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bio website deteriormusic.blogspot.com
location Columbus, OH
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Software developer. I work primarily in C#, Silverlight, SQL, and ASP[.NET] at work and home, but am trying to find a new practical language to learn that isn't quite so C-based. Right now I'm refreshing my abilities in functional programming with some F#. Also somewhat experienced with C++, PHP, Java, LaTeX, HTML/CSS, WPF, and a touch of Scheme.


Apr
4
comment Struggling not to use Hungarian notation
@Steve Haigh - No, I'm talking about the controls themselves. You have an object of type "textbox" called txtEmail, and an object of type "label" called lblEmail. Neither of them are strings. They may have string properties, but they are not strings themselves.
Apr
4
answered Struggling not to use Hungarian notation
Mar
3
comment A client wants us to screen work machines for pornography. Is it possible?
Somehow I read "A client wants us to use touch screen machines for pornography." Kinky.
Mar
3
answered junior / professional / senior categorization
Mar
3
comment Worst coding standard you've ever had to follow?
StyleCop is great, though, IF you go in and remove those pointless standards that just make unnecessary work. Some things that StyleCop enforces are actually very, very useful.
Mar
1
comment Computer Science: Arts or Science?
@Chris - I took AP CSE, AP Calc, AP physics, and AP Gov. Only AP Gov counted for anything (a GEC) though AP CSE might have gotten me out of CSE 200 or something dumb like that. I took between 17 and 20 hours a quarter my first two years; the last two years it's been 12 to 15 hours a quarter instead. I took two summer classes last year so that helped considerably.
Mar
1
answered Is it essential to learn algorithms to be a real programmer?
Mar
1
comment Computer Science: Arts or Science?
I too am a BSCSE at Ohio State. I'm managing, somehow, to finish in 4 years while a friend of mine is finishing his CIS degree in 5. So it really depends on how you organize your schedules.
Feb
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
25
comment Card deck and sparse matrix interview questions
@MrDatabase — Off the top of my head, doing my stack-based algorithm in O(1) space (did you mean O(n) space?) is probably impossible in O(n) time, but I'm no algorithms expert. Very nice article, though.
Feb
25
answered Card deck and sparse matrix interview questions
Feb
25
comment How do you make slides for programming talks?
Some people will swear by the beamer package. And they'll trip over themselves to help you with it over at tex.se.
Feb
25
answered Where is the best place to teach myself a language, and which one?
Feb
25
comment What do DBAs do?
Refuse to answer my emails ಠ_ಠ
Feb
24
comment Have you read “Free Software Programmed in Haskell”? What did you think?
LYAH sounds tempting simply because of its retarded title.
Feb
23
comment Entity-relationship model diagrams in Visio
It does indeed work with 2010. Thanks!
Feb
23
accepted Entity-relationship model diagrams in Visio
Feb
23
comment Entity-relationship model diagrams in Visio
@KeesDijk - It's called Chen's notation.
Feb
23
revised Entity-relationship model diagrams in Visio
added 40 characters in body
Feb
23
asked Entity-relationship model diagrams in Visio