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bio website naesten.blogspot.com
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I am fascinated by computers, and have been since before I could read. My favorite programming languages are Haskell and Python, and I'm no stranger to C.

My childhood was spent on DOS and Windows 95. After learning to read, I managed to learn the basics of programming with the help of The Secret Guide to Computers, GWBASIC, UCBLogo, LADYBUG Logo, and some LOGO book(s) I can't recall the names of. I didn't much like GWBASIC, but at least it had a printed reference manual. I had also tried QBASIC, but had trouble with the online help, which I later decided was probably because all of the text was in the same font (making it hard to tell the verbatim code from the other notation).

[... Windows, VB, DJGPP, Cygwin, Mindstorms, POV-RAY ...]

Eventually I bought my own computer and installed a copy of Linux, and that's when I really began to learn how computer systems work: technical documentation for most things was available online, and if that wasn't enough to satisfy my curiosity I could look at the source code.

[... Python ... Haskell ...]


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comment stacknotify google chrome extension
Weird. I go into the Developer Tools to try and figure out why the thing isn't working, and then it ends up working after all...
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answered stacknotify google chrome extension
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answered Stack Exchange Notifier Chrome Extension
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comment URL Length Limit For For Requests Taking Vectorised Ids (/answers/{id}, /questions/{id}, etc)
A 4006 error?
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suggested suggested edit on rate-limit per endpoint per IP VS. server apps in hosted environments
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comment rate-limit per endpoint per IP VS. server apps in hosted environments
I'm not seeing the picture... where is the badly-drawn silly freehand cartoon illustration promised?
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comment Are there any high resolution/scalable (SVG) icons or images available?
@Nick: It tells you nothing, except who you would need permission from for any activities restricted by copyright/trademark.
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comment stacknotify google chrome extension
@Edelcom: but how does one tell if it is working? Mine isn't showing anything yet...
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comment Stacked Odds - Finding the questions that you can answer
Can't it access the history of individual tabs with the "tabs" permission?
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answered Stacked Odds - Finding the questions that you can answer
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