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I'm a web developer currently living in Santiago, Chile. I'm always trying to improve my skills. I earn my daily bread on PHP / (My|PostGre)SQL / JavaScript development, working with CakePHP, PrototypeJS, Script.aculo.us and jQuery, but I'm also experimenting with Django. I'm interested in many areas of programming and in learning new programming languages.

I'm also a budding roleplayer and GM. I have mastered 4E DND for a year and a half now, and love the job.


Aug
4
comment Usage of the phrase “We have been made.”
@WhatRoughBeast Er, yes. I meant "I've been f**ked and dumped", that's what I took the verse to mean.
Aug
4
comment Usage of the phrase “We have been made.”
I heard this phrase most famously in Dylan's "Tombstone Blues": "The hysterical bride in the penny arcade / Screaming she moans, "I've just been made" / Then sends out for the doctor who pulls down the shade / Says, "My advice is to not let the boys in"." The meaning in this instance seems to be "I have been duped", definitely not "I have been recognized", though.
Jul
24
comment Can a person happen? Is “Zodanga happened” correct?
@JoshuaTaylor Please tell me where do you read all that in Joe's comment. I only read "X happened is now a common form in English..."
Jul
24
comment Can a person happen? Is “Zodanga happened” correct?
@Joshua Taylor the implicit question is "What does this mean?": "I don't understand how a guy can happen at some place". Answering that with "This is a common sentence" is not really helpful.
Jun
9
comment Who is the guardian of the protégé
Isn't the female form of "patron" simply "matron", just as the female form of father is mother, and not "fathera"?
Mar
20
comment What is a word to describe a statement that seems meaningless
I think you mean "legible" not "eligible"
Mar
13
comment “Semantic”s relation to “Pedantic”
In Western Philosophy, we say "You're asking the wrong question". "Mu" just saves time and typing.
Mar
11
comment The logic behind “better safe than sorry”
@jwenting, your example is a bit hyperbolic: "better safe than sorry" is not what a "radical" would say. A "reasonable" proponent of AGW might say "better safe than sorry", but then again, they aren't trying to make us all go back to the stone age.
Aug
5
comment Quoting a question at the end of a sentence which is itself a question
Brute wasn't a frenchman...
Jul
13
comment “Picking up your litter puts road-workers at risk” — is this strangely-worded road sign grammatically correct?
+1 for actually coming up with a sensible, short and clear sentence with the intended meaning.
Jul
7
comment Are there meta-plurals beyond “peoples”?
@Stan yes, I hadn't read your answer when I wrote my comment.
Jul
6
comment Are there meta-plurals beyond “peoples”?
@Stan Is it not? What is "The Jewish People"?
Jul
5
comment Are there meta-plurals beyond “peoples”?
@Fumble he's asking about collective nouns and their plurals, as I see it.
Jun
28
comment Noun for enable (“enability”, “enabliness”)?
Or maybe "Please check device state". In programming, I normally use state to refer to the binary value of a variable or flag.
Jun
23
comment A single word for someone who is not pleased no matter how hard you try
These aren't bad, but to me, the question didn't ask for "hard to please", but for "impossible to please".
Jun
23
comment A single word for someone who is not pleased no matter how hard you try
well yes. But not going by what @SidCool is telling me...
Jun
23
comment A single word for someone who is not pleased no matter how hard you try
Indeed. Of the ways to quit, this is the classiest.
Jun
23
comment A single word for someone who is not pleased no matter how hard you try
Either the boss knows what the word means, and he feels a bit insulted, or he doesn't, and feels ignorant (and insulted 10 minutes later when he checks it). I don't see it as an advantage.
Jun
23
comment A single word for someone who is not pleased no matter how hard you try
From your other comments: if you had to tell this to your boss, the last thing I'd do if I wanted to patch things with him is concentrate the message on one word. If you wanted to quit, on the other hand, go right ahead :)
Jun
23
comment A single word for someone who is not pleased no matter how hard you try
Rude? It literally means "that cannot be pleased".