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Java/Ruby/Groovy generalist with background in web development, dynamic (and less enjoyable) languages, and embedded systems.

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revised How can we use Dragon NaturallySpeaking to code more efficiently?
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Oct
26
awarded  Yearling
Oct
19
awarded  Custodian
Oct
19
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How can we use Dragon NaturallySpeaking to code more efficiently?
Aug
30
comment Does sitting with back straight really improve focus (and productivity)?
@namar0x0309 Speak for yourself.
May
15
comment I don't want to study. I don't want to think. I want to have fun
Following that assumption I'd guess he wouldn't be homeless if he didn't pass, unless his parents/family really don't like him much.
May
9
answered I don't want to study. I don't want to think. I want to have fun
Apr
24
comment How can I speed up my coding?
This question will be impossible to answer without understanding where in the process you fall over, which would require pairing/observing, then analysis.
Apr
24
comment Web application to show busy/free information from a Google Calendar
developers.google.com/google-apps/calendar
Apr
21
comment Solution for Incomplete-able Tasks?
Again, I don't understand what the issue is--which task manager are you using that won't display un-scheduled tasks? Who cares if there's a checkbox or not? Nothing forces you to click it.
Apr
21
comment Solution for Incomplete-able Tasks?
I don't understand the issue. The task systems I use (although lately it's just Google Tasks) don't require scheduling, and are simply shown as tasks.
Apr
15
comment How to calculate my personal efficiency in programming?
@muz you will have some form of estimate for your tasks anyway.
Apr
15
comment How to calculate my personal efficiency in programming?
How is the number of poms relevant to anything like "efficiency"? "Time spent" is as useless as LoC, and just as misleading. The only thing that might have any meaning here is what you actually accomplished, e.g., the points from an agile estimation technique.
Apr
9
comment What do you do while eating?
@JeffO Made sillier by it being the same as the other answers that say the same thing. Meh.
Apr
7
comment Self-hosted Evernote alternative?
@JeffO Not really; OP is asking for app recommendations that do this, not how to write one.
Mar
25
comment Will my workplace benefit from a stack exchange clone on the intranet?
@JeffO Huh?! No idea how that's related to a company's internal SE.
Mar
23
comment What should be my motivation to not to give up early?
@JeanneBoyarsky Godwin is disappointed. (But besides that, what a ridiculous thing to tack on.)
Mar
23
comment Does making summaries work?
Without knowing what you're expected, or expecting, to learn/take away from a cram course like this, it's difficult to answer. The idea of learning all those subjects with any depth in four months strikes me as non-sensical. I'd probably turn to mind mapping and/or a personal wiki.
Mar
18
comment What do you do while eating?
How can I possibly be downvoted for answering the question?!
Mar
14
answered What do you do while eating?