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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


Aug
18
accepted Interesting variations of FizzBuzz?
Aug
18
accepted How to protect yourself from being sued by patents?
Aug
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
8
asked Are there any equivalent articles similar to hginit.com for git (and moving from SVN)?
Aug
4
answered Design flaws and dealing with humiliation from it
Aug
4
comment Invert how to teach programming?
This almost seems like a programming equivalent of teaching by asking questions.
Jul
28
answered Is there any express edition like thing in Delphi?
Jul
28
comment Why does Microsoft charge a fortune for its developer tools?
@Affe I believe that is the primary reason. That and they don't want a monopoly of just one IDE, even if it is theirs. Monopolies harm creativity.
Jul
28
answered Why do people use programming books?
Jul
20
answered What is idiomatic?
Jul
12
comment How do I find young developers to mentor?
belongs on meta.. almost?
Jun
30
comment Does anyone work 10 hours shifts as a developer?
I can't put together a full answer, but I'll say I've tried it and I'd say it's not worth it
Jun
29
comment Are there any examples of implementing and effectively responding to a “Chaos Monkey”?
...Well, I guess we're waiting for someone on the netflix team to come along and answer this lol
Jun
27
accepted Question about the no-endorsment clause on the BSD license
Jun
27
comment Question about the no-endorsment clause on the BSD license
Since I don't modify(or even distribute) any of Bcrypt's code, aren't I immune from this clause? The phrase I'm seeing is "products derived from"
Jun
27
comment Question about the no-endorsment clause on the BSD license
@Peter It's just a small project I'm trying to sell in my free time.
Jun
27
asked Question about the no-endorsment clause on the BSD license
Jun
27
comment Ready to Open source the software, but want to make some money out of it
I personally think a 40 hour project is a pretty decent sized task. I mean, let's assume you aren't an expert in the field your project is in. This means an expert may have been able to write the exact same thing in say 20 hours. But still, even if this expert is payed $10 an hour, you're still saving that expert $100 by selling it to him for $100 (where $200 is the "actual" worth of it, but you can sell it multiple times)
Jun
27
answered Ready to Open source the software, but want to make some money out of it
Jun
17
answered 30 minutes to explain programming to a 15 year old