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My StackOverflow CV

Ceramic collector, obsessive cook, entrepreneur and professional geek.

I was doing a one-person consultancy for a couple of years, doing some Rails stuff, some .Net services work, and some work in Groovy/Java for a pharmaceutical firm called Dendreon. When that project wrapped up, I took a Rails-focused job at a hybrid Ruby/C# shop, Getty Images.

I'm interested in functional languages like Scala and F# but have relatively limited real-world experience with them.

In previous lives, I've worked for Microsoft, Revenue Science (now Audience Science), Zillow, and a travel company called Virtuoso, the Seattle Times, and a very strange financial/transportation conglomerate.

My long term professional ambition is to find a way to work from Tokyo/Kawasaki/Yokohama either 100% or via frequent travel or remote work opportunities. If you're interested in tracking down a reasonably competent Rails or ASP.net MVC guy and are located near Seattle, WA or Tokyo, Japan or don't mind me working mostly remotely, feel free to contact me.


May
19
comment Smell Assessment and Brining Frozen Sardines
I'm a bit at a loss as to why "smelling like seawater" is considered a problem. I've always heard "smells like the ocean, not like fish" as a rule of thumb for identifying good fish (though there are some significant exceptions).
May
13
answered Giant Cream Puff shells
May
12
revised My Yakisoba came out bitter! How can I reduce the bitterness?
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May
12
answered My Yakisoba came out bitter! How can I reduce the bitterness?
May
12
reviewed Approve How do restaurants make chicken fried rice? What ingredient am I missing?
May
12
reviewed Approve How should glasses/cups be oriented in storage?
May
12
comment Glass Top Range Not Turning On
Not sure if this counts as a cooking question. To me, I'd guess it's more likely that a circuit breaker or GFI switch needs to be reset, but I'd only be confident of that if all the controls (lights, timers, etc) were off.
May
9
comment What is the US equivalent of Golden Syrup (UK)?
For those of us in the US but not near Florida, Publix appears to be a regional supermarket chain in the Southeastern US.
May
6
reviewed Approve Black flakes from new cast iron pan
May
5
revised What could I use for this Yakisoba dish instead of cabbage?
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May
4
comment What could I use for this Yakisoba dish instead of cabbage?
I find this a pretty reasonable alternative, actually. The texture is quite a bit more tender than a head of cabbage would be, but it's close and can often be acquired in small quantities.
May
4
comment What could I use for this Yakisoba dish instead of cabbage?
Upon reviewing that recipe it seems a little heavier on carrot and lighter on cabbage than what we would make at home (and I don't think we typically use scallions or tokyo negi in ours, and only sometimes include onion), so you might consider using a higher percentage of cabbage in your own variation and reducing the other vegetables. Most recipes for yakisoba that I find in Japanese don't use onion or scallions.
May
4
revised What could I use for this Yakisoba dish instead of cabbage?
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May
4
awarded  Explainer
May
4
answered What could I use for this Yakisoba dish instead of cabbage?
May
4
revised What could I use for this Yakisoba dish instead of cabbage?
edited title
May
1
reviewed Approve Vinegar Soak for Stock
Apr
30
reviewed Reject How can I attach printed rice paper decorations to cakes / cookies?
Apr
30
revised How to Make many pizzas for large party?
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Apr
29
answered How to Make many pizzas for large party?