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I have been a tester, manager, automator, and release angineer for over 15 years. Working in Windows, *nix and distributed environments I've come in as the first part of QA and built groups or joined existing groups. I like process and am an evangelist for process improvement. I also dabble in tool smithing, while I am not a great coder I stick with it and have built up a nice array of tools over the years in Perl, Ruby and PowerShell. I automate when I can now, as that is my prime passion, and I wear all kinds of hats doing whatever is needed but always handling code from test to production.

I have many interests in cooking, reading, home improvement, MakerSpaces and many more. You'll find me on many SX's here.

I currently work for NaviNet as a Software Engineer in Test II


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comment How should I handle an 8 year old lawyering and quibbling?
Sorry to say this but that is AWESOME! Honestly, that is a child with a very bright mind. Sad part is you have to put up with the lawyering, but if you get him to be a lawyer someday he might turn out to be a natural.
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comment How to go about regaining the trust of my child?
Thinking about this the only problem I see with this is that if the mother is actively trying to remove the father then mail may be intercepted as well as emails. Depends on how active the mother is in this, so it could just end up with another situation where the daughter needs to choose whom to believe.
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answered When holding a party for a 2-year old, what are appropriate age limits for the guests?
Nov
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comment What is the right age to put the toddler to (pre-)school?
School's in my country (US) have defined ages where schools accept students, either for pre-school or limits for nursery school. Are these not guiodelines for you?
Nov
21
comment How to go about regaining the trust of my child?
It depends, my parents divorce was anything but civil and my brother was sort of in my Dad's sphere of influence and my brother and mother NEVER had a good relationship. Keeping the communication lines open is the best way, but it all depends on how your ex-wife wants you out of the picture. Court is not always an attractive option, but in some ways showing you are fighting to have more time with your daughter is one way to show you care. It all depends on how you spin it.
Nov
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comment How do I stop yawning so much when I'm reading bedtime stories to my kids?
This would be my suggestion, I have the same thing happen with me when I read to my eldest. I think this is the issue since with my younger I read to him from the rocking chair and my eldest likes me lying in bed next to him.
Nov
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comment How to go about regaining the trust of my child?
As an aside, it may be that legal recourse is going to be necessary at some point, otherwise you will be dealing with a limited access window that in the long term may not help you.
Nov
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comment How to go about regaining the trust of my child?
Try to do things she REALLY enjoys then, you need to bring her to a place that she is comfortable and will open up. If your time is limited then try to make it a place you can talk and she will be open to what you say. Sometimes words can help and tell her you can in any way and in as many ways as you can. Basically you have to reestablish a relationship that is actively being destroyed, and when my parents divorce got bitter sometimes all I wanted was a few kind words or an attempt from the other.