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bio website somethingelsetodo
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I was a nontraditional student at the University of Kentucky. I just graduated but the economy is interfering with my career change. However, that means I'll have lots of time to pursue all the good ideas on SO!

Dec
2
comment What word best describes a small store that sells only glasses (spectacles)?
I thought only ophthalmologists and optometrists could do exams; opticians just make & fit the glasses prescribed by one of the others. At least, in the USA.
Nov
30
comment The ambitious/arrogant tone of “I”
Just a side note about feeling arrogant/ambitious. If you want the job (or whatever the CV is for), then your goal is to be truthful so the people to whom you submit it can decide if you might fit their needs. Being truthful is not the same as being arrogant, if in fact you do have the skills & experience they seek. Arrogance would be to say, I am better than all other candidates (how would you know, since you haven't seen their CVs?).
Oct
21
comment Could I always use “have” (and never use “have got”)?
+1 for trying to avoid using "got", which is overused and generally redundant.
Oct
21
comment Doubt about the subject in this phrase: I, me, or myself?
DISagree with the "...and myself." There is nothing self-reflexive about the use here, so "me" is correct.
Oct
7
comment Use “whom” in emails?
I also try to use correct grammar in emails (though not necessarily capitalization), but if you want to sound more informal, just drop the who/whom: "Hey, thanks, I chatted with the guy you said would be calling."
Oct
6
comment “Any” or “some” in various questions?
@lisak. "some" and "somebody" are not the same words and the 'some' portion does not carry the same meaning. You cannot conclude anything about "somebody" based on connotations implied in "some". Also, the verb tense in your "Questions" example is incorrect.
Oct
6
comment What is the meaning of “being the type to point fingers”?
Not merely someone who (in one instance) blames, but someone who habitually finds fault.
Sep
28
comment Referring to some attribute of an inanimate object — use “who's”?
the daemon named desire...
Sep
17
comment Alternatives to “computationally expensive”?
It is spending time (cycles) and/or money (memory, albeit a stretch).
Sep
17
comment What is the difference between 'Muslim" and 'Islamic'?
Should be "Now that I have written..."
Sep
17
comment “Bring” vs. “take” in American English
A kid in my second grade class (approx. age 7) was referred for remedial speech therapy because he couldn't correctly use 'bring' and 'take'. Granted, this was a few decades ago, but to say American English doesn't differentiate is patently wrong.
Sep
16
comment Expressing an opinion: to me or for me?
In your second pair, consider the case of one supervisor talking to another about a float employee. He may be fine working in one situation, but not another. Is this too contrived a counter-example?
Sep
16
comment “In order to…”, “To…” or “For…”
It is also more concise to say "must" instead of "have to".
Sep
15
comment What are direct and indirect objects to “provide”?
example of 2: My dad provided me a car. Perfectly correct (if not the typical way this is expressed, e.g., My dad gave me a car.).
Sep
14
comment Alternatives to “computationally expensive”?
Why does this sound informal to you? It's technical jargon (as e.James says) and it not a term commonly heard on the street, for instance.
Sep
11
comment Short alternatives of the word Authentication and the word Authorisation
And only 1 character is different between the two, and a middle one at that.
Sep
11
comment Short alternatives of the word Authentication and the word Authorisation
'credentials' might work as a synonym, too.
Sep
10
comment How can I structure this sentence correctly?
I couldn't have been happier...
Sep
6
comment Why is “can I get” replacing “could I have”?
The question is actually asking about "get" vs. "have", not "can" vs. "may".
Sep
6
comment Order of sentence and using 's
"...the Restaurant's doing." --This is exactly the way to figure out what is correct. Add the missing/implied word(s) and see what would be correct. And I'm with Shinto Sherlock: no capitalization of restaurant.