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I'm a hobbyist programmer, part-time sysadmin, and full-time data center management, automation, and cloud computing architect and delivery engineer.

I have experience with myriad editors, shells, and OSes. While I have my [strong] preferences, am pretty much beyond the religious wars of "what's best" when it comes to platform, editor, or toolset: if it works for the problem at hand, and you know it, it's [probably] worthwhile :)


Jul
7
comment How does the “Fourth Dimension” work with arrays?
Wondermark's comic: wondermark.com/357
Jun
25
reviewed Reviewed Cloud Newbie … what should I know while creating my App
Jun
25
comment Cloud Newbie … what should I know while creating my App
If you don't know what cloud computing is, why are you developing "for" it?
Apr
8
awarded  Custodian
Sep
23
comment Is it appropriate for interviewers to ask candidates for their Stack Exchange user name?
@Earlz - I do the same thing
Sep
10
comment Is rotating developers on a project a good or bad idea?
@Aaronaught - true; however, exposure to all of a company's assets ("legacy" (which has so many definitions and uses, it's turned into a generic like "kleenex" for tissue) is just as important as whatever is "new") will make individuals better contributors. Rotating folks in and out every couple months is probably not helpful at all ... but rotating in general is a good idea
Sep
9
comment Is rotating developers on a project a good or bad idea?
rotation is better than folks leaving the company entirely
Jul
8
comment Why do most programming languages only support returning a single value from a function?
random question - does that make the function that solves a quadratic equation not "well-defined" because it returns a plus/minus value?
Jun
24
comment What's with the aversion to documentation in the industry?
related on pm.SE: How do you encourage project members to document their work for end-of-project handover?
May
13
comment What is the name of this relationship between objects?
sounds somewhat graph-like to me .. with additional union rules as delineated to @RandallCook by the OP
May
13
comment Is it a good idea to format the code in eclipse using auto format
I use the auto-formatting capacity of emacs all the time - there are potentials for collisions (eg with SC merging) .. but overall, standardizing your format is extremely helpful
May
6
comment Where did the convention of naming command line arguments as 'argv' come from?
and I always the the "v" stood for "values"
Apr
18
comment Using industrial earmuffs while programming to filter out talking
best answer here - the combined plug+muff route is one I use when going to a firing range, operating very loud equipment, etc
Mar
5
comment Building a computer system with JS?
@ErikReppen - there was a Burroughs machine in the 1960s or 70s that used COBOL as its Assembly language
Mar
5
comment map data structure in pacman
@GlenH7 - and 307200 8-byte (let's presume 64bit for a minute) elements is only what? 2.4MB? That is nothing!
Feb
26
awarded  Constituent
Feb
20
comment Peer programming and experience sharing
the same way folks benefit by being paired elsewhere "outside their comfort zones" - not all with be good; some may suck. But you'll be exposed to more and be able to morph your style as needed in the future.
Feb
20
answered Peer programming and experience sharing
Feb
18
awarded  Caucus
Jan
21
comment Why don't languages include implication as a logical operator?
back in the day, Tandy BASIC had IMP