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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.


Aug
30
comment How was sexual intercourse referred to before 'sex'?
In the movie Mamma Mia‌​, Donna is reading from her mothers diary, where it is referred just as ..., in which Donna explains to her friends: "dot dot dot - That's when they 'did it' in the olden days".
Aug
26
comment When should I use “a” vs “an”?
@nohat: There is something called "y" sound, but most English words starting with "y" actually is pronounced more like the "j" sound. The English "y" sound is more like "aj", but is only pronounced like that when not in the beginning of a word, like in "why".
Jan
25
comment Meaning of “I am cold naked”
@박용현: I feel that many of your questions would be better off in the beta version of this new site: English Language Learners. This is still in private beta, but you can choose to follow it, so you will get notified when it is opened for public beta. When this happens, you can ask questions there in the same way you have done here, but in a site that is more suited for the questions you ask as a learner of english from a non-english perspective.
Jan
25
comment What does “X is not a four-letter word” mean?
@SamB: Using goto in computer programming is considered bad practice (and in modern programming languages well hidden or not possible). So this would by many programmers actually fall into the category of four letter word also in the meaning of being a swear word...
Jan
23
comment Intonation and the changing of meaning
@BillFranke: The question here is not whether this is a good example or not. It's about what the term is called for a phrase where the voice can convey meaning by means other than vocabulary and syntax. We understand what he's asking, so no need to "not agree".
Oct
29
comment Nested parentheticals — restructuring for clarity
@EdwinAshworth: You can upvote by clicking the up-arrow above the vote score to the left of the answer.
Oct
1
comment Does the washing up fairy exist outside of Australia?
@Paola: Well, yes. That is a well known phenomena, but is related only to laundry, not to washing up. In many cases, it is even not required to be put in the laundry basket, but more like left on the "magic floor" where clothes left at the floor is magically cleaned and put in place.
Oct
1
comment What is the origin of “shh”?
@neil: It is rather curious that this is used to urge someone to be silent, as the 's' and 'sh' sound is heard over most other spoken sounds. So it makes more sound to tell someone to be quiet than the original offence. In choirs, the singers are often told to dampen 's' sounds, and even not sing them at all (just leave it to one or two people).
Sep
6
comment On the usage of “etcetera”
@XavierVidalHernández: The three dots are often used when quoting a text, and you leave out a part of the original text that are not relevant in your context.
Aug
3
comment When did the term “Jay” come to mean an “unintelligent person”?
Your reference say: "Applied to humans in sense of "impertinent chatterer, flashy dresser" from 1620s." I would say this is not entirely the same as what is asked in the question. I would say it needs other answers for when this was taken further to mean "unintelligent person".
Jun
14
comment Difference in usage of “regular”, “usual”, “ordinary”, “normal”, “common”
@mfe: I would not use tap water. In many places tap water is not clean enough to drink, so sill water would be better (as in bottled water than comes from a clean source).
Jun
7
comment What is the Tacoma Narrows bridge doing in this picture?
@Mechanicalsnail: My thoughts excactly when I was reading the definition in this answer.
May
15
comment Is it acceptable to nest parentheses?
@T.Webster: Yes, that is exactly why you should use it with care as I said in my answer. A good advice would be to look quickly over what you have written, and see if it is easy to spot the matched parenthese pairs (without the aid of a programming IDE...).
Mar
27
comment “Your” vs. “you're”: Why the confusion?
@DanielHanly: I often have to read it twice when "you're" is misspelled as "your" because I the meaning of the two is in my head very different.
Mar
21
comment Is “Don't you know? ” the same as “Do not you know?”?
Strictly speaking, the extraction of "Aren't I?" should be "Are not I" to follow the same "rules" as the OP use in the question, but the logic still stands.
Mar
13
comment Meaning of “know life for what it is”
@jwpat7: The question you linked to as a possible duplicate, is now closed as "Not a real question", of which I agree. I'm not sure I agree that this question here sould be closed though, as beyond clarifying the meaning of the phrace, it would be interresting to also get some historic background on how this kind of wording originated. Maybe it would be better to expand the question to include this.
Jan
16
comment When and why should I use 'the'
Not necessarily (even though in this case it is). What I say is that Balford is one specific library (among other libraries), and that it is located in Oxford (just to be sure to get it right in case there are other libraries in the world that is also called "Balford").
Nov
18
comment Is two-thirds plural?
When the meaning of 2/3 is singular as in 1), should it then be said "two third" and not "two thirds" ? My point is that "s" as ending here indicates plural.
Nov
4
comment How to pronounce LINQ?
@SteinG.Strindhaug: The reason they insist on using the # (hash) symbol is that the ♯ (sharp) symbol is not represented on a standard computer keyboard. As for why they chose the name: The name "C sharp" was inspired by musical notation where a sharp indicates that the written note should be made a semitone higher in pitch. This is similar to the language name of C++, where "++" indicates that a variable should be incremented by 1.
Nov
4
comment How is SQL pronounced?
I say "pottit".