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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 ;-)


Aug
23
revised Translation Gaps On Comic Conversation : 1
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Aug
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revised 演 = 氵+ 寅 but what's it got to do with water!? How did it get its modern meanings?
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Aug
10
revised What happened to the Old Chinese coda -p of 拉 in Cantonese?
Added tag Cantonese
Aug
1
revised Resources: Chinese Minority Languages
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Aug
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revised Toneless Sinetic Dialects/Topolects
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Aug
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revised Toneless Sinetic Dialects/Topolects
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Jul
11
revised Can I use 完 after all verb to say finish doing activities?
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Jul
8
revised Can someone translate this charm?
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Jul
6
revised Dialects/Topolects: Tone Marks?
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May
31
revised What is considered to be the most difficult sound for native English speakers to pronounce?
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May
31
revised Graceful ways to break away from a conversation
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May
30
revised Written Cantonese Pronunciation 2
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May
30
revised Does ancient Chinese have tones (声调)?
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May
30
revised How to pronounce the “的” in “他妈的”?
Fixed grammar.
May
29
revised How to say those mouth-watering Chinese dishes names in Chinese?
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Mar
24
revised Techniques for learning and retaining characters
grammar, oopsies
Jan
28
revised Usage of 師傅 in Mandarin
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Aug
12
revised Fast-written forms of 草书 characters
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Jun
23
revised Difference between the Advantages and disadvantages of learning Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese Hokkien for visiting Taiwan
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Jun
11
revised Do 和 and 及 refer to two different kinds of “ands?”
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