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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


Nov
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awarded  Nice Question
Oct
14
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
Sep
23
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
19
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
Sep
19
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
Sep
17
comment How can I deal with a team member who dislikes making comments in code?
@ChrisLee at my company code review policies aren't enforced technically, but there is a policy that before a story can be marked as being Ready For Test, it must be code reviewed, no matter who did the development work. It's quite interesting having to code review when the CTO makes a check in though lol
Sep
16
answered Should user documentation include screenshots?
Sep
12
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
9
awarded  Yearling
Sep
6
comment Is there a good name for “classic” .NET?
@DocBrown that's what I thought, but it's hard to distinguish. Imagine a product where you say "we support .Net for Windows Phone, .Net for Windows Store, and .Net Framework". The last bit seems really weird to say
Sep
6
asked Is there a good name for “classic” .NET?
Aug
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
4
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
26
comment How does a non-technical manager add value to team of self-motivated software developers?
This over and over. Even for a technical manager, this is still the biggest part of their job.
Jun
19
asked Is this an open source license?
Jun
14
asked When did the first “REST”-model and friendly URL web technology come to be?
Jun
12
revised Why is it rare to collect analytics/usage data in open source software?
added 7 characters in body; edited title
Jun
12
comment Why is it rare to collect analytics/usage data in open source software?
The biggest problem I see with it is that analytics receiving servers are normally centralized and "private". I can't just go and download the usage data for firefox for instance. This, in my opinion, kind of violates the whole open source philosophy that everyone is /relatively/ on level ground. Keeping analytics locked away is like leaving out a crucial document to understanding the program
Jun
12
comment Why is it rare to collect analytics/usage data in open source software?
I understand this viewpoint. However, not everyone feels the same way, and for the people that don't feel it violates their privacy, I'd like to know how the software is actually used, rather than just what issues people are reporting or whatever. I understand people can fork it and remove it (or simply not opt-in).. I wouldn't try to stand in the way of that, but for the people who don't care about some analytics being collected, I'd like to collect them
Jun
12
comment Why is it rare to collect analytics/usage data in open source software?
For analytics, I mean in-application analytics like "oh, you used this way to get to that menu more often than that way... I guess I could remove support for the less common way" and such