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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 ;-)


Mar
14
comment Where can I find audio recordings of every word?
The files can be downloaded -- technically, if maybe not legally -- with this pattern URL: caca8.net/fayin/XXXXXX.mp3 where XXXXXX is the pinyin (a1, ba2, etc).
Mar
8
revised The origin of 鸡贼
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Mar
8
suggested suggested edit on The origin of 鸡贼
Mar
7
revised Cantonese jyutping Tone 4 question “throat should be vibrating”
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Mar
7
suggested suggested edit on Cantonese jyutping Tone 4 question “throat should be vibrating”
Mar
5
comment Cantonese jyutping Tone 4 question “throat should be vibrating”
Please also note that vowel length is independent (and meaningful) from the tone. You can have a long and a short syllable with the same tone, and they are different sounds.
Mar
5
answered Cantonese jyutping Tone 4 question “throat should be vibrating”
Mar
5
revised The origin of 鸡贼
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Mar
5
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Mar
2
revised Pronunciation of 和 in Taiwan
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Mar
2
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Feb
22
revised What was this online dictionary's name with ancient traditional and simplified characters and etymology?
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Feb
22
suggested suggested edit on What was this online dictionary's name with ancient traditional and simplified characters and etymology?
Feb
19
comment 馅饼 in Cantonese
I don't think shape is much of a factor, really... I'll look at some menus in the coming days and see if I can bring some examples.
Feb
19
revised 馅饼 in Cantonese
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Feb
19
answered 馅饼 in Cantonese
Feb
5
revised Is Hakka spoken the same in Guangdong and Taiwan?
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Feb
5
comment Is there an abbreviation for the 黑海/地中海 combo?
Good summary. Abbreviations also assume that the public is aware of the places involved. Not sure how many people in China know of 黑海 and 地中海, and know which countries surround these two bodies of water...
Jan
28
revised Pronunciation of 比较
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Jan
28
answered Is Hakka spoken the same in Guangdong and Taiwan?