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bio website deteriormusic.blogspot.com
location Columbus, OH
age 25
visits member for 3 years, 6 months
seen Jul 24 at 14:51

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.


Feb
3
comment When using Git, is using the master branch for active development advisable?
Ah poo. That's what I get for not reading carefully :(
Aug
1
comment Best practice in setting return value (use else or?)
For the first one, why not just return Calendar.SUNDAY == cal.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK)? Something that simple doesn't even need an if-else.
Jul
8
comment Does over-reliance on tools imply that you are lazy?
If I'm not mistaken, doesn't Cleverbot just repeat what people have already said to it?
Jul
8
comment Anti Identity Column
Optimized in SQLite, maybe, but what about SQL Server? You can't always make that assumption.
Apr
6
comment What are bit operators good for?
@bit-twiddler - I know it's not bitwise; that's the point I was making. The question said bitwise operations were required for that operation but they're not.
Apr
5
comment What are bit operators good for?
"Without using any equality operator, create a function which returns true when two values are equal" - in C: return !(x-y);? I dunno
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
comment Entity-relationship model diagrams in Visio
@KeesDijk - It's called Chen's notation.
Feb
21
comment what is a phone interview?
+1 for underwear. Naked is even better.
Feb
18
comment What features/changes would you most like to see in Visual Studio 2012?
And C# applications too. It can do C++, why not C# if it isn't optimized? (Well, there's probably a good reason.)
Feb
18
comment What features/changes would you most like to see in Visual Studio 2012?
That looks amazing.