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Software Engineer.

Jan
30
comment Programming with Dyslexia
Great response. Just out of curiousity, how did you find this post? I ask because I have got like 50-60 rep out of the blue for it in the past week.
Jan
28
comment Programming with Dyslexia
I wrote up a short post on what my life has been like growing up Dyslexic. It sort of fits with this post. geekwithopinions.com/2013/05/15/…
May
3
comment Is “Hiring only the Best” a really practical advice for normal desktop application programming?
@Stargazer712 some of us do care about other things than just money. While it doesn't hurt to have a good starting pay, it isn't the end all be all. :)
Apr
26
comment How would you answer this job-interview question?
WTF? This question is an exact copy of what @Martin Wickman posted. I think I am missing something or someone is trying to get rep...
Apr
14
comment How many second chances have you got in an interview?
After one week, probably zero. Sorry. I have messed up my share of interviews.
Apr
5
comment Are captchas worth the decreased usability?
+1 I use these on my blog. It catches a lot. But then again my blog isn't popular so maybe no one cares to try and spam it.
Feb
14
comment What are good social coding sites?
@Gortron just subversion running on apache. Nothing to great at the moment.
Feb
11
comment Best time to start writing technical blogs
This is exactly why I have my blog. I have dyslexia among other things, so I need to practice at writing just as much as I practice at programming. As of right now, exactly zero subscribers and some hits from google. :)
Feb
10
comment How can I estimate how long a project will take?
@Michael because a good process needs more than 2 steps.
Feb
10
comment How can I estimate how long a project will take?
@Job Dang it! I have to redo my estimates now...
Feb
10
comment How can I estimate how long a project will take?
Get a dart board. Throw a dart at it. Times the number you hit by 10. Than double it.
Feb
10
comment Why hasn't C# gained much traction within the opensource community?
@tmitchel2- I am pretty sure RavenDB is written in .net.
Feb
9
comment what do you do to keep learning?
@Michael, I feel I can talk intelligently about tons of things. Now if I had to actually use them or were considering them for a project, there would be a ramp up period but at least it wouldn't be a cold start.
Feb
9
comment Will high reputation in Stack Overflow help to get a good job?
While not easy to get a high score, I wouldn't use just a SO score to determine the quality of a developer. This is for the same reason that I don't assume someone that has a MS MVP title is intelligent. The ability to regurgitate knowledge doesn't equal a good developer. Sorry but relying on one indication of skill is an amateur move at best. On a side note, While it doesn't occur often, it is funny to see someone answer get up-voted because of who they are or rep, even though it is wrong.
Jan
7
comment How is “SELECT *” read in English?
This!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec
29
comment Web Developer or Software Engineer?
I didn't know there was a difference between software engineer and Web Developer. The things you learn. :)
Dec
16
comment Is there still a need for writing SQL?
Can an ORM handle dynamic queries? I know you can change the where clauses without much issue (in most ORMs). But is there one where you can change the whole sql statement on the fly? I know a few uses where that would be impotent and where raw sql would probably be easier to deal with.
Dec
16
comment Is there still a need for writing SQL?
@richeym: Those where the first things that popped into my mind. The other answer have my back though. The point being is an ORM is just a tool, there are cases where raw sql is preferred.
Dec
13
comment Is it appropriate to ask for reasons after rejected after the interview?
If you ask, they have to tell you. However what they tell you, may not be the truth...
Dec
9
comment Does the usage of LINQ and Lambda Expressions lead to less readable code?
Humans, in general, hate change. A large percent hate it so much that they actually fear it.