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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.


Nov
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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.
Aug
5
comment what are the minimum requirements for the camera to be UHS 1 compatible?
Erm... 1.9 frames per second * 35MB RAWs == 66.5MB/s -- almost 50% more than Sandisk specifies for the card. I don't think the camera is the bottleneck here.
Aug
5
comment How can I get the right exposure when parts of the scene are in the shade and others are in the sun?
Once it goes pure black there's nothing you can do either. It's just that pure white is usually more attention grabbing than pure black is.
Jul
30
comment What tool produces better quality jpeg: Lightroom or Imagemagick?
Note that 100% quality in lightroom often results in 5 to 10 times file size increase with no visible change in image quality.
Jul
28
comment What do the AF-A, AF-C, and AF-S autofocus settings mean?
@Rowland: No, I'm not talking about AF-S lenses, I'm talking about the autofocus mode. (It's unfortunate the names overlap)
Jul
28
accepted What do the AF-A, AF-C, and AF-S autofocus settings mean?
Jul
28
comment What do the AF-A, AF-C, and AF-S autofocus settings mean?
@Matt: It's a Nikon D7000 but I believe I have seen similar markings on a friend's Canon before.
Jul
28
accepted How do I navigate the particular camera model number structure of manufacturers?
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?