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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.


Apr
27
comment What makes a good action scene?
writingexcuses.com/2009/03/01/…
Feb
23
comment Are there good tips on being a better *creative* writer?
+1 - Hmm... what if the author I'd like to emulate is flawless? :P
Feb
18
comment Are there good tips on being a better *creative* writer?
Hmm.. not a bad answer, but not exactly what I'm looking for. Perhaps I wrote the question poorly. What I mean is that (for example) I have an idea for a book. But I don't know how to effectively develop a plot or a character. I have the idea, but I don't have the "story craftsmanship". When I say "creative writer" I mean "writer, but not literary or scholarly or technical", I mean "writer, of what might be called 'commercial fiction'".
Feb
16
comment Are there good tips on being a better *creative* writer?
@justkt: Every such course I've ever taken doesn't talk about the story; they talk about the language the story uses, and then try to claim the author is always saying something completely different than what they're actually saying. (Example: Color X is symbolic to Idea/Object Y) They've never said one word about developing a character, or writing a story. For that matter they never asked us, the students, to write a story at all -- only read others'. That all said, that was before I came to Case; it might be different. But I don't want to waste an entire class slot if I'm not sure.
Feb
15
comment Is touch typing skill important for being a good writer?
Do yourself a favor -- get yourself a good mechanical keyboard, and learn to touch type :) +1.
Feb
15
comment Is touch typing skill important for being a good writer?
@Jeff: See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Feb
15
comment Is touch typing skill important for being a good writer?
@Jeff: That's not true. It was designed to cause common letter pairs to be typed with opposite sides of the keyboard (old typewriters with the "little hammers" would jam if two adjacent hammers were airborne at the same time), which lessened the jamming rate. While it was designed around the machine rather than the human operating it, It was never ispecifically designed to slow someone down on purpose.