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Areas of strength:

  • Perl expert (specifically enterprise software development)
  • Sybase (including design and optimization)
  • GUI design

Areas of familiarity:

  • Web programming (EmbPerl, JSP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript)
  • C++

...P.S. I'm not really 42. But 42 is way cooler than a real answer :)

...P.P.S. Don't read too much into the icon. Just a minor nod to Cryptonomicon.


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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Scholar
Jan
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accepted How do I make sure kids don't run on the stairs?
Jan
17
comment When is it safe for a child to start boxing against a bag?
This is a really good answer, but not exactly what I was looking for. I am interested in damage as a result of stress, NOT traumatic injury risk.
Jan
17
comment How do I make sure kids don't run on the stairs?
"If they're forgetting their safety about the stairs, they're forgetting their safety about their toys, their aggression, etc" - definitely a correct assessment :) But I am not quite sure what you recommend as a solution?
Jan
17
comment When is it safe for a child to start boxing against a bag?
@balancedmama - 10 years? My Dad refused to teach me karate at 7, for the same precise reason. That was ... way more than 10, let's say :)
Jan
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revised When is it safe for a child to start boxing against a bag?
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Jan
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comment How do I make sure kids don't run on the stairs?
@KarlBielefeldt - post as an answer :)
Jan
16
comment How do I make sure kids don't run on the stairs?
Been there. Done that. Didn't learn a damn thing.
Jan
16
asked How do I make sure kids don't run on the stairs?
Jan
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asked When is it safe for a child to start boxing against a bag?
Jan
16
comment My pre-schooler is out of control, and I feel like my parents are undermining my relationship and authority with her
@user6460 - see my answer for elaboration, but what Torben said. Your Dad probably spends >$75/month on things he can be without (most humans do unless they are in extreme poverty - fast food, coffee, smokes, movies, other entertainment). Do it as a long term loan if you don't want to feel bad in front of your Dad.
Jan
16
comment My pre-schooler is out of control, and I feel like my parents are undermining my relationship and authority with her
"Mom threw a book at me" - if you were underage, that'd qualify as domestic/child abuse, alone.
Jan
16
awarded  Talkative
Jan
16
comment How to stop parents from interfering with my love life?
@RebelSon - there's a new Dating and Relationships SE about to launch. Ask there :)
Jan
16
comment My pre-schooler is out of control, and I feel like my parents are undermining my relationship and authority with her
@user6460 - First, you should consider joining Parenting.SE chat - you can find more freeform communication there, and people some of whom may be willing to talk to you. Drop by, say hi. Second, wher JS said above - my oldest had his terrible twos from 3 to 4, and now at 7 :)
Jan
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Jan
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comment My pre-schooler is out of control, and I feel like my parents are undermining my relationship and authority with her
Also, I will reiterate same things others said - on one hand, your mom is definitely sabotaging you. On the other hand, a child behaving that way to you isn't entirely out of normal - you don't need to despair. She will likely change her attitude by 5-6 if you perservere. Important point is for you to NEVER lose your cool and lash out. NEVER. If you punish, it should be with clear head and not emotional.
Jan
15
answered My pre-schooler is out of control, and I feel like my parents are undermining my relationship and authority with her
Jan
15
comment How do you evaluate schools before a cross-country move?
I realize that the answer may be a bit too late arriving for OP, but hopefully will be of help to others.