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UPDATE: My new book, "Data Push Apps with HTML5 SSE" is out and selling! Get it from O'Reilly here: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920030928.do Or from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1449371930 Or from any good bookseller.


I'm director at QQ Trends, a company that solves difficult data and software challenges for our clients. (We often have freelance projects, so get in touch if interested.)

UPDATE: currently looking for a part-time CSS/JS programmer. 理想は東京所在、日本語が読める方。Interesting project(s), you will definitely learn something.

(And, of course, please do get in touch if you have interesting challenges that you would like our world-class experts to work on!)

Typical work: doing fun stuff with data (fixing, mining, etc.), web sites (front and back-ends), trading strategies. Research: trading strategies, computer go, machine translation, understanding context, AI search algorithms. Languages: C++, PHP, R, javascript, and many more.

I'm British, living and working in Tokyo for almost 20 years. Human Languages: English, Japanese (fairly fluent, 1 kyu), some German, Chinese and Arabic.

(Contact me at dc at qqtrend dot com: please mention you are coming from StackOverflow, so I know it is not spam.)


Easy ways to irritate me on StackExchange sites (whether my own question or someone else's): 1. Downvote without a comment (N/A/ if someone already left a comment and you just agree with it, of course); 2. Answer in comments. Other than that I'm a really easy-going pragmatic guy :-)


Nov
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revised Why does SPACE sometimes not work with more (or less)
More information on versions
Nov
20
answered Create a Software RAID 1 on a Linux server (openSUSE server)
Nov
20
asked apt-get purge complains about unmet dependencies
Nov
15
accepted How do I update bash on EOL Ubuntu versions?
Nov
14
awarded  Yearling
Oct
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
30
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
29
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
26
asked How do I update bash on EOL Ubuntu versions?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
13
comment Is there any (good) SQLite GUI for Linux?
Just to add: free, but not open source. The pro version is $199, and adds "Report Editor, Digram Editor, SQL Diff Wizard, Query Builder". (The free version seems to have just about everything else you'd normally need, though, and working with multiple DB engines is useful.)
Jul
3
comment Brother scanner and missing /dev/bus/usb entry?
@FaheemMitha Thanks for the ideas. brother4 was already in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf (and uncommented). I added myself to the scanner group but it made no difference.
Jul
3
comment Brother scanner and missing /dev/bus/usb entry?
@FaheemMitha No problem. Using the latest Brother drivers was the key to getting printing working; the driver that Mint/CUPS suggested did not work.
Jul
3
awarded  Cleanup
Jul
3
revised Brother scanner and missing /dev/bus/usb entry?
Most of previous edits were stylistic; I just kept the needed ones.
Jul
3
revised Brother scanner and missing /dev/bus/usb entry?
rolled back to a previous revision
Jul
3
comment Brother scanner and missing /dev/bus/usb entry?
@FaheemMitha Yes (see first paragraph). In fact, once I finally had printing working, I also tried uninstalling them and installing them once more.
Jul
2
asked Brother scanner and missing /dev/bus/usb entry?
Jun
1
comment Have ssh-add be quiet if key already there
The one-liner is working nicely, thanks!
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awarded  Scholar