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I'm a Microsoft Software Development Engineer on the Trustworthy Computing Team. I've worked at several security related places previously, including Malware Bytes and PreEmptive Solutions.

On StackOverflow I mostly answer related questions, though I occasionally forray into and a couple of others.

I am the author of pevFind, a component of the ComboFix malware removal tool, and volunteer at BleepingComputer.com as a malware response instructor. My Twitter account is @MalwareMinigun.


Apr
22
asked Why would one want to include the original RAW inside of a DNG?
Mar
1
accepted What kind of camera bag would I look for to allow fast lens swaps?
Mar
1
comment How can I turn off the loud sound my D3100 produces when I take a photograph?
Duplicate: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/3301/…
Feb
29
comment How can I improve shots in the dark, when tripod or flash are not available?
I wish it was tungsten light :( Sodium lighting sucks! +1
Feb
29
comment How can I improve shots in the dark, when tripod or flash are not available?
Monopod won't help; it has the same problem the tripod does (even if the camera isn't moving, the players are)
Feb
29
asked How can I improve shots in the dark, when tripod or flash are not available?
Feb
19
awarded  Good Question
Jan
17
awarded  Quorum
Jan
13
comment Could a filter damage the curved front element of the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM?
Before using a UV filter just for protection, you may want to consider photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1393/… photo.stackexchange.com/questions/57/… and lensrentals.com/blog/2008/10/front-element-scratches
Jan
10
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
4
asked What kind of camera bag would I look for to allow fast lens swaps?
Dec
23
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
27
awarded  Yearling
Nov
19
comment Is there any significant difference between Nikon and Canon?
Lol -- I suppose this would matter if one has multiple cameras. it's going to be quite some time before I end up there; though I can see how that might be a problem. Was it common to have cameras from several brands in those days?
Nov
15
comment Why do my photos look better on an iMac?
@jrista: Dell's Uxxxx displays (at least, the U2711 and U3011) are CCFL displays, and they all have 96% (Adobe). (Reference: anandtech.com/show/2922/3 )
Nov
1
accepted What should I look for in a printer for photos?
Aug
28
comment Is it possible to make a 35mm digital camera with the same size / weight / price as a 35mm film camera?
Keep in mind that the effective cost of the film camera is much larger; both in shots you lose due to reloading film, and because you've got to pay to develop and print the film. At one night of one event I took ~500 shots. Assuming $2 for a roll of 24 shots, 2*(500/24) = $42, just for one night. If you use DSLRs towards the end of their useful life (~150,000 exposures), that would be about $12000 in film costs, not even counting developing. $6 camera isn't the whole story.
Aug
28
asked What should I look for in a printer for photos?
Aug
15
awarded  Excavator
Aug
10
comment Which second-hand lens for under $1k would be best for taking pictures of distant birds?
W.r.t. your flower photo, that doesn't sound like a lens issue; it sounds like that part of the image was just out of focus. When zoomed in to 200mm your depth of field gets smaller. Post that image as an example and you'll probably get good suggestions here.