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I started off programming in BBC Basic and 6502 assembler. I got my first job programming in FORTRAN on VMS, and since then have picked up C, C++ and SQL on VMS and Unix, with excursions into VB and IBM 360 assembler.

I drink real ale, play wargames and contract bridge, and walk in the country.

And, yes, I have a beard.


Dec
18
comment A single word meaning 'easy yet powerful'?
In my experience such software is usually called vapourware.
Dec
17
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11
answered Word(s) describing the sound of wet snow flakes (slowly) falling on snow?
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9
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Dec
9
comment Word that means having eaten one's fill
@BlessedGeek, I'm not sure I understand your objection; one would say The replete frog....
Dec
9
revised Word that means having eaten one's fill
Changed the person to the frog, following the edit to the question.
Dec
9
answered Word that means having eaten one's fill
Dec
8
comment All or both in this sentence?
I'd suggest neither: Its strong faculty and motivated students are appealing to me.
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6
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Nov
25
answered Is there a term in English (or any other language) to refer to the movement of a large, rapidly spreading fire?
Nov
20
comment How can I describe a low temperature that doesn't actually feel cold?
@GreenAsJade, ask anyone from Skegness.
Nov
17
answered Adjective that means “snake-like”
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14
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14
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answered What's a parallel for 'mitigate', for worsening a good situation?
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