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Embedded Software Engineer and member of MISRA-C Working Group.

Hobby electronics experimenter and amateur radio operator.

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Jan
5
comment “Many books” vs. “many of books”
The TL;DR answer is No you don't use OF unless using a pronoun (eg my, your, his)
Dec
27
comment What should I call someone addicted to mobile appliances?
I presume the omission of StackExchange from the list was intended :p
Dec
24
comment “justify” vs. “align” in the context of alignment
@spiceyokooko - looking at your profile, I'll take your (expert) word on it... :-)
Dec
24
comment “justify” vs. “align” in the context of alignment
I don't disagree @spiceyokooko - but they used to mean different things, whereas now they seem to amount to the same (or rather align seems to have usurped justify)... as per the accounting alignment observation
Nov
15
comment Is there a connotational difference between “Reality” and “Actuality”?
Interesting idea... a new (perhaps unintended) eggcorn?
Nov
5
comment Explaining the apostrophe in this quotation
I did say would be not is. But is that better?
Nov
5
comment The British pronunciation of the word “schedule”
@teylyn - I guess its the same with tom-ay-toe v tom-ar-toe (cf potato)
Nov
5
comment The British pronunciation of the word “schedule”
@DylanJB: Rules? In English?
Nov
4
comment “What about you?” versus “How about you?”
I take it the OP is being conversational...
Nov
4
comment How formal should the English in a personal blog be?
I write my (similar) blog articles for the intended audience... which means less formal than if I was targeting an English Language class
Nov
4
comment Is a possessive noun a contraction?
I would suggest that (in this instance, and notwithstanding nico's first sentence) it is a possessive not a contraction
Nov
1
comment Is “nonversation” a word?
Sounds like a made-up word to me...
Oct
28
comment Why do we use the object instead of the subject pronoun in constructions like “stupid me”?
"Isn't" replaced with "Because..." - hopefully will now be read as an answer, not a question.
Oct
22
comment Hire an employee (a consultant)?
"bring on"? I'm familiar with "bring in" but not bring on...
Sep
22
comment What tense to use for a dead person's permanent contributions?
Please explain your reasoning... we need more than just personal opinion!
Sep
22
comment “What's” in indirect questions
Or more simply: I wonder what language they speak?
Sep
22
comment Expression for a choice which isn't really one
In reviewing this question, I have Hobson's Choice...
Sep
22
comment Is there a term for simultaneous snow and rain?
Let me be the first to say "Not convinced" :)
Sep
18
comment What is the meaning of the phrase “moving the needle”?
+1 for the piccie
Sep
13
comment The first batch of special prizes “have vs. has”
It is... (I'll edit my answer for clarity)