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The rest of this is out of date; it's copied from an old StackOverflow profile. I live in Northern California, basically in Silicon Valley.


I've been a professional software developer for almost fifteen years, with the last two thirds of that doing work related to the web. My primary focus is experimentally-driven user interface design.

After stints in DC, Los Angeles, and Boston, I live in Pittsburgh, PA by choice, and think it's an awesome place.

Outside of technology, I'm a woodworker, and spend most of my free time trying to figure out how to build new things. I love my motorcycle, do a bit of gardening, and have the best wife ever.

If you've read any number of my posts, you'll pick up that I'm basically a broken record when it comes to recommending reading a few specific books. If there was a course that computer science degrees miss that was designed to make you a much better professional developer early-career, even odds that The Pragmatic Programmer and Code Complete would be the reference texts.

Meanwhile, some of my responses:


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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Student
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answered What is the best technique for using a drill to insert screws?
Jun
1
comment painting a cork floor (previously coated with polyurethane varnish)
What type of polyurethane was used, and has it cracked at all?
Jun
1
comment Safest weed killers?
I tend to use a long knife to cut the weeds well below the surface, and pop 'em out that way. :-)
Jun
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comment Safest weed killers?
"Trifluralin -- Herbicide found in: Preen, Preen & Green, Scotts Garden Weed Preventer, Trefanocide, Treficon, and Trust. Kills annual grasses and broadleaf weeds. Highly toxic to fish and other aquatic organisms. It is a possible cause of cancer and a probable cause of endocrine disruption. It has been demonstrated that it causes reproductive effects, kidney damage, liver damage, sensitivity, and irritation." Unfortunately, not quite what I want next to the garden. :-/
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asked Safest weed killers?
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awarded  Teacher
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awarded  Supporter
May
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comment Replacing a bathroom fan?
Your explanation looks A-OK to me; you'll probably want to do this from the attic, though.
May
28
answered Should I purchase single tools, or a tool set?
May
28
answered Do I need a wood hardener for worn door hinge screw holes?