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Java desktop app. enthusiast (for the x-platform, rich client experience). No strong opinions on technologies, platforms etc. beyond that.

Author of the SSCCE and wrote the initial draft of the (much shorter) MCVE document here at SO. Also seen at the DrewTubeish Tube Channel, LinkedIn, Softpedia & Facebook1.

Some of the tools formerly available at the pscode.org domain (that I controlled) can now be downloaded from my Google Share Drive.

At StackExchange: Completed the Java Web Start, JNLP, Applet & Java Sound tag information pages. Top user in same tags. Asked the How to create screenshots? FAQ & wrote the Why CS teachers should stop teaching Java applets blog post.

Most active on StackOverflow but also seen at other places around StackExchange such as Space Exploration, Sci-Fi & Fantasy & Movies & TV.

  1. FB friend requests please note, I will not be 'friending' people on FB who appear under a different name on FB than, here. I am tired of adding friends that make me think 'And ..who is that?'.

Jul
15
comment Something is stealing focus from the active window
Raised a support ticket: crux Ticket ID #58082 Full Name Andrew Thompson Email ???@gmail.com Subject: TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility repeatedly steals input focus on Windows 7 Hi folks, The software mentioned in the subject of this Support Ticket has been repeatedly and (seemingly) randomly been stealing keyboard input focus on Windows 7 based machines. This problem seems to have lasted at least the last 18 months. Could you fix it? See also superuser.com/a/525827/99314 where this problem has been discussed.
Jul
15
comment Something is stealing focus from the active window
"Since then I found out that this wireless utility is causing a lot of problems for other people too" (raises hand) Just solved the problem on my machine over a year and a half after your answer, thanks to your heads-up. And this was for a new card (the guy that supplied it was grumbling that he'd quoted it to cost $X for the motherboard connector he was expecting, but it used the 'new style connector' and cost $X+10), some year and a half after your report. I disagree that it is 'too localized', though it seems a very poor software support effort on the part of TP-Link. :-/
Jul
15
comment Something is stealing focus from the active window
DYM the 'TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility'? I seem to be having the same problem!
Oct
2
comment Programmatically uncheck Show Unzipped Files option for Winzip
@HovercraftFullOfEels "fishing for eyeballs" I've never fished for eyeballs. ..They make for great bait though. ;)
Feb
5
comment Downgrading Java from 7 to 6 failed — Mac
Possibly related to a security vulnerability. Search the forum for '[java] [osx]' sorted by newest and you'll probably find some of them.
Jan
8
answered How do I make a custom file extension open my java program?
Dec
1
comment Install SDK for Windows 7 64 bit
I can understand wanting to run a 64 bit JRE, but what is the major benefit of using a 64 bit JDK?
Jun
25
awarded  Supporter
Jun
24
awarded  Teacher
Jun
23
answered Make My Own Made Java Based Text editor as default Text Editor in Windows
Sep
27
awarded  Student
Sep
27
awarded  Editor
Sep
27
awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
5
answered Java applet needs permission but doesn't ask for it!