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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 (11 years)
  • 31 Dec 2011: CodeProject MVP 2012
  • 31 Dec 2010: CodeProject MVP 2011
  • 31 Dec 2009: CodeProject MVP 2010
  • 21 Oct 2009: Code Lean and Mean
  • 31 Dec 2008: CodeProject MVP 2009
  • 31 Dec 2007: CodeProject MVP 2008

 

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Answercode sniffer options for Q&A and T&T editor page PinmvpLuc Pattyn29-May-11 3:42 
GeneralRe: code sniffer options for Q&A and T&T editor page PinadminChris Maunder28-Jul-11 9:24 
GeneralRe: code sniffer options for Q&A and T&T editor page PinmvpLuc Pattyn28-Jul-11 11:35 
GeneralRe: code sniffer options for Q&A and T&T editor page PinadminChris Maunder28-Jul-11 14:53 
Generalfeedback on new search facilities [modified] PinmvpLuc Pattyn7-Jan-11 1:47 
GeneralRe: feedback on new search facilities PinstaffMatthew Dennis11-Jan-11 15:38 
GeneralRe: feedback on new search facilities PinadminChris Maunder8-Apr-11 9:42 
GeneralRe: feedback on new search facilities PinmvpLuc Pattyn9-Apr-11 22:35 
I stopped updating my list as the development seemed to have come to a stand still too soon, and I wasn't getting any signals. The list was getting too long to retest everything all the time without feedback.
 
remaining known problems in my descending priority: 301, 110, 309, 313, search page GUI inconsistencies, overall site search confusion, ...
 
please fix 301 ASAP, I want "order by creation date desc" in over 90% of my searches, so I want it either sticky or as (my) default.
 
I have a hunch 110 is bigger than what I described, your "letter and word definitions" are mysterious, maybe wrong (maybe it can't even be constant, i.e. it may have to depend on language or context), anyway it should be documented.
 
missing features:
- I sometimes need a "search literally, no matter what, even with symbols" so I could locate "@#$%", not just "abcd", if that is what I am looking for.
- search CP member list
- search downloads could be useful at times.
- The help balloon is insufficient.
 
conclusion: much better than the old search, it finds more; I am not satisfied yet; it is still rather unreliable, i.e. it does not find all there is that matches the user's interest. The GUI should be improved. The last mile would add the most value.
 
Smile | :)
Luc Pattyn [Forum Guidelines] [My Articles] Nil Volentibus Arduum
Please use <PRE> tags for code snippets, they preserve indentation, improve readability, and make me actually look at the code.

GeneralRe: feedback on new search facilities PinadminChris Maunder20-Apr-11 3:01 
GeneralRe: feedback on new search facilities PinmvpLuc Pattyn20-Apr-11 3:25 
GeneralCP bugs [modified] PinmvpLuc Pattyn25-Dec-10 7:43 
GeneralRe: CP bugs PinadminChris Maunder9-Jan-11 21:23 
GeneralRe: CP bugs PinmvpLuc Pattyn10-Jan-11 17:23 
NewsCP Web Service Proposal PinmvpLuc Pattyn26-Sep-10 15:40 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinadminChris Maunder3-Oct-10 16:14 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmvpLuc Pattyn3-Oct-10 16:32 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmvpPIEBALDconsult3-Oct-10 16:29 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmvpLuc Pattyn3-Oct-10 16:36 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmvpPIEBALDconsult3-Oct-10 17:13 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmvpPIEBALDconsult13-Oct-10 17:47 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmvpLuc Pattyn13-Oct-10 17:52 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmemberDaveAuld4-Oct-10 10:04 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmvpLuc Pattyn4-Oct-10 10:22 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmemberJohn Simmons / outlaw programmer4-Oct-10 12:51 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmvpLuc Pattyn4-Oct-10 13:13 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmemberJohn Simmons / outlaw programmer4-Oct-10 13:26 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmvpLuc Pattyn4-Oct-10 13:31 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmemberJohn Simmons / outlaw programmer4-Oct-10 13:44 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmentorNicholas Butler5-Oct-10 22:48 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal [modified] PinmvpLuc Pattyn6-Oct-10 2:57 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmentorNicholas Butler6-Oct-10 7:30 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmvpNishant Sivakumar10-Oct-10 12:27 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmvpLuc Pattyn10-Oct-10 13:44 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmvpNishant Sivakumar11-Oct-10 2:30 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmvpLuc Pattyn11-Oct-10 2:50 
GeneralRe: CP Web Service Proposal PinmvpNishant Sivakumar11-Oct-10 2:52 
Generalsig [modified] PinmvpLuc Pattyn19-Jun-10 1:33 
GeneralRe: sig PinmemberMoak12-Jul-10 3:13 
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 
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 

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