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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.

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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
awarded  Quorum
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.
Jan
11
comment Are the endings “-zation” and “-sation” interchangeable?
@Richard : You argue that using -ise is better so to avoid pitfalls to misspell words that do not accept -ize at all. Well, there are examples of the other way around as well, where only -ize is accepted. Examples are: capsize, seize.
Jan
11
comment Are the endings “-zation” and “-sation” interchangeable?
Just to clarify: OED is the Oxford spelling, so Oxford prefers -ize spellings. With this in mind, it is not so simple to say that -ize is American and -ise is British, as many British use -ize. Se this Wikipedia article (also referenced in comment to the question post) for a thorough discussion on this.
Jan
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
7
answered Is the game, “go,” a proper noun? What about “checkers” or “chess”?
Jan
7
comment Comma and “too”
@Yasir: Your example should not have comma. This is because it is previously stated that Mathematica supports CUDA, and the additonal sentence states that it also supports OpenCL. To be able to have comma, it would be if it said something like this: And don't forget Matlab and Fortran, all of which have CUDA support. Mathematica supports CUDA, too. In this case Mathematica is not mentioned in the first statement, and after, it is added as a statement that also Mathematica supports the same as the previously mentioned.