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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.


Jul
28
accepted How should one quickly convert a large number of NEF (RAW) files into JPEGs?
Jul
28
accepted Are there significant challengers to the Secure Digital format for cameras on the horizon?
Jul
28
accepted Why is the front element of a telephoto lens larger than a wide angle lens?
Jul
28
accepted Is pincushion or barrel distortion really all that bad in a lens?
Jul
28
accepted What techniques should be used when attempting bird photography?
Jul
28
comment How do I know if a lens is genuine?
B&H charges $430 for that lens, not $360.
Jul
28
accepted How do I know if a lens is genuine?
Jul
28
asked What do the AF-A, AF-C, and AF-S autofocus settings mean?
Jul
26
comment Do we need a license to sell the photos of Empire State Building?
If you're planning on selling these things I would consult real legal people -- yeah, it can be a bit expensive, but it's better then getting sued later on down the line.
Jul
26
comment What LCD protector should I get for a Nikon D5100?
I don't believe the D5100 comes with a screen protector of any description. At least, the screen seemed fragile when I looked at one. (That's actually the main reason I went to the D7000 instead of the D5100 -- I think I would break the 5100's screen)
Jul
21
comment Does a Point and Shoot camera with great Auto mode exist?
I did read the question. My point is that any camera that has lots of buttons almost always has a good "Auto" mode. My D7000 certainly does. (I did not downvote the question, I just wanted to explain why it might have been downvoted.)
Jul
21
comment Does a Point and Shoot camera with great Auto mode exist?
You can always use the Auto mode on the 7D...
Jul
21
comment What should I look for in a second-hand DSLR with a nice long zoom lens?
@Itai: main reason I point that out is that if someone sees this answer a year from now it might be reasonable to find that particular model used.
Jul
21
comment What should I look for in a second-hand DSLR with a nice long zoom lens?
I would argue that the D7000 is in there with the Dxxx ones, though it's unlikely you'll find many of those used at this point.
Jul
19
comment Can I get faster and cheaper results by buying the Sandisk Extreme, not the newer Pro?
Your camera needs to support UHS-1 to get 30MB/s transfer rates to an SD card. The highest speed supported under the old standard is ~12MB/s
Jul
19
comment Can I get faster and cheaper results by buying the Sandisk Extreme, not the newer Pro?
I have the D7000, which does support the newer UHS-1 spec, and it's significantly faster. (About 4 times as fast on the pessimistic end)
Jul
18
comment Between Nikon 18-55mm II and 50mm f/1.8, which suits my needs better?
I don't see how zoom lenses make you lazy. You can use a zoom just like a prime if you wish. It just gives you more flexibility. Of course, you can't just not think about the zoom and just change the dial until your shot looks right, but I think the argument of "some people get lazy with zooms" isn't an argument against zooms, it's against those who don't learn to use them properly. (For what it's worth, I've never seen a professional photographer using a prime at an event -- 70-200mms everywhere!)
Jul
17
accepted Where should one go in terms of equipment for event shooting after a D7000 kit?
Jul
15
comment Is there an open format to share image editing information?
So you'd want the OS to be having to do all of the algorithmic goodness that lightroom takes forever to do even on a single image, and still expect even halfway reasonable performance as a result? Not only would that be unreasonable, I'm not sure it would even be a good idea. Adobe certainly isn't publishing the noise reduction stuff in Lightroom for the public to use, for example.
Jul
15
comment How do I get Lightroom 3 to upload my original JPEGs to flickr?
LR can export the original "negatives", though I don't believe it can do so to Flickr.