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bio website viltersten.com
location Stockholm, Sweden
age 37
visits member for 1 year, 5 months
seen Apr 5 at 16:32

Initially, a self taught code monkey since the age of 10 when i got my first computer, the coolest Atari 65XE. Later on, a mathematics and computer science student at a university with a lot of side-studies in philosophy, history, japanese etc. Today, a passionate developer with focus on web related technology from MS.

Motto:
A lousy programmer knows how to create problems.
A good programmer knows how to solve problems.
A great programmer knows how to avoid them. (Get the double meaning?)

Works at: http://kentor.se  
Blogs at: http://konradviltersten.wordpress.com  
Lives at: http://viltersten.somee.com

Apr
4
asked What does “pot-kettle situation” mean?
Feb
26
comment What's the term describing regarding things/animals as humans?
My bad. I didn't realize that you had to add the extra characters to get the site to accept your contribution. I though that you meant that a reply in general needs to be more length in order to be regarded as acceptable. (Also, there's a typo - "has to to proper" instead of the correct "has to be proper").
Feb
25
accepted What's the term describing regarding things/animals as humans?
Feb
25
comment What's the term describing regarding things/animals as humans?
+1 I'd argue that it's the content of an answer contra the question's intention that has to to proper. The very length doesn't, at least not in my view, as I can think of numerous lengthy answers that aren't good and quite many short that very well are. However, there's often some correlation between the size and the quality.
Feb
24
asked What's the term describing regarding things/animals as humans?
Jan
19
accepted Correct name of an agreement used as a template for individual ones
Jan
19
comment Correct name of an agreement used as a template for individual ones
Please see my edit. I've been unclear.
Jan
19
comment Correct name of an agreement used as a template for individual ones
Please see my edit. I've been unclear.
Jan
19
revised Correct name of an agreement used as a template for individual ones
added 217 characters in body
Jan
19
asked Correct name of an agreement used as a template for individual ones
Jan
19
comment Expression for “getting 'aha' moment after long time of failing explanations”
@StoneyB I believe that's the correct answer. Post it as so, please, and I'll check it as the accepted one.
Jan
19
asked Expression for “getting 'aha' moment after long time of failing explanations”
Jan
12
comment Idiom for trying and failing, falling short and being disapproved
Woah... 50 cents for a cup of coffee?! That's very rural pricing and requires a heck of an adjustment. I just paid 45 of Viking coins for a cup (that's roughly 7 of Yankee money and 5 Euro). Let alone the cup was big and the girl selling pleasant for the eyes but still...
Jan
12
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
12
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
12
comment Idiom for trying and failing, falling short and being disapproved
@Geek It's a good expression too but I'm getting the impression that it implies that the speaker supports the failuree's struggle and doesn't criticize them for the excuses aiming for the failure to be counted as a success. Still good, though.
Jan
11
comment Idiom for trying and failing, falling short and being disapproved
@Mari-LouA Inverted comas? Why not quotation marks?
Jan
11
comment Idiom for trying and failing, falling short and being disapproved
@J.R. Never heard of the game called Horseshoe before so I'm pleased to learn something new. Perhaps it's more widely spread outside of Sweden? I guess it's like the game of Cricket. Nobody knows what that is, nobody's doing it. (So one thinks, at least.) Then one day one discovers that half of the world follow the championship closely. Just not the half one's from. And one feels like an ass for being so uneducated, haha. Thanks!
Jan
11
accepted Idiom for trying and failing, falling short and being disapproved
Jan
11
comment Idiom for trying and failing, falling short and being disapproved
Nevermind - I got it after some googling. You can be close and still hit the target! "Horseshoes" is a game, by the way. Didn't know that.