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Hello there! My name's Jordan Earls and I'm a programmer. Recently, I've been doing almost exclusively work in .Net with C#, a bit of raw IL, and in some cases a hefty serving of code generating T4(it's the meta-future!). Sometimes I do a bit of embedded/electronic work with C and C++(http://mbed.org rocks, btw). And finally, I have at least some competence in Ruby, Delphi, and Javascript.

I currently work for PreEmptive Solutions on the Dotfuscator team and troll the dotfuscator tag on occasion.

Most of my personal projects are open source and BSD licensed. The majority of them are at bitbucket with the rest of them being listed on github

Also, you can follow me on the twitters @earlzdotnet


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comment Pros and Cons of holding all the business logic in stored procedures in web application
@Nick.McDermaid well of course. Like I said, it depends on what your doing. For a simple CRUD app like a blog site or something, I can't think of any reason you'd want stored procedures... My main argument is to rarely use stored procedures when a standard single-trip query would work just as well. My mindset is to only use stored procedures when it is such a rich query that it makes the application code more readable and understandable when it's put into a stored procedure, or when it's doing something data heavy, like generating reports and such.
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comment Pros and Cons of holding all the business logic in stored procedures in web application
@Nick.McDermaid which ones? Yes, I'm a coder, not a DBA. So, I'm going to be a bit skewed, but I think all my points are valid.
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comment Which hashing algorithm is best for uniqueness and speed?
@XavierCombelle that doesn't always matter either though either, especially for local processes that do not interact with the world
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comment Why is FRACTRAN turing complete?
The reason multiplication is a good example of turing completeness is because it requires both looping and storage. Although it isn't a full test as to if something is turing complete. The best "proof" is to write a brainfuck emulator in it
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comment Which hashing algorithm is best for uniqueness and speed?
@Tracker1 it's been a while, but this question was not at all about security. This was for hashes in a hash table, not for hashing passwords
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comment Is it appropriate for interviewers to ask candidates for their Stack Exchange user name?
heh. I actually put my stackoverflow CV link on my resume, so it's pretty apparent to people interviewing me that I'm active on stackoverflow, and it was a significant deciding factor in getting hired for my current job
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comment Writing a bootloader with no bootloader
Don't forget toggle switches! Many early computers had a row of toggle switches so that you could manually load a pre-bootloader to read from floppy or tape to load the actual bootloader and OS