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bio website thehappypath.net
location Seattle, WA
age 33
visits member for 4 years, 2 months
seen Mar 16 at 21:26

256th Generalist badge. It really should be gold :)


I love AI, psychology, spirituality, philosophy, mathematics, food, art, brain teasers, board games, and telling people they're doing it wrong.

I love music - Bjork, Patrick Wolf, Radiohead, The Knife, The Decemberists, Squarepusher, Dalek, The Smashing Pumpkins, Lemon Demon, MF Doom, Blonde Redhead, David Bowie, Stone Temple Pilots, Battles - I love music. Grooveshark is my friend :)

I am a Strange Loop.
Wound like there's no tomorrow.
I forget there is.


I have written a whole bunch of automation for all sorts of programming tasks (CI, deployment infrastructure, code generation, test case generation, test lab/deployment automation infrastructure, and a whole boat load of automated E2E, integration, and unit tests).

I've programmed mostly in C# for the last 7 years, though occasionally in a myriad of other tongues (C++, C, JavaScript, VB.Net, Java, batch scripts, Lua, Lisp, various DSLs and Python).

I've done a bunch of web programming lately, though I also like API design, and I like programming desktop applications and Windows daemons even better. As boring as desktop apps and services may sound, they're easy to write, and have a nice robust feel to them, much like crunchy peanut butter.

I dig Open Source Software.


Jan
3
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
28
awarded  Tumbleweed
Dec
21
asked How can I create a custom OpenOffice / LibreOffice Writer table AutoFormat scheme?
Dec
15
comment Is there free OCR software that works well for source code?
No bins, but now that I've gotten a "we've tried it once, it worked", I will give it a shot :)
Dec
15
comment Is there free OCR software that works well for source code?
@Aaron: Coding for this is a last resort, tho one I may take eventually, depending on the outcome.
Dec
15
comment Is there free OCR software that works well for source code?
Notice the windows tag on my post. I think I saw this before and dismissed it because it was for Linux, and I don't want to have to break out MinGW or Cygwin to get the thing working. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I'd be willing to try it if those are supported targets and foolproof instructions exist. I don't see any mention on the main page...
Dec
12
comment Is there free OCR software that works well for source code?
@hometoast: I plan to use it to fix people's Stack Overflow blunders quickly, where they posted screenshots of code they could have copy/pasted in. I can manually edit it. I just need more accuracy than the mess I've got so far :)
Dec
12
revised Is there free OCR software that works well for source code?
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Dec
12
comment Is there free OCR software that works well for source code?
@Ravachol: Possibly a good point, as I might not need something quite as robust for an error message, but I would like a solution that handles both. Maybe my example needs improvement :)
Dec
12
asked Is there free OCR software that works well for source code?
Dec
7
comment Expected behavior with duplicate NT hosts file entries?
I can't test out adapter preference/priority at this point, so please comment if you know this to be correct or incorrect.
Dec
7
revised Expected behavior with duplicate NT hosts file entries?
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Dec
7
accepted Expected behavior with duplicate NT hosts file entries?
Dec
7
answered Expected behavior with duplicate NT hosts file entries?
Dec
7
accepted Tool to create a patch that modifies/adds files within a directory structure
Dec
7
answered Tool to create a patch that modifies/adds files within a directory structure
Dec
7
awarded  Revival
Nov
22
awarded  Autobiographer
Oct
20
comment Tool to create a patch that modifies/adds files within a directory structure
+1; I think I could combine this with a batch file to get the right p-level. I'll accept this once I implement it, if it wasn't too much of a pain. Side note: Off the top of your head, do you know any .Net and/or Java libraries to apply patches?
Oct
20
accepted How do I easily elevate when running a .jar file?