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Linguist by talent, code-monkey by choice, corporate drone by necessity. French part-time wine trader and coder, living in Asia since the dark days of the [blink] tag. I used to code 8080 assembly by hand. Now, I stay a few layers above that. Craziness is for the young.

I do mostly custom code dev (desktop apps for SMEs, or middleware). Got interested recently in mobile apps, and despite my undying love for Blackberry phones (that's the corporate drone speaking), I code mostly in Phonegap for Android and sometimes iOS. I have a bunch of code on Google Code, which I guess I should move to GitHub – all the more so since git is my weapon of choice.

I do Java/C code only with a gun to my head – but Android is good at dragging me back in Java-land. Python preferred for non-critical apps. GUI apps mostly in RealStudio (and C glue code in dylibs). Erlang when I want to make my CPUs overheat and scream past the competition ;-)


Aug
20
answered Visual puns and phrases
Aug
20
comment What dialect could this be? (Southern China)
It sounded more like a bilabial approximant.
Aug
19
revised What dialect could this be? (Southern China)
added 90 characters in body
Aug
19
comment What are the uses of 什会 and from which area?
Never seen this word in HK and Guangdong, nor 什烩, as suggested by Huang. (Then again, satay ain't exactly Chinese cuisine either...)
Aug
19
asked What dialect could this be? (Southern China)
Aug
17
comment Table-tennis table: 乒乓球桌, 乒乓球台 or 乒乓球案子?
兵乓波台 = bing1 bam1 bo1 toi4 (Yutping)
Aug
15
revised 国家 vs. 国, when can 国 be used alone?
spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Aug
15
suggested suggested edit on 国家 vs. 国, when can 国 be used alone?
Aug
14
awarded  Critic
Aug
13
revised Is there any website of where I can look up the origins of a Chinese character?
Spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Aug
13
suggested suggested edit on Is there any website of where I can look up the origins of a Chinese character?
Aug
13
revised 询问奸雄所见略同的由来 and how does it relate to chinese
grammar, etc
Aug
12
suggested suggested edit on 询问奸雄所见略同的由来 and how does it relate to chinese
Aug
12
revised What is the meaning of 老不死 exactly?
grammar, etc
Aug
12
suggested suggested edit on What is the meaning of 老不死 exactly?
Aug
11
comment Learning Traditional first with the goal of learning both
From my extensive travel in the area -- I live in HK and spend a lot of time in SEA.
Aug
11
revised Learning Traditional first with the goal of learning both
spelling, punctuation
Aug
11
comment Learning Traditional first with the goal of learning both
The diaspora in South-East Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia) has mostly switched to simplified, unfortunately...
Aug
11
suggested suggested edit on Learning Traditional first with the goal of learning both
Aug
11
comment Learning Traditional first with the goal of learning both
"Also more or less all Chinese from the mainland can read traditional characters, and more or less all Chinese from Hongkong and Taiwanese people can read simplified characters." That's not my experience. Especially with people from lower classes (on both sides of the HK/China border). eg, many taxi drivers in Shenzhen (who come from all over the country) have difficulties reading addresses in Trad. Chinese. OTOH, "real" Guangdong people, who have been exposed to HK influence, understand Trad. Chinese better.