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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 ;-)


Dec
17
revised Are there online resources for learning the Chongqing dialect?
grammar, spelling
Dec
17
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Dec
9
comment Why is 的 (de) sometimes pronounced “di” even though it is used as a possessive particle?
There's no such thing as an "informal" pronunciation. Characters like 俾/畀 and 嘅 are nowhere near "new" are are actual words. Cantonese is not a variant of Mandarin that can gets dismissed in a corner.
Dec
7
comment Dissimilation of bilabial finals following Middle Chinese (法, 品, 凡)
And Viêtnamese kept them too: 法 pháp 品 phẩm 凡 phàm.
Dec
7
comment Dissimilation of bilabial finals following Middle Chinese (法, 品, 凡)
OTOH, Hakka kept some of them as is: 法 fab5 (and other chars with 去).
Nov
26
comment Does anyone know what is the characters means (丁財貴寿)?
You have a very narrow, 20th century understanding... cantonese.sheik.co.uk/dictionary/characters/226 Explain words like 貴族 if 貴 only meant "expensive"... Ridiculous....
Nov
25
comment Does anyone know what is the characters means (丁財貴寿)?
Note 丁 is not just offspring, but MALE offspring -- as non-PC as that may be...
Nov
25
answered Does anyone know what is the characters means (丁財貴寿)?
Nov
24
revised For all I know
Spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Nov
24
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Nov
20
revised Does anyone recognize the characters written here?
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Nov
20
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Nov
15
comment How can I distinguish between Western style spirits and Chinese style spirits (liquor)?
烈酒 is distilled alcohol, aka strong booze. And could be inferred to mean stuff like 高梁酒. 洋酒 might convey the meaning of Western stuff, regardless of the alcohol content.
Nov
14
comment What is the pronunciation of 行 according to its context?
Indeed. jyutping is one of the romanization systems of Cantonese, and in my opinion the best organized one.
Nov
13
comment What is the pronunciation of 行 according to its context?
Welcome to the wonderful world of Cantonese :-)
Nov
13
revised What is the pronunciation of 行 according to its context?
added 4 characters in body
Nov
13
answered What is the pronunciation of 行 according to its context?
Oct
29
revised How to Find Characters in a Dictionary?
spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Oct
29
revised Etymology of 其他
spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Oct
29
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