1,017 reputation
612
bio website mightybargainhunter.com
location Virginia
age 42
visits member for 4 years
seen Oct 1 '13 at 1:59

Scientist and software developer by day, blogger and musician by night. Check out my personal finance blog: MightyBargainHunter.com.


Mar
1
comment Interrupting Work Productivity: The Name?
I think the technical term is "clunky".
Feb
16
revised What are some things you have read that inspired and guided you as a programmer?
edited title
Feb
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
10
comment How to make people new to programming stop asking me questions and distracting me?
++ for making money off of the questions
Feb
10
answered How to make people new to programming stop asking me questions and distracting me?
Feb
9
comment Assembly as a First Programming Language?
@S.Lott: Hmmmm ... I guess the particular instruction set does depend on the chip, doesn't it? Good point.
Feb
9
comment Assembly as a First Programming Language?
@S.Lott: Ehhhhh ... don't quite buy that. I can write a "hello world" type program in assembly without worrying about transistors. One doesn't need to be a chip designer to be a programmer. The knowledge you're talking about would be foundations for building or repairing a piano, which is only cursorily related to playing one.
Feb
9
comment Assembly as a First Programming Language?
As a pianist, I'd certainly have found it more interesting to jump right in with some songs, but to become decent you need to practice arpeggios, scales, etc. And then to do really groundbreaking stuff (playing with "prepared pianos" and the like) you need to know how the piano works from the inside out. It's all how well you want to know your craft.
Feb
8
comment How to bag online side projects related to Web development?
Wow. Either the programmers there are fast, or they work cheaply, or both.
Feb
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
8
answered Do programmers at non-software companies need the same things as at software companies?
Jan
21
comment What's your favourite quote about programming?
@hasen j: ++ for having the humility to ask that
Dec
18
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
18
comment What is a good speed for a webscraper?
How often do you need to scrape the pages?
Dec
17
awarded  Supporter
Dec
17
comment If you could ask one technical interview question, what would it be
@Rob Z: Well I'll be darned. Learn something new every day!
Dec
17
comment If you could ask one technical interview question, what would it be
"If I ever find someone who knows the answer already I'll count that as a pass." But if they know the answer already, what have you shown? They probably know why a manhole cover is round as well. That's the problem with these kinds of well-known questions. With time they go stale.
Dec
17
comment If you could ask one technical interview question, what would it be
I might be able to come up with a few, but I wouldn't post them here. I'd be tipping my hand. All I'd realistically be able to tell is that they found the question on the Internet and memorized the answer.
Dec
17
answered Perception of a developer that uses a pre-packaged web implementation for their personal site?