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I'm a developer, (surprise - eh!)

For the last 5 years or so I've been professionally involved in writing Java in and with Eclipse (using big E both - as an IDE and as a platform)

From the past, I still harbour some softness for Python language and web (client side) technologies like HTML, CSS and Javascript. Occasionally dusting off my knowledge of these and keeping them from completely rusting away...

In my more distant youth I've also dabbled in wide range of languages and technologies, starting from BASIC, followed up bu Pascal, bits and pieces of C/C++ (enough to shoot myself in a foot), just a tad bit of assembler (just enough to know that is not the kind of programming I would love to do for any extended period of time), various of dialects of SQL, perl and bunch of stuff that don't even measuer up to being mentioned...


Oct
23
awarded  Custodian
Oct
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are any Martial Arts Reality Shows/Documentaries useful to watch?
Oct
1
answered What is “seven star”?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
24
revised Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jiu Jitsu
Use proper quoting
Sep
24
suggested suggested edit on Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jiu Jitsu
Aug
19
comment What are the functional differences between the five main T'ai Chi styles?
Generally speaking a verd good and well balanced answer. I specially like the disclaimer at the end. It all comes down to the particular teacher. I do like to point out though that, like my teacher often likes to say, there is no "martial taiji" or "health taiji" -- there is just one taijiquan and proper training of all disciplines of the art will gain you both martial and civil benefits...
Jun
25
comment How harmful are kicks to the private parts in krav maga?
I would also advise to develop your own defences against groin attacks like proper posture that does not open your groin so readily to the attack. However, it seems to me, that this is the type of thing your classmates might point out to you.
May
2
awarded  Yearling
May
23
comment What is Fa-jin?
Excellent and to the point.
May
2
awarded  Yearling
Apr
10
answered Start attacking instead of blocking while sparring
Apr
10
comment Start attacking instead of blocking while sparring
+1 for By depriving your partner of a diligent attempt to kick them in the head, you are stunting their growth as a martial artist.
Apr
10
comment Start attacking instead of blocking while sparring
+1 for When you spar put your mind in the predator state.
Apr
10
revised What is Fa-jin?
added content based on the feedback from commenters
Apr
9
answered What is Fa-jin?
Mar
5
comment How likely is serious injury in martial arts practice?
Couldn't agree more. +10
Jan
23
comment Force with a spear
True, but I guess we are talking about different experience here. I do see a lot of straight linear movements and some very sharp angle movements in the style of pike form. These are extremely fast and dangerous even with relatively little training one can handle a pike or similar pole weapon fast and with lots of power. Also the range of a pike can be surprisingly variable as it is possible to quickly retract it or extend as needed.
Jan
8
answered How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
Jan
1
awarded  Commentator