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Hardcore .net developer

Specialties Include:
- BizTalk and Workflow
- FxCop and StyleCop
- Parsing and Compiling (especially CodeDom!)


Dec
25
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
21
awarded  Yearling
Oct
8
awarded  Commentator
Oct
8
comment In bridge,should a responder devalue her hand if short in opener's suit?
While the long-suit length is certainly valuable, and long-suit points are interchangeable with short-suit points, you'll note that it's actually the length and not the shortness that is valuable. Shortness doesn't give any points in NT. Length can, yes, but shortness is technically valueless in NT.
Sep
10
comment MTG: Rise of the Dark Realms - what are some strategies to beat this card?
What are the most valuable cards? Instant mana, free cards, a free turn; pure 'speed' cards. Speed is good because it's difficult to beat. I'm saying it's the best way to beat this card and others like it: Keep the game short and don't let the card become usable and game-changing.
Sep
10
revised MTG: Rise of the Dark Realms - what are some strategies to beat this card?
edited body
Sep
10
answered Canasta with two players
Sep
10
answered MTG: Rise of the Dark Realms - what are some strategies to beat this card?
Aug
1
answered How can I persist XP and gold when my players change between games?
Jun
27
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
6
comment Implementing a map exploration mechanic cheaply
There's a big difference between "biased" and "informed".
Jun
5
answered Implementing a map exploration mechanic cheaply
May
9
comment How much would it cost to get started with Magic: The Gathering?
Aw, don't worry about that; the first one's always free!
Apr
30
comment In bridge,should a responder devalue her hand if short in opener's suit?
Well, there's the flaw in understanding right there. 34 is certainly enough for a small slam; in NT or with a trump fit. You weren't in NT, and you didn't have an 8-card trump suit. The primary concern is finding the fit, and going straight to 4NT takes away all the room you should be using to do so. Applicable bridge rule: "When there's no fit, QUIT."
Apr
16
comment How well do sleeves protect against spilled drinks?
You don't have to print them at high quality, you can even reduce to greyscale if you want. I had a friend print out a Magic deck several years before photo printing was common, and while it did use up about a third of his ink cartridge I'd say it was comparable in cost with buying several packs of deck protectors. If you aren't in the habit of completely rebuilding your deck every month you might not have to print more than one card a month after the initial print run. So it can be a one-time cost.
Apr
16
answered How well do sleeves protect against spilled drinks?
Feb
25
answered Is it allowed to win a game of cribbage with the single point from a “go”?
Jan
9
answered Is Fluxx a game of skill or luck?
Jan
9
answered How to Measure Luck vs Skill in Games?
Nov
21
awarded  Yearling