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bio website mctaylor.com
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C and Perl programmer for a suite of Linux based applications and web services.

I prefer to try to help people find how to answer their own questions, than to answer their questions for them. I also try to encourage and hopefully provide constructive feedback on how to improve questions from new(er) programmers, with the goal of hopefully improving the quality of the help their receive.

I view StackOverflow as a tool, rather than a LazyWeb site. In the long term I believe this is necessary to preserve the quality of the site and its usefulness.

revised What is the most inspiring speech from a developer you ever watched?
update link to what should hopefully be a more stable link
revised Is there a canonical book on C Programming in GNU/Linux?
added note on ebooks
revised Is it ok if I don't know C but I am good with C++?
typos, try to improve wording