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Currently Technical Lead at Vodori (http://vodori.com) developing our application Pepper (Dojo/HTML 5/CSS 3/Spring/Java)

Was Software Engineer with IBM from 2002-2012, specialising in Storage (Disk and Tape).

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comment Omission of “The” rule
What is "the bullet" in this instance?
2d
answered Comma vs. em-dash
Oct
23
comment To what extent do 'earn income' and 'generate income' differ?
POB = place of birth? Are you referring to regional differences?
Oct
23
comment What is the source of the phrase “phony baloney”?
I can't find any definitive sources, but you may want to look into Polari; it may be that Polari acquired this phrase from elsewhere
Oct
22
comment Is “worser” correct grammatically?
Small correction: "worse" is a comparative, not a superlative.
Oct
22
comment “Hidden layer sizes” vs “Hidden layers sizes”
Good point, @FumbleFingers; I've updated my answer.
Oct
22
revised “Hidden layer sizes” vs “Hidden layers sizes”
added 410 characters in body
Oct
22
answered “Hidden layer sizes” vs “Hidden layers sizes”
Oct
22
answered Name on Grave Marker
Oct
22
answered To what extent do 'earn income' and 'generate income' differ?
Sep
21
comment What does “I got a bee up my ass about you two” mean?
For those who aren't familiar with Urban Dictionary, it's not a very reliable source when it comes to understanding the prevalence of phrases.
Sep
19
comment Not “On the Rocks”
Just a little kicker: if you're ordering a margarita, your alternative to "on the rocks" is probably "frozen", i.e. like a slushie... however, I think that's an exception, rather than a useful rule.
Aug
28
comment Single word, or good words/phrase for “confusingly asked question where meaning changes.”
A couple of loosely related terms you might be interested in: * The XY Problem * Wicked Problems
Jul
21
comment Meaning of “But I repeat myself” in Mark Twain's quote?
Suppose you are Jeffrey Archer and suppose you're a terrible author. But I repeat myself
Jul
15
answered Question about Diacope and Inflections
Jul
15
comment “So I told a porcupine…”
Which show? It's not just idle curiosity... some shows delight in creating new phrases
Jul
15
answered the correct tense of “derive”
Jun
22
comment Correct usage of “help” and parallelism
As @Araucaria points put, the problem here is not with grammar. Indeed, the abstract example that you give uses two different verbs, whereas the concrete example uses the same verb. The big problem here is that them could refer to the students or their talents and it's really not clear which.
Jun
22
comment What does the American idiomatic expression “2 x 4” exactly mean?
To clarify a little further, it refers to the dimensions of the cross-section of a beam or spar. A 2x4 would measure 2 inches by 4 inches by some number of feet.
Jun
14
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