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bio website heroicsoftware.net
location New York, NY
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seen Oct 16 '13 at 17:30

Freelance software engineer/developer/programmer in New York City. Focused on native iPhone app development, but I could probably make you a Mac app if you ask real nice.

Among other things, I'm responsible for

  • FatWatch, the best Hacker's Diet tool for iPhone,
  • MetroCost, a tool to save you money on public transit, and
  • Fingerpaintball, a brick breaking game designed for iPad.

My company is Heroic Software. I have a blog, a tumblelog, and I tweet.


Jul
7
answered Is Displaying Degree In Office Appropriate?
Jul
7
comment What to do about “stopping point syndrome”?
This is absolutely true. The thing that keeps you working through the brain fog is a fear that you won't be able to return.
Jul
7
answered What to do when the programming activity becomes a problem?
Jul
7
awarded  Critic
Jul
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
6
answered Standards for reading code out loud?
Jul
6
comment Standards for reading code out loud?
I've accepted your answer, since in addition to taking the time to update it, you linked to Jeff Atwood's blog, which in turn links to the entry for "ASCII" in The New Hacker's Dictionary, which is pretty much the sort of thing I was looking for. Thanks!
Jul
6
awarded  Scholar
Jul
6
accepted Standards for reading code out loud?
Jul
6
answered Better to use one large plist or many small plists when developing for iOS?
Jul
5
comment Standards for reading code out loud?
Mark, I agree with what you wrote (meaning often trumps literal accuracy), but it doesn't really address my question, which is really about the process of agreeing on matters like what to call a # or a !. You don't even say why you discuss code over the phone. Since you've got the most votes, could you flesh out your answer some more?
Jul
5
comment Standards for reading code out loud?
I was mainly wondering if anybody (like, IBM in the 1970s) actually produced a document for how to pronounce code out loud. There are several reasons why one might (screen reading, lectures, code review, phone conversations), but I'm getting the sense that it's always been handled on an ad hoc basis. Which is not really that surprising.
Jul
5
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
5
comment What's it like to program without eyesight?
Did someone seriously vote this as "too localized"? Do people think the blind don't use the Internet or write programs?
Jul
5
revised Standards for reading code out loud?
added examples of contexts
Jul
5
asked Standards for reading code out loud?
Jul
5
awarded  Student
Jul
5
asked What's it like to program without eyesight?
Jun
22
comment What is meant by “Now you have two problems”?
Yes! People who learning regular expressions without that part of CS background don't always understand that there are just some things that a regex mathematically cannot do.
Jun
22
awarded  Editor