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I'm a Christian Dad and software guru. I do public speaking on request...send me an email if you're interested.

Here's a particularly useful (IMHO) answer I gave to a very common problem:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4719841/system-data-sqlclient-sqlexception-timeout-expired#4719892

And here's a snarky response to a bad question:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4729260/unofficial-stackoverflow-minimalist-coding-challenge#4729278


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awarded  Yearling
Dec
15
comment Non-religious equivalent expression for “Pray for [Country X]” after a disaster
"Pray" means to ask, to implore. Whom are you bidding the speaker to implore if the context is not religious? I would vote for "Think wishfully for..."
Dec
12
answered What is a word in English that means “able to learn new things quickly”?
Dec
12
comment Is there a saying or proverb for a situation where the weakest party will always lose?
Forty-two year-old native English speaker...I have never heard this. "The house always wins" (below) is how I would express this sentiment.
Nov
13
accepted Is there a word to describe a work of art that relies on astronomical conditions?
Nov
13
comment Is there a word to describe a work of art that relies on astronomical conditions?
Wfaulk, I think "analemmatic projection art" is the answer...I'm getting other examples of the art on Google now. Go ahead and post it and I'll accept it.
Nov
13
comment Is there a word to describe a work of art that relies on astronomical conditions?
Yes, wfaulk, that's exactly what I'm talking about.
Nov
12
asked Is there a word to describe a work of art that relies on astronomical conditions?
Sep
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
18
comment How to name or define a new word?
I would think that a frontgator was someone who was pretending to be Cajun.
Aug
27
reviewed Approve Use of Past Simple vs Past perfect in sentences with since
Aug
25
answered “What do you be?”
Aug
25
comment Term meaning careful and thorough, almost excessively so
In software - "building a bathtub out of rocket parts".
Aug
25
comment What do you call a blanket used for moving?
Yeah, and if you tell me "hey, we're moving to a new apartment, can you swing by Home Depot and pick up some moving blankets", I would know what you were talking about. If, however, you said, "I was so poor I slept under a moving blanket", I would think that your bedding had fleas :).
Aug
25
comment What do you call a blanket used for moving?
For any non-primary English speakers' reference - at least in the Southwestern United States, a speaker would not recognize any of these terms (with the possible exception of "furniture pads") without the context that someone was changing addresses. That is, these terms are pretty specialized.
Aug
15
awarded  Custodian
Aug
15
comment Difference between “computation” and “calculation”
Yeah, Sampo - I think you're right on the razor's edge where you flip from one term to another. A mathematician probably calculates the derivative - a I would compute it.
Aug
15
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
20
awarded  Yearling