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user:npsimons
created:1630 days ago
karma: 2823
about: Programmer in the DoD world. I used to hack on RTLinux before FSMLabs couldn't afford to pay me any more. The day job isn't always fun or challenging, so I find other things to do like search and rescue and musical groups. Also tried my hand at consulting around 2000-2001, failed; tried another startup based on a GPS logger concept that never got off the ground. Would like to contribute to open source, but the aforementioned extra-curricular activities get in the way. Run my own email/web for personal stuff at hardcorehackers.com; can be reached at the usual (RFC) addresses there.

I despise Apple fanboys and Microsoft shills, but I'm getting better (mostly by laughing at the former and ignoring the latter).

I currently write software in C++, but don't hold that against me, it's mostly out of necessity (the day job). I'm willing to pick up just about anything, as long as it's not proprietary, and I've dabbled in everything from LISP to FORTRAN, C, Python, Perl, Tcl/Tk, Java, R, etc, etc. My preferred development environment is Debian Linux running builds/interpreters from Emacs (the last editor on the last OS).

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