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bio website pwilson.net
location Lowell, MA
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For the past 25 years, I've been a contract software engineer with a lot of experience in back-end and middleware solutions; and low-level, real-time (sometimes embedded) mainly C-language projects. Also SNMPv2 and v3 MIBs and Agents. Over the years, though, I've done so many different and interesting kinds of things that I claim I can call myself a generalist.

I consider coding to be a perfectible craft with its own kind of beauty.

I'm always looking for new projects: pete@pwilson.net


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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Popular Question
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comment Which font is this? (from a Creative Review email)
To my amateur eye, it's close to Bembo Semibold Ital: fonts.com/findfonts/detail.htm?productid=215079 . Except for the traitorous, crummy-looking y-descender in the linked page.
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asked Are there too many colors on this web page?
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comment How improve my table-cell highlighting scheme?
it's smoother now. so smooth, in fact, that i've been admiring it for about the last hour :-) still experimenting with fade-in.
Jun
2
comment How improve my table-cell highlighting scheme?
thanks! yes, i'll try your fade-in suggestion: seems a good idea. each fade step is 1/10 second, so maybe 2 steps of fade-in followed by the current fade-out. and i'll work on the jumpiness. also thanks for the additional tags.
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accepted How improve my table-cell highlighting scheme?
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revised How improve my table-cell highlighting scheme?
added 53 characters in body
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2
asked How improve my table-cell highlighting scheme?
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accepted Free, downloadable Helvetica small caps? Well, then, how about Arial or even Tahoma?
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accepted Paint Shop Pro 7: where to find color:transparent?
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comment Paint Shop Pro 7: where to find color:transparent?
@Jack and @Alan Gilbertson -- Ah, Jeez [blush] thanks. Please reveal to no one that I asked this question :-)
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awarded  Editor
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revised Paint Shop Pro 7: where to find color:transparent?
added 50 characters in body; added 75 characters in body
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comment Paint Shop Pro 7: where to find color:transparent?
@Jack -- I want to make the white pixels display as transparent on the rendered web page.
May
28
asked Paint Shop Pro 7: where to find color:transparent?
May
27
asked Free, downloadable Helvetica small caps? Well, then, how about Arial or even Tahoma?
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted What are “up-to-date” or “modern” icons?