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25+ years in software development.

6 years on an HCI PhD.

20+ years married.

19 years a parent.

I can cope with anything.

Check out my short story


Sep
11
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
20
awarded  Yearling
Nov
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
25
answered “How about” and politeness
Jan
20
awarded  Yearling
Aug
3
comment What is this piece of children's playground apparatus called?
Carousel is a great word, but it has such a variety of meanings. I think you are both right.
Aug
3
answered What is this piece of children's playground apparatus called?
Aug
3
comment Punctuation of sentence ending with the word “period” for emphasis
"grammatically correct tweet" - now there's an idea. I would probably put "... great movie. End of." Which is twitterese for the same thing.
Aug
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
2
comment Are all myths superstitions, or are all superstitions myths?
@TimLymington Yes - good choice.
Aug
2
answered Are all myths superstitions, or are all superstitions myths?
Aug
2
comment “Run over XXX” or “run XXX over”
Yes - I have made it "listener", which is probably what I meant. Or at least it makes sense now.
Aug
2
revised “Run over XXX” or “run XXX over”
added 2 characters in body
Aug
2
comment “Run over XXX” or “run XXX over”
@jwpat cheers. I have no idea what I meant either, so I might have to come back to it.
Jul
31
comment What word is used to describe an event that will never occur?
"near-zero-probability" might work. They are exceptionally unlikely, but still possible.
Jul
31
answered Ebb - is it right to say “ebb toward”, or does this word have negative connotations
Jul
24
comment What word is the opposite of Luddite?
@J.R. - there are a few significant names, Jobs being one, that relate to Arkwright or Cartwright in other posts. But there are others - Berners-Lee, Gates, Bezos, for example - that specific technophobic Ludditism might be focused on. It is the same problem as the original Luddites.
Jul
24
answered What word is the opposite of Luddite?
Jul
24
awarded  Caucus