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I am a senior software developer.

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I am interested in .NET programming (C#, VB), web programming (ASP.NET, Javascript) and GUI design.

The chat room I most frequently visit is Musical Practice & Performance.


Jun
17
comment What is the meaning of “Dick” when it is a person's name?
When thinking of the fact that "dick" is slang for "penis" or "unkind person", it is very strange to me that people named Richard actually choose to use the nickname "Dick"!
May
27
comment What is a good, short, word to describe a software engineer?
...but you would probably not want to use the abbreviation SE on StackExchange sites, because everyone would think you refer to StackExchange...
May
18
comment What is a common expression in English that a person might say when one suddenly got shocked by sound?
I agree - it would probably be non-verbally, or as you say "aaaah" or some other type of scream that would probably not be language dependent anyway...
May
18
answered The difference between “require digit”, “requires a digit” and “requires digits”
Feb
3
comment Is it acceptable to nest parentheses?
@Benjol: Sorry, I misunderstould your question. My opinion is really that you should not add smiley at all inside a parenthesis - integrated or not (unless its shown graphical like I said). Again, see xkcd.com/541 as referenced by Maxpm.
Feb
3
comment Is it acceptable to nest parentheses?
@Benjol: If you know the receiver has graphic representation that shows the smiley as a small image rather than the :) it's OK, otherwise, no, it's not ok.
Feb
3
answered Is it acceptable to nest parentheses?
Feb
2
answered to give options to “if you do not mind <much?>”
Feb
2
comment Curriculum vitae: Proper qualifiers for skills
I feel that the last two is most relevant here. In years could be misleading (as an example, I have longer experience with C++ than VB, but I have by far more experience with VB, because that is what I have mainly worked with. I have only done some occational bug fixing in C++)
Feb
2
comment How to punctuate sentences like “I'm just calling a spade, a spade.”
By the way - is this a common saying in English? I know it is in Norwegian, but when I see it here in English, it looks strange...
Jan
12
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Jan
11
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
11
comment Is there a difference between “disc” and “disk” for naming digital storage media?
But hard-disks are still common, which is also a magnetic storage media. I used floppy as example, because that was what was commented on in the referenced post.
Jan
11
awarded  Commentator
Jan
11
comment Is there a difference between “disc” and “disk” for naming digital storage media?
But it is a convention that should be followed, regardless of the origin being a coincidence of who introduced the technologies, right?
Jan
11
awarded  Student
Jan
11
awarded  Scholar
Jan
11
accepted Is there a difference between “disc” and “disk” for naming digital storage media?
Jan
11
asked Is there a difference between “disc” and “disk” for naming digital storage media?
Jan
11
comment Are the endings “-zation” and “-sation” interchangeable?
@Kosmonaut : You have an argument to Richard that his examples do not have -ise as the ending - it just happens to end with the letters "ise" but the ending is really -rise (or others in other examples). Technically, you are absolutely right about that. But many will not be linguistically capable of seeing that difference, and those who do see the difference, will not fall in that pit anyway.