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bio website statestreetgang.net
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.NET developer and architect (C#, of course) for a small software company in Columbia, SC. If you're wondering what I'm doing, check out my questions.

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Apr
21
comment
This. But then, I like to troll.
Jan
6
comment Why is my Hitachi Deskstar singing an odd tune, but not death rattle-type metal?
I dunno. It doesn't sound like it is spinning up (that is a much different tune), and I know the drive is spinning before and after the tune. But thanks for the link. Uh, did I just say that? As a SO user, I now feel dirty. I'll turn off power saving for the drive and see if that helps.
May
2
comment Why would a computer stop POSTing only temporarily after a crash?
I've had that happen to me a couple times on my old machine. I figured it was an issue with the card/driver that took the system down. As for not posting... Dunno. Overheating in older systems, like @chrisf suggested, could prevent a post.
Apr
26
comment Why is “Libraries” always selected when I view my desktop?
Look, I don't care if you have Angelina's blood in a vial around your neck, but this is at least something. I still want a 100% fix for this BS. And, I'm sure, so do you. I will see if this is acceptable in practice. I don't feel so, unfortunately.
Apr
26
comment Why is “Libraries” always selected when I view my desktop?
@BradPatton Madden is a pus.. er, a jerk. I rock the FHC.
Feb
26
comment Why is “Libraries” always selected when I view my desktop?
Nope. Doesn't work. Something else is happening here. The link created when I drag has a different icon than yours, and the location bar just shows Desktop, where yours shows (I guess) your profile folder name THEN Desktop. Here's +1 for your efforts, tho.
Feb
26
comment Why is “Libraries” always selected when I view my desktop?
Nope. A picture isn't worth jack in this case, as it still doesn't work. Tried about five different ways to do this, and no matter what my favorites desktop icon is different from your second desktop icon and it still fails. Not sure why. Also tried changing the icon to point to explorer.exe c:\users\me\desktop, tried just explorer.exe but had the startup folder set to my desktop (even worse--it starts up in Libraries! Its mocking me!), etc etc. So if you're doing something special here you're going to have to spell it out, as I can't guess what it is.
Feb
26
comment Why is “Libraries” always selected when I view my desktop?
Nice suggestion (hadn't tried this), however it hasn't worked.
Nov
7
comment How can i adjust for swiping in from an edge when my touchscreen has a bezel?
@Will: No. The bezel is too thick, so my finger impacts the screen too far in from the edge.
Nov
4
comment How can i adjust for swiping in from an edge when my touchscreen has a bezel?
No, the touchscreen actually is better than it was in 7, but the edge swipes don't work.
Nov
4
comment How can i adjust for swiping in from an edge when my touchscreen has a bezel?
@billc.cn hmm, maybe I'm overthinking it? Will try that approach tomorrow.
Nov
4
comment How can i adjust for swiping in from an edge when my touchscreen has a bezel?
@karan updated.
Nov
4
comment How can i adjust for swiping in from an edge when my touchscreen has a bezel?
:/ I'm in the same situ, but that doesn't work for me. Am looking for tweaks,
Oct
28
comment Customize the new Windows 8 Tools (Windows + X) context menu?
Yep, you're right.
Oct
26
comment How can I get Windows Media Center on my Windows 8 Enterprise install?
@PJC: Role reversal. Not a big deal for me (MSDN account), but a bigger one for people trying to figure out which sku to buy.
Oct
26
comment How can I get Windows Media Center on my Windows 8 Enterprise install?
Thanks for the effort in tracking that down!
Apr
2
comment How do I determine how future-proof and stable a router is?
Hopefully my edit clarifies that she's looking for the specific tech specs for routers that suggest they are stable and future proof.
Mar
23
comment Configuring Notepad++ to run knitr2pdf
This is actually on topic here. But since OP asked for migration...
Feb
8
comment What Can I Do With US Laptop's Power Plug's Ground Pin?
@Boris_yo: You need... to ask DELL what it recommends.
Feb
7
comment What Can I Do With US Laptop's Power Plug's Ground Pin?
Dell power adapters are designed so that all you need to replace is the cord from the converter to the wall. Cheap fix. Contact Dell.