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My background is in math (BMath; Waterloo) and civil engineering (BASc, MASc; Toronto). As I learned to dislike statistics when I was studying math, fate provided me with the opportunity to do a master's thesis on applying good old-fashioned statistics to hydrology with the goal of finding improved methods of estimating underlying distributions from small samples. Fortunately, this relied heavily on Monte Carlo simulation and I was able to convince myself that it was based on software instead of statistics. I somehow ended up as a software developer working on real time control systems and ancillary applications for the broadcast industry for fifteen years and now work as a project manager for the development of call center software.


Oct
1
awarded  Fanatic
Sep
3
comment Why does my Velveeta queso dip get clumpier the longer it stays in the microwave?
@AdamShiemke - can you please name a food which is not made of chemicals?
Aug
18
comment How to do a beer-butt chicken?
The more traditional name for this is "beer can chicken," which might help explain things.
Jul
29
comment Help Identifying a pale green, spherical squash-y like vegetable
Looks like some kind of heirloom zucchini.
Jul
2
comment Brined cheese behaves almost as if carbonated
Return it. It should never have been sold.
Jun
24
comment Where can I buy borosilicate (Pyrex) bakeware in the U.S.?
Yes, it is important to keep in mind that Pyrex is a material outside of North America, and a (n untrustworthy) brand in the US pretending to provide the same material...
Jun
5
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
22
comment Shelf life of commercial jams with no preservatives?
Not everyone with internet access has a fridge.
Feb
9
awarded  Critic
Jan
31
answered Electric oven Temperature
Jan
31
comment Making Tomato Sauce from Tomato Paste
Agreed - maybe a little aguave nectar or caramelized onions to cut the acidity of the tomato paste.
Jan
31
comment Making Tomato Sauce from Tomato Paste
I see. It sounds a little intense, but I may try it sometime. Thanks.
Nov
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awarded  Famous Question
Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
Oct
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comment How do you make popcorn with “indian corn”
@Sobachatina - I agree, 2 minutes is a long time here. It is more than enough time to hear the first pop, and if no pops occur in this time, the cob is "broken" - more than 2 minutes might well start a fire, 2 minutes may not...
Oct
2
comment How do you make popcorn with “indian corn”
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner and TFD - good points indeed. I shall delete my comment.
Oct
2
answered How do you make popcorn with “indian corn”
Aug
6
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Aug
6
comment Why is my Bunn overflowing?
True, but who'd a thunk it would lead to a mechanical failure?
Aug
3
revised Why is my Bunn overflowing?
More info.