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I've been doing web stuff since 2009, mainly using Python for scripting cloud services and doing webapps with HTML5. I also do some tech writing, and mentor Thinkful students.

I'm really into CoffeeScript at the moment, and do some open source stuff with it.


Nov
25
comment Words without simple synonyms
I think he means words like demonstrable, which is difficult to replace with anything less grand without losing the meaning.
Nov
24
comment What is the word to describe a situation when rival gangs come together to figure out who is stronger?
These are just names for fights in general.
Nov
24
comment What is the right way: “It's better for me to talk BY \ ON \ or without nothing here- English”
There's a sister site for learning English that'd be perfect for this question - English Language Learners (ell.stackexchange.com).
Nov
24
comment What is the spatial difference between in and on
There's a sister site for learning English that'd be perfect for this question - English Language Learners (ell.stackexchange.com).
Nov
24
comment What sentence does not belong?
You've moved the goal posts. It's cool, but the site is strictly for Q&A; it's not a support forum. Sorry.
Nov
24
comment Teaching of smuh?
@ruakh - +1 - That was pretty pedantic, but pretty interesting, so fair play.
Nov
23
comment Need help with Ideas for an essay
Maybe your teacher should learn [or bother] to explain assignments properly before they expect well written essays from the assignees.
Nov
23
comment Gone are the days
The OP is concerned with the usage, which, for those three variants, is negligible.
Nov
23
comment Gone are the days
@FumbleFingers - +1 - Using phrases like gone are the days takes deep cultural familiarity to pull off at all naturally.
Nov
23
comment Using or arguing a biased opinion as fact
Though it's imprecise, arrogant is a catchall for that kind of behavior.
Nov
23
comment Using or arguing a biased opinion as fact
+1 Prejudicial is a pretty good fit.
Nov
23
comment Teaching of smuh?
The word smuh ~ if it even is a word ~ should not be on a child's spelling list ever.
Nov
23
comment Teaching of smuh?
Spelling mistakes in the spelling lists given to schoolchildren are worryingly commonplace.
Nov
23
comment Using or arguing a biased opinion as fact
An assertion is not an "opinion dressed up as fact". To assert is to claim that something is true. It may be demonstrably true, and it's still an assertion.
Nov
23
comment “She suggested me to go shopping.”
The closest, correct phrase would be she suggested that I go shopping or she suggested that we go shopping.
Nov
22
comment What is a Metaphor for “Being Thrown Into a Completely New Environment”
We use that in the UK too. We both mentioned it at the same time.
Nov
17
comment What is a word that means unforgettable but with a negative connotation?
+1 for haunting. That should just be the answer.
Nov
17
comment Distress vs anguish
A ship can be in distress, but not in anguish.
Nov
17
comment Distress vs anguish
Just from personal experience, it feels like the word distress is used to imply that something is the effect of stress and strain, and distress can be serious or minor. This is different from the word anguish, which is always pretty serious, but doesn't imply anything about its cause.
Nov
17
comment Is it correct to say, “an example for this is . . .”.?
I'm English, and in the UK, it's normal to say "an example of this". I've never heard anyone say "an example for this". I can't comment on how it would translate from German.