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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.


Mar
3
comment What is the purpose of the plastic disk between the cassette and the rear wheel?
@Daniel: If only I had known to search for "spoke guard". On the other hand if I'd have known that I'd not have had to ask the question :)
Mar
2
comment How long do Garmin's cycling GPS devices take to get an initial GPS lock?
:sigh: That's annoying. Guess I have to rig up a waterproof cell phone holder thing then :)
Mar
1
comment What is the purpose of the plastic disk between the cassette and the rear wheel?
Why would one want to remove it? I mean, it seems to be a pain in the ass to keep clean, but beyond that...
Mar
1
comment What is the purpose of the plastic disk between the cassette and the rear wheel?
Erm, I would hope that a friction shifter wouldn't be adjusted such that this would be necessary...
Feb
18
comment How can I prevent or mitigate the front wheel coming off the ground when climbing steep hills?
@Glenn: I'm not sure. I don't have any equipment for measuring this. Suffice to say this is the steepest hill I've ever been on :) (Specifically, climbing Denny Way up into Capitol Hill in Seattle)
Feb
14
comment How can I prevent or mitigate the front wheel coming off the ground when climbing steep hills?
@Kibber: I'm hardly ever in the drops. Will have to see if that'll work.
Feb
13
comment How can I prevent or mitigate the front wheel coming off the ground when climbing steep hills?
It seems like this would be moving the handlebars down relative to the seat; but if I do too much of that I start having neck issues.
Feb
13
comment How can I prevent or mitigate the front wheel coming off the ground when climbing steep hills?
Indeed -- if a gear was made which would let me pedal this particular hill smoothly that'd probably help a bunch :P
Jul
26
comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
@Useless: I'm saying that there's nothing about derailleur gears, as a technology, that forces the chainrings or cassette to be thinner. I'm not saying that they are the same thickness in practice.
Jun
17
comment Ouch, I'm really sore. Should I take a break for a while? How long?
@Unsliced: Okie dokie :) I will meditate on Rule #5.
Jun
17
comment Ouch, I'm really sore. Should I take a break for a while? How long?
@Daniel: Looking at symptoms for that I don't match. Good to know that its there though. I think I just over did it -- Strava at least is calling the first big ride "Extreme" and the last "Tough". (To my understanding those are based on heart rate)
Jun
16
comment Ouch, I'm really sore. Should I take a break for a while? How long?
Hmm... I don't think I'd describe this as "painful stabs." But didn't think I'd keep getting "sore spells" like this after being back in the saddle for a couple of months. +1
Jun
16
comment Ouch, I'm really sore. Should I take a break for a while? How long?
:sigh: I wish it was regional. Seems to be mostly in my shoulders but really is pretty much everywhere. Just been a couch potato for too long.
Jun
16
comment Ouch, I'm really sore. Should I take a break for a while? How long?
@Andreas: That's what I thought. Yet it has come back. :)
Jun
7
comment What kinds of brake designs exist, and what are their general pros and cons?
[quote]•Can easily crush most single walled rims[/quote] Wow
Nov
24
comment Why has indexed shifting displaced traditional friction shifting?
@DanielRHicks: Hmm.. that sounds like it's solve most of my problems. I'll take a look next time I'm looking for a new bike... Still kind of frustrating that this is only available with expensive hardware :(
Nov
13
comment Why has indexed shifting displaced traditional friction shifting?
@zenbike: Oh, and to clarify, I only have objections to indexing on the front -- I agree with you with respect to the narrow spacing on the back and see no problem with indexing there. (Plus, I've never had problems with indexing on the rear, only on the front)
Nov
13
comment Why has indexed shifting displaced traditional friction shifting?
@zenbike: I've had different bike shops try to fix this several times, to no avail. It works just fine in the shop, but out on the road, the temperature will change, or the cable will stretch slightly, and you can't get into the largest chainring anymore. As for good equipment, it's the most expensive bike I've ever owned -- the "bridgestone" bike it replaced was over 30 years old (the last 5 of which were mine), and it's only failing was the frame was steel and the bearings were shot. It's certainly good equipment by my standards, at least until I get out of school.
Nov
13
comment Why has indexed shifting displaced traditional friction shifting?
@freiheit: Interesting. I don't really have a problem with indexing on the back -- on the front though the system gets out of alignment seemingly every 10 minutes.
Nov
13
comment Why has indexed shifting displaced traditional friction shifting?
Could you not combine the two? (Though honestly, any indexed system I've ever used still has just as much of the overshift problem as my 30 year old "bridgestone" bike -- one has to push the lever past the shift point until the chain moves, then the never returns to the stop point and does the "centering".