1,073 reputation
614
bio website thecurlybrace.blogspot.com
location Utah
age 37
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
seen May 14 '13 at 20:38

Mike is the Sr. Systems Architect of a company, in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA). He loves programming, having fun, teaching, and combining all three into a big ball of .NET goodness. He spends his free time with his wonderful family, toying with new .NET technologies, and ensuring his MSDN and Xbox subscriptions don't go to waste.


Jul
1
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
8
awarded  Yearling
Nov
5
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
8
awarded  Yearling
Mar
9
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
23
comment Origin of the “Rule of thumb” phrase
True -- Only the Romans could invent the trivia.
Apr
23
comment Origin of the “Rule of thumb” phrase
Heh, I'm not too concerned about the down vote. However, I appended an update, to highlight your comment. You are very perceptive, to have caught the "thumb" reference.
Apr
23
revised Origin of the “Rule of thumb” phrase
Specified the rule of thumb is undocumented and an oral tradition, and why it is said in English and not Latin. Made a couple of other grammatical and formatting corrections.
Apr
23
comment Origin of the “Rule of thumb” phrase
@Nathan - I'm pretty sure they did not use the literal word "thumb". You'll likely find "pollux regula", if anything.
Apr
8
awarded  Yearling
Sep
30
awarded  Peer Pressure
Sep
27
comment “Not hindered with any knowledge”
I tip my hat to you, sir. I have been writing for English-ignorant readers, for far too long. I recently overheard someone say, "Those [foreigners] gotta learn to speak American." Sigh
Sep
27
comment “Not hindered with any knowledge”
"Unhindered by knowledge" is probably a better phrase -- it's easier to say and more direct. Perhaps, "inexperienced with".
Sep
22
answered Origin of the “Rule of thumb” phrase
Sep
22
accepted Proper Apostrophe Usage with Initialisms: CCS' or CCS's?
Sep
22
revised Proper Apostrophe Usage with Initialisms: CCS' or CCS's?
Added update to illustrate plurality
Sep
22
answered One for the money, two for the show
Sep
22
comment Proper Apostrophe Usage with Initialisms: CCS' or CCS's?
@aedia λ - Incitentally, I also came across Common Errors in English Usage -- Acronyms and Apostrophes
Sep
22
comment Proper Apostrophe Usage with Initialisms: CCS' or CCS's?
Good point. This is the subject line of an e-mail, set in title case.
Sep
22
revised Proper Apostrophe Usage with Initialisms: CCS' or CCS's?
Added update