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bio website stackoverflow.com
location United Kingdom
age 38
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen Oct 30 '13 at 14:09

some code monkey that uses predominantly C++ on windows platforms.

have worked for companies such as ntl broadcast(an ex UK Telco now renamed and nothing to do with CATV) Honeywell (an experience never to be repeated) and McLaren Electronics, doing whizzy F1 telemetry type stuff (cool!) now works in a small place, producing legal Database UI software while trying to think up an interesting handheld game concept or trying to hack some hardware beyond recognition.


May
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awarded  Good Question
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Self-Learner
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Commentator
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comment How to explain my 5 burnt-out years off to a new employer?
it IS a stack exchange site, but one of the original SE 1.0, which hasn't taken up the offer to move to the 2.0 platform (presumably because the site owners wanted to keep ownership of it)
Oct
26
comment What's the career path for a developer who doesn't like management?
so far, all large companies I've been with don't have a career path for engineers unless you a) have been with them for the vast majority of your career or b) want to go into management. MS is just a pipe dream for the overwhelming majority of us
Oct
26
comment What questions do you ask about a company before deciding to work there?
so far, whenever there's been a 'trouble person' in an organisation i've gone to work for, they were always absent when I've been on the walk around. my current position being the most notable with the toxic personality
Sep
13
awarded  Teacher
Sep
13
comment How often are the unfortunate stereotypes associated with older techies true?
there are plenty of burned out passionate programmers that have had the passion scrubbed out by sausage factories
Sep
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awarded  Supporter
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awarded  Student
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awarded  Autobiographer
May
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comment You are or will be a laid off programmer - what do you do a year ago, right now, tomorrow, and next week?
In the UK, if you have ample savings to fall back on, this will usually be taken into account and you will get almost no benefits... until you have frittered away your savings.
Sep
26
comment Programming with ADD/ADHD
I definitely have this and consider that I may have mild ADD/ADHD. Stackoverflow definitely doesn't help...