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bio website twitter.com/JMcAfreak
location Utah
age 22
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seen Apr 11 at 6:04

This is just a basic description, by the way. I'll make it more readable later.

I'm a programmer. My primary focus is Ruby, but I have also dabbled in several other languages over the years since 2008. I started with Visual Basic, then moved to Java, then briefly to C# and C++ (and by extension, C). I also fiddled around with SQL, primarily for the purpose of SQL injection, which I used for small-scale vulnerability testing. While I've been with Ruby the shortest, it is my strongest language. I used to be a Software Tester, but plan on something more in the field of Programming and Security. Currently, I'm mainly using Ruby on Rails (and everything associated with it, such as javascript), but I'm also playing around with batch files and C/C++. On top of that, I'm studying Reverse Engineering and file analysis (and I'm sure that's not the proper term).

I'm studying Social Engineering. Probably one of my favorite subjects. I don't plan to use it illegally, and I actually want to start a service to train companies on avoiding it (there are other companies like this already, but I also want in). I'm also studying social engineering because it's just plain fun to learn about.

I am also a writer. I am working on a series of books (title will remain undisclosed until I feel like it) that I hope to have published sometime in the future. I have written parts of several of the books, with the first of them being the most complete (the other parts are parts serving as anchored events in the story). This has been a particularly fun project for me to work on when I have spare time (which, oddly enough, is quite often right now).

I also am very interested in the field of psychology. I was diagnosed with ADHD and Bipolar, and since then, my mom and I have both done very extensive research on how it works. I also work on a daily basis with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (in fact, I have Asperger's Syndrome).


Apr
6
comment Should I highlight or downplay a character's quirk to make her seem more odd?
When you say "making furniture out of (living) people" do you mean just treating them that way (which may even be physical), never taking it farther than making it uncomfortable for people to be around her; or do you mean that she tries to make semi-permanent or even completely permanent furniture out of people, making it unbearable or even impossible to be around her? (you'll see why I'm asking this later). Also, just so I'm clear, what's the purpose of the story? Is it a murder mystery? Mystery in general? Or something else?
Mar
6
awarded  Yearling
Nov
20
comment How detailed should I be when writing a character bio?
While I didn't select this as the answer, I'll still be using ideas from it. The selected answer answered my question in the way I needed it. This just added some extra detail and worded things differently. Thanks!
Nov
20
accepted How detailed should I be when writing a character bio?
Nov
20
comment How do I avoid tech/social errors in near-future fiction?
Your answer is pretty clear. It also helps clarify some of the points I didn't go into in my answer :P. I'll leave those points to you so my answer doesn't grow too long :).
Nov
20
revised How do I avoid tech/social errors in near-future fiction?
Added a sentence that improved some context. Removed some redundancy.
Nov
20
answered How do I avoid tech/social errors in near-future fiction?
Sep
4
asked How detailed should I be when writing a character bio?
Aug
30
reviewed Excellent Attributing quotes to fictional characters
Aug
30
reviewed Satisfactory Metrics for assessing the persuasiveness of a paper?
Aug
30
reviewed Satisfactory Is it common for flashbacks to not to follow a chronological order?
Aug
30
reviewed Satisfactory Resources on Minimalist Style of Creative Writing
Aug
30
reviewed Needs Improvement How do I improve my knowledge of English well enough to write in it?
Aug
30
reviewed Satisfactory Permission requirements from people in my memoir
Aug
30
awarded  Custodian
Aug
30
reviewed Satisfactory Using pronouns properly in order to avoid confusion and repetition
Jun
13
accepted How specific should I be when outlining the plot?
Jun
13
comment How specific should I be when outlining the plot?
This seems to be the most useful to me right now. Thanks for the pointers!
Jun
13
comment How specific should I be when outlining the plot?
I haven't written the whole work yet. I'll write, say, a portion of the story, then realize I should probably have an outline so it doesn't end up not fitting in with the rest of the story. Basically, I'm trying to make a plan for the rest of the book/story (especially if I plan to have multiple books).
Jun
11
asked How specific should I be when outlining the plot?