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I got hooked on programming in 1980 at Argonne National Labs when they got an Apple ][ and were looking to make it do something. I wrote a data collection and plotting program that automated a lot of drudgery out of the environmental studies lab and I've never looked back. I've spent all but six years as a consultant learning new businesses and coding up solutions. I have a particular fondness for embedded systems. Now I find myself spending more and more time creating online video training courses for programmers.

My latest Pluralsight course - Qt Quick Fundamentals went live on Pluralsight at the end of October 2014. The third and final course in the trilogy Integrating Qt Quick with C++ will be playing in a browser near you in February 2015.

I also have two earlier courses from 2013 The Eclipse Guided Tour - Part 1 and Part 2



comment Vehicles stop and people peek out of the window
Bill didn't write it I did, Bill did correct my "English" though, with just the right amount of irony.
comment Is “close proximity” a tautology?
@callum my question was couched in terms of the OED definition which I quoted which says in part "position of being near or close by in space; nearness"
comment Is “close proximity” a tautology?
I liked the comment that you can't reject and idiom based solely on it being tautological. Can you reject the ungrammatical ones like the ubiquitous "exact same"?
comment Is “close proximity” a tautology?
The "distance" analogy strikes me as flawed. Given the OED definition of: "The extent of space lying between any two objects; the space to be passed over before reaching an object." There is no qualifier implied for nearness. A distance can be far, near, long or short. Since the definition of proximity has "close by in space" I don't see how you can have a long proximity.
comment Is the phrase “for free” correct?
Your friend is a misguided pedant, or more in the vernacular "full of hooey."