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I'm currently a Java programmer. I am doing high-performance server work, Swing client work, and game design. I've developed in multiple languages on multiple platforms. I've worked seriously in the past with PHP, ASP, Unix C/C++, MS SQL Server, and MySQL.

I take a very direct approach to programming. I don't bow to convention simply because it is. Remember that DOS was a standard at one point. Remember that Windows still is a standard. Does it work, yes, I suppose, most of the time it does. I would build it much differently.


Sep
22
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
21
comment What is the antonym of the prefix retro-?
Spiro Agnew used "retromingent" to describe the policies of some of his political opponents which were in his opinion backwards and destructive. One of my coworkers uses it the same way, and it made me wonder what kind of a word we could use to describe policies which are forward-looking, yet still destructive.
Sep
21
comment What is the antonym of the prefix retro-?
I like this option. After studying Jon Purdy's answer, though, I think anteromingent would mean urinating in front of oneself, not urinating forward. It's very similar, but has a subtle difference. Still, +1 for the great prefix.
Sep
21
comment What is the antonym of the prefix retro-?
No, I'm specifically looking for a word which would mean urinating forwards. I believe it to be promingent, which is why I accepted that answer.
Sep
21
comment What is the antonym of the prefix retro-?
I was also looking for the opposite of a specific word, retromingent. In this word, the retro part does not refer to yesteryear and is not used for style or fashion.
Sep
21
accepted What is the antonym of the prefix retro-?
Sep
21
asked What is the antonym of the prefix retro-?
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7
awarded  Scholar
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29
awarded  Student
Jun
29
asked What is the word for an image hidden inside a painting?
Jun
1
comment Where did “cc” and “bcc” come from?
-1: Who "changed" this to Courtesy Copy? Sorry, that's absurd. There are no acronym police.
May
24
comment Is there a word for a person with only one head?
If I had two heads, I'd call the rest of you "half-wits".
May
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
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awarded  Critic
Feb
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awarded  Teacher
Feb
26
answered Difference between “sorcerer” and “wizard”
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awarded  Autobiographer
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24
awarded  Supporter