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I've been into web programming since 2009, mainly using Python for scripting cloud services. I also build webapps, mentor Thinkful students and do some tech writing.

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


Dec
19
comment “White lie” as in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time?
This is the closest answer. It was a lie by omission, but also a white lie. The lie wasn't intended to deceive, so much as protect the father from undue concern. You can have white lie by omission, you just wouldn't call it that.
Dec
13
comment Is “denigrate” a racist word?
The black is bad, white is good thing is basically pagan. Primitive people saw the days and the seasons as caused by a dualism. The Sun represented light, warmth and new life, the Moon darkness, cold and death. White represents light, and black darkness.
Dec
11
comment “Omni-relevant” alternative?
General or generic?
Dec
9
comment Is “I'd've” proper use of the English language?
Would of is total nonsense. People pronounce it that way, but it is always a contraction of would have.
Dec
9
comment Comma splice question
It's not a comma splice, no. The second part is not a valid sentence.
Dec
9
comment Word for a body of water that is sufficiently populated with fish and worthy of fishing in
In the UK, the word angling is very common. Going fishing is just trying to catch some fish, where angling is fishing with style.
Dec
9
comment What's the word or phrase for “reading strategy/orientation”?
I'd go with direction or flow, but maybe someone can offer a better answer. I do get what you're asking, and realise my answer doesn't really provide what you're looking for.
Dec
9
comment What's the word or phrase for “reading strategy/orientation”?
I understand what you mean though: Is there a term for the directions of text, like orientation.
Dec
9
comment What's the word or phrase for “reading strategy/orientation”?
There's no name for all forms, as that is just text. Text always has a direction, so you'd have no distinction for text that just has a direction.
Dec
9
comment What is a word or phrase that means “cut off from the outdoors”?
+1 for providing the only non-poetic answer.
Dec
9
comment What is a word or phrase that means “cut off from the outdoors”?
A bubble normally describes a more illusory environment. Being in an office with no windows isn't really like being in a bubble.
Dec
9
comment What is a word or phrase that means “cut off from the outdoors”?
You could describe that environment as insular: Relating to or from an island.
Dec
8
comment Once a super computer, but now no longer?
@advs89 +1 I'm with you; a supercomputer is always a supercomputer, same as a supercar is always a supercar, no matter how poorly it performs relative to modern supercars.
Dec
7
comment What happened to “You're welcome?”
You'll hear "you're welcome" when thanking someone for directions anywhere that you ask for them. It's nothing to do with wanting to be polite; why would they thank you for giving you directions?
Dec
6
comment Origin of the phrase “social justice warrior”
The designation SJW is used in backlash against Unicorn Liberalism. It's been a thing for a year or so. It's rapidly being replaced by the term Twitter Lynch Mob, and none of this is a good fit for the site.
Dec
4
comment “Skeleton project” or “Blank project”
Boilerplate is most common. Framework, example, standard, sample, precedent and reference all mean different things.
Dec
4
comment Word for describing a book with its sheets separated
Manuscript means something very similar. Wikipedia: Manuscript
Dec
4
comment What's the best word for someone that is not an Optimist or a Pessimist?
Personally, I think it's precisely the same concept. Realism is the middle ground between optimism and pessimism.
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.