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bio website martinstoller.ca
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What to write... what to write? Does anyone read these at all?

With over twenty years of programming experience, I think I've finally earned the title "veteran" (got the scars to prove it, too). And that, even though I've only been gaining my daily bread with full time programming during the last 16 years. Before that I was doing admin and support work, getting my hands and knees dirty pulling a plethora (and yes, I do mean "abundance") of cabling through ducts that greased spaghetti would have had trouble passing through. Beating reluctant UNIX and Novell servers with a one pound mallet until they agreed to work in rooms radiating a pleasant 38 degrees Celsius. With soothing, well modulated words calming down workers close to suicide who had unwittingly rebooted their machines before saving their gargantuan spreadsheets. During these perspiring years I often put together small tools and apps to help make my admin life easier. And in the early years of my computerized life (during high school) I programmed for fun in languages and on machines that have now been more or less forgotten. All those years I've dreamt of designing and creating the "PERFECT OPERATING SYSTEM"! But that is another story…


Feb
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awarded  Critic
Jan
6
comment Why is Java consuming 100% CPU on my machine?
+1 -> Had the same issue. Personally I ended up removing Java and use it only in Parallel on an XP VM... I never seem to need Java on Lion, anyway, so why leave it installed?
Oct
12
comment iOS5 Upgrade fails with Error 3014
6GB free??? Wish I had that much :) Thanks for sharing the log - love the first line...
Oct
11
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
4
comment How can I improve/replace View Source in Safari?
+1 @Dan Thanks for the Cmd+ tip! (useful especially on 13"...)
Sep
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comment Looking for a offline app to learn Spanish
Good idea! Added more info!
Sep
26
revised Looking for a offline app to learn Spanish
Added more info.
Sep
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awarded  Supporter
Sep
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comment iOS Developer Tools & Utilities (must haves and nice to haves)
Or GIMP (gimp.org ) on Mac works fine, too...
Sep
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answered Looking for a offline app to learn Spanish
Jul
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
28
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
Sad to hear that - I love working multi-mon, just haven't yet had a chance with my laptop. Hopefully a future version will address this...
Jul
23
comment Apple Mail - Making Reply and Forward Attributions the SAME?
Looks like we'll have to build our own plugin - but mail.app plugin api is undocumented - only info I've found that is still around is here: <eaganj.free.fr/weblog/?post/2009/07/14/…; ... gonna give it a whirl, because the default "On...wrote:" annoys me, too...
Jul
23
answered Apple Mail - Making Reply and Forward Attributions the SAME?
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awarded  Teacher
Jul
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awarded  Editor
Jul
22
revised Can i install the applications disc of my snow leopard on Mac OS X Lion?
Slight grammar update
Jul
22
answered What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
Jul
22
suggested approved edit on Can i install the applications disc of my snow leopard on Mac OS X Lion?
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awarded  Autobiographer