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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
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.
Jul
14
comment What is a good two lens “starter kit”?
Keep in mind that most entry level DSLRs are crop sensors, meaning the 50mm is going to be a moderate telephoto rather than "normal". Consider a 35mm lens for "normal" results.
Jul
13
comment Is a Canon Rebel T3 an appropriate entry-level DSLR?
I believe the D3100 is limited to 100 exposures per squeeze of the shutter (though with a fast card you can just press the button again to continue) -- only matters for your JPEG measurements though.
Jul
13
comment Is a Canon Rebel T3 an appropriate entry-level DSLR?
Is <entry level camera here> good enough for <the hardest things possible for a DSLR>? Probably if you're not a professional. But more expensive cameras obviously do the job better.
Jul
12
comment How do I know if a lens is genuine?
Would $360 for this: amazon.com/Nikon-50mm-1-4G-Digital-Cameras/dp/B001GCVA0U/… be setting off red flags then? :)
Jul
12
comment How do I know if a lens is genuine?
What is an RRP? EDIT: Ah, nevermind. Same as MSRP.
Jul
12
asked How do I know if a lens is genuine?
Jul
11
comment Where should one go in terms of equipment for event shooting after a D7000 kit?
I certainly have been doing the "shoot a lot of pictures" bit -- Just for that hour long awards ceremony I think I took about 250. Given the low shutter speed I've been taking advantage of the high speed of the camera to increase the likelihood of getting a non-blurry shot. (As it was, those two pictures I posted are the only reasonably sharp ones out of about 20 :( )
Jul
11
comment Where should one go in terms of equipment for event shooting after a D7000 kit?
You're saying the difference between the 1.8 and the 1.4 is big enough to justify the 4x price increase (at 35mm)? (At least the 1.4 50mm is more reasonably priced...)
Jul
11
asked Where should one go in terms of equipment for event shooting after a D7000 kit?
Jul
9
accepted How can I force Lightroom to render previews for my collection?
Jul
9
comment How can I force Lightroom to render previews for my collection?
Erm... d'oh! +1 :)