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About me

I'm a teen software developer who relishes hacking PHP on the Web, C# on his PC and Objective-C on his Mac. I adore math, Jesus, Apple and π, but not apple pie!

I have a passion for the English language simply because it's such a vibrant, flexible language with which I can express myself. I like to think that I have a distinct writing style that I've developed on my own over the years. The only caveat is that I haven't done any actual writing lately, but I do hope that will turn about in due time.

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Sep
13
comment Why does common usage of “random” feel so incorrect?
I can't wait till pseudo-random makes its way into general usage: "LEL IM SO PSEUDO-RANDOM xDDDDD"
Sep
6
comment Is it grammatical to use “same” or “the same” in substitution for an objective pronoun?
Have you by any chance observed this usage on SO? I know I have... and I can't help but notice that the only people who use it in this manner all seem to hail from the same (ha) region. Could it be a dialectal quirk?
Aug
1
comment What is the correct use of “even” as an adverb, with the verb “to be”?
I think the "even" in "What even is that thing?" serves no other purpose than as a generic intensifier, much like "the heck", but having said that, it's still quite unusual.
Aug
1
comment What is the correct use of “even” as an adverb, with the verb “to be”?
What even is this?
Jun
17
accepted Is there a term for an anniversary that falls on the same day of the week as its original date?
Jun
17
comment Is there a term for an anniversary that falls on the same day of the week as its original date?
"Though there is a mathematical and astronomical explanation for the reason that an anniversary can fall on the same day of the week. [...]" This is probably one of the reasons why I find it so intriguing. Coining words does sound like a nice hobby to get into every decade or two though. It's also nice to know that I'm not the only one in the world who's thought about this, even if understandably few others do.
Jun
10
awarded  Yearling
Jun
10
revised Is there a term for an anniversary that falls on the same day of the week as its original date?
added 42 characters in body
Jun
10
asked Is there a term for an anniversary that falls on the same day of the week as its original date?
Jun
10
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Mar
2
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Dec
15
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
3
comment Is there a standard ordering for the question mark and the exclamation mark used together?
You're right - I asked this pretty much out of mindless curiosity :)
Jul
25
awarded  Famous Question
May
10
awarded  Commentator
Apr
12
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
11
awarded  Good Question
Nov
9
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Sep
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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
12
awarded  Yearling