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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 :)


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
May
18
answered What can be done if a breastfed newborn baby drinks too slowly?
Apr
26
answered Why must a toddler car seat be fully reclined when installed rear-facing?
Apr
26
comment Why must a toddler car seat be fully reclined when installed rear-facing?
In the US "convertible" carseats that face forward or backward are the most common kind for children who have outgrown infant/bucket carseats, but may not be old enough or heavy enough to safely place in a forward-facing carseat. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends rear-facing until 2 years old or more. Most infant carseats do not fit a 2 year old ;-)
Apr
10
answered What do we do when timeouts are not effective?
Apr
5
answered How do I get a young toddler to walk holding my hand?
Apr
5
answered Do toddlers need every size of shoe?
Feb
28
comment What to read or learn before expecting?
@Torben See, that's the thing, on the one hand, its easy to follow the directions, but even still I've heard statistics that as much as 90% of carseats are installed incorrectly. It seems there might be a lot of little details that carseat techs know that aren't in the directions, per se, like training about what happens in severe crashes and what makes the difference between an ok install and a really good install that will reduce injuries in a bad crash that I hope you never experience. It could be overkill, but I'd rather be told my install is perfect than be left wondering after a crash...
Feb
23
answered What to read or learn before expecting?
Jan
26
answered Is it safe to engage in sports while pregnant?
Dec
16
answered How accurate are the “Suggested Age Ranges” of toys?
Dec
15
comment 16 months old and no signs of communication. Should we be concerned?
In many areas it is called early early intervention.
Dec
8
comment What are the square cotton wipes that NICUs/nurseries use called?
I would ask one of the nurses what they are called if you want to be certain.
Nov
17
answered Should we discourage our toddler from taking sippy cups to bed?
Nov
17
answered Are deli cut meats bad for infants?
Nov
17
answered What are some good places to find trustworthy babysitters?
Nov
3
answered When should a child transition through the different car seats, to none, and to the front seat?
Oct
31
answered At what age should opposite-sex siblings stop bathing together?