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My StackOverflow CV

Ceramic collector, obsessive cook, entrepreneur and professional geek.

I was doing a one-person consultancy for a couple of years, doing some Rails stuff, some .Net services work, and some work in Groovy/Java for a pharmaceutical firm called Dendreon. When that project wrapped up, I took a Rails-focused job at a hybrid Ruby/C# shop, Getty Images.

I'm interested in functional languages like Scala and F# but have relatively limited real-world experience with them.

In previous lives, I've worked for Microsoft, Revenue Science (now Audience Science), Zillow, and a travel company called Virtuoso, the Seattle Times, and a very strange financial/transportation conglomerate.

My long term professional ambition is to find a way to work from Tokyo/Kawasaki/Yokohama either 100% or via frequent travel or remote work opportunities. If you're interested in tracking down a reasonably competent Rails or ASP.net MVC guy and are located near Seattle, WA or Tokyo, Japan or don't mind me working mostly remotely, feel free to contact me.


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answered Moving with our bilingual child
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comment Is crib use (mostly) universal?
@Dan, now that we've gone there, we basically just got a small bed with some sideguards from Ikea, and it's next to our bed for the time being. It sits much lower than the one we sleep on, so falls would be no worse than the daily tripping and falling that toddlers do. It's been working pretty well, and is a little less scary and a lot more comfortable for me than having him between us.
Aug
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comment Is crib use (mostly) universal?
@Dan: Excellent question, and we've been discussing that, but nothing final yet. In Japan most parents actually sleep with the kids in the room for a fairly long time (one or two years common, three years not unheard of). We're now kind of leaning toward a low bed or futon to the side of ours now that he's getting close to 1, with future adjustments made when they make sense.
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answered Is crib use (mostly) universal?
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answered How do you explain “Right” and “Left” politics to a child without bias?
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answered When should we allow children to experience spices in food?
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answered Will getting child care from a non-native English speaker impact my child's language development?