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bio website darenscotwilson.com
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Physicist/Artist who fools around with electrons, photons, pixels and bits. Currently in San Diego, formerly of Socorro NM, Orlando FL, Boulder CO, Ann Arbor and other places in Michigan.

Mainly, I've been making 2D and 3D illustrations and animations, writing explanations for things in physics, astronomy and electronics, writing software for image processing and science number-crunching, and teaching the cats to do my work for me. Regrettably, the latter endeavor has been a total failure.


Nov
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comment Programming language features that help to catch bugs early
Some languages do have features that support unit testing - such as D with its unittest keyword.
Oct
31
comment Computers that operate exclusively on boolean algebra
The Digi-Comp, whose CPU has three 1-bit registers - mindsontoys.com/kits.htm?dc1_main.htm
Oct
30
revised Computational Complexity of Correlation in Time vs Multiplication in Frequency space
Added point about corr. two images
Oct
30
answered Computational Complexity of Correlation in Time vs Multiplication in Frequency space
Oct
9
comment Should I be looking for developers with specific skill sets or generalists that need to learn?
"or can a general developer who is accomplished in another area realistically pick up new technologies?" Well of course, otherwise no new technology since decades ago would have ever caught on.
Oct
8
accepted Basics of ERP for dummies
Oct
6
comment What is the most efficient way to study multiple languages, frameworks, and APIs as a developer?
+1 for picking target platform first. This is the key.
Oct
5
comment Basics of ERP for dummies
Reading the intro through Amazon's "look inside" feature. That might be a good book for this purpose. Will check the public library; don't want to spend any money.
Oct
5
asked Basics of ERP for dummies
Oct
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Sep
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Sep
23
accepted Where would my different development rhythm be suitable for the work?
Sep
20
asked Where would my different development rhythm be suitable for the work?
Aug
23
comment Industries and types of projects avoiding OO
Wondering if "Business Intelligence" is lacking more than just OO... 8P
Aug
23
comment Industries and types of projects avoiding OO
Your answer that OO is the standard is contradicted by the other answers which name specific examples.
Aug
23
comment Industries and types of projects avoiding OO
A programmer doesn't have to adapt to an environment - one can choose a better fitting environment instead.
Aug
23
accepted Industries and types of projects avoiding OO
Aug
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Aug
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Aug
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awarded  Nice Question