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I currently work as a database developer/DBA in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

My favorite programming languages are Haskell and Lisp.


Nov
19
comment Are programmers inclined towards order or chaos?
+1 insightful. The universe could be said to be composed of order and chaos.
Nov
19
comment I use an IDE (Eclipse) to develop software. Why should I switch to vim or emacs?
I've used vim for years. It works very well with Ruby, and once you get up the learning curve you'll like the efficiency.
Nov
18
comment What are some well known applications written in F#?
@Jetti: I would recommend Haskell over F# if you're interested in learning functional programming. You'll learn it faster because you won't be able to do procedural or OO in it.
Nov
18
comment What are some well known applications written in F#?
@Jetti: I would add to your first comment that reasons to use F# instead of C# are most likely also reasons to skip both and use Haskell.
Nov
18
revised What are some well known applications written in F#?
clarified positive of using F#
Nov
18
comment Is it still worth learning desktop gui development?
+1 for pointing out that these trends run in cycles. However, I've seen a case where a terminal app was re-written as a desktop app, and the users were able to work more efficiently with the terminal app.
Nov
18
answered What are some well known applications written in F#?
Nov
18
answered I use an IDE (Eclipse) to develop software. Why should I switch to vim or emacs?
Nov
18
comment I use an IDE (Eclipse) to develop software. Why should I switch to vim or emacs?
+1 for good explanation of strong points and purpose of emacs and vi
Nov
17
comment how do early stage startups hire ninja programmers
@MarkJ: I've seen that article. Just to be clear, I'm certainly not advocating: "I see from your resume that you know Haskell and Common Lisp. Welcome aboard." It should go without saying that some evidence of competence and achievement would be required. So let's ask another question: what evidence do you have that more than 1% of Haskell and Common Lisp programmers are in the "Smart but don't Get Things Done" set?
Nov
17
comment how do early stage startups hire ninja programmers
@MarkJ: Are you suggesting that there are programmers competent in Haskell or Common Lisp who are for some reason unable to get things done?
Nov
16
comment Is what someone publishes on the Internet fair game when considering them for employment as a programmer?
In that case, you may want to consult a lawyer. Good luck.
Nov
16
answered Is what someone publishes on the Internet fair game when considering them for employment as a programmer?
Nov
13
answered Are groups like comp.unix.programmer still alive?
Nov
13
answered Haskell AND Lisp vs. Haskell OR Lisp
Nov
12
comment How can a Right-Brainer Deal with Massive Left-Brainer Code?
@Carson63000: Your comment would make a good answer.
Nov
11
comment Egoless programming, is it possible or even desirable
+1: do the right thing without attachment to the result
Nov
11
awarded  Organizer
Nov
11
comment What are some things you have read that inspired and guided you as a programmer?
EDIT: added books tag.
Nov
11
revised What are some things you have read that inspired and guided you as a programmer?
edited tags