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bio website jessicarbrown.com
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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 :)


Nov
23
answered What do you do when a relative heaps presents on her children at Christmas and Your kid's pile always looks paltry in comparison?
Oct
26
answered What is the best way to give medicine to baby?
Oct
26
answered 5yr Old Has Trouble With Letters & Reading
Oct
11
comment My wife is pregnant again, does she need to stop breastfeeding our son?
Soymilk is a somewhat poor subsitute for breastmilk for a variety of reasons, and isn't any better than other liquids/solids. But a lengthy discussion of that would be better served in it's own question.
Oct
4
answered Are most half-day pre-school programs for stay-at-home parents, or are there options?
Sep
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
22
answered My 22mo son stuck a pinto bean up his nose. How should it be extracted?
Sep
21
answered How to better engage myself with my 15 month old
Sep
20
answered how do i stop my two year old from staying awake for 3-4 hours in the night?
Sep
20
answered How do you get a teenager to take shorter showers?
Sep
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
14
answered What do I do when the timeout method isn't working?
Sep
13
awarded  Critic
Aug
16
answered What to do about gnawing when Adult teeth start to come in?
Aug
16
answered How can I get my toddler to eat as well for us as he does at daycare?
Aug
5
awarded  Yearling
Jun
21
answered How to approach my little brother's addiction to TV and computer?
Jun
21
answered How do we get our toddler to gain weight?
Jun
21
comment Ok to mix breast milk with water?
It sounds like perhaps, there might be other ways to avoid this situation entirely, like before freezing the milk, you chould divide it into smaller quantities (say, one ounce per milk storage bag), such that you minimize waste of pumped milk, and can defrost an additional bag of milk should the baby still be hungry, and stockpile for a later incident if the baby turns out to be less hungry.
Jun
14
answered Thermometer for babies and children