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A pointy haired boss who still enjoys firing up a code editor.

By day I'm a mild-mannered project manager at a software company in Clearwater, Florida.

By night, I do a lot of work on Zen Cart, and help moderate the Zen Cart forum.


Jul
22
awarded  Yearling
Jul
22
awarded  Yearling
Feb
16
comment Does W3C membership help future career?
Who says open source projects have no exclusivity? Many open source projects are meritocracies (with Apache being a notable example).
Nov
20
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
25
comment Pointers in C vs No pointers in PHP
Understood - but writing device drivers is not a use for PHP either, hence the lack of pointers.
Sep
18
comment Are Java certifications important for an architect role?
I didn't say project management. Project leadership - the technical leadership of a project - is quite different from project management.
Jul
22
awarded  Yearling
Jun
6
comment How to deal with ad-hoc mindsets?
+1. Be the change you want to see in your team. Set the standard.
May
29
comment Stuck due to “knowing too much”
Think "Minimum Viable Product." What's the least you could ship with? Then start there, ship, and add based on market feedback.
May
25
comment Fear of releasing a hobby project - how to overcome?
It will never get better without people banging on it. Go for it!
May
24
awarded  Announcer
May
23
comment Working on someone else's code
+1. Resist the temptation to rewrite blocks you don't understand - you will almost certainly introduce new bugs doing this. Instead, move slowly and methodically through the code, only making changes where new functionality (or bug fixes) are actually required.
May
23
comment Working on someone else's code
Be happy. You are developing a critical skill that will differentiate you from people with less experience or academic-only experience. It's supposed to be hard. That's why it's valuable.
May
21
revised How to implement a system to hide spammed user content?
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May
18
revised Getting users to write decent and useful bug reports
typo corrections
May
17
revised Why is the folder name “bin” used in some frameworks and languages?
title clarification
May
15
comment Is this awkward spacing some type of style?
Invisible Pink Unicorn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invisible_Pink_Unicorn
May
15
comment Why is putting something on the stack called “push”?
I guesss if only for today I'm FGITW!
May
14
awarded  Good Answer
May
14
awarded  Nice Answer