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bio website musicm122.blogspot.com
location Columbia, SC
age 29
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen Jul 13 at 0:49

"Green"(I think I'm doing better than green at this point.) Self taught programmer with a few years of experience. By day mostly living in a .NET world. By night its anybody's guess....


Some stuff I did


Apr
2
comment Why are more programmers not freelance these days?
Couldn't you outsource some of the asset management and promotion?
Jan
17
comment Help putting together an Open Source Friendly contract but does not allow day job work to be Open Sourced
it does seem pretty silly.
Oct
24
comment Is it possible for an amateur to become a good programmer?
This hurts my soul its so true for me atm, lol. 1 Year of the Spaghetti code you aren't allow to refactor ("you're complicating it!")
Jul
14
comment Rolling your own Hackathon
@ Ryan I started my own as well. givecampcolumbia.org
Jan
27
comment Why do programming books have such wacky cover art?
+ 1 @ Will for the awesome Fight Club Ref.
Jan
6
comment I still can't figure out how to program?
+1 Nice answer. Gotta say sitting with an experienced programmer can be intimidating when starting out for new people as well. Speeding through stuff that would have taken you a substantial amount of time. But, depending on the kind of person you are things like that could be a motivating factor and light some of that fire in your belly. Pushing you to want to kick ass.
Jan
6
comment I still can't figure out how to program?
It is used to treat ADHD which is apparently very common in the programming community. I'd say drugs are not the be all end all but he does have a point.
Dec
30
comment Rolling your own Hackathon
+2@Jay Beaver: Thanks, That helps me narrow things down quite a bit.
Dec
28
comment Rolling your own Hackathon
+1 @James, Berin, OscarRyz Thanks for the kind words of advice.
Dec
28
comment Any advice from self-taught programmers on competing with more conventional types?
+1 for not taking the path of least resistance. And I think the "nothing guy" is the "greeter" or the person that stands in front of the store. We have those at walmart.
Dec
28
comment Rolling your own Hackathon
I was worried about putting together a website for that very reason (Over-committing). So what kind of charity work do you do mostly? (I'm gonna take a guess at web design). If so then what kind of organizations do you work with mostly and what sort would you keep your distance from? In addition are there signs for that sort of thing. (shady groups I mean)
Dec
28
comment Rolling your own Hackathon
Thanks, I'll get in touch with the local community charities. I get the feeling we would probably end up doing a website of some sort. Not that that's a problem or anything lol.
Dec
28
comment Rolling your own Hackathon
computing space might be a bit of a challenge but since it is in company I think we could get some dev boxes together. I can talk to our system admin about the logistical difficulties in that
Dec
28
comment Rolling your own Hackathon
As far as facilities go the company owner could provide for that. Speakers not so much as it will most likely be a relatively small group for the event. 10-12 people that know each other.
Dec
28
comment Rolling your own Hackathon
While I would love to, South Carolina doesn't do nearly as much of this kind of thing as I would like. But thanks for the tip. I'll see if there is anything around that could get me started.
Dec
8
comment Is Visual Studio just an IDE?
Its a way of life for .NET Devs. I love you intellisense!!
Dec
7
comment Reasons for looking to change a job - What do you give
4. I was laid off due to budget cuts, or project cuts or something or if it is personal your best bet might just be to minimize it as much as possible. (or lie about it if you must lol) And if your on good terms with the previous employer be sure to throw that in there.
Dec
7
comment Does tweeting 9 to 5 hurt job applicants?
The same question can be asked of stack overflow or blogging for that matter if the applicant is tweeing topically related subject matter
Dec
7
comment Is it getting harder to hire VB.NET developers?
To be fair vb.NET's syntax for dealing with unmanaged code with pInvoke and all has been a bit easier on the eyes until .NET 4.0 came out.
Oct
28
comment How do you stay focused at work?
+1 Agreed, some days it can be a struggle to get 1.5