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bio website randomsoftware.tumblr.com
location United States
age 33
visits member for 4 years, 2 months
seen Dec 7 at 9:53

My thoughts
Me on launchpad PPA
Evidently one of my mini-apps was useful enough to make it on to Webupd8
Do you use/like that app? Maybe you want to help fund a cryptogram game

Hit my daily rep cap for the first time Nov 22 2010
Just made it to page 3 ons SU on dec 31 in users ranked by rep..
yay....first gold badge. unsung hero

I use various linux distros as my primary OSes of choice(tending to stay away from rpm based).

Moving into using FreeBSD as my primary OS.

--Resume--

Degrees
BS:IT focus Network Security
MS:ISA

Certifications
G2700
Certified Ethical Hacker, CHFI, EDRP
CCNA, CCNA Security, CCIE Candidate(CCIE written now expired, the others are current)
MCITP Enterprise administrator server 2k8/Vista
Network+, Security+, Project+(all lifetime)
CIW Associate, Professional, Javascript, Database
CNSS 4011 recognition

Accomplishments
1st in the state, 6th in the nation networking concepts Phi Beta Lambda leadership conferences (it's like the college version of FBLA)
On the national science olympiad team from my high school
Kenpo - black belt

Experience
7 yrs in small business IT services (varied)
--/Resume--

Favourite quotations:
"A failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part" --Unknown
"If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in" --Edsger Dijkstra


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accepted Generally speaking, is it better to make all the functional parts or get UI working first - or a mix of the two?
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comment Generally speaking, is it better to make all the functional parts or get UI working first - or a mix of the two?
@Alexander - you made me smile quite a bit with that one.
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comment Generally speaking, is it better to make all the functional parts or get UI working first - or a mix of the two?
This is something I'm trying to sort of do. Since my particular project is implemented as a massive UI shell and every datapoint harvester is a plug-in, each plug-in is responsible for managing its own UI components. This way there is no "contract" required for a given person/group of people. The assumption is that the same group of people will be working on a given plug-in start to finish. It's part of the reason I'm designing it the way I am. Alternately, for other projects this is an excellent piece of advice. So upvote from me since it will be useful to others.
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asked Generally speaking, is it better to make all the functional parts or get UI working first - or a mix of the two?
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comment How to develop my own phone OS
beagleboard based, port touchscreen drivers to your distro of choice, strip out unnecessary stuff, decent starting platform. i'm working on a project like this and it's all about choosing OSS hardware or hardware with OSS drivers that I don't have to dev myself.
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comment Is it fine to have broken intermediate commits, as long as the final commit in any push works?
My opinion is that those "broken commits" are good. If you have some bug that you didn't see in your implementation, these "broken commits" can give you a very specific memory refresher on what you changed. Sometimes, it's just the hint you need.
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answered How to design a system that allows for multiple parallel extensions of the same “component”?