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Consultant, developer, mentor, author, speaker. C++ and .NET, Windows 7, Sharepoint, whatever else I like.

My firm is available for online or in person mentoring, code reviews, troubleshooting and in some cases writing code for clients. If you're interested, please email me and mention you are familiar with my SO activities.


Oct
6
answered How do you respond to: “Ever since the update…” questions from clients?
Oct
4
comment What is a good way to pick up where you left off?
This works very well as a writing trick also. Write the first sentence of the paragraph and then stop. It will be easy to finish the paragraph when you return. Or write "For Example:" and then stop. The next step is so obvious that there is no spin-up time.
Oct
4
answered Is local “User” rights enough or do developers need Local Administrator or Power User while coding?
Oct
3
revised At what age could I reasonably teach my children about programming?
added 21 characters in body
Oct
3
answered What are the advantages and disadvantages to using your real name online?
Oct
2
answered At what age could I reasonably teach my children about programming?
Sep
30
answered Recommendations for finding part-time consultancy work
Sep
28
answered Can a developer get a discount for Microsoft products?
Sep
28
answered Fixing a bug while working on a different part of the code base
Sep
23
answered Should you Create Class Diagrams before or after implementation?
Sep
23
awarded  Editor
Sep
23
answered How to get out of supporting deadend sales pitches?
Sep
23
answered How do I evaluate if writing a book, article, or presenting at conference is worth it?
Sep
22
answered What's your favourite quote about programming?
Sep
22
answered How to deal with programming projects that fail?
Sep
22
comment Windows Service or Windows Task Scheduler?
on Windows 7 you have some super cool additions to both which will affect your decision process. Ask on SO and tag with Windows-7 and I'll elaborate.
Sep
21
awarded  Critic
Sep
11
answered What non-programming books should a programmer read to help develop programming/thinking skills?
Sep
9
awarded  Teacher
Sep
9
answered Salvaging remains of dead web-application project: What to look for?