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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 in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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


Feb
24
revised How useful is a portfolio of home projects?
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Feb
24
comment How useful is a portfolio of home projects?
@RobertHarvey - agreed, but there are always side projects, contributions to open source projects, tools for the web, apps in the Android MarketPlace or App Store, pro bono work for nonprofits, etc.
Oct
5
revised Is it possible for two DLLs to conflict , preventing solution to build
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Sep
30
answered What is a better word for aligning your nesting?
Sep
28
answered Interviewing someone for general unix skills
Sep
27
revised Should I tell someone that their commit caused a regression?
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Sep
27
comment Should I tell someone that their commit caused a regression?
+1 for last sentence. Praise in public, criticize in private.
Sep
25
awarded  Enthusiast
Sep
19
comment How important is multithreading in the current software industry?
+1: More important than ever. Remember too that in a system design, you can also get the benefits of multithreading just by partitioning the work so that more processes are doing it.
Sep
19
answered What would the role of a “Software Engineer in Test” be?
Sep
18
answered Is all industry experience equal (for the most part)?
Sep
18
comment Is all industry experience equal (for the most part)?
+1 for the suggestion of developing tools. Builds your skills and your CV, keeps you from getting bored.
Sep
18
answered Should a software developer carry business cards?
Sep
16
comment How can a maintenance-only programmer get a raise?
Always train your replacement. If you don't have a replacement, you can't move up.
Sep
16
answered How can a maintenance-only programmer get a raise?
Sep
16
answered Can we replace XML with JSON entirely?
Sep
13
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
9
comment Saying “no” to people asking questions
+1 for point 2 especially. This allows you to time-box your question-answering activities. Just explain this really politely and people will get it.
Sep
6
comment Is it common to lie in job ads regarding the technologies in use?
+1. Digging in is really important if you see a danger sign.
Sep
6
revised Is it common to lie in job ads regarding the technologies in use?
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