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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
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revised The origin of 鸡贼
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Mar
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Mar
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revised Pronunciation of 和 in Taiwan
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Feb
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revised What was this online dictionary's name with ancient traditional and simplified characters and etymology?
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Feb
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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?
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Jan
22
revised Chinese input on Windows based on pinyin and tones
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Jan
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Jan
22
answered Resources for learning Cantonese
Jan
22
comment Resources for learning Cantonese
Actually there are a couple of tone sandhis, but they are not codified and taught formally, alas... eg 廣東話 gwong2 dung1 waa6*2: waa6 to waa2. Happens also with tone 3: 卡片 kaat1 pin3*2, and tone 4.
Jan
20
comment Meaning of “网络驿站”
Interestingly, 驛 (역 YŎK) in modern Korea(n) means (metro) station, the equivalent of Chinese 站...
Jan
20
comment Where can I find Cantonese poetry?
To add to this, I have a bunch of (bootleg) VCDs of foreign and HK movies, yeah I know, the ancestor of DVDs, made in Shenzhen and sold in HK, that have Cantonese subtitles.