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bio website github.com/echristopherson
location Wisconsin
age 36
visits member for 2 years, 3 months
seen 9 hours ago

I'm primarly a Ruby hacker but have played with everything from Commodore BASIC to Cocoa. I'd also like to explore Smalltalk, Go, Clojure, Scala, Haskell, OCaml, and maybe even C#.

I'm not currently a programmer by trade, but I'd like to get into it. I do write a lot of scripts to help me in my job.

My day-to-day personal computing setup is in Mac OS X, but I also use a Linux desktop as a backup server and for general tinkering; and I use Windows 7 at work.

I am also deeply interested (albeit at an amateur remove) in linguistics, especially historical. This dovetails with the fact that I am a conlanger -- someone who creates languages. (I'm not especially prolific at that, though.)

I also like science (especially cognitive science, evolution, and physics) and anthropology. My overarching interest in all these areas is the way something like a genome or language or computer language or culture changes over time and forks into unnumerable new ones.


Jul
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asked Virtual printer redirected to real printer but with certain options set
Jun
16
answered How can I bind scrollwheel to a key in Mac OS X?
Jun
15
asked Remapping Caps Lock and Ctrl in Windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro doesn't work completely
Jun
13
answered Can I delete .dylibs in usr/lib after uninstalling Homebrew?
May
22
asked Why does Google Chrome choose randomly between two profile directories?
Feb
28
asked Multiple concurrent styles in Microsoft Word
Jan
23
answered What is the djvu2pdf.rb in Homebrew?
Dec
17
answered Vim on Mac OS X terminal
Dec
1
answered How to use macvim to ssh into a headless server
Oct
10
answered Shortcut in Windows 7 to switch between same application's windows, like Cmd + ` in OS X
Jul
11
asked Are there “bad” ways to partition flash drives?
Jul
10
answered Vim editor: select word with Alt+Return
Jun
29
answered How to replace emacs keybindings with vim keybindings in OS X GUI-level text fields
Jun
2
answered Spam emails purporting to come from people I know, but with the wrong email addresses
Jun
2
asked Spam emails purporting to come from people I know, but with the wrong email addresses
May
29
answered Unable to drag and drop documents onto pinned icons in taskbar
May
28
asked Unable to drag and drop documents onto pinned icons in taskbar
Feb
19
answered “Export” vim syntax highlighting to output to shell?
Sep
9
answered How can I disable persistence undo in Vim 7.3?
Aug
25
answered Anyone know how I can use the same keys to move between Vim windows as well as Tmux (or tiling WM) panes?