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I'm a software developer at a freight logistics firm. I graduated with B.S. Computer Science from Arkansas Tech University. I grew up in western Honshu, Japan.

I taught myself HTML/CSS when I was in middle school. I was fascinated by the design aspect (graphics/typography/layout) of creating websites. In high school I taught myself some C++ and Javascript. In college I studied programming, doing a fair amount of coding in C++ with a little of bit of Java and assembly as well (and became enamored of vi).

Now days I code for a living, developing client-server apps in C# (and previously VB.Net), writing units tests with NUnit & RhinoMocks, and interacting with DB2 and the occasional mainframe COBOL program, with WinForms on the front end. I do some Python and PowerShell scripting on the side to make my life easier.

I am passionate about the field of public transit and transportation networks in general. I hope to develop my craft and apply it to solving interesting problems in those areas.


Dec
19
awarded  Commentator
Dec
19
comment If I immerse myself in Dvorak, will I forget QWERTY?
Agreed on the keyboard shortcuts, I'm wondering if I can find a tool that'd switch to QWERTY when I press keys like Ctrl or Alt, but being a heavy user of vim, that wouldn't completely solve the problem for me.
Oct
22
awarded  Excavator
Oct
22
revised How important is it to reduce the number of lines in code?
Code formatting
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
17
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
18
comment How important is it to clean up someone else's code when faced with a tight deadline?
To quote Dijkstra: "Simplicity is a prerequisite for reliability" and "Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a quality that decides between success and failure."
Jan
10
awarded  Yearling
Oct
11
comment Validation and data persistence in a domain model
How does 100,000 LOC sound for not very complex ;) hehe
Sep
27
asked Validation and data persistence in a domain model
Sep
19
awarded  Critic
Jul
10
comment Why is binary search,which needs sorted data, considered better than linear search?
As with so many other things, it all comes down to: "It depends... ;)"
Jun
18
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
13
accepted Should I use parentheses in logical statements even where not necessary?
Jun
12
awarded  Good Question
Jun
12
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
11
comment Should I use parentheses in logical statements even where not necessary?
Just nitpicking, but in !(A + B) <=> !A + !B and -1*(A + B) = -A + -B shouldn't the operator have been flipped from + to * in the second expression?
Jun
11
comment Should I use parentheses in logical statements even where not necessary?
Although, I've heard it said comments are apologies (for bad/hard-to-read code)... there's a good chance you could have written it better. I guess you could say a similar things about parentheses.
Jun
11
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
11
awarded  Yearling