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Austin, TX, USA
Molecular biologist and historian by formal training, but software developer by passion. Also now by career.
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My deepest areas of expertise are the x86 microarchitecture and the Windows API, but my interests span multiple platforms and diverse disciplines. At work, I design, build, and maintain speciality embedded hardware and software to perform data-acquisition and real-time signal processing from sensors, primarily targeting the aerospace industry. These days, I mostly write code in C++ or assembly. I also know C, C#, VB.NET, VB 6, and a variety of shell-scripting languages. Passionate about developing robust, efficient systems.
I enjoy the challenge of solving problems and learn new things quickly. I've an excellent eye for quality and detail. I'm here because I find great reward in teaching others and because I want to make the Internet a better place.
Brevity is not my strong suit. Kind, not nice. I have strong ideas and make a habit of openly challenging assumptions. People don't like having their assumptions challenged, so this sometimes leads to confrontation. Nothing I say is meant to offend; please don't take it personally. Progress cannot happen without confrontation, so think for yourself and question everything.
If you have a technical question you think I might be able to answer, please ask it on the site so that everyone may contribute and benefit. If you disagree with one of the actions I've taken as a moderator, please bring it up for discussion on Meta Stack Overflow (do not send me a personal email about on-site moderation actions; those get ignored, if you're lucky).