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location Sydney, Australia
age 26
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  • Bachelor of Science (Adv Maths) with Honors in Computer Science from USYD
  • Programming C/C++/Java/Python/Objective C/C#/Javascript/PHP

Oct
29
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
29
accepted Measure of power other than Turing completeness
Oct
29
comment Measure of power other than Turing completeness
Thank you very much! This is exactly what I was looking for!
Oct
19
awarded  Suffrage
Oct
18
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
17
comment How useful are infix operators in a programming language?
@missingfaktor: Barely used it
Oct
15
accepted How does fair use apply to code snippets?
Oct
15
comment How does fair use apply to code snippets?
Yes, it did take longer, but I find the question interesting =P
Oct
15
asked How does fair use apply to code snippets?
Oct
12
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
7
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
5
comment What features are vital for good bug tracking software?
Do you have any examples of what you consider too complex?
Oct
5
asked What features are vital for good bug tracking software?
Oct
5
awarded  Civic Duty
Sep
30
awarded  Enthusiast
Sep
30
comment How many monitors do you use? Why? How they are used?
@Bevan: This is the only case where I really feel the productivity slow down from having to swap
Sep
28
comment Any advice from self-taught programmers on competing with more conventional types?
The main advantage a computer science degree provides is exposure to a large number of areas. I did a double major, so I find that there are many areas in which I lack even basic knowledge compared to those who only majored in comp sci. Being self taught, I imagine you would experience this to a much greater degree and so it might seem intimidating. Understand that they will have this advantage (unless you do a lot of self-study), but there is no reason why you can't match or exceed them if you focus your efforts on a particular area.
Sep
27
comment What would you change about C# if you could?
What is wrong with the var keyword? Much nicer than having to deal with a swarm of types
Sep
27
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
24
comment Best way to relearn C++?
You really do need a reference book to help you understand all the things you cand do wring