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bio website viltersten.com
location Stockholm, Sweden
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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

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comment When did it become correct to add an “s” to a singular possessive already ending in “‑s”?
As a statistician - I'm impressed. Hence +1. As a human being I'm afraid and worried. As beautiful as it looks, where did you get the time to do that, mate?! :)
8h
asked Genitive form on words ending with “s”
Aug
12
revised Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
edited tags
Aug
12
comment Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
@AndrewLeach After once again reviewing the question, I decided that a tag might might illuminate the intended content. It's still not the one that tchris mistakingly added, the reason of which I clarified above. (E.g. "what is 'grammatics'?" shouldn't use the tag grammatics, although it contains the word.) Please let me know if there's anything else I can do to improve question (as it was intended by me, of course). Thank you in advance.
Aug
12
revised Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
edited tags
Aug
12
comment Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
@AndrewLeach Thank you for your input. However, I'm afraid that you're mistaken. The singular they is a very special thing calling for raised eyebrows amongst many non-NSEs and and such, admittedly, deserving an own tag. My question happens to use the word but is actually about something else. I tried to distance it from the others by not adding said tag. Please, kindly refer to the correct answer by guifa. As for the experienced users, well... If it's tchris you refer to, he claimed himself not to even understand the question so he might consider not putting his 2 cents here. :)
Aug
12
comment Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
@tchrist The question is not about singular they. As I kindly pointed out, you're mistaken as to what the question asks. I suggest that you take a step back and re-regard the question from some perspective (you might want to use the actual and correct answer to guide you, if it helps). I'm not looking to start a infected discussion here so I hope that the readers can respect that I know what I'm asking about. (The fact that an answer's been given implies that others got that too, so it's not a matter of formulation.) The question stays as is. Thank you. Downvoting was uncalled for.
Aug
11
comment Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
@tchrist Please stop correcting (or, rather, incorrecting) the question by adding irrelevant tags. I pointed that out before and just noticed that some tags were added, so I rollbacked to the correct version. I believe I'm in a better position to judge what my question is about, especially given that you've mentioned not really seeing what I'm asking. Luckily, there was someone else who saw what I was struggling with and answered already, to my satisfaction. I believe you simply misunderstood the question despite the disclaimer. I tried to be very clear but perhaps I wasn't enough so.
Aug
11
accepted Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
Aug
11
revised Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
rolled back to a previous revision
Aug
11
comment 'future in the future' tense in English?
Guifa. Sorry - I couldn't give him name explicitly as @guifa for some reason.
Aug
10
comment 'future in the future' tense in English?
Dude, please contact me. Email works great. Check out my profile. I need to tell you something regarding the other question and I don't want to make that public there. :)
Aug
10
comment Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
@JohnLawler There isn't any neat, shorter term for that, is there? Darn...
Aug
10
comment Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
@tchrist Give me a while so I can think of another way to express the question. I've put some time into it already so it'll be a bit hard to clarify even more but I'll try. In the meantime, I hope someone gets the core of what I'm asking for so I won't have to. (Also, it's not about singular-they per se so I rollbacked your tag addition.) :)
Aug
10
revised Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
rolled back to a previous revision
Aug
10
revised Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
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Aug
10
answered Is this usage of “whose” correct?
Aug
10
asked Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
Aug
8
comment Isn't the word “shotgun” a self-redundancy?
@KitFox Point taken. And agreed upon. In the future I'll make sure to check my one or few words' possible second meanings. This was the first time in my life I hit a word with such an obvious and (to me) well familiar primary meaning and so unknown (to me, still) second one but still so easily accessible definition (once one realizes that a search might be in place). As for the community's reaction, I understand that many sour cases affect the perception of the whole. I also note that the reaction we refer to is limited to a single user being a bit conclusionally jumpy. Great! :)
Aug
8
comment Isn't the word “shotgun” a self-redundancy?
@KitFox I see how you figure. However, you need to keep in mind that shot made sense "kind-of"-ishly. And checking for every word's possible second meaning is hardly feasible. Especially as I had no reason to suspect that there was a second, "hidden" meaning. It doesn't really matter if the question is closed or not in this particular case. However, such conduct will damage the purposefulness of the site in the long run. And that would be really bad. Let's just drop the subject for now and hope that the user learned not to jump to conclusions. We're all friends here, right? :)