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location Dublin, Ireland
age 43
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seen Mar 19 at 14:22

I'm Irish (and have been all my life)

I've been writing code since I was 12 years old (professionally since 22 or so), and some day – hopefully soon - I'll figure out how to do it properly.

I'm married (sorry ladies), and she's gorgeous, she's so far out of my league we're playing different sports. I swear there are days I marvel that she doesn't snap out of it and decide she can do far better :) . . . but I’m very glad she doesn’t.

My second love for many years would have been C++, which has been pushed out by C#, very powerful, very concise.

I often work with Vb, but I dislike it, being much more enamoured of the curly brace than I am of hugely verbose syntax.

Although it’s many years since we last parted, I still hold a grudge against Vb3, 4, 5 & 6, oh, and all flavours of VBA. Languages that are, IMHO, as wrong and unholy as . . . well . . . something that’s really wrong and unholy (pick your own desecration and go with that imagery, I’m not going to do all the work for you). . . there are whole years I spent bleeding and blistered on the Pre Vb.Net cross . . . and I’m glad I can say “never again”.


Dec
11
comment What to tell the child that says, “Mom, is Santa really real?”
. . . Jesus . . .
Aug
8
comment Is it safe for one-year old baby to sleep in her car seat for long hours?
NB: The "2 hour rule" isn't a "silly" recommendation, it's to safeguard against respiratory problems that can occur in infants kept too long in that position in the car seat.
Jul
9
comment Two year old starting creche, completely hyper when he comes home
Da01: "creche" is Europe what "Day Care" is to America, the place preschoolers go while their parents work :)
Jul
9
comment Two year old starting creche, completely hyper when he comes home
Good point, I seriously doubt he's as active in there as he is at home.
Jul
9
revised Two year old starting creche, completely hyper when he comes home
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Jul
8
comment Two year old starting creche, completely hyper when he comes home
Over the last two months or so he's been dropping his afternoon naps, now he might have a nap once a week or so. Otherwise there's no changes, he's going down a little earlier than before, but he's sleeping better on the whole. So no, I don't think its a sleep issue :)
Jul
8
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Jul
8
asked Two year old starting creche, completely hyper when he comes home
Mar
6
comment Why do kisses stop a child from hurting?
"You can tell them that they aren't hurt at all" I'd be careful with this one, if they are genuinely hurt this directly contradicts what they are feeling, and they can learn to distrust you, if it's over used. We always ask "What Happened?" even if the only answer is "Toe! Bump toe!" it allows the child to put a narrative around the pain, which makes it less scary, and allows the kiss-it-better placebo to work better (we find).
May
16
awarded  Teacher
May
16
awarded  Editor
May
16
revised How do I explain the difference in responsibilities and privileges between the oldest and youngest child?
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May
16
answered How do I explain the difference in responsibilities and privileges between the oldest and youngest child?
Oct
12
comment Is it okay for both parents to be asleep at the same time?
Angel care monitor! They are a sanity saver :) pressure pad monitors baby movement down to each breath, goes off if insufficient activity for 10 seconds or so.
Aug
24
comment What techniques can keep a reluctant pre-schooler on a morning schedule?
Boob tube? I assume your not advising porn on the TV, but what do you mean by "boob tube"
Apr
29
comment How do you teach a child to call for help?
+1 for "Role playing"
Apr
29
awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
29
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