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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 ;-)


Sep
26
revised Chinese equivalent of the English word candid
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Sep
26
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Sep
25
comment Difference between 好累 and 很累
Probably an influence of Cantonese (and Guangdong-flavored Mandarin) where 好 is used, not 很, to say "very".
Sep
21
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Sep
21
comment What dialect could this be? (Southern China)
Yeah I know about 潮州話, and I've been to 汕頭. I should've thought of it. I have a 潮州 friend in Shenzhen, I'll ask her to pronounce 上環 for me, see if it matches. Thanks.
Sep
17
revised Why 『衛護』's 『護』 is 言部?
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Sep
17
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Sep
13
revised 血: xuè , xiě, what's the difference?
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Sep
13
revised What is the function of 已 in 好像她已出去好几天了。
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Sep
13
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Sep
13
suggested suggested edit on 血: xuè , xiě, what's the difference?
Sep
13
comment Pronunciation differences between pinyin 'zh' and 'ch', and between 'qi' and 'xi'
Aspirated consonant
Sep
13
answered Pronunciation differences between pinyin 'zh' and 'ch', and between 'qi' and 'xi'
Sep
12
revised What is 德国 and naming history in China?
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Sep
12
revised Dog radical (犭) for non-Han ethnic groups
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Sep
12
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Sep
12
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Sep
9
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Sep
7
revised Why were some letters like Q, X, C, chosen for Pinyin which confuse non-Chinese speakers?
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Sep
7
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