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bio website vortechmusic.com
location Finland
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Software Engineer for a consulting company, where I have used Java EE, Reliable Transaction Engine (C-based language), Unix, and EDIFACT (XML, IDOC, Inhouse). Hobbyist PHP programmer in both procedural and OOP approaches. I also love to study new languages, and I'm currently studying Python over at Codecademy. I've also dabbled a bit with WINAPI and TDD, and I'm currently reading Code Clean, and have finished The Pragmatic Programmer.

I'm also a musician, where I get to practice my hardware skills more, hehe. Doing that actively since the year 2000 makes me quite qualified indeed! My education is Bachelor of Engineering in IT, which consisted of embedded systems (Atmel AVR, Texas Instruments, RTOS, and Software Design). During the studies, we were mainly taught C, but we also got our hands dirty with Visual C++, PHP and databases.


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answered Do video subtitles make learning easier or harder?
Sep
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answered Meaning of working hard
Sep
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comment Relaxing at work
@Muz: isn't that what he is there for? ;)
Sep
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comment What are more radical techniques for dispelling 'morning fog'?
Something that works well for me is waking up earlier. Even around 2 hours before you need to go to work.
Aug
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comment Measuring how well we focus?
Amount of time that has disappeared ("didn't notice n hours passed!") per 8 hours? :)
May
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answered Does military background enhance productivity?
Apr
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comment What kind of mindset do disciplined people have?
I like to set a combo of "target --> reward" to myself :) The bigger the target, the bigger the reward. Perhaps some daily things, like making a special dinner in the weekend if you finish something a bit tougher. A larger target, such as completing a half marathon, you could have a reward of "eat freely any sweet things for a week" or something abnormal like that. I've found it keeps me motivated quite well :)
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answered What kind of mindset do disciplined people have?
Apr
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answered How does the “Two-Tab” rule work in boosting productivity online?
Feb
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comment How do you handle a workday after a bad night sleep?
I would add a tip to wash your face with cold water. That makes the blood really flow, and gives a mild shock to the body, waking you up very effectively.
Jan
30
comment Code formatting (custom vs standardized) impact on productivity
And it is much quicker and more comfortable to write shorthand (eg. syso + Ctrl+Space) and having the editor automatically complete the syntax like parentheses, and to quickly access long method names after writing only a few characters...
Jan
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answered What to do when starting to feel sick?
Jan
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answered How do I know whether a person is lying?
Jan
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answered Does the snooze button turn you into a zombie?
Jan
15
comment What are the 3 most useful programming concepts which you apply in life?
1) Shift: 11110 in bank account to 00001
Jan
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answered How can I improve my decision making speed?
Dec
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comment How to deal with unreliable technology?
Is there such a thing as reliable technology? :)
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