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Author of "Programming F#" by O'Reilly.

I used to work at Microsoft on the F# team. Now I kick it old school at Google.

comment Windows Azure vs Amazon EC2 vs Google App Engine
To be pedantic, you can run Scala, JRuby, and even Clojure on App Engine since it all the JVM under the hood. Now, whether or not it is easy to use these languages is another story...
comment Interview advice - Google Developer Advocate position
Related Programmers SE question: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/23810/…
comment C# or .Net features to cut off assuming no backward compatibility needed?
I was absolutely going to write this down when I saw the question title -- you beat me to it :(
comment What rules of etiquette should be followed at software conferences?
@Jeff, I actually disagree. You shouldn't try to hide the fact you have a day job. In fact, conferences are an excellent opportunity for networking and/or engaging with customers. To not take advantage of that defeats the whole point of going to a conference.
comment What programming skills have provided you the best return on investment?
Regular Expressions are good, just be sure not to abuse them. See: codinghorror.com/blog/2008/06/…
comment KPI's for Programmers
Even good people need to know what is important though. For example, is keeping the site up 24/7 more important than new features? What about customer-support? There will always be more to do than your devs have time :)