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bio website MarkDontBlog
location United Kingdom
age 43
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seen Dec 3 at 13:25

Developer in scientific fields.

  • My world is vertical market shrinkwrap. Do you know your world?
  • VB6, VB.NET, C, Fortran, Perl, PHP...
  • User interfaces, graphics, data manipulation, numerical models.
  • Database stuff with Access/MySQL/SQL Server.
  • Physics degree, little formal training in development

In my young days I used to write things like compilers and chess programs for fun - but that was last millenium :)


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revised It takes me hours to completely understand solutions to 1000-pt problems on TopCoder. Should I get discouraged?
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