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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~


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.
Jan
4
comment Is there any info available on how to measure daily eating calories perfectly?
I agree. I think this answer is accurate in terms of the question, even if it is just a summation of the comments on the question.
Jan
4
comment Is there any info available on how to measure daily eating calories perfectly?
This question is off-topic as defined by the FAQ. Feel free to revisit your question and modify it so that it fits within the scope defined for this site in the FAQ.
Jan
4
comment Back pain when coughing
You need to talk to your doctor, or if you don't trust your doctor, get a second opinion. We cannot offer medical advice on this site.
Jan
4
comment Why are kettlebells so expensive?
This question is very borderline to being "off-topic" as per the FAQ, as it only qualifies for the "gear and gadgets" category. However, since this is really a question about the price of a piece of gear, and not a question about the gear itself, I'm closing it as off-topic.
Dec
11
comment Can one be on a ketogenic diet and not go to the gym?
Excess protein leaches calcium from your body, taking it from your bones if you don't have enough free. There are some basic calculations for the amount of protein you need in my answer on "Protein: How Much is Too Much?"
Dec
11
comment Are there any recommended exercises to help manage a torn rotator cuff?
You definitely need to see and talk to a physical therapist or a medical professional for diagnosis and treatment, as each individual and injury are unique and a medical professional is the only person qualified to answer these questions.
Nov
30
comment Does one exercise per body part work?
+1 your short comment about your long comment! :)
Nov
30
comment Does one exercise per body part work?
I agree with @Kate, this isn't "one exercise per body part". If a person truly did one exercise per body part, they would come out looking and feeling rather lop-sided... huge biceps with no triceps... bad things like that. Think about it: he has 9 or 10 exercises there (counting abs). How many muscle groups are there in the body? Check out the major muscle group diagram on odec.ca/projects/2006/sabh6a2/2.htm.