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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.


Jan
15
answered How do you evaluate schools before a cross-country move?
Apr
23
awarded  Yearling
Dec
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
3
answered When is a banana ripe enough to not cause constipation?
Dec
3
comment When is a banana ripe enough to not cause constipation?
FYI: skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/13907/…
Dec
3
comment When is a banana ripe enough to not cause constipation?
Is there some reference for this? Absent actual research inks, this seems as invalid of a guess as the opposite, sorry
Dec
3
answered Media Examples of Kind, Connected, Present, Engaged etc Father?
Dec
3
comment Media Examples of Kind, Connected, Present, Engaged etc Father?
Heh. +1 for "good luck with that". At the risk of starting a political brou-ha-ha, modern entertainment deliberately shows fathers in the worst possible light - either as "missing and not necessary or missed", or "not missing but better off if were missing", or "bumbling Al Bundy morons". With precious few (I'd be hard pressed to name one) examples of what OP seeks.
Jun
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
23
awarded  Yearling
Feb
20
comment What to read or learn before expecting?
@Beofett - I think one reason I'm willing to give "what to expect" a pass is because I'm benchmarking it against Sears' books. But yes, you expressed what I was hinting at. WTE is NOT geared towards people with Ana's needs, but most readers have completely different needs.
Feb
20
comment What to read or learn before expecting?
@Ana - may be you personally are qualified to read and understand through a meta-study covering exact effects of pollution, measuring specific chemical concentrations in your individual neighbourhood of your specific city and comparing the results to studies covering just that. I don't think it's fair to expect a generic book to get into that level of detail - and any book that does a LESSER level of detail is idiotic pseudo scientific mumbo jumbo pushing a political agenda. Generic "pollution" doesn't exist. There exist specific levels of specific pollutants w/ specific effects on a fetus
Feb
19
comment What to read or learn before expecting?
@ana - most people DO need to calm down, even Vulcans :)
Feb
19
answered What to read or learn before expecting?
Feb
19
comment What to read or learn before expecting?
You should quit reading and get some sleep. That's the last sleep you'll have for the next couple of years <g>
Dec
21
comment How to prevent “open air incidents”?
@Tim - donno... I don't have any skills other than Google-fu and neither of my 2 kids ever managed to nail me :) [ I used a second diaper technique ]
Dec
21
comment When is it appropriate to start explaining the religious components of the various holidays?
To be honest, most of the Christians around me ALSO have only the faintest of concepts of what Christmas is about (It's that sort of locale in USA). Ditto for most Russians - Christmas is now in vogue there but I severely doubt most of the people would know the deep religious details.
Nov
21
comment Music player for toddlers
While I agree that the question as formulated is offtopic, I will give an answer in hopes that the question is improved. highly recommend Sansa Salt Shaker player. It's designed for the kids and I was VERY successful with my kids using it since the age of 1.5 YO. Its features include: dual headphones jack for >1 kids, decent enough speaker, AAA batteries, easy controls (as I said, my 1.5YO managed to skip/pause); and pleasant design. It also takes SD card of up to 2GB so plenty of music fits AND you can change the selection anytime. It's also very kid friendly in price - was ~$20.
Nov
11
comment Is bribing children with cash incentives a good idea?
@Koert - gving money for what is the norm is usually called "salary". Giving extra for extra achievements is "bonus".
Nov
10
comment Can learning sign language be harmful for babies' speech development?
This should probably be asked on skeptics SE