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I'm passionate about coding and researching the history of technology as well as exploring where technology is leading.

I used to work in flight simulation doing both hardware implementation (electrical design, wiring), web development (design, development, webmaster), as well as software development (desktop development in C#).

I'm a big fan of both using and contributing to Open source projects.

I am the creator of the pypreprocessor library that can be found on PYPI as well as Google code.


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comment Difference between incremental and iterative approach
@Basilevs Is that better?
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Feb
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comment How to manage accidental complexity in software projects
I hate to sound cliche but what I'm saying is embodied by the quote, "10 years of experience is not the same as 1 year of experience 10 times." How much time allowance should programmers be given to see out new challenges depends on the schedule and organization. Google seems to thing 20% is a good investment. Not only has 20% time lead to new business opportunities but it has contributed to the long-term growth and happiness of their developer's talent.
Feb
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comment How to manage accidental complexity in software projects
@CortAmmon Bad analogy. Kinesthetic memory responds in the way it is trained. Practicing at game speed is exactly what you should do, just in shorter intervals. Anyway, this isn't a fitness site. The point is, accidental complexity is the result of the inability to identify/manage complexity. When faced with new problems and a limited understanding of the possible solutions a developer will try to 'code around' the problem. It takes the experience of facing difficult problems to be able to recognize and implement new approaches.
Feb
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asked What is the absolute minimum set of instructions required to build a Turing complete processor
Feb
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comment Difference between an architecture and a framework
I see the 'closing as opinion based' mob likes to take direction from Wikipedia. I quote, "To date there is still no agreement on the precise definition of software architecture." The link that cites the source of that quote comes from a Carnegie Mellon's - Software Engineering Institute which looks suspiciously like a subsidiary certification mill. Despite their inability to nail down a concrete definition, they still offer a number of certificates pertaining to Software Architecture (sei.cmu.edu/training/certificates/architecture).
Feb
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comment Using Git in Enterprise environment
@StuartP.Bentley Oops, it had been a while since I had last downloaded a new version of the Git GUI for Windows. I didn't realize that the two were one and the same.
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comment How can I determine the level of talent a prospective programmer has?
This question assumes that people intuitively understand that = in programming is used for assignment and not boolean equals the way it's traditionally used in Arithmetic. As far as I'm concerned, all this test measures is confirmation bias that programmers understand the most basic of programming.
Feb
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comment How can I determine the level of talent a prospective programmer has?
It's very hard to believe that the majority of people don't understand variable declaration. Considering how many people pass basic algebra, if the failure rates are that high I'd look to the test itself as the culprit.
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comment Using Git in Enterprise environment
Msysgit is no longer necessary. The Git dev team finally released a native version for Windows.
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answered How can I determine the level of talent a prospective programmer has?
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