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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


Apr
25
comment Why do my children cry in my wife's arms but are quiet with me?
+1 for both reasons...it's what I would have expected and experienced.
Apr
24
comment What are some do's and dont's for an effective bedtime ritual?
+1, I've been doing the same thing, now when the kids have to be in bed but don't want to sleep the ask for Mom and not me.
Apr
24
answered What are some strategies for helping children cope with divorce?
Apr
23
revised What are some suggestions for introducing my pre-schooler to comic books?
added 249 characters in body
Apr
23
answered What are some suggestions for introducing my pre-schooler to comic books?
Apr
22
answered How do you keep playtime stimulating for an older sibling?
Apr
22
answered What are some strategies for raising a bilingual child?
Apr
22
comment What is the best way to calmly respond to a pre-schooler who will not listen?
+1 for the patience and consistency, it's what I try to do with my boys and I think the best way. Just takes repeating until it sinks in...I'm hopeful one day it will then on to the next challenge.
Apr
22
answered How do you you encourage siblings to share their toys?
Apr
21
comment How do I get my overachiever to accept her mistakes and live up to her abilities?
+1 I have had this happen with my son, he tries to do something then complains "it's too hard!". I tell him to stick with it, and practice and it will eventually work itself out, then point out things he can do that he practiced and does well. As you note, I've done this over and over again
Apr
21
answered At what age is it appropriate to have a party for a child and invite other kids and parents?
Apr
20
answered How many hours of television per day are acceptable for a pre-schooler?
Apr
20
answered What are some age-appropriate tasks that my pre-schooler can do around the house?
Apr
19
answered Is it important to encourage children to experience historic events?
Apr
19
answered What features should I look for in an infant or toddler bath tub?
Apr
17
awarded  Scholar
Apr
17
accepted What are some coping strategies to deal with infant allergies?
Apr
15
awarded  Supporter
Apr
15
comment What are some coping strategies to deal with infant allergies?
We thought he was too young to go for the check, and after my last pediatrician we did not ask; our current one is great so I will check with her. We're pretty sure its airborne since it doesn't happen all the time, even at home. I had run the humidifier a couple times, and that helped but hadn't done the HEPA yet.
Apr
15
awarded  Student