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I'm an Australian software engineer and tweet as lisa dp.

Having followed Spolsky and Atwood's podcasts from when Stack Overflow (and the entire Stack Exchange) was just a twinkle in their eyes, I'm truly impressed at just how well it works. In time, we'll realise just how revolutionary Stack Overflow is/was.

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Apr
18
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
30
comment Idioms that mean making decision between two good options
Someone else suggested exactly this about an hour beforehand. Suggest deleting this copy.
Oct
30
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
10
awarded  Yearling
Oct
10
revised What does “social mileage” mean?
add link to Ox def per Matt Ellen
Oct
8
answered What does “social mileage” mean?
May
28
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
25
awarded  Yearling
Jul
24
awarded  Caucus
Apr
30
comment Is the phrase “Please be informed that” grammatically correct?
Yes it's grammatical. E.g. "Please be aware that the event will be cancelled in the event of rain". You could also say "For your information, the event will be cancelled in the event of rain" or "Please be aware the event will be cancelled in the event of rain" but the lack of 'that' makes it less formal.
Apr
30
comment Preferred way to apostrophise in case of dual or multiple ownership by distinct entities
@RegDwightΒВBẞ8 I have only heard of Ben & Jerry's icecream thanks to a TED talk by Seth Godin. Apart from that I've simply never seen it.
Dec
9
answered Is there a single word for “money-mindedness”?
Dec
9
answered Is there a single word for “money-mindedness”?
Dec
8
comment “Call on” or “call at” or something else? Which is appropriate?
But to say "Call me at work" or "Call me at home" are perfectly valid ways to ask "Call me on my work number" and "Call me on my home number" respectively.
Dec
8
answered Usage of the word “behoove”
Dec
8
comment Alternative to “Merry Christmas”
Except that I feel all excluded because Christmas for me happens just after the summer solstice. How about "Happy non-demoninational winter or summer solstice period"? Just rolls off the tongue.
Dec
8
comment Alternative to “Merry Christmas”
Awesome suggestion!
Nov
16
answered Is there a word for telling the truth (technically) in order to misguide?
Nov
9
comment How should a (North American) Native English Speaker prounounce the word 'Afrikaans'?
@Random832 That's right, a short 'i', but difficult to render without the IPA characters.
Nov
8
comment A single word antonym of “absorb”
Strong vote for emit.