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Back in '77 I worked with Steve Bourne on /bin/sh (little known fact: like awk, sh was named for its inventors, 'S' for Steve and 'H' for Humbert) and was responsible for the 'done' keyword. Following that I alternately pursued computer programming, field anthropology, and general philology; I currently work for an organization that has no name in the field of complex system obfuscation.

Apr
7
comment What is meant by change the main routine? The C Programming Language
There is "The C Answer Book" which "Provides solutions to all exercises in Kernighan & Ritchie's new ANSI C book. Ideal for use with K&R in any course on C. Careful study of this answer book will help understand ANSI C and enhance programming skills. Tondo & Gimpel describe each solution and completely format programs to show the logical flow." I've not read it.
Oct
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answered xml based programming languages
Oct
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answered Suggestions designing an XML polling deamon in python
Sep
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Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
16
answered Is SQLite a sensible option for data logging?
Feb
19
revised Why is Today() an example of an impure function?
link text made explanatory
Feb
19
suggested suggested edit on Why is Today() an example of an impure function?
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Jun
9
revised What are the legal risks if any of using a GPL or AGPL Web Application Framework/CMS?
title and tags augmented to make clear AGPL as mentioned in the body
Jun
9
comment What are the legal risks if any of using a GPL or AGPL Web Application Framework/CMS?
Thanks for drawing my attention to the AGPL and its opaque inclusion by reference into GPLv3 §13. Those terms radically change the reach of both licenses and although I'm reasonable, I was specifically ignorant of that morass. I edited the question title to highlight the reference to AGPL but lack the reputation to make it stick.
Jun
9
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Jun
8
comment What are the legal risks if any of using a GPL or AGPL Web Application Framework/CMS?
+1 a worthy question. However, keep in mind that the same reasons that had caused you to "argue that we should avoid GPL" likely exist in the minds of others too. Even among reasonable people who have studied the GPL there are still grey areas, which probably don't apply to your use-case, but the Uncertainty is a tough bit to conquer in a corporate environment.
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awarded  Editor
Jul
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comment Are first person comments distracting and unprofessional?
+1 and an amplification: contrariwise, passive-voice constructions like "it can be resized" are rejected in writing generally as we find them difficult to understand. If you use passive-voice you force your reader to invent and remember a subject for the sentence.
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Apr
25
answered Should I provide some way to disable my software post-delivery?
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