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Inquisitive developer, programming teacher, avid reader, music lover, gamer; INTP; open to offers for work in Europe.

  • web development veteran -- PHP, JS, CSS, the works
  • several years of C#/WPF/MVVM experience
  • used to fire a lot of C++ but not in anger for quite some time
  • know Windows Forms, WCF, ASP.NET MVC
  • lightly poked Python and Ruby

PHP is probably the ugliest language I 've ever used. So why do I love it?

You can contact me as "talegame" at Gmail until I get a blog.


Dec
19
awarded  Yearling
Feb
21
comment How to use Chapel card to its fullest potential?
"This means trashing your entire starting deck as soon as possible.". Exactly this, +1.
Dec
19
awarded  Yearling
Sep
10
comment How does Le Havre compare with Agricola?
I 've played both games several times (don't really like Agricola, I 'm a Caylus/Le Havre guy); this answer is a really accurate and objective description. Well worth the +1.
Apr
9
awarded  Critic
Feb
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
17
comment Developing Chess Game After 20 moves
This position is one where you should start thinking about gaining space, giving your opponent weaknesses and reducing their mobility -- not about sacrificing pieces. In one word, strategy. Incidentally, your comment above seems to indicate that this is exactly what they end up inflicting on you.
Dec
19
awarded  Yearling
Oct
23
answered When should I take a curse in response to Torturer?
Sep
7
answered Using the Baron
Sep
7
answered What are useful guidelines for deciding when to power down in RoboRally?
Aug
6
awarded  Organizer
Aug
6
revised Robo Rally - Alternative rules for option cards?
edited tags
Jul
19
answered When should I build the Crane card?
Jul
17
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
16
revised When is the Bureaucrat worth buying?
added 358 characters in body
Jul
16
answered When is the Bureaucrat worth buying?
Mar
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
20
comment Any good way to add a handicap in Dominion?
+1 for simplicity. My only gripe with this solution is that you lose certainty as to the handicap's size. The effects of scoring e.g. -10 points are much different when e.g. the winner scores 50 than when the winner scores 30 (assuming the winner's score is a good metric to estimate the other players' scores as well).
Dec
20
awarded  Editor