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Computer scientist / programmer / statistician / fitness enthusiast. Some of those are hobbies some are work, but the line between those is constantly blurry.

Applies the scientific method to everything from code to cooking to curls to cubes.


38m
revised readability vs shorter code in returning from function
added 610 characters in body
44m
answered readability vs shorter code in returning from function
Nov
24
comment Function guaranteed to never return the same value twice
This is a good answer, because interviewer never ask questions to get a straight answer. They want you to give an answer where you can justify your decisions. If you understand the domain, nearly any answer will be suitable if you can justify it.
Nov
7
asked String splits to create arrays
Oct
18
awarded  Yearling
Oct
13
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
4
comment Why are the <b> and <i> tags deprecated?
@supercat class='bold'? Master Suku of The Codeless Code would have words with you about the use of such poor classnames. Consider this your last boldRedText.
Aug
28
answered Addressing the fact that primary keys are not part of your business domain
Jul
30
comment Client-side coding: How to prevent malicious use?
@Ajedi32 Client-side apps are insecure. It is impossible to design a secure app if any logic done client-side isn't checked server-side. At that point the client-side logic becomes a UI nicety or a way to offload basic checks, but everything, must always be checked on server!!.
Jul
25
accepted Referencing StackOverflow questions in comments
Jul
24
asked Referencing StackOverflow questions in comments
Jul
7
awarded  Civic Duty
Jan
24
comment Too many technologies … too little time to learn them all
"I'd like to learn all science", "I'd like to read all books". Welcome to life, you are here for a very finite amount of time. Learn to filter the wheat from the chaff and do the best you can.
Jan
21
comment Is CSV a good alternative to XML and JSON?
Without the first line this would be a good answer. CSV is a good alternative to XML for tabular information (a distributable SQLite file is probably better than both). But as you explain for tabular data is it the superior file choice.
Jan
15
comment Documenting/defining data structures in Python
Thats no necessarily true, if you have an object that can conform to a list (eg. a sportsball team) you can subclass from the list type, and operate on the new object,
Jan
15
comment Using JOIN keyword or not
+1 For "separation of concerns" joins bring data together, where clauses dictate the subsets of data you are interested in.
Jan
14
revised Documenting/defining data structures in Python
Fixed code indenting inside list
Jan
14
answered Documenting/defining data structures in Python
Jan
14
suggested approved edit on Documenting/defining data structures in Python
Jan
12
comment Naming CSS classes and IDs
@IdanArye Now I understand. bows.