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bio website hitechmagic.com
location United Kingdom
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seen Mar 5 '12 at 12:02

Been cutting code for well over 30 years now (way back to The Hobbit on the BBC Micro and Way Of The Exploding Fist on the C64! Who remembers those games now?)... no sign of stopping yet.

I now use StackOverflow mainly to keep my brain active. I have found answering questions here has improved my jQuery skills more than anything else I have tried. My favorite, most time-consuming and most underrated, answer is here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6801546/silverlight-rotate-scale-a-bitmap-image-to-fit-within-rectangle-without-croppi/6802332#6802332

Did a lot of Silverlight & WPF PRISM work in recent years, then WP7 and Windows 8. Currently making jQuery jump through hoops using TypeScript and LESS on highly structured and very large projects using dozens of my own jQuery plugins.

FYI: My Avatar is Rincewind the inept magician. I chose him, not because I am also an inept magician (we hope) but, because I was lead developer on Discworld I and II and grew rather fond of him.


Mar
5
answered Advice on caching/updating data in memory for silverlight client
Jun
27
answered Has the MVVM pattern been adopted widely in real world Silverlight projects?
Jun
25
awarded  Teacher
Jun
24
comment Do I own copyright of program I made in own time?
Add to that: Once you get into a legal battle, you had best be sure the software is worth it (£100,000s?), or only the lawyers will win. I have had enough dealings with the UK legal system to know that the best/most expensive lawyers generally win (unless you annoy the judge).
Jun
23
answered Is creating a full application in Silverlight advisable?
Jun
17
awarded  Supporter
Jun
17
awarded  Autobiographer