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location Chicago, IL
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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.


Apr
14
comment What is the antonym of the prefix retro-?
-1 Duplicate answer of the -2 answer just below this.
Mar
29
comment What is the “thirsty” equivalent of “ravenously”?
"Quaffed" makes me think of quickly drinking some sort of elixir or tonic, or maybe an alcoholic drink. I'm not sure it fits here with a larger quantity of liquid.
Sep
7
comment Is there a word for a driver who changes lanes often?
I think "asshole" is probably the most-used term here in the states.
Feb
24
comment What is the word to describe “the gaining of full control over an ability or power you already have”?
+1 The part about not realizing they had something is accurate, at least with the example the OP offered. Several characters in Star Wars who became Jedi had no idea initially that they had any powers. I think this subtlety in the meaning makes it the best answer.
Dec
9
comment Intolerance and Bigotry
+1 An excellent distinction between the three terms. Great job focusing on the language element and looking past the political or sociological elements of the question.
Dec
9
comment Is there a single noun that describes “need not”?
What is the difference between must not and need not?
Dec
7
comment Is there a word for a non-geek?
"Mundane" for me is inextricably linked with non-telepaths in the Babylon 5 universe.
Nov
15
comment Is there a word for telling the truth (technically) in order to misguide?
+1 this is the best.
Nov
15
comment Is there a word for telling the truth (technically) in order to misguide?
-1 because the OP asked for a word that would mean telling the truth, yet misdirecting away from the truth. Prevarication is a lie.
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.
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".