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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
17
revised Do speakers get paid for tech talks?
edited tags
Oct
16
answered Methodologies of a high class development team
Oct
14
comment How do you deal with teachers teaching the wrong stuff?
also, don't get too worked up about asides. If you're doing compiler design, and the prof makes some inaccurate statements about say public transport, or the best colour pen for taking notes, you can let them go by, right? If the material you disagree about is directly relevant, by all means clarify. Like "are you mentioning a difference for OO languages, or for interpreted languages? Where would C++ fit into this?". He may just say OO when he means Java. Getting clarification may help you both. (Keep in mind though he is unlikely to go home and edit the midterm questions.)
Oct
11
comment How do you respond to “Tell me a little bit about yourself.” question in interviews?
It is also part of the ritual script of interviews along with "so you had no trouble finding us then?" and "how about this rain/snow/heat eh?" and so serves to anchor the participants and reassure both parties that you are, in fact, holding a job interview.
Oct
11
answered How do you respond to “Tell me a little bit about yourself.” question in interviews?
Oct
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
11
answered Do speakers get paid for tech talks?
Oct
10
answered When is a version control commit too large?
Oct
9
comment What happens at [platform] user groups?
Ah, I do love the user groups that drink beer at their meetings. One of those location-specific rather than technology specific aspects :-)
Oct
8
answered What happens at [platform] user groups?
Oct
8
answered What is a Ph.D. good for in the software industry?
Oct
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
6
answered How to sell a high SO reputation at an interview
Oct
6
comment Where do you find the time?
And careeroverflow.com/questions/1523/… which I answered there.
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?