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Who, Me?

I am a .NET C# developer, I started out as a mainframe COBOL programmer back in 1987. Transitioned to VB6 in 2000, .NET when Visual Studio 1.0 was in Beta2. Now working in ASP.NET, Windows Phone 7.

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comment Surely *some* wordsmiths must love America[ns]?
@terdon, there is no "dwindling" of the Native Americans in the US. Besides fullbloods, there are quite a number of Americans who bear Native blood. I am among them. And according to the 2010 US Census there are %-wise more Indians in the US than there were in 1890. 0.9% now vs 0.4% then, or 2,853,000 vs 248,253. Not dwindling at all.
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
10
answered What is the origin of the phrase “A Mountain I'm Willing to Die On”?
Apr
10
comment Origin of the expression “Dead to rights”?
That's actually a good question!
Apr
9
answered What is unfreeze your hearts?
Apr
3
comment Is this the opposite of 'making a virtue out of a necessity'?
@WS2 that clears it up. I didn't read the entire article, just enough to help me connect TSF with your question. I guess I don't feel qualified to judge the case you bring up, but you may have a point.
Apr
3
comment Is this the opposite of 'making a virtue out of a necessity'?
@FumbleFingers: me, too! My wife hates fluorescents, so I replaced the kitchen 4' fluorescent fixture with a pair of simple hanging fixtures from Ikea, and put equiv. 100 watt LEDs in them. Very efficient, very bright, we're saving electricity, and the bulbs are rated to last 20 years. Lovely!
Apr
3
revised Is this the opposite of 'making a virtue out of a necessity'?
Further explanation to support my theory
Apr
3
comment Is this the opposite of 'making a virtue out of a necessity'?
@WS2, where did I assert anything about cancer-clusters? Color me puzzled.
Apr
3
answered Is this the opposite of 'making a virtue out of a necessity'?
Apr
3
comment The suffix -hood
Well, I laughed, at least! Good call @JeffSahol
Apr
3
comment The suffix -hood
I'd differ on your use of hyphens. "Timmy had a miserable child- and adulthood." This serves to indicate that "child" deserves a "hood", while nowhere is it written "adult-hood" (or "neighbor-hood" or "woman-hood").
Apr
3
comment Is “that few” a correct expression?
I don't know if this is an AmE vs BrE thing, but as I said in my comment to @Terpsichore's answer, I am not unfamiliar with this form of "that" usage in either positive or negative sense. Given that both FumbleFingers and EdwinAshworth are Brits, I would surmise that their experiences are valid in Great Britain, but perhaps not in the USA.
Apr
3
comment Is “that few” a correct expression?
I agree with you that "that few" is a combination I've not heard, but I've definitely heard similar usage to "I was that exhausted" or "she was that beautiful", and I don't think that it's all that rare here in the United States, at least the western edge of it.
Mar
31
accepted A word for a list of definitions
Mar
28
comment A word for a list of definitions
@ermanen: Yes, you're right. How could I have forgotten? So, you don't want to put this in as an answer?
Mar
28
asked A word for a list of definitions
Mar
28
comment Do I use a forward slash or comma for my title and designations?
Ah ha! Sorry, I was barking up the wrong tree, then! :-)
Mar
27
comment Do I use a forward slash or comma for my title and designations?
I agree with using the slash, but not for the reason you give. The registered trademarks in the OP indicate not "more qualified" or "precise", but having attained membeship in a recognized body. In practice, attaining these memberships requires passing tests, demonstrating expertise, and proving experience, but they are association memberships. In fact, a Realtor can be an agent OR a broker. And a non-Realtor can be a better agent or broker than someone who has that distinction.
Mar
26
comment How to pronounce number, say 1024, in programming world?
And that's a fact. Usually.