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Search and Big Data Architect at Opensource Connections.

I program in C, C++, Java, Javascript, Python, and Php.

PS The gravatar is me in a Snuggie reading the Pragmatic Programmer w/ the complimentary map light :)


Mar
24
comment What do we do when timeouts are not effective?
Is there something he really likes that you can take away? Can you make the timeouts longer?
Dec
7
comment Is the “cry it out” approach harmful?
You may be interested in this article from Parenting Science which discusses some of the evidence surrounding the Ferber method: parentingscience.com/Ferber-method.html
Aug
22
comment Where can I find good research on long term health impact of different types/brands of infant formula (in the US)?
@David, I'm strictly concerned with health. Edited the question to clarify.
Aug
22
comment Where can I find good research on long term health impact of different types/brands of infant formula (in the US)?
@DanBeale I doubt any studies comparing breast to formula are randomized & controlled. In any case it wouldn't be a stretch if the correlational studies that existed differentiated between different types of formula -- milk based, soy based, etc.
Aug
10
comment Where can I find good research on long term health impact of different types/brands of infant formula (in the US)?
@DanBeale in the US
Jul
24
comment How do you cope in the first few months?
Wishing you the best because my wife and I are working with our 3 week old right now. It gets a little easier every day. The first days are the most extreme nerve wracking stress you'll ever experience at any time in your life.
Jul
24
comment How do you cope in the first few months?
Yeah nobody should be placing judgements on how people feed their baby. Breastfeeding IS very hard to master. Its taken us a lot of investment in time and money to get it to work. I have no idea how a poorer/single parent would do it and we had many moments of near absolute failure at it with both of us working hard. The pressure/stress of breastfeeding being very high I eventually concluded that its completely understandable and OK for some to choose to remove loads of unhealthy stress from the whole early parenting experience and just formula feed.
Jul
24
comment How do you cope in the first few months?
going through this now and this advice is spot on
Jul
12
comment Where/how can I find out about public breastfeeding facilities?
Do you know if this database is accessible without an iphone through a web interface? I checked the Medela site, but nothing obvious pops out at me.
Jul
12
comment Where/how can I find out about public breastfeeding facilities?
@Beofett I've heard that Nordstrom has facilities, which made me wonder whether there's some way I can know if where we're going will have them
Jun
8
comment Will getting child care from a non-native English speaker impact my child's language development?
The children appear comfortable interacting with the caregivers in English so as far as we can tell, everything is done in English
Jun
8
comment Will getting child care from a non-native English speaker impact my child's language development?
@Beofett, that is the correct edit, Thanks for helping me clarify.
Jun
8
comment Will getting child care from a non-native English speaker impact my child's language development?
I'm not sure that would be feasible unless every parent in the daycare thought it was ok. Also is there actually research that bilingualism helps a child's development, or is that just something commonly accepted?
Apr
4
comment How do we introduce a newborn to the family dogs?
Just wanted to point out that the views of Cesar Milan and the "alpha" dog/hierarchical pack view of things is not generally accepted by mainstream veterinary behaviorists.