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bio website vortechmusic.com
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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 Effectively open links in Gmail w/o mouse
Dec
16
comment How much time to wait before changing a tactic that I think is not being productive?
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results" - Unknown, not Einstein
Dec
12
revised What is a way to become good in anything i do?
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Dec
12
answered What is a way to become good in anything i do?
Dec
11
comment How can I eliminate fear of phone calling?
I think the root cause might be a lack of confidence in oral communication. In a phone call, it is the only form you have, so if you have trouble communicating something with just speech, you might get anxiety from getting it wrong unintentionally, or being catastrophically misunderstood because of communication problems. In an email, you can think everything through with plenty of time and no pressure, but on the phone, there is a very short time frame to formulate your thoughts clearly.
Dec
11
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Dec
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comment Why is most work unpleasant?
The problems begin when your passion is in a field with very low salary/profitability, such as music or art. Then you have to settle for a less-pleasing day-job :)
Dec
4
comment problems with programming
And one more: A class is nothing more than a blueprint on how to build identical houses, or in other words, instances of the blueprint/object. Each house will look the same externally upon creation, but they are unique items among themselves, which means things happening to the unique instance will only affect that house. So if santa claus brought down a lot of chimney dust in one house, that same dust will not be all over EVERY house in the neighbourhood - unless it was designed to happen :)
Dec
4
comment problems with programming
Just a quick tip, even though it's not really the main point: Think of everything as a real world item. What traits do children inherit from their parent objects? They look the same and will likely behave the same. Some things will be different, like a new skill that parents do not have (read: a different method in an inherited object). More strictly in programming: The child will always have everything the parent has, plus something more. And a complex object will be comprised of multiple subsystems (classes) - the heart is one object, the brain is one object, the hands, etc.
Dec
3
comment How to love programming or my job
Perhaps he was lured by the promise of high salaries and clear-cut jobs, and then was let down by reality. You can easily graduate in IT with a little bit of effort, but then you might later find out you don't enjoy that level of effort on a daily basis for the "rest of your life".
Oct
21
comment Do video subtitles make learning easier or harder?
I found this article, based on the results of English Proficiency Index: euractiv.com/culture/… It seems to underline dubbing as a major factor.
Oct
20
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 Short relaxation break 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
18
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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