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I am a scientist by education, now working as a developer/consultant. My technical interests include flexible information systems for Visual Analytics and Situational Awareness, secure distributed systems, and Big Data tech (Apache Cassandra, Hadoop, Spark).

I also take a wider interest in agile software development (or rather, how to build software well, and foster teams that build software well, rather than getting hung up on a particular methodology like XP, Scrum, Kanban, Lean etc), and systems thinking.

I currently work primarily in Python, Scala and Java, and am trying to learn some Haskell. In the dim and distant past I have dabbled with C, ARM assembler, BBC Basic, and Fortran 77. Oh, and PostScript:

/d{def}def/u{dup}d[0 -185 u 0 300 u]concat/q 5e-3 d/m{mul}d/z{A u m B u
m}d/r{rlineto}d/X -2 q 1{d/Y -2 q 2{d/A 0 d/B 0 d 64 -1 1{/f exch d/B
A/A z sub X add d B 2 m m Y add d z add 4 gt{exit}if/f 64 d}for f 64 div
setgray X Y moveto 0 q neg u 0 0 q u 0 r r r r fill/Y}for/X}for showpage

Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Oct
10
asked If symlink on NFS points to local disk, will advantage of local disk be lost?
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12
awarded  Student
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12
awarded  Scholar
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12
accepted Finding parentheses with % in vim across lines
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12
awarded  Editor
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12
revised Finding parentheses with % in vim across lines
Added note about `vib`
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12
asked Finding parentheses with % in vim across lines
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10
awarded  Supporter