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bio website goocto.com
location Calgary
age 48
visits member for 2 years
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Been programming applications since 80s and websites since 90s.

Photography, electronics, and RC hobbyist.

Additional interests in robotics, graphic design.

All around experimenter.

Formal training in linguistics.


Feb
5
comment Is there a word for “not greedy”?
Within the context of regular expressions, I believe the term "non-greedy" is used most extensively.
Feb
3
comment When refering to 2 people, do you use “have” or “has”?
This is one of those rule exceptions. and in this case you shouldn't use the proximity rule
Feb
3
comment “Paper never refused ink” - has any one heard a more modern/online version?
Screens never refused pixels. (?)
Feb
3
comment Is there a verb form for 'Logistics'?
Logistics also has other meanings. For example, what does a logistics company do?
Feb
3
comment Is there the term “majour fource” in English?
I wanna know if you're actually concerned about grammar and spelling at all?
Feb
3
comment can I use “Bus rider” for “Bus passenger”?
You could ask Burton Cummings what he thinks?
Jan
23
comment Why is “any ancient civilization” supposedly wrong in this sentence?
That may be an error of logic, but it is not an error of grammar.
Jan
9
comment Is there a word for “not greedy”?
One could be frugal with their money, BECAUSE they are greedy. They don't seem exclusive to me.
Jan
9
comment Is there a word for “not greedy”?
Being content sounds neutral to me, is that an antonym? What if the person likes to see others receive before himself?
Jan
9
answered Is there a word for “not greedy”?
Jan
9
comment What's a common phrase that means “To put it simply though not 100% correctly”?
This might be really common among Math professors and Physicists which are what, about 0.00001% of the population? That's not very common at all.
Jan
9
comment The difference between “I used to” and “I'm used to”
I'm used to doing it means I'm used to doing it? That was a circular explanation.
Jan
7
comment Is “despite” outdated?
@Jon, yes it does now, thanks
Jan
7
comment Is “despite” outdated?
your first link shows no results for me: Jan 07, 17:32 GMT
Jan
7
comment Is “despite” outdated?
I am surprised at this claim and use the word often in speech.
Dec
17
comment Is “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet” a common or respectable English expression?
Try googling "double negative as an intensifier". Despite what your English teachers wanted you to believe its use is very common colloquially.
Dec
17
comment Is “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet” a common or respectable English expression?
Also B.T.O. had a hit in the 70's with that exact title.
Dec
17
revised Similar term to “visual” for audio?
added 4 characters in body
Dec
17
answered Similar term to “visual” for audio?
Dec
10
comment Nouns and pronouns
Even when referring to the singular country one could use the plural pronoun since a country is made up of a collection of individuals or a collection of leaders. Either singular or plural could be used. Just be consistent.