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bio website darenscotwilson.com
location Southern California
age 54
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen Jan 26 at 6:26

Physicist/Artist who fools around with electrons, photons, pixels and bits. Currently in San Diego, formerly of Socorro NM, Orlando FL, Boulder CO, Ann Arbor and other places in Michigan.

Mainly, I've been making 2D and 3D illustrations and animations, writing explanations for things in physics, astronomy and electronics, writing software for image processing and science number-crunching, and teaching the cats to do my work for me. Regrettably, the latter endeavor has been a total failure.


Sep
20
comment Deciding what to study while job hunting
If I could, I'd add tags "job-hunt" and "study" or something better.
Sep
20
comment What to do while compiling?
Reminds me of the "cooperative multitasking" of old time Microsoft Windows vs. modern systems that give processes time slices. The latter has worked better for operating systems, but for Humans it's better to switch at natural break points.
Sep
20
comment What to do while compiling?
I have switched from using C++ to D, Ada, and various other languages, where using a compiled language matters. Now I never have this question of what to do while waiting. No more a few minutes of fun...
Sep
19
comment How to deal with things that cannot be divided into several pomodoros while applying the pomodoro-technique?
+1 agreement - the point is timeboxing, not religiously adhering to some particular time interval. I happen to like 40 minutes boxes, and vary as the professional environment I'm in requires. A surfer has to follow the tides not a piece of paper or machine.
Feb
13
comment What can I do to keep my work space tidy and clean?
Scanning all documents appeals to many, but there's the danger of losing everything if the hard disk crashes. Be sure to maintain backups off-site.