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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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revised What are some good strategies for preventing Diaper Rash?
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answered What are some good strategies for preventing Diaper Rash?
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answered What are some good strategies for preventing Diaper Rash?
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comment What are some good strategies for preventing Diaper Rash?
Thanks torbeng! I thought I might have the option later...
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asked What are some good strategies for preventing Diaper Rash?
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comment What age-appropriate sports allow the whole family to participate?
+1 for the Martial Arts, I started my son a year ago and while he is ok with it I know it will take some time with him. When we see older kids and the teens do some exhibitions he is excited about it and I just tell him if he practices he'll be able to do that sometime.
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comment At what age should a child stop accompanying a parent into the “wrong” public toilet?
+1 with the comfort level, especially the child. If they are not going to want to do it then don't force them.
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comment What is the reason for covering infants during transport?
Same here, my wife was very strict on keeping wind off the kids until they were 1 year old. I think its a chinese thing...
May
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answered How worried should I be about head bumps as my infant learns to get around?
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answered How does one formally educate a gifted child without wrecking childhood?
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answered Is Doctor Who too scary for children?
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comment How do you wash a toddler's hands in a public restroom?
This is exactly what I have done, although if you have balance issues I would not recommend it. wink
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comment How can I brush my toddlers' teeth when he won't let me?
We do this, but we have my son brush in front of the wall mirror, he likes to see himself while he brushes and its less work for us to hold the mirror. sometimes I even engage in a contest to see who brushes the best, and we do it together.
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comment How and when should I teach my children how to swim?
We did the same thing, there tend to be more and more baby/toddler-swim classes that you can sign up for, we had great success with those.
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comment How can I get my son to stay in bed at bedtime?
+1 for "snuggling" it's how we kept our son in bed when he started doing the same thing.
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answered When should you start brushing your child's teeth?
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comment How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?
+1 for ignore/reward - I have found that to be the best strategy
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comment How can I explain why it is important to make new friends?
It's hard to know what the cause for this is, although taking the central point of the question I'm not sure you can make someone be social, that just sort of backfires. Either kids will want to play and be with others or they will play alone and be happy.
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answered How to feed 2yo toddler without using iPad or TV to distract