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I am a programmer. I am a software architect. I am a father.

C# and SQL are my languages of choice. I prefer Stored Procedures, compile time over runtime errors, tight and clean over multifunctional, and finally Coke over Pepsi.

I currently work for Magenic and am doing Windows Phone and Windows 8 development in my spare time.


Dec
12
answered The polymath's dilemma…?
Nov
29
awarded  Beta
Nov
29
awarded  Commentator
Nov
29
comment Do Writers Use LaTex/TeX for writing?
LaTeX/TeX is really a typesetting program. I believe scientific and science fiction both would be more likely to include equations and other 'trick typesetting' as part of the story than romance novels. Poems, Mysteries, etc. would also be candidates. This is a gross generalization, but the question would be followed up with more specific questions about the typesetting required. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX has a good overview with both source and output available for viewing.
Nov
24
answered Are there jobs that involve creative writing in the software industry?
Nov
24
comment Where can subject matter experts volunteer to work on proofing the technical details in fiction?
Well, if you have contact information, I can certainly do no worse that whomever they are currently using.
Nov
23
accepted What techniques are used to plot long (multi-novel) story arcs?
Nov
22
comment Do Writers Use LaTex/TeX for writing?
What type of writing, science fiction? Scientific? Romance? The answer will vary based on the genre.
Nov
22
comment Do Writers Use LaTex/TeX for writing?
Take a look at tex.stackexchange.com
Nov
22
answered Is there a rule of thumb about the number of pages a work of fiction should have?
Nov
21
awarded  Teacher
Nov
21
answered Is there an accepted (or 'correct') way to write translations/subtitles for different materials (videos, articles, books, etc)?
Nov
21
answered What are the best authors to read if you want to get better at humor and comedy in writing?
Nov
21
comment What are the best authors to read if you want to get better at humor and comedy in writing?
+1 for Pratchett.
Nov
21
comment What are the best authors to read if you want to get better at humor and comedy in writing?
+1 for Pratchett. Though a lot of the funny in Good Omens was from Neil Gaiman.
Nov
21
answered How much sex is allowed in a non-romance novel?
Nov
21
comment Shared worlds: are there any good collaborative sites out there?
So should we consolidate? This one was first, but didn't get as many answers because of poor word choice in the title (I am guessing).
Nov
21
accepted Shared worlds: are there any good collaborative sites out there?
Nov
19
comment Fan Fiction: a crutch or a good start?
Kudos for sharing the originals with your son. We also talk about the context of stories, originals -vs- adaptations (especially Disneyfied), and such with our son. It might not be the norm, but I also believe it to be a good practice.
Nov
19
accepted Where can subject matter experts volunteer to work on proofing the technical details in fiction?