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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
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
9
answered complex numbers in programming?
Oct
31
answered Increasing confidence in personal knowledge about coding
Oct
31
comment Increasing confidence in personal knowledge about coding
Many are not imposters, but fake imposters :D
Oct
10
comment When to use C over C++, and C++ over C?
This is true, but only for cases of one person working on their own little project. In real life almost everyone spends maybe half their time working on other people's code. Unfortunately most other people "think wrong" regarding those utterly irrational reasons.
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Sep
4
comment How do you tackle really bizarre errors that keep you puzzled for more than 10 hours?
The "someone else" need not be human. Sometimes I explain things to the cat, and aha! I find the problem.
Jul
20
accepted Ways to describe or measure the learning curve for a new technology?
Jul
16
comment Tools to support learning a new business domain
+1 especially for connecting with others in other roles, other departments, including the suits.
Jul
13
accepted What is involved in learning Eclipse-RCP, from zero Java background?
Jul
13
comment What is involved in learning Eclipse-RCP, from zero Java background?
I am ordering that book...
Jul
11
comment What is involved in learning Eclipse-RCP, from zero Java background?
Though it might be useless to compare durations, about how long did it take you?
Jul
10
comment What is involved in learning Eclipse-RCP, from zero Java background?
I barely understand anything on that EMF page at eclipse.org I have a ways to go...
Jul
10
comment What is involved in learning Eclipse-RCP, from zero Java background?
EMF? As a physicist, that looks like Electro-Magnetic Field :P
Jul
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
10
asked What is involved in learning Eclipse-RCP, from zero Java background?
Jul
10
asked Ways to describe or measure the learning curve for a new technology?
Jul
8
answered Is outsourcing (offshoring) disloyal?
Jul
3
answered Is it worth writing a memory error detection tool for C++ these days?
Jun
23
awarded  Nice Answer