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bio website twitter.com/jholloway7
location Kansas City, MO
age 37
visits member for 5 years, 4 months
seen Oct 31 at 22:51

For the past couple years I've been mostly developing web applications in Django. Python has become my go-to language, but I also have years of experience with C/C++, Java, PHP and a few others.

When I have some spare time, I like to mix things up and play around with Clojure. I'm also interested in machine learning and statistical data mining, but mostly as a hobby right now.

All of my personal systems run Linux (typically Ubuntu) as it tends to suit my tinkering nature more so than other operating systems. I try hard not to be dogmatic about such things, however.

I enjoy good discussions on programming, architecture and other software engineering topics. I pride myself in being pragmatic, curious, skeptic, practitioner, craftsman.


Feb
18
awarded  Nice Answer
May
29
awarded  Yearling
Jul
7
comment Flattened package browsing in Vim
I have installed this and am playing around with it. Will let you know what I think. I've already found myself trying to j,k to navigate the file listing. Colorsjjjjj, doh!
Jul
1
asked Flattened package browsing in Vim
Feb
24
awarded  Teacher
Oct
9
revised How to avoid ugly dithering when running KDE over VNC?
remove part that contains misread of Q
Oct
8
accepted Why would I check my download against a checksum provided by a mirror site?
Oct
8
answered How to avoid ugly dithering when running KDE over VNC?
Sep
23
awarded  Commentator
Sep
23
comment Why would I check my download against a checksum provided by a mirror site?
Wait, you have friends that understand what a checksum is? My friends would just look at me funny and then ask if I could make their PC run fast again after having downloaded a World of Warcraft trojan.
Sep
23
comment Why would I check my download against a checksum provided by a mirror site?
I always thought it would be nice if Firefox or other browsers would compute a checksum for you.
Sep
22
asked Why would I check my download against a checksum provided by a mirror site?
Sep
9
comment How to speed up the Smart Location Bar (Awesome Bar)?
What add-ons do you have installed? I'm having the same issue on my home desktop and it even seems to lose keystrokes consistently. I'm wondering if it could be related to a particular add-on.
Sep
6
comment I've just installed Ubuntu 9.04 and Gnome's not showing any window controls
Do you have Compiz enabled? If so, what's it look like w/o Compiz?
Aug
27
comment Firefox 3.5.2 on Ubuntu Jaunty
You can also change /usr/bin/firefox to link to firefox-3.5 instead of firefox-3.0 by doing "sudo rm /usr/bin/firefox; sudo ln -s /usr/bin/firefox-3.5 /usr/bin/firefox", though updates to the firefox-3.0 package tend to undo the link.
Aug
20
awarded  Scholar
Aug
20
accepted Is there an easy way to use Vim text-objects on camel case words?
Aug
20
comment Is there an easy way to use Vim text-objects on camel case words?
Thanks, guess I was too hung up on there possibly being a built-in solution to think of looking for a script!
Aug
20
awarded  Student
Aug
20
asked Is there an easy way to use Vim text-objects on camel case words?