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My StackOverflow CV

Ceramic collector, obsessive cook, entrepreneur and professional geek.

I was doing a one-person consultancy for a couple of years, doing some Rails stuff, some .Net services work, and some work in Groovy/Java for a pharmaceutical firm called Dendreon. When that project wrapped up, I took a Rails-focused job at a hybrid Ruby/C# shop, Getty Images.

I'm interested in functional languages like Scala and F# but have relatively limited real-world experience with them.

In previous lives, I've worked for Microsoft, Revenue Science (now Audience Science), Zillow, and a travel company called Virtuoso, the Seattle Times, and a very strange financial/transportation conglomerate.

My long term professional ambition is to find a way to work from Tokyo/Kawasaki/Yokohama either 100% or via frequent travel or remote work opportunities. If you're interested in tracking down a reasonably competent Rails or ASP.net MVC guy and are located near Seattle, WA or Tokyo, Japan or don't mind me working mostly remotely, feel free to contact me.


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comment Are these programming “classics” still relevant today and should I read them?
I disagree with the Jörg's notion that the Design patterns book isn't meant to be read, since the motivational section of the book drives the context. But it's a book that, after that section, doesn't necessarily benefit from a straight cover-to-cover reading; the motivating section combined with some pain point from a current project should probably drive what patterns you study more deeply.
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There's nothing complicated about transforming between UTF32 and UTF8, and it's only a tiny bit complicated to transform between UTF16 and UTF32. The code to do so reliably was included in the Unicode standard since at least 2.0 or so.
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comment Should UTF-16 be considered harmful?
I think you haven't read the standards document. That's the closest thing there is to a guarantee. It says: "UCS-4. UCS-4 stands for “Universal Character Set coded in 4 octets.” It is now treated sim- ply as a synonym for UTF-32, and is considered the canonical form for representation of characters in 10646." unicode.org/versions/Unicode6.2.0/appC.pdf
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@Eonil, UTF-32 will only ever be distinguishable from UCS4 if we have a Unicode standard that features something like a UCS5 or larger.
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