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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 ;-)


Jun
11
suggested suggested edit on Do 和 and 及 refer to two different kinds of “ands?”
Jun
9
revised Is '明天你都六点起床不起床?' a correct question?
spelling, grammar.
Jun
9
suggested suggested edit on Is '明天你都六点起床不起床?' a correct question?
Jun
4
revised Can I use a rare character like 飂 in a name?
spelling, grammar
Jun
4
revised Can I use a rare character like 飂 in a name?
spelling, grammar
Jun
4
suggested suggested edit on Can I use a rare character like 飂 in a name?
Jun
4
suggested suggested edit on Can I use a rare character like 飂 in a name?
May
28
revised Semantic radical and dictionary header for 将
Spelling, Trad. characters where appropriate.
May
28
suggested suggested edit on Semantic radical and dictionary header for 将
May
27
comment What does it say on the stamp?
3/4 as 天下 would be a good candidate as it was a common word.
May
26
comment What is the difference between 餐馆 and 饭店? Is 饭店 used for restaurant or hotel?
Esp in Canto -- don't forget 茶餐廳 ;-)
May
26
comment What is the difference between 餐馆 and 饭店? Is 饭店 used for restaurant or hotel?
@Stan 餐廳 means "restaurant" not canteen in the south...
May
24
awarded  Yearling
May
12
revised What does it say on the stamp?
spelling, grammar
May
12
suggested suggested edit on What does it say on the stamp?
May
10
comment What is the difference between 餐馆 and 饭店? Is 饭店 used for restaurant or hotel?
"餐廳" and "菜館" are also quite popular in the south for restaurant.
May
8
comment Missionary Romanization?
There's not much on the Latin transcription system because most of the information that may have been published about it was lost.
Apr
29
revised What is the Chinese for “Harbin salad”
spelling...
Apr
28
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
28
suggested suggested edit on What is the Chinese for “Harbin salad”