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bio website jessicarbrown.com
location California
age 32
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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 :)


Jan
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answered How do you manage free time when you have kids?
Dec
6
answered What should I do when my daughter's health is affected by the cats at my parents home when we visit?
Nov
29
answered What do I do about the fact that my child can already read, write and do math before entering Kindergarten?
Nov
24
answered How does one “Toddler-proof” hotels while away from home?
Nov
24
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Nov
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comment What do you do when a relative heaps presents on her children at Christmas and Your kid's pile always looks paltry in comparison?
Yes, obviously, which ones work depend on the distance traveled, whose house you're at, etc. It would be difficult to ask her not to bring all the gifts to her own home. But maybe in consideration that everyone other than her is traveling with their gifts, and it's less practical to bring ginormous or plentiful gifts in the car, perhaps she could consider having her kids open a few of their gifts early so they can "share them with the cousins" before present opening and/or to shrink their piles a little bit. If you had something too big you'd probably open it at home too.
Nov
24
answered When should a child begin to learn knife skills for use in the Kitchen?
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
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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
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Sep
14
answered What do I do when the timeout method isn't working?
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