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I'm a software engineer with a passion for programming. My professional background includes mobile device and embedded programming (Android, Blackberry, J2ME, Motorola 68k processors), as well a variety of other desktop platforms (Java, MFC C++, Netbeans, etc), with a little experience with web-programming environments thrown in for good measure (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Spring, MySql, etc).

One of my hobby projects is developing PopTrayU (http://poptrayu.sourceforge.net), an open source email notifier written in Delphi. I had been using the original PopTray for about 10 years, and decided to learn enough Delphi to fix a couple pet bugs, since no one else seemed to have the knowledge, time, and inclination to do it themselves, and there hadn't been a new version released in over 7 years. Once I'd fixed that one bug, there was one more little thing I thought I could improve, and wouldn't it be fun if I could make this aspect of the application a little more customizable? And then there's that other bug...well, someday I'll get them all fixed, maybe :)


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awarded  Popular Question
Oct
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comment Is plane flight safe for a newborn?
the checkin agent can usually fix mistakes like not having lap baby "ticket" needed to get through tsa screening. in my experience tsa will send you back to the checkin counter if you dont have the needed ticket paperwork for the baby
Sep
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answered What challenges exist in raising a child in an apartment?
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awarded  Custodian
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I stop my 6-year old from his aggressive behavior of spitting, biting, abusive language, and scratching?
Aug
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comment Poop-training and cleaning up
If they hide and poop, you will smell it...its not hard to find ;-)
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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answered planning babies in a quick succession?
Jul
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answered What are the merits of TV vs DVD?
Jul
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comment 4 year old steals toys from baby brother
finding the same problem with my kids (same ages). no great solutions yet. hope someone has awesome answers
Jun
26
comment What is the recommended daily allowance of each food group for 10 months olds
too much cheese can be constipating. keep an eye on that if she's eating a lot
Jun
20
comment How to inculcate concentration for 5 yr old kid?
I've added some citations. hope that clarifies
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revised How to inculcate concentration for 5 yr old kid?
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answered How to inculcate concentration for 5 yr old kid?
Jun
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answered Toy diversity and learning
Jun
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answered Is it a good idea to give games that are multiplayer to a younger kid as a birthday present?
Jun
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comment Three year old able to poo in the toilet but still pees in his nappy
it shouldnt matter whether he's using an adult toilet or a baby potty, so if he's pooping on the adult toilet, he can pee there too. some kids have more accidents if you go straight to underwear, but some do fine.
Jun
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answered Three year old able to poo in the toilet but still pees in his nappy
Jun
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comment Three year old able to poo in the toilet but still pees in his nappy
Carrot and the stick or dangling carrot is an idiom meaning something that motivates. It goes back to hanging a carrot in front of a horse to get the horse (or donkey or some other animal) to walk forward to get the carrot...but since it's on a stick it stays just a little bit in front of the horse so he keeps walking toward it trying to reach it
May
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answered My parents are interfering with my life in every way and I don't know how to stop it