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Software developer, professional since the early 90s, amateur back to the mid 80s.

Maintainer of MySQL++.

Maintainer of the Winsock Programmer's FAQ.

Pixel pusher for fun, mostly photography, but some 3D (my avatar is one of my pieces) and 2D art.


1d
accepted Diagnose a damaged lens from focus test results
Jun
9
awarded  Organizer
Jun
9
revised Why doesn't the zoom ring on my Vivitar 75-205mm lens turn?
De-vagued title; fixed all the grammar errors; improved formatting; added pic descriptions; removed "macro" tag, since that isn't relevant here; added "zoom", since that *is* relevant; removed pointless trailers
May
20
revised How can I exclude nested keywords from a Lightroom smart collection?
minor clarity tweaks
May
6
revised Raw vs Jpeg for non-professional use
added footnote
May
5
revised How can I exclude nested keywords from a Lightroom smart collection?
changed "alias" to match the term used by Lr, "synonym"; trimmed black from edges of screenshot; added geotag SC para
May
5
revised How can I exclude nested keywords from a Lightroom smart collection?
changed "alias" to match the term used by Lr, "synonym"; trimmed black from edges of screenshot
May
5
revised How can I exclude nested keywords from a Lightroom smart collection?
fixed `shot-from` -> `shotfrom`
May
5
revised How can I exclude nested keywords from a Lightroom smart collection?
fixed `shot-from` -> `shotfrom`
May
5
answered How can I exclude nested keywords from a Lightroom smart collection?
Apr
26
revised Can you create “Versions” or “Virtual Copies” of a photo in Apple's new Photos app
more poking confirms my the guess that the modelresource file is a baked version of the original; assorted other clarifications
Apr
26
revised Can you create “Versions” or “Virtual Copies” of a photo in Apple's new Photos app
added report on my spelunk through the library file
Apr
26
revised Can you create “Versions” or “Virtual Copies” of a photo in Apple's new Photos app
clarified the reasoning behind the "virtual copy" diagnosis
Apr
26
answered Can you create “Versions” or “Virtual Copies” of a photo in Apple's new Photos app
Apr
22
revised Is Lighroom 5 available only as subscription?
updated to track changes due to the release of Lr6 and Photos for OS X; also folded in my reverse payoff numbers, and simplified the footnotes/digressions
Apr
21
comment Does the cloud version of Lightroom require an internet connection?
Related.
Apr
16
comment Why is the field of view of my lens narrower than my calculations show it should be?
@jarnbjo: Both formulas are useful. They differ based on whether you take the sensor size or the lens' specified AoV as your given value.
Apr
12
answered Raw vs Jpeg for non-professional use
Apr
3
answered How to remove label adhesive from used lenses?
Mar
28
awarded  Citizen Patrol