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I'm the user formerly known as md5sum, for those who wonder.

Currently, I'm a developer in the Property & Casualty Insurance division of Accenture Software.

I started playing with GWBASIC on our Commodore Colt at around 5 years old, and it was all downhill from there. I have now been programming professionally since 2005 and have several more years of part-time/freelance programming under my belt as well.

Currently, I'm specialized in C#, ASP.Net 2.0, and MSSQL, but my work experience is quite broad, including C++, PHP, Javascript, WPF, VB6, VB.Net, ASP.Net, MySQL, and I've dabbled in many others.

~md5sum~


May
2
comment Should I be wearing socks with the Nike Hyperfeel?
"Gear and gadgets used during exercise" are on-topic for this site. I think this would include running shoes. However, you might rephrase this question as "How can I avoid getting blisters with my Nike Hyperfeel shoes?" and define how you are using the product to come up with that result. This way you are presenting the problem that you have with the gear itself, and not asking a question which could be considered far more "opinion-based." There may still be a lot of YMMV in the answers that could be provided, but you'll get some good ideas as well.
May
2
comment Cardio: Energy boost and improved fitness
I'm not sure what kind of "mental boost" you're expecting here, either. When I work out I give it my absolute best, and when I'm finished, I'm often barely able to walk to my car. However, I FEEL great, mentally speaking - almost like a sort of high... could have something to do with my ridiculous heart rate that I maintain for an hour straight while working out though, too...
May
2
comment Can aerobics make you grow taller?
The only way I know of to tell if your "bones are still 'grow-able'" is to have an image done of your bones, like an x-ray. This will reveal whether or not you still have growth plates, meaning your bones are still forming. At your age, however, you could continue to grow for several more years.
May
2
comment If I am at risk for health condition caused by overweight/obesity, what's the fastest way to cure myself (reduce weight/fat/etc)?
If you are truly at significantly great risk of health problems, you need to speak to your doctor about getting a fitness and nutrition plan. Otherwise, there are lots of great answers to this question already on this site, including the one linked above.
May
2
comment Why do compound exercises build more mass than isolation exercises?
I'm don't think this really answers the question either - "Scientifically, why do they say to do compound exercises to get massive, rather than isolation exercises?"
May
2
comment How to train for marathon if I haven't been running, but walking a lot?
When I used to run to catch a bus, it meant I was late for school. Not a good way to start the day for this formerly fat kid. :)
May
1
comment Protein: How much is too much?
@LarissaGodzilla - I will concede to changing my statement to "you COULD do damage to your kidneys." I had some sources for my previous statement, but cannot find them now. The most I can find at this point is that if you are already at risk for kidney problems, a high-protein diet could increase that risk according to a 2003 WebMD article.
Apr
28
comment Protein: How much is too much?
@LarissaGodzilla - "The average woman should get about 46 grams of protein a day and men should get about 56 grams of protein daily. Active people need more protein than sedentary people, so if you engage in moderate to vigorous exercise on a regular basis, talk to your doctor to see if you should increase your protein intake." - Healthy Eating @ SFGate.
Sep
24
comment Is there a website for tracking people that use different apps?
It's actually a pretty cool idea... there's quite a few programmers who frequent this site (including mmmmeeee) and something like that may appear sooner rather than later since the concept has now been put out into the ether.
Aug
8
comment Wife has normal to above normal metabolism - still gaining weight
Just a consideration, around menopause women tend to put on weight. Also, just a small change like eating a handful of candy or adding sugar to the coffee you used to drink black can make quite a difference over time.
Apr
25
comment Is going to bed hungry going to help me trim fat?
Please explain why you believe that eating 3-4 hours is best. Also, how will healthy snacks keep you fit? Isn't it better not to eat snacks at all?
Apr
22
comment I am skinny, would joining a gym make me skinnier?
"Joining" a gym won't do anything but cost money ;) Working out at the gym could possibly make you lose weight, though. How exercise will effect you depends largely on the exercise and your diet. You'll need to add some more information about how you plan to work out for us to be able to give you a very good answer.
Apr
16
comment Can I get sugar and electrolytes from natural sources, as opposed to goo, during a race?
People bring various forms of food stuff with them on runs all the time anyway... drinks, gels, energy bars, etc. I would imagine it would be totally feasible to carry other, more natural food sources instead.
Apr
11
comment Crossfit Times MWF or TWTh
Just out of curiosity, if Mon/Wed/Fri was working well for you, why did you switch it up? I find the age-old adage quite useful here - "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
Apr
5
comment At Home Regime To Build Upper Body Muscle
I'm removing the link from your answers. If your answers are good quality, people will check your profile to see if you have a website, and will visit your website as a result of great answers here, not as result of your personal links. Alternatively, StackExchange does sell advertising.
Apr
5
comment What exercise routine can I do at home to get a sixpack?
I'm removing the link from your answers. If your answers are good quality, people will check your profile to see if you have a website, and will visit your website as a result of great answers here, not as result of your personal links. Alternatively, StackExchange does sell advertising.
Mar
29
comment Will this workout help to reduce my weight?
@Ajay - Welcom to Physical Fitness! I've converted your previous "answer" to a comment on the answer it seems to be a response to. If you have further follow-up questions, we'd love to answer them in an entirely new question. If you have any questions about this site and how it typically operates, feel free to check out our about page or, once you have 20 reputation, join us in the chat rooms.
Jan
14
comment Body-weight exercises to target Trapezius muscles?
Wouldn't that work your lats more than your traps?
Jan
11
comment How to asess and correct imbalances in the body
This question is off-topic according to the FAQ. Specifically, there's not a "real problem that you actually face" in this question. The main theme in this question seems to be "I think I may have a problem of some sort, so how do I find it and correct it?" The way this is stated, I don't think it's possible to give a decent answer. Please rephrase your question to fit better within the scope of the FAQ and we can re-open it.
Jan
11
comment Will eating more calories help in mountain climbing?
As I think this question has some value, I've taken the liberty of modifying it some more to fit within the scope of the FAQ. If you feel that the edits change the question that you are asking too much, please feel free to re-edit the question. I believe that the accepted answer still meets the questions stated.