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Skill areas include Carbon & Cocoa, C, Objective-C, OpenGL, HTTP & REST, Semantic HTML, CSS Level 3, PHP, MySQL, EichScript/LiveScript/ECMAScript/whatever you want to call it, jQuery, Mac OS X (inc. OS X Server) Administration, UNIX/Linux Administration.


Jun
18
awarded  Caucus
Jun
18
awarded  Constituent
Jan
5
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
1
comment Etymology of “byte”
How does this answer address the etymology question being asked?
Aug
1
comment Is the diaeresis legal in “naïve”?
@EdwinAshworth Noël Coward has, Noël Edmunds nearly has, and Noël Gallagher is in hiding.
Aug
1
awarded  Yearling
Aug
1
comment What is the standard rule for using or not using hyphen and diaeresis on the words like reelect , reexamine, and cooperate?
@Gnawme I find it highly ironic that on that Atlantic Wire article poking fun a the diaeresis is an advertisement for "Citroën"!
Aug
1
answered What does this poem mean? “It's not the cough that'll carry you off It's the coffin they'll carry you off in”
Jul
30
awarded  Critic
Jul
30
comment American vs. British English: meaning of “One hundred and fifty”
How would you pronounce the time "ten to two" ?
Jul
29
comment Is it proper to use ordinal suffixes on fractions?
Or three-quarters, as most people would say.
Jul
29
comment Does the word “gentleman” retain the distinction “of leisurely lifestyle” anywhere in British English?
I think a smartly dressed man with a broad accent would be viewed as more genteel than one who spoke with RP but looked like a ragamuffin.
Jul
29
comment Second name or Surname in British English
@FumbleFingers Sorry, I did scan through your answer but mostly looked at the pictures. :-) I saw you said "given name" and though re-iterating it as a comment to the question would be useful. I somehow missed that you had mentioned the latter too.
Jul
29
answered “have” vs.“have got” in American and British English
Jul
29
awarded  Commentator
Jul
29
comment “have” vs.“have got” in American and British English
I presume both, from my own experience.
Jul
29
comment Second name or Surname in British English
First name is also often called given name or Christian name.
Jul
25
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jul
25
comment How to differentiate between checked and selected items in a list
Should probably belong in UX.stackexchange.com
Jul
23
awarded  Editor