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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


May
17
comment Wha should I feed my kids for breakfast?
This seems like the other one Ross posted about eating Bacon everyday...these could be combined...
May
17
comment Is bribing children with cash incentives a good idea?
good question but like many I avoid the bribery for things the kids should be doing anyway, I think it sets a bad example
May
17
comment Anything wrong with eggs and bacon everyday for my kids' breakfast?
Agreed +1! I thought the same thing when I saw bacon everyday, I love it but that's too much for my waist-line1
May
17
answered What are some good tea party snacks for toddlers?
May
17
comment Why does my infant wake crying the instant we put him in his bed?
Ours were too but they were ok with a slight incline, you don't need much just enough to offset the "gyroscope" but torbeng noted. Now I'm glad to know the name!
May
17
answered Why does my infant wake crying the instant we put him in his bed?
May
16
answered What are general causes of clumsiness in toddlers?
May
16
comment My child has chickenpox, am I infectious?
When dealing with infectious diseases like this, especially ones in the immunization regimen, I would avoid seeing an infant. You may or may not carry it, but why tae the chance. +1 on this one!
May
14
answered Sneaking vegetables (and other healthy foods) to small children
May
14
comment How do you address hoarding behavior in a primary-schooler?
I'm no psychologist but with this many changes in her life maybe your daughter is looking for some stability, if you have a child counselor it may be worth checking into. Or check and see if your school has a psychologist you can talk to and see if she exhibits these symptoms in school.
May
13
comment What are some milestones a child should reach before learning programming?
+1 on the "to learn" comment, I love that!
May
13
comment Why does my son behave better when he's alone with one parent than with both?
+1 I have the same issue but I haven't tried this one. Brilliant!
May
13
answered How do you explain World War II to young children?
May
13
comment Should we circumcise our son?
In America its more normal to be circumcised, I am but did not do it to either of my sons as I would rather something like that be their choice. Though who knows if they will decide.
May
13
comment What are some good strategies for preventing Diaper Rash?
My wife noticed this with certain brands of Pampers, good call!
May
13
revised What age is it appropriate to start martial arts?
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May
12
answered What age is it appropriate to start martial arts?
May
12
comment When is it safe to start letting our children go into relationships?
Can you define what you mean by relationships and the age range? Maturity level really matters in this.
May
12
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May
12
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