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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.


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.
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 :)
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)
Oct
28
comment Is there a name for a testing method where you compare a set of very different designs?
BTW, the question was indirectly brought up in my mind by these: codinghorror.com/blog/2010/07/… and blog.asmartbear.com/local-minimum.html
Oct
13
comment Is Systems Hungarian notation still a useful practice?
+1 for the absolutely correct note that so-called "hungarian" notation that most people mean when they use the term has VERY LITTLE to do with the way the notation invented by Simonyi actually was about - syntactic vs semantic. Wish could give +10 for one of the most obvious (type change) explanations of downsides.
Oct
11
comment What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
@joshin - do you have specific examples of where Perl os "somewhat dated"?
Oct
11
comment What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
To all the down-voters - I have substantially revisd the question to remove subjectivity based on helpful feedback from moderator. Feel free to change your downvote.
Oct
11
comment How can I tactfully suggest improvements to others' badly designed code during review?
@Caleb - good point. I didn't want to make TOO many points, so this one got edited out of the outline, but it's still a valid point.
Sep
20
comment Is it common to have downtime at a programming job?
To all the people who keep saying they have tons of downtime - can you post your company names so those of use with little downtime can apply there too? :)
Sep
20
comment Is it common to have downtime at a programming job?
@Mark - You should totally drop that suggestion and use jQuery instead
Sep
18
comment Why does the Perl community have such a bad reputation?
I was going to post a long explanation as an answer. But since Mark closed the question, I will instead make do with short comment: produce a reasonable question about Perl (say, RegEx related) - something that shows you did at least basic homework; your existing SO posts seem to indicate you are good at producing quality Qs. Ask it on StackOverflow. Gauge the "community" reaction yourself - both in up/downvotes, comments, and of course, answers.
Sep
17
comment Beginning Perl?
+1 for Modern Perl.
Sep
17
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
@Nim - it's not "awful" as Jesse said above, it's actually illegal.
Sep
17
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
@Bob - or it may be that people are projecting standard feminist beliefs/wording onto what was said (perhaps unfairly)
Sep
17
comment What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
Why all the downvoting?
Sep
8
comment Computer Science graduate. Master or full-time job?
What are those "women" you speak of?
Sep
8
comment Difference between templates in JavaScript and design patterns
@Jose - that was a word for word copying from a test or homework assignment, thus the imperative wording