Patrick

Antwerp, Belgium

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Age: 50

Die-hard developer.
Not afraid to go low-level (even down to assembly when needed during debugging).
Prefers readable code over short, complex, 'would-be-smart', unreadable code.
Musical preferences: EBM (Front 242), Synthpop (Human League, Heaven 17), Electronic stuff (Kraftwerk) and most things that don't fit mainstream (Severed Heads, Isao Tomita).
Likes 80's pinballs (Comet, High Speed)

May
11
comment Writing the same file 15 times per second fails sometimes after 50 writes. How to solve?
Harry, thanks. If indeed a virus scanner is involved, the virus scanner might still have the file open. Thanks.
May
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awarded Good Question
May
6
comment Writing the same file 15 times per second fails sometimes after 50 writes. How to solve?
Harry, do you have a reference to a technical article where I can find more information about this claim?
May
5
asked Writing the same file 15 times per second fails sometimes after 50 writes. How to solve?
Apr
21
awarded Famous Question
Apr
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awarded Popular Question
Feb
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awarded Notable Question
Feb
23
comment Where can I find "C/C++ Users Journal" code archive?
You can access most of the Dr. Dobbs archives at drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/dr-dobbs-archive/240169474. I tried searching for the article number. Is this the article you are looking for: "Generic: Change the Way You Write Exception-Safe Code — Forever By Andrei Alexandrescu and Petru Marginean, December 01, 2000"?
Feb
1
awarded Popular Question
Jan
25
comment Does PPL take the load of the system into account when creating threads or not?
Thanks. Not the answer I hoped for, but still very helpful.
Jan
25
accepted Does PPL take the load of the system into account when creating threads or not?
Jan
7
asked Deadlock in SymGetSymFromAddr32
Jan
6
asked How determine whether dbghelp.dll supports the symbol server or not?
Nov
28
revised Does PPL take the load of the system into account when creating threads or not?
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Nov
28
asked Does PPL take the load of the system into account when creating threads or not?
Nov
21
asked What if observers have an implicit sequence dependency?
Nov
14
comment App for iPhone that can stitch images of a whiteboard
This only works if the whiteboard drawing is very wide and not too high. In practice, I need to take multiple pictures both horizontally and vertically to get one big drawing.
Nov
13
asked App for iPhone that can stitch images of a whiteboard
Nov
13
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22
awarded Nice Question
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