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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

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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Jan
11
comment Idiom for trying and failing, falling short and being disapproved
Hahaha - while the first is easy to understand the origin of, where does the other come from? Why would almost count in these items? Play on words that I'm missing?
Jan
11
comment Idiom for trying and failing, falling short and being disapproved
I understand what you mean but I disagree. The question is looking for the idiomatic expression. I was curious if one has to just say it in plain English or if there's a neat way to put it.
Jan
11
comment Idiom for trying and failing, falling short and being disapproved
@DamkerngT. Don't worry, I didn't think you downvoted, really. You commented, which proves that you are capable of building up a sentence, while the downvoter apparently is an illiterate, haha. In my opinion, downvote shouldn't be allowed when not providing a guiding hand as to what should be improved. Kudos for the great eyes!
Jan
11
comment Idiom for trying and failing, falling short and being disapproved
Auto-miss-spell function, hehe. Thanks!
Jan
7
comment Alternatives to twist-off
@nxx Nope. It was very clearly specified that (according to her, that is) "what'd", as "I'd", "he'd" etc. were contractions of either "x had" or "x would" for usage in written, if not academic or formal, writing. It was equally clearly stated (and corrected accordingly during the tests) that "x did" was never to be contracted that way. I guess one learns new stuff every day...
Jan
6
comment Alternatives to twist-off
@FumbleFingers Oh, I just realized what you meant by screw cap I thought it was a synonym to twist-off because screwing and twisting are similar to each other! But The screwiness refers to the screwing out using a device, right? In any case - I see that we're missing the third option: a metal cap that needs to be lifted off using an opener. That's not a lift-off, is it?
Jan
6
comment Alternatives to twist-off
@choster Thanks for the help clarifying my question. In fact - there is a third option too. It's the metal cap that needs to be leveraged and lifted by a bottle opener. I doubt it's called a lift-off... Or is it?
Jan
6
comment Alternatives to twist-off
@Kris Because there might be more than two different caps. Please see the other comment.
Jan
5
comment Alternatives to saying “cheese” while posing
@HorusKol Are you sure that you've had this? In that case, I believe a photographer wasn't involved, unless it was a woman and acting other than in the capacity of a photographer. (I'm assuming a male gender and heterosexual preference.)
Jan
5
comment Alternatives to twist-off
@FumbleFingers Also, recognizing your deep competence in English (sucking-up intended to its fullest), would you care to offer an answer to my question? I'm still stuck on that...