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Software Development Engineer at Amazon.com

Non-exhaustive list of my favorite languages:

  • C, C++, x86 ASM
  • C#, Java, .NET CIL/MSIL

Experience in compiler development, OS kernel memory management, web applications, web crawlers, data mining, 3D raytracing, and data compression algorithm design.

Oh yes, and an obsessive-compulsive reader of Jeff Atwood's blog. I have fifteen different articles open as I type this.

"I want my ER doctor to understand anatomy, even if all she has to do is put the computerized defibrillator nodes on my chest and push the big red button, and I want programmers to know programming down to the CPU level, even if Ruby on Rails does read your mind and build a complete Web 2.0 social collaborative networking site for you with three clicks of the mouse." -- Joel Spolsky


Jun
11
accepted What is the significance of the narrator's fight and Tyler Durden's subsequent actions?
Jun
2
revised For Magneto, does being powerless mean he is innocent?
added 61 characters in body; edited title
Jun
2
asked For Magneto, does being powerless mean he is innocent?
May
23
awarded  Teacher
May
23
answered What process does a production company have to go through in order to obtain a 'high profile' actor/actress?
Dec
24
comment What is the main theme of The Dark Knight?
+1 I can't agree more. As someone who has not followed the comics, The Dark Knight really "made" the Joker for me. R.I.P. Heath Ledger.
Dec
23
revised Is there any definitive evidence that Teddy was or was not crazy?
edited for grammatical clarity
Dec
22
suggested suggested edit on Is there any definitive evidence that Teddy was or was not crazy?
Dec
7
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
7
comment Why doesn't the reflection match the man?
Poor Fentress, "his" consciousness must be having one hell of a day! Good answer, upvoted.
Dec
6
comment Why doesn't the reflection match the man?
@Flimzy - In the facility dead, don't you mean? Goodwin terminated his life support in the first timeline.
Dec
6
revised Why doesn't the reflection match the man?
added 78 characters in body
Dec
6
comment Why doesn't the reflection match the man?
@Flimzy - Transferred when? In the alternate timeline, the transfer didn't happen. Stevens is still back at the facility along with his consciousness.
Dec
6
revised Why doesn't the reflection match the man?
added 36 characters in body
Dec
6
comment Why doesn't the reflection match the man?
True, but up until the unplugging, he was Stevens. After the unplugging, Fentress no longer has any connection with Stevens, who is still a comatose body back at the Source Code facility. He's no longer Stevens-in-Fentress, he's actually Fentress.
Dec
6
comment Why doesn't the reflection match the man?
Right, as soon as he was unplugged, shouldn't he have changed to Sean Fentress? He is no longer connected to Stevens (who is back at the SC facility). He is no longer "Stevens acting as Fentress." The hardline is cut so to speak, and he now is Fentress. He is not Stevens anymore.
Dec
6
revised Why doesn't the reflection match the man?
added 80 characters in body
Dec
6
revised Why are Vincent's and Spike's souls similar?
added spoiler tags where appropriate
Dec
6
suggested suggested edit on Why are Vincent's and Spike's souls similar?
Dec
6
awarded  Editor