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Hello there, curious passer-by! I'm Tim, and I work here. Mostly, I help drive new improvements to Stack Overflow itself, and I also head up the effort to bring Stack Overflow into other languages. Or, basically, I got bored earning rep, got myself hired, and now spend most of my time on Meta.

Beyond that, I'm:

  • A husband and dad
  • A competent programmer
  • A world traveler
  • Not a teapot

If you need to reach me, it's tpost shift-2 stackoverflow, but please use this form for common support needs. Note, I do not use services such as Linkedin, please don't try to add me there, it just creates noise.

@tinkertim | なんたら


Mar
20
awarded  Curious
Mar
1
comment Storing and retrieving simple data within a framework
Before answering, I'd like to know if you're really this concerned with just a few things you'd need to store for sanity checking at boostrap, or if perhaps you're working on something where it's quite a bit more than a few things? If you're just looking at PHP runtime and refusing to run if things aren't what you need, then you're probably micro-optimizing. If you're needing to make a lot of choices based on these values, that's another. You've given version as an example, is that really all there is to this? That matters for an answer.
Mar
1
comment Why aren't “fat binaries” more widely used for cross-platform applications?
@RobertHarvey It doesn't. Free software that is an absolute mess to port it still an absolute mess to port - you just increase the surface in which you might catch someone that cares about using it on a particular architecture or OS enough to port it, or suggest a path that might make porting something that doesn't make people bleed.
Feb
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
4
comment What do you mean by Javascript component development?
This is it, just writing code that can be easily decoupled and reused. Instead of a spaghetti bowl of anonymous functions hard-coded to project specific selectors, you end up with nice reusable functions and prototypes that you can plop in anywhere. IOW, well-designed, not just built in place 'till it works and then gets no further love.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
16
revised What's a “Professional Fit” interview?
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2
awarded  Yearling
Jul
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
13
comment What is your favourite/ideal development environment?
Also worth noting, I've since moved on and now work for Stack Exchange. They're specifically set up for remote employees, which makes everything 20x better. That's very important for remote work to work.
Feb
13
comment What is your favourite/ideal development environment?
@Esq really hard to say 'best' - it depends how one does with less structure and contact, and how well your employer is set up to handle it. I personally wouldn't want to work in an office full time again , I like my solitude. But, everyone is different.
Feb
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
17
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
2
awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Guru
Apr
23
awarded  Good Answer
Mar
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
20
revised What would happen if a bit of GPL code sneaked into the Windows source code?
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Feb
26
awarded  Constituent