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bio website developmentfun.blogspot.com
location Charleston, WV
age 43
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
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I work for WV WV Office of EMS as a programmer and web developer. I've been programming since I was twelve. I use C#, Python, VB.net, VBA, VB6, C, C++ and SQL mostly.


Aug
17
answered Why is “zero” plural?
Aug
17
comment Is there a correct gender-neutral, singular pronoun (“his” versus “her” versus “their”)?
+1 for Spivak pronouns. While I disagree with the political overtones, I do like the idea of a third-person,singular gender-neutral pronoun.
Aug
16
answered Acronym or abbreviation?
Aug
16
comment Is there an American English equivalent of the British idiom “carrying coals to Newcastle”?
@ MikeJ-UK, love the link!
Aug
16
comment Is there an American English equivalent of the British idiom “carrying coals to Newcastle”?
@MikeJ-UK, I concur. It is possible to nail Jello to a tree, although it won't stay there long.
Aug
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
15
answered What is the opposite of “green”?
Aug
15
answered Is the term 'String' too jargony to use in a user interface?
Aug
15
comment Is the term 'String' too jargony to use in a user interface?
Exactly! Expresses the same information in a less esoteric task domain.
Aug
15
answered Is there an American English equivalent of the British idiom “carrying coals to Newcastle”?
Aug
10
awarded  Scholar
Aug
10
awarded  Editor
Aug
10
accepted What is the technical name for quotes?
Aug
10
revised What is the technical name for quotes?
added 74 characters in body
Aug
10
comment What is the technical name for quotes?
@Anna, it is about what name to use when referring to the symbol which identifies a string literal in computer code. Usually, that symbol is either a double quote or a single quote.
Aug
10
answered What would you call someone who makes no lasting impression?
Aug
9
comment What is the technical name for quotes?
I agree. I don't like "quotation mark" simply because that word is associated strongly with a 'double quote'. I would rather use a name that describes its function rather than the specific symbol associated with it. It may cause confusion to say QuotationMark ="@". Does that make any sense?
Aug
9
comment What is the technical name for quotes?
It is a programming terminology question. While I can see it being germane to both sites, I thought that programmers may have more of an insight, since it is a rather esoteric computer programming reference.
Aug
9
comment What is the technical name for quotes?
I thought there was another, single word.... I may be mistaken. I'll let the question simmer a bit more before accepting this answer, to see if any other terms pop up! Thanks!
Aug
9
awarded  Student