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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.


Jul
9
answered Identify this unusual spicy appetizer
Jun
25
comment Chocolate-Flavored Cheese
Trader Joe's used to carry a chocolate marbled cheese, FWIW. So it can be done. whatsgoodattraderjoes.com/2012/02/…
May
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
15
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are fungal toxins a significant problem in coffee, and if so, can they be avoided?
Apr
9
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are fungal toxins a significant problem in coffee, and if so, can they be avoided?
Apr
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is wasabi considered to be spicy or to be a spice?
Mar
14
comment Making Roux when Flour is Missing
Not substantively different in my experience, but I am more likely to use wheat flour because it's usually more convenient.
Mar
14
comment Making Roux when Flour is Missing
As I recall, in Germany potato starch is sold for brown roux, so I don't think the flavor warning applies.
Feb
7
revised How do I thicken my Japanese curry after the fact?
added 32 characters in body
Feb
7
revised How do I thicken my Japanese curry after the fact?
added 294 characters in body
Feb
7
answered How do I thicken my Japanese curry after the fact?
Jan
28
revised I only want to buy two knives, which two types to get?
corrected typo: santuko -> santoku
Jan
14
answered Safe to wash rice the night before and leave overnight before cooking?
Jan
3
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is “ghee” clarified butter or beurre noisette?
Dec
24
answered Stuffing bread for the next day
Dec
23
comment How do I make mayonnaise split?
It seems like your problem is now that the mayonnaise is too thin, not that it won't split. If it's too thin, why not start with another yolk or two and then gradually mix in the existing mayonnaise?
Dec
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
13
comment Is there a way to make delicious donuts with a small amount of oil?
I've reused oil for donuts without any negative impact on savory dishes. The opposite is a real problem: Deep frying something with onions or garlic or strong savory flavors tends to hold aromas that don't translate well with sweet fried items.
Dec
11
revised Non-dairy ice cream
Correct typo in title and body
Dec
3
comment How long can I keep espresso in the fridge?
For what it's worth, if you were making an espresso based alcoholic beverage I'd recommend infusing the beans in the liquor for at least several weeks instead of brewing the coffee. It'll likely taste "fresher".