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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.


Dec
11
revised How to handle large numbers?
add note about factorials, give an approximation of example
Jul
28
revised Why was the first compiler written before the first interpreter?
addendum about languages of 1950s
Jul
28
revised Why was the first compiler written before the first interpreter?
correct fact (author or Lisp interpreter)
Sep
16
revised What is the most inspiring speech from a developer you ever watched?
update link to what should hopefully be a more stable link
Jan
12
revised Is there a canonical book on C Programming in GNU/Linux?
added note on ebooks
Jul
18
revised Is it ok if I don't know C but I am good with C++?
typos, try to improve wording