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Areas of strength:

  • Perl expert (specifically enterprise software development)
  • Sybase (including design and optimization)
  • GUI design

Areas of familiarity:

  • Web programming (EmbPerl, JSP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript)
  • C++

...P.S. I'm not really 42. But 42 is way cooler than a real answer :)

...P.P.S. Don't read too much into the icon. Just a minor nod to Cryptonomicon.


May
21
awarded  Guru
Feb
21
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
30
answered Why should passwords be encrypted if they are being stored in a secure database?
Jan
4
awarded  Yearling
Feb
25
awarded  Constituent
Feb
18
awarded  Caucus
Jan
4
awarded  Yearling
Dec
16
comment design for interruptable operations
This depends highly on what your language/framework supports.
Dec
16
comment What software programming languages were used by the Soviet Union's space program?
As a reference, ES were direct soviet clones of IBM's S/360 mainframes. Huge-a$$ beasies.
Aug
8
awarded  Quorum
Mar
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
26
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
19
comment What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
@tchrist - Thanks - didn't realize 4th ed is out! Though I can probably become qualified by just reading your Unicode SO answers - just haven't had any reasons to dabble deeply in Unicode in my career :)
Feb
19
comment What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
@tchrist - I have mentioned RegEx in "Do you know the features that make Perl a unique language in terms of expressiveness and how to use them?" section. Not qualified to talk about Unicode, but you are very welcome to edit it in since I know you are :)
Feb
17
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
4
awarded  Yearling
Dec
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
26
comment Why are part-time jobs in programming an anomaly?
@Mikle - I'll put it as nicely as possible. When a green newbie shows up at my team, I have to spend close to 50% of my 10-hour-long work days for a couple of weeks (and 25% for months) to teach them and bring them up to speed on stuff. That's a VERY expensive proposition to be wasted on "team" member who'd like the easy life and would not bother contributing to the team full time for a significant period of time (and your part time stance screams "will quit soon"). So no, people don't want to teach someone like you.
Nov
26
comment Why are part-time jobs in programming an anomaly?
@lechlukasz - it is not "bureaucracy", it's management. Just because something looks simple and trivial to you doesn't mean it is. Just because something looks free to you isn't necessarily so (e.g. a marginal cost to the business to have an extra employee)