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bio website waynewerner.blogspot.com
location Greenwood, AR
age 30
visits member for 4 years, 7 months
seen Mar 18 at 11:57

I'm a husband to my beautiful wife, father to our children, Computer Science graduate from University of Central Arkansas. I love my wife, our children, computers, playing guitar (especially singing/playing for my wife and/or kids), bicycling (including taking my kids for rides in my bike trailer), woodworking, airbrushing, digital and traditional artistry, playing games with my family (traditional and digital), my poor Chevette that I had to sell, throwing knives, firearms, knot tying, rope making, whip making, and really just learning new stuff in general. If I don't know about it I probably want to learn about it, if only so I can make informed decisions about it.

My three favorite programming languages are Python, Lisp, and Assembly (though I'm not sure about the order of those last two languages...), and I currently develop in .NET languages, especially VB.

I think the CANSPAM act is one of the dumbest pieces of legislation in the history of the universe

Code I can write/read (where 1 is just barely, 3 is the average user, and 10 is the language designer/guru level):

  • Python - 6/10
  • C++ - 4/10
  • Perl - 3/10
  • Assembly - 3/10
  • HTML/JavaScript - 5/10
  • VB.NET - 5/10
  • C# - 5/10
  • Befunge - 2/10


Mar
24
comment What is the biggest trouble developers encounter when debugging?
Multithreading + sockets == hardest bugs to pin down. This answer made me flinch just reading it, so I had to +1
Mar
21
awarded  Editor
Mar
21
revised How was programming done 20 years ago?
changed for historical accuracy?
Mar
15
answered How was programming done 20 years ago?
Mar
15
comment How was programming done 20 years ago?
real programmers used ed ;)
Feb
6
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
2
awarded  Taxonomist
Sep
28
awarded  Scholar
Sep
28
answered What would be a few ideas/concepts from programming that I can have on paper and hang on a wall as art?
Sep
28
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
@David: I think you mean if they start by lying to you...
Sep
28
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
Unless you don't have a family, then you're probably just a scourge on society ;) (So I borrowed this from Dilbert, but apparently it exists in real life)
Sep
28
awarded  Commentator
Sep
28
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
I worked somewhere that wouldn't let me see certain VB/ASP.NET results - Websense called them "Business/Economy". Luckily Google Cache wasn't blocked, so I got my results that way. It was a pain.
Sep
8
awarded  Beta
Sep
3
awarded  Student
Sep
2
asked What's the first thing you write when trying out a new language?
Sep
1
comment Tabs versus spaces—what is the proper indentation character for everything, in every situation, ever?
What about copying that 3-space indented code into your tab-indented file, which you have set your tabs to 3 spaces? When you send your code to your compatriots they wonder why that function has such bad indentation!
Sep
1
awarded  Supporter