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bio website marksmayo.com
location London, United Kingdom
age 33
visits member for 2 years, 4 months
seen Apr 10 at 1:36

Completed a first class Honours Degree in Computer Science back in 2002.


Been jumping between development and test since, and my niche is probably developing automated test frameworks and systems. But I enjoy venturing into the unknown and trying new things and have worked in a variety of domains, from network communication to air traffic control to gaming platforms.
Also love my travelling and photography, and am getting into writing.


"In theory, this should work..."


Oct
12
comment Full-time or full time, part-time or part time?
thanks I'll look into which dictionaries are most commonly accepted here.
Oct
11
comment Full-time or full time, part-time or part time?
Interesting, but I'm not clear on your first sentence where you said it may depend on where 'here' is. Are you saying different countries vary? This wasn't clear (to me) from your dictionary references. If it helps, it's for an Australian situation.
Jun
18
comment Sub-classification or subclassification?
Despite it existing with one on some dictionary sites?
Jun
18
comment Sub-classification or subclassification?
Finer granularity. If you were talking about say, an industry that is booming, you might say industry classification ... "IT", sub(-)classification "mobile gaming".
Feb
7
comment Is vomit an excretion?
expulsion, possibly?
Oct
2
comment Does the washing up fairy exist outside of Australia?
Just because it's in Australia does NOT mean it's in NZ too! ........ but yes, we have it in NZ too.
Jul
20
comment Who speaks South African English (out of the many languages/ethnicities spoken in SA)?
As I said above - "There's a VERY big difference between English SAE accent and Afrikaans SAE accent". By this I mean those who are 'English' or 'Afrikaner' who speak English. I'm going to update my answer with a link I think may help with this.
Jul
20
comment The use of “hey” in North America
Ah yes. However, He certainly seemed to think it was that "for horses one".
Jul
20
comment Who speaks South African English (out of the many languages/ethnicities spoken in SA)?
well my first thought was "duh, South Africans speak South African English", until I read the question. After I read it, however, it certainly got an upvote and an answer. So not sure on their downvote reason :/
Jul
20
comment Who speaks South African English (out of the many languages/ethnicities spoken in SA)?
Well this is (generally) among the colonial descendents / white immigrant descendents. There's a VERY big difference between English SAE accent (some say it sounds more posh) and Afrikaans SAE accent (much thicker/stronger accent). There are then slight regional differences - thus the Cape English SAE accent is slightly different to the Natal English SAE accent. Um, urban/rural, maybe after generations - my cousins were farmers and didn't really sound any different, and you may find that high socio-economic correlates with a posher accent, but it's not a hard and fast rule.
Jun
20
comment Who is Greek president vs Who is THE Greek President
or if there were a comma after Greek - like "who (here) is Greek, President?" - asking the President who is Greek :)
Jun
19
comment Who is Greek president vs Who is THE Greek President
Ah well explained. That was my feeling that there was a structure that permitted this. The website has a facebook group dedicated to picking up its many, many, MANY spelling and grammatical issues, and I was going to post in there and didn't want to look foolish ;)
Nov
22
comment Capitalization: when does a phrase become a proper noun?
I feel it's only right to link to an appropriate and related question: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/2589/… ;)