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bio website earlz.net
location Cleveland, OH
age 23
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seen Nov 19 at 18:51

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


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
Jun
12
answered Should a developer be forced to memorize details?
May
29
answered Becoming a professional programmer, without going to college?
May
26
comment What is the best method for releasing free “extension” or example code based on a closed source proprietary project?
Well basically it's extension code that will have to be modified by the end-user of my library to work with their own system. I want to provide a starting point for them though. And yea, I planned on making it BSD licensed
May
25
comment Is it worth making Visual Assembly?
The equivalent or writing assembly in .Net is writing IL... and that's no fun at all
May
21
asked What is the best method for releasing free “extension” or example code based on a closed source proprietary project?
May
20
comment How to protect yourself from being sued by patents?
I agree. I'm completely against software patents, and I'm hoping they'll go away in the years to come as this generation of youth(and technology) begins to make it's way into political positions. But, in the meantime, I don't want to get sued
May
20
comment Why is (Ogg) Vorbis not automatically supported by Windows?
I agree that Ogg isn't widespread enough.. It is however spreading, so maybe with the next release of Windows, they'll support it.
May
20
comment How to protect yourself from being sued by patents?
@Rein, he was thwarting the idea that if you mail it to yourself, then you can get the patent for it. I'm only asking if you can mail it to yourself as proof of "prior work"
May
19
comment How to protect yourself from being sued by patents?
Will this same strategy work if the patent reform bill passes? (one portion is the person granted the patent is the first to patent it, not the first person to invent it)
May
19
comment How to protect yourself from being sued by patents?
@Job I don't care if other people "steal" my idea. The only reason I'd patent it is so that I don't get sued by some troll who patents it later.
May
19
asked How to protect yourself from being sued by patents?
May
12
comment Why aren't young programmers interested in mainframes?
Very well put..
May
12
comment How do you track bugs in your personal projects?
After using FogBugz, I fail to see how anyone prefers something different. In order to not have to keep track of multiple fogbugz accounts, I just created a single personal fogbugz for myself: earlz.fogbugz.com
May
1
accepted Two related, but independent projects — Two repositories or one?