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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 Meaning of “balls to the wall”
Five voters don't constitute "everybody", Kevin, and frankly I believe that those guys have a lot to do and might be simply affected by your faulty indication. It doesn't really matter in this case, so I'm not making a big fuss of it, but I'd like you to put more effort trying to understand the actual question being asked before hitting that "OMG it's a dupe"-button. Otherwise, you're putting the OP in a spot where they need to explain themselves and that's not really fair not healthy for the site. All I'm very kindly asking for is that you put more effort before flagging a question.
Jul
25
comment Meaning of “balls to the wall”
@KevinWorkman I don't understand which disclaimer you refer to but perhaps it's of no importance at this point. After all - it's all right, Kevin - I do presume that all's been done with best intentions for the site in mind. One can't ask for anything more. In the future, we might behoove of you reading a question more in-depth and comparing the actual contents more carefully. Likewise, perhaps I should consider initiating some of my questions with a disclaimer explaining that it's note a dupe. Have a nice weekend, mate.
Jul
24
comment Meaning of “balls to the wall”
@AndrewLeach I saw your comment a few minutes ago so I couldn't react to that. Irregardless, I don't see a point of arguing my case here since I got an answer to the actual question I asked. I'm just afraid that such misdirected flagging damages the quality of the contents in the long run. I suggest we pull the plug on this one - I'm sure there are other, real, issues elsewhere needing your attention. (And to be honest, I might be mistaken on this one too. I don't get it since I can clearly see the distinction between my and the linked thread but hey, I might be wrong, might I not?) :)
Jul
24
comment Meaning of “balls to the wall”
@KevinWorkman I'm not offended and please accept my apology, would you perceive my tone as unkind. I'm just stating that the question asked here isn't answered at the post linked by you, at least not in a form that is digestible to my mind. I'll go ahead and assume that you misunderstood what I'm asking about (hint: it's not about what the expression means nor where it comes from). I see it unfit to motivate why my question is non-dupe because that's an implication of "guilt" until proven otherwise. And I fear that such over-nit-pickness damages the site. :)
Jul
24
comment Meaning of “balls to the wall”
@AndrewLeach I understand how you figure but I believe you're operating under the false assumption that I did post a question that's a duplicate. I didn't. I find it backwards to put responsibility on me to motivate why a non-dupe is a non-dupe, just because someone else doesn't put in effort, actually understanding the contents, wrongly assumes that the "related" wall is an oracle etc. Such conduct actually destroys the site. Please note that the actual question's been answered, so it was understandable what I meant. :)
Jul
23
comment Meaning of “balls to the wall”
@KevinWorkman Please re-read the question I'm asking and compare it to the link you've presented. It's not the same question at all. I'm going to jumpt to a conclusion here and suggest that getting a hit for the search terms doesn't constitute that it's the same question. I can't know for sure how much effort you've put into the comparison but (a) it's hardly difficult to see the difference, once one does more than just take a look in the "related" column and (b) it appears to be a common phenomenon which, unintentionally, sabotages the purpose of the site. Nobody wants to see that. :)
Jul
17
comment How many “as”es are required in “as X as Y”?
@FumbleFingers I'll do that. Just out of curiosity - why would be more noticeable if I flagged the question? Is it because I'm godlike?
Jul
17
comment How many “as”es are required in “as X as Y”?
@FumbleFingers Fair enough. Thanks for the motivation. How can I move the question to the more appropriate forum? (Or should I reformulate it to discuss the reason/periods of popularity of the different expression forms?)
Jul
17
comment How many “as”es are required in “as X as Y”?
@FumbleFingers So, given my godlikeness, time being of no issue, I was right, wasn't I? :) (Put it as a reply not a comment, please.)
Jul
17
comment How many “as”es are required in “as X as Y”?
Downvoter: why?!
Jul
16
comment Creating nouns from verbs
@JanusBahsJacquet I'm always flabbergasted and spooked at the same time when you post. I have this strong (and apparently very incorrect) view that nobody speaks Swedish (except for a few Swedes, 99% of whom don't care about the linguistical virtuosity). You're a diamond in the rough. :)
Jul
14
comment Opposites of RSVP
@EdwinAshworth My introduction would start by spelling out to the other what I indent to introduce, hehe. Just out of curiosity - what's that acronym?
Jul
14
comment Opposites of RSVP
@EdwinAshworth I think I failed to convey the context of the usage of ORIA. I've experienced on many occasions that people feel expected to reply "OK" or "I see" etc. and I'd like to have a marker to let them know that the keeping the social convention in the conversation is unnecessary. I prefer a more blunt and information dense exchange of messages. :)
Jul
13
comment Opposites of RSVP
Agreed on the point made. I was hoping that there existed such an acronym and that it was our ignorance that kept us from using it. I'm guessing I'll have to define it for the organization and introduce it myself.
Jul
13
comment Opposites of RSVP
@Mitch Time/space consumption.
Jul
13
comment Opposite of “infinitesimal”
But mathematically speaking, that definitions relates a real number (strictly positive, still being a member of the numeric axis) to an entity not in the set of reals. I'm not saying it's incorrect here. I'm just curious if one could view e.g. identity matrix of rang 17 as an opposite (or in any other way related to) a triangle. The relation stretches across the definition sets which usually sets off a warning beep in my head.
Jul
8
comment What's a common name for creating and removing objects?
@tchrist Kind of, yes, I do... Although not in the opposite order but rather straightforward. Also, while I love condestructor, I wonder if the term can confuse since it's constituted of a conflicting connotation to the prefix con, consequently containing it's meaning as with. :)
Jul
8
comment What's a common name for creating and removing objects?
@tchrist Actually, it's not at all about computer programming. It's about a concise way of expressing the process of creation and deletion of pretty much anything. If such a term exists, that is. I'm certain that if I haven't provided the background of my question, someone would vote me down for sure referring to a vague and troll'ish question.
Jul
8
comment What's a common name for creating and removing objects?
A bit off-topic: When we switched to nUnit 2.0, there's actually a recommendation on the providers web site that a test method should be attributed as a Test or TestCase etc. That's a new paradigm opposing that of the former version where the recognition of test fixtures was reliant on the suffix test, which was a necessity since attributes weren't introduced until .NET 4. :)
Jul
8
comment What's a common name for creating and removing objects?
@JohnLawler Oh, principally it's a great suggestion. In this case, however, that might to a terrible confusion, since constructors and destructors are used in object oriented programming as the first/last methods to be called when instantiating and garbage collecting objects. In my case, however, I only make and delete a table. In nHybernate and EF, your remark would be very true, though, so point taken.