Tim Post

Mandaluyong, Philippines

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Age: 39

Hello there, curious passer-by! I'm Tim, and I work here. I'm the Director of Stack Overflow Communities here at Stack Exchange, and I head up efforts to help Stack Overflow stay healthy and grow, sometimes in different languages :)

If you need to reach me, I'm tpost@stackoverflow.com. You can also follow me on Twitter, I'm usually not boring.

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comment Tag Warnings on Ask Ubuntu
We'd need a sort of "how can I get the necessary information to get help with my wireless device" canonical here on meta to link to, that's a bit to cram into the 'jit' box. The help would rather urgently ask folks to click the link to the meta post prior to posting to ensure a fast and comprehensive answer. This looks like it might be a good candidate to try.
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comment How to use /dev/random or urandom in C?
@dequis I clarified. I see no problem with using them to run large simulations, kinda thought it would be common sense to not use them for keygen / etc, but it's worth being oddly specific to the point. The question was endeavor-agnostic, so it really didn't occur to me to be so specific, but good point.
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revised How to use /dev/random or urandom in C?
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comment Rice has water inside after being cooked
How humid is your kitchen?
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answered How do you get in contact with a moderator?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are the rules of all sites on StackExchange the same?
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revised Is there a non-alcoholic substitute for rice wine?
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comment Is there a non-alcoholic substitute for rice wine?
You could get the 'zing' you need from tofu drenched in Japanese soy sauce and cider vinegar then very finely minced, but it would depend on what you're cooking as you'd have to include it in your recipe (jailing the soy sauce in the tofu so it doesn't overtake the rest of your ingredients)
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comment Why does my canned enchilada sauce smell and taste like dog food?
@TFD It's not mentioned on the can so it's hard to say, but some cans are lined with a thin 'membrane' of melamine to prevent the contents from reacting with the can itself. It's also not always melamine, sometimes paraffin or something else is used, but if you've ever opened a can of something and said "this has a metallic taste", it's likely because that membrane was damaged somehow and the contents reacted with the can. A good reason to avoid dented cans, or (ideally), go for 'canned' stuff available in glass jars first, then cans if you can't find it in glass.
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comment How do I achieve a light and even 'dusting' of paprika?
I'm accepting this because it's a very good solution using something that most people probably have laying around somewhere. Also noting, you can 'stack' tea balls for finer disbursement when dealing with stuff that's even more finely ground than flour. Just hold them, and tap with a spoon, and it rains even paprika! Tested today, thank you.
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accepted How do I achieve a light and even 'dusting' of paprika?
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comment Is ground (GND) possitive or negative?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about electronics and not programming.
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awarded Nice Answer
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comment How do I achieve a light and even 'dusting' of paprika?
I'm not immediately certain why that didn't occur to me to try. Those are the sort of 'tight mesh' I wanted in a strainer but couldn't find.
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