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location Norfolk, VA
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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.


Sep
7
comment I'm not a great pantser; what kind of preparation do I need for NaNoWriMo?
Methinks the gauntlet has been thrown down. I have never done a NaNoWriMo, but (nanowrimo.org/eng/user/839293) this is as good an excuse as any, and better than most.
Sep
5
comment How can I break up a lengthy explanation?
It would work well if you can have it be a discussion, rather than pure exposition. Perhaps if two or more characters get together to drive the knowledge dump, with each having only part of the whole back story? Remember to have parts that they get to disagree on, and you can you can let the snarky comments flow and flesh out the characters some as well.
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
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
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
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
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
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
comment Where can subject matter experts volunteer to work on proofing the technical details in fiction?
To be even more specific (but outside of the central question), I will read your fiction concerning computers and help ground it in reality/future reality. Please don't be like these: superuser.com/questions/1599/…
Nov
19
comment Where can subject matter experts volunteer to work on proofing the technical details in fiction?
Updated the title, and added an open invitation. I agree, Central Place was over specific.