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bio website about.me/mikeowens
location Fort Worth, TX
age 43
visits member for 3 years, 3 months
seen Nov 13 '13 at 18:25

I am a software developer and sometimes writer.


Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Mar
23
awarded  Yearling
Jan
31
answered Literate programming, good/bad design methodology
Aug
2
answered Why is the Apache HTTP Server so complex?
Aug
2
awarded  Critic
Aug
2
comment How do you assign error codes?
Your use of illustration matches your argument perfectly. I've read about PDP-11's forever. But this is actually the first one I've ever seen. Thanks.
Aug
2
comment What can multiple threads do that a single thread cannot?
afternoon coffee break
Aug
1
revised What can multiple threads do that a single thread cannot?
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Aug
1
revised What can multiple threads do that a single thread cannot?
added 309 characters in body
Aug
1
answered What can multiple threads do that a single thread cannot?
Mar
25
comment How do you know you're writing good code?
In my opinion, this is the most valuable thing you can do. Good coders are made the same way as good writers: they read a lot. Find a good open source project that is known to be well written and dive into it. Code reading can start out boring, but if you just sit down and slowly pick it apart, it is almost certain that you will grow significantly. And this is not limited to just coding ... it may change many other aspects about how you do software development in general. And as stu said, in this age of open source, there is no shortage of good code to explore.
Mar
25
awarded  Supporter
Mar
24
awarded  Editor
Mar
23
awarded  Teacher
Mar
23
comment Why job postings always looking for “rockstars?”
spoken like a true rockstar
Mar
23
answered From Programmer to System Admin?
Mar
23
awarded  Autobiographer