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I'm a senior developer at Chase IT Services in London. We build great software for the financial services industry.


Aug
23
answered How to recursively delete directory from command line in windows?
Aug
23
comment How “legal” is site-scraping using cURL?
IMDB are welcome to request whatever they wish, and you are free to comply with their wishes if you like. But legally, they don't have a leg to stand on. Go ahead a scrape their site.
Aug
23
comment How “legal” is site-scraping using cURL?
@musicfreak your screwdriver is just as legal, unless the person making the product is a legal authority in your jurisdiction. Don't forget, your interaction with manufacturers of products and publishers of websites is governed only by applicable laws, and you are essentially never going to be entering a legally enforceable contract with a website (or screw containing product) which will supersede your normal rights.
Aug
23
comment How “legal” is site-scraping using cURL?
First and foremost, it depends on your legal jurisdiction. There is a tendency on English language web sites to assume a US jurisdiction, but copyright varies a lot in other countries. I doubt US export restrictions apply to this question, unless you're exporting cURL as a US citizen you have nothing to worry about. Also, music is no different to text, images or anything else published online. Any kind of media can be published online by people without permission from the copyright holder - in which case you may be infringing their copyright by downloading it.
Aug
20
answered Unable to start or uninstall my Google Chrome 5 in Windows 7 X86 machine
Aug
19
answered What is a two bay NAS device?
Aug
19
comment Laptop and PC Synchronization over Wireless Network
If the two machines are on the same local network, the sync will happen over the network only (and it will be much faster)
Aug
19
answered Switch text direction to right-to-left in Chrome under Ubuntu
Aug
19
answered Laptop and PC Synchronization over Wireless Network
Aug
19
comment Is it possible to customise the border width of windows in Windows 7?
and this is what it looks like with really narrow borders - i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq194/akadruid/narrowborders.png
Aug
17
answered Win 7 Programs and Features Too Slow
Aug
17
comment How to send smtp through google? when using google apps standard edition
you are actually using TLS or SSL rather than straight SMTP?
Aug
17
answered How to send smtp through google? when using google apps standard edition
Aug
2
answered Windows XP command line for zipping files
Jul
28
revised How do I kill a forkbomb process?
added 172 characters in body
Jul
28
answered How do I kill a forkbomb process?
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jun
10
comment Something to convert audio to midi
Note that "audio -> MIDI" is not like ".wav -> .mp3" but rather more like voice recognition.
Jun
10
comment Something to convert audio to midi
a related question: stackoverflow.com/questions/1897023/wav-to-midi-conversion
May
28
comment unknown codec 0x0064 (G726 ADPCM)
this is very interesting, thank you. I've been playing with the settings of decode-g72x and it does produce an audible wav, but so far the audio is garbled. I shall keep playing...