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I enjoy working in C++, C#, Java as well as Python and JavaScript. I am early in my software career and enjoy reading and developing my skills.


Feb
27
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
27
comment How to handle different rules about video games at friend's house?
At 8 I was playing Doom - and I don't believe ratings even existed. Anecdotal "I turned out fine" aside, have you considered an alternative to prohibition? Most video games have some kind of narrative, even if it's not winning any awards, and often the player is put in positions to make difficult decisions. This isn't unlike real life at all - why not use it as a vehicle for discourse? The best way to keep your child from playing these games is to make him find them uninteresting. The best way to do that is to find ones that are more interesting. The rating system leaves a lot to be desired.
Feb
27
comment Why is my child always tired?
My 4.5 year old needs to be in bed before 8 - like 7:30 at the latest. Any later and she exhibits similar symptoms and is, quite frankly, a total bitch. Have you tried an earlier bedtime? Does he have a decent bed (e.g. pocket coil)?
Feb
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Nov
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Apr
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awarded  Nice Question
Mar
5
answered What TV shows are wholesome for primary-schoolers?
Mar
5
comment At what age can you leave the child in the bathtub?
I have never slipped and fallen around my house. What kind of accident-prone household do you keep? Then again, I've also been so brave as to walk with an untied shoelace for more than a few steps. Maybe I was meant to be a ninja?
Dec
9
asked At what age is it reasonable to expect a child to understand risk/chance?
Dec
8
comment Should I monitor my child's internet usage?
No down vote, but I don't think the world is that much different. That's an illusion.
Dec
8
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Dec
8
revised Should 18+ kids still have a tight schema for bed and PC-usage?
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Dec
8
answered Should 18+ kids still have a tight schema for bed and PC-usage?
Dec
8
comment What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
I didn't mean to offend you. I'm merely trying to point out that these kind of studies are spun out of control by anyone who wishes to advance their particular agenda. There's virtually no effort to actually address things like... does playing video games make people have poor relationships, or are people who have poor relationships drawn to play video games? There's a difference, despite the argument that they perhaps should work on their relationships instead of playing games, because the later applies to a subset of the population, whereas the former is cross-cutting.
Dec
8
comment What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
I know what you mean.. I try to see everything as an opportunity. If they really like playing computer games, I should come at them with "want to see how they work? want to make your own?" -- travel WITH them as opposed to against them, know what I mean?
Dec
8
comment What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
Correlation does not equal causation. Next up: Going to College causes kids to drink!
Dec
7
comment What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
My point with that wasn't that I turned out OK, it was that as an adult, I still have a healthy desire for variety and "life" - my teenage years of indulging didn't "ruin" me and it seems very common for parents to think it will.
Dec
2
comment What are the psychological impacts of a split-religion household?
(I'm not saying religion is racism or anything like that, but they share the common trait of defining, to a young mind, what is and is not, true). I think it is unfair.
Dec
2
comment What are the psychological impacts of a split-religion household?
@DA01 Atheism is not a relgious point of view, because it is not a religion. You have one religion in your house from the sounds of it. Simple facts are either right or wrong (What are dinosaurs? - not necessarily applicable because you did not disclose your wifes religion). I think that just as you should respect your wife's religion, she should respect your lack, and I think that children should be "off limits" during development. It's no different, to me, than indoctrinating a child with racist views. Yes, they can unlearn it or even self-correct, but not always.