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bio website leostableford.blogspot.com
location Nottingham, United Kingdom
age 39
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen Aug 22 '11 at 13:55

Stack Overflow and Other Computer Stacks

I have been using SO since it started. I was unregistered for a long while and am rather annoyed that I have lost all the information that went with my unregistered login (I assume it's kept in a cookie which I accidentally wiped trying to get my unregistered account registered).

I code in C# mostly but have dabbled with Python, Ruby, Lisp and PHP. I'm nowhere near an expert with anything. I'm pretty good with SQL for SQL Server.

I know a hawk from a handsaw but only when the wind is southerly.

This is also me: http://stackoverflow.com/users/261178/bert

But I have no way to prove that.

Writing, Role Playing and Board Games

I started out writing when I was about ten and a teacher gave me an exercise book to direct my overactive imagination and hopefully tame my awful calligraphic skills. One out of two, I suppose, isn't bad. My imagination has been directed but my handwriting remains appalling to this day quarter of a century hence.

At first I wrote what people write, genre novels, trying to make something I would be proud of, a dark fantasy novel to capture the imagination filled with relatable characters and new ideas. After producing a heap of badly written generic tripe with wooden characters, appalling dialogue and wonky plotted garbage I finally fixed the dialogue in the first novel I wrote that doesn't make me blush with shame Hidden Predators, Dangerous Prey.

After that I noodled around trying to make something a publishing house might want to publish before realising my chances of a satisfying career as a writer were about as good as my chances of winning the lottery four weeks straight.

Thereafter I got involved in the murky world of self-publishing and it was a short leap from there to the design of RPGs and other such ephemera.

Check out my work (and that of our team) at www.nodicerpg.com and my creative blog at leostableford.blogspot.com


Nov
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asked Force screensaver lockout for multiple users on one Windows 7 PC
Nov
25
comment With regards to Windows Updates, just how screwed are we?
If I had enough rep currently to +1 you I would that is handy to know!
Nov
25
comment With regards to Windows Updates, just how screwed are we?
On the other side of the firewall, as far as PCI is concerned, isn't on the network. We do have an "unsecure" (by PCI standards) network that has many boxes available. The wonder of PCI.
Nov
25
accepted With regards to Windows Updates, just how screwed are we?
Nov
25
comment With regards to Windows Updates, just how screwed are we?
Hi, yes, I wondered why this got no votes. I think this one's a goer. Well it would be if the company's solution wasn't: buy a different firewall.
Nov
25
awarded  Student
Nov
25
accepted What are the minimum permissions a McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Scheduled Scan needs to run?
Nov
25
answered What are the minimum permissions a McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Scheduled Scan needs to run?
Nov
25
asked With regards to Windows Updates, just how screwed are we?
Nov
24
accepted How can I stop SMB on Windows 7 null authenticating?
Nov
24
answered How can I stop SMB on Windows 7 null authenticating?
Nov
24
asked How can I stop SMB on Windows 7 null authenticating?
Nov
8
revised What are the minimum permissions a McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Scheduled Scan needs to run?
reporting applied policy
Nov
5
awarded  Scholar
Nov
5
accepted How do I configure my Reporting Services User correctly?
Nov
5
comment What are the minimum permissions a McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Scheduled Scan needs to run?
@Trozz: I went to McAfee's knowledge base. The answer may be squirreled away somewhere in there but most articles I read referred only to "a user with suitable permissions" without being explicit about what suitable permissions were. Thanks for the suggestion though, I will look into it!
Nov
5
asked What are the minimum permissions a McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Scheduled Scan needs to run?
Nov
4
awarded  Editor
Nov
4
revised How do I configure my Reporting Services User correctly?
provided the answer.
Nov
4
answered How do I configure my Reporting Services User correctly?