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I develop software and stress-test hardware.


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revised Adoption of Lean methods
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comment Examples of Finite State Machines
I don't understand why this question is marked as 'not constructive' Considering it's been almost 2 years since I first presented an answer that it is closed I'd argue that it actually was very constructive and on-topic.
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Jan
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comment Book on network cryptographic protocols
I don't understand why this topic was closed.
Jan
14
comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
@vartec: Maybe for python, but your advice is completely wrong for perl. If you install perl over the existing installation, you lose or break a lot of the MacGlue functionality. I don't remember the specifics but essentially, always installing the newest version isn't a hard and fast rule. Just use whatever version best suits your needs.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
@Covar: How far did you look? How much kernel modification did you do?
Mar
13
comment Computer Science vs. Game Programming
@stefan: Game development is more than math, programming and graphics. Knowledge of platform architecture is necessary to provide the highest-quality product with the best performance. Unless we're talking about web apps here... You should also have a very strong foundation in algorithms, data structure, and optimization. While those can be learned at home, you won't have the benefit of a high-quality CS education, unless you're exceptionally motivated.
Mar
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comment Dark themes in IDE with multiple monitors
Use the Zenburn theme. It's "dark" but not too dark, so it can be effectively used in both light and dark environments.
Mar
11
answered How do people read big technical books?
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awarded  Enthusiast
Mar
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comment What are pros and cons of using “in-house” tools?
Sometimes a pro: In-house support.
Mar
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comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
@Kirk: I'm not. Don't put words in my mouth tyvm.
Feb
25
comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
1. vi rocks. If you have to use a mouse, go with gvim. 2. Editors on Mac... mmm I dunno. The suckitude seems to be here, not on Linux. Like you said Linux has several choices, gedit, nedit, kedit, kate, Eclipse, netbeans, etc. Mac has... Xcode, TextEdit, TextWrangler (I don't even like TextEdit and Wrangler). On Mac I use vi, on Linux I use vi, on Windows I use... Notepad++!
Feb
25
comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
@matt: Configure an IP printer and you may have to go find driver(s), depending on the product and model you may have trouble running HD video (13" MBP, two generations past). Safari crashes often, especially when I have 50+ tabs and 16+ instances open. Too much you say? Firefox can handle it no problems. But FF on Mac eats memory like nobody's business. Also one serious drawback to Macs: it's a unix-like system but it's a lot harder to "look under the hood." For development, getting your hands dirty and learning a lot, Linux is best, bar none.