Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Member for 10 years, 3 months
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Molecular biologist and historian by formal training, but software developer by passion. Also now by career.
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 build embedded hardware and software to perform data-acquisition and real-time signal processing from sensors. I write most of my code in C++ or assembly these days. I also know C, C#, VB.NET, and VB 6. 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.
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. I write long answers, but I won't be offended if you don't read everything.
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