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I am an engineer with a background in electronics, software and mathematics.
 
I develop technical software, both for embedded systems and for desktop equipment. This includes operating systems, communication software, local networks, image processing, machine control, automation, etc.
 
I have been using all kinds of microcontrollers and microprocessors (Intel 4004/8080/8051/80386/Pentium, Motorola 680x/680x0/ColdFire/PowerPC, Microchip PIC, Altera NIOS, and many more), lots of programming languages (all relevant assemblers, Fortran, Basic, C, Java, C#, and many more), and different operating systems (both proprietary and commercial).
 
For desktop applications and general development tools I have been using both UNIX systems and Mac/MacOS for many years, but I have switched to x86-based PCs with Windows, Visual Studio and the .NET Framework several years ago.
 
I specialize in:
- cross-platform development (making software that runs on diverse hardware/OS combinations)
- instruction set simulation
- improving software performance, i.e. making sure the software runs the job at hand in as short a time as possible on the given hardware. This entails algorithm selection, implementation design, accurate measurements, code optimisation, and sometimes implementing virtual machines, applying SIMD technology (such as MMX/SSE), and more.
Member since Friday, October 17, 2003 (10 years, 6 months)
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Generalsig PinmvpLuc Pattyn16-Jun-10 3:16 
Generalsig PinmvpLuc Pattyn13-Jun-10 4:47 
GeneralSIGs March 2010 [modified] PinmvpLuc Pattyn23-Mar-10 5:36 
GeneralJanuary 2010 PinmvpLuc Pattyn4-Jan-10 16:34 
GeneralSIG December 2009 PinmvpLuc Pattyn24-Dec-09 1:07 
General10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) PinmvpLuc Pattyn28-Nov-09 2:04 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) PinmemberJörgen Sigvardsson5-Dec-09 3:09 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) PinmemberThe Man from U.N.C.L.E.11-Dec-09 23:37 
I dissagree.
 
Stack overflow does have thread availability but the QA format leaves a lot to be desired. Also all the cruft is fine on a discussion like CP, it gives more flavour to see what kind of person is asking/answering questions, and the division of forums is great on CP.
 
It would be nice to have some sort of MERGEIT function to merge crosspost threads, so when one is spotted, don't remove it, just combine the threads into one, but appearing in both places. Or maybe allow cross posting explicitly, by tagging your question to appear in multiple forums. A question may be equally relevant to .NET Framework, C#, Web Developmnent and General Database, with the best answer coming from a mixture of problem domains. Common problem, I have a web app in C# making a SQL call. Which forum?
 
I would suggest a hybrid. Keep the forums for the actual discussions but have some mechanism for promoting an answered question (minus the cruft) into some sort of QA repository with tagging for quick querying.
 
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
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GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) PinmemberMoak3-Jun-10 7:55 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) PinmvpLuc Pattyn3-Jun-10 8:10 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) PinmemberMoak23-Jun-10 8:28 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) PinmvpLuc Pattyn23-Jun-10 8:33 
Generala few links to more discussions on Q&A [modified] PinmvpLuc Pattyn5-Jun-10 7:32 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) PinmemberLimitedAtonement11-Jun-10 8:44 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) PinmvpLuc Pattyn11-Jun-10 9:11 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) PinadminChris Maunder27-Apr-11 19:11 
AnswerRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) PinmvpLuc Pattyn29-Apr-11 9:14 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) PinadminChris Maunder29-Apr-11 11:25 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) PinmvpLuc Pattyn29-Apr-11 12:33 
Generalsearch test (plural) [modified] PinmvpLuc Pattyn16-Oct-09 18:14 
Generalsearch test [modified] PinmvpLuc Pattyn16-Oct-09 18:14 
Generalsearch test (both) [modified] PinmvpLuc Pattyn16-Oct-09 18:14 
GeneralHTML tricks PinmvpLuc Pattyn23-Sep-09 4:29 
GeneralRe: HTML tricks PinmvpN a v a n e e t h11-Oct-09 22:59 
GeneralRe: HTML tricks PinmvpLuc Pattyn11-Oct-09 23:54 

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