus Notes 6.5 because that's all IT is supporting. Yes it's ridiculous, yes everyone and their mothers want to update, no it's not going to happen any time soon.