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bio website lshift.net
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Delphi/Objective-C/C#/Ruby/Scala programmer by day, Lisper/Smalltalker by night.


Sep
14
comment Why do programmers write closed source applications and then make them free?
@Paul I program for food. In my spare time, I also program and give away at least in part because other people gave me stuff: Squeak, SBCL, FreeBSD, exim, stunnel, epic, apache, emacs. And that's just the stuff off the top of my head.
Sep
13
answered What's the difference between a “developer” and a “programmer”?
Sep
13
answered Why do programmers write closed source applications and then make them free?
Sep
13
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Sep
13
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Sep
11
comment What's the most absurd myth about programming issues?
+1 in particular for the comments around database integrity checks.
Sep
11
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Sep
11
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