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A Mobile Applications Developer coding for iOS at Hinge. I'm also trying my hand at independent game development at Strong Fortress Games where you can see me coding iPhone apps, designing a board game, and writing several RPG campaign settings.


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comment How do you stay motivated for hobby projects?
@Jalayn No, it's cool. I expanded it as I realized it was a poor answer anyway.
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revised How do you stay motivated for hobby projects?
expanded answer.
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comment How do you stay motivated for hobby projects?
@Jalayn really? This is almost 2 years old and there are many, many better answers above it.
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comment Dangers of two Jobs? Violating Company Policy?
wow... that's crazy. Hobbies generally improve your "rest" by giving you a creative outlet. That just seems overkill. On the other hand, it's common in the US to have "non-compete" agreements which basically mean you can't get trained by company A, and then go work for company B or for yourself in exactly the same field. Fortunately for me, the company is in biomedical and I want to do mobile apps. Quite different!
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comment What counts as reinventing the wheel?
@Jeff O, management might have thought it was a solution. I've worked with lots of bad VB6 code that truly needed a rewrite.
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comment Dangers of two Jobs? Violating Company Policy?
@Karpie, yes. I bought my own macbook for this purpose, and I use my own developer license.
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comment Dangers of two Jobs? Violating Company Policy?
this is truly Draconian. An employer can seize income from other sources? What country is this in??
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comment Differences between messages and methods?
@Vidar, the question is not subjective. You're looking for a textbook definition. Programmers is more for opinions, experience, and subjective questions.
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comment What do you wish your compiler could do for you (that it currently doesn't)?
OH NO. the last thing my compiler needs is an attitude like CLIPPY. NO NO NO. I did not mean that! </angst>
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comment What happened to Alan Cooper's Unified File Model?
@Alex, wait, so using the clipboard (temporary) intermediary is acceptable but using a common file system (permanent) is not?
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comment What happened to Alan Cooper's Unified File Model?
@Alex, except that you cannot share information between applications. A save game file can't be opened by a text editor on the iOS, because that other app doesn't have access to the sandbox.
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comment Should I point out spelling/grammar related mistakes in someone's code?
@John Bode, you couldn't find&replace that one word? Ouch.
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answered How to persuade programmers to follow the basic rules