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I'm a software engineer, currently working in iOS Development for a small 'startup' company in the Atlanta area. I originally discovered StackOverflow while looking for help for a couple issues and from there I've expanded to several of the StackExchange site.

I like to help people out whenever I can - so I try to answer any questions I see that I'm fairly certain I know. This has led me to mainly sticking around the Stack Overflow, English Language & Usage, and English Language Learners sites.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
29
awarded  Commentator
Jun
29
comment Why do they sell luggage in airports?
@O.R.Mapper I don't think it was ever implied that "many travelers [would be] buying right there", only that the travelers who pass by are the ones most likely to (at some point) be in the market for one. If you put a luggage store in the middle of a city, you'd likely go out of business just as easily as you suggest one in an airport would because lets face it, how many people really need to buy luggage? Especially if you're in a smaller city/town. How else do you get name recognition - given the product has such a small demographic that commercials are near worthless.
Jun
13
comment How can I not get electrically shocked when handling my laptop in an airport?
@NathanC I've gone through metal detectors wearing my belt, watch (all metal) and necklace...All at once and separately (some agents are more strict/observant about it) Never set off the metal detector. Somehow doubt that a paperclip would set off the metal detector if all that didn't.
May
19
comment Why do I have to wait 2 hours instead of 1 for intercontinental flights?
I assume OP is just confused and meant domestic vs international rather than intercontinental and intracontinental. Like, he booked a flight that was intercontinental (and thus international) and was told to arrive 2 hours in advance but had had previous experience with domestic flights and the 1 hour advance. Never having flown intracontinental but international (U.S. to Canada for example), he made the other connection.
May
13
comment Are there cultures in which walking in the nude in public is not frowned upon?
@MastaBaba to be technical, it is besides the point, as the question was if cultures exist where nudity is not frowned upon. The answer is yes. As an example, apparently in some areas of Ghana - from anecdotal evidence from a friend - it is not unusual.
May
6
comment Why do some tourist attractions forbid tourists to take photographs?
If you're taking photos in low-light situations (like a cave) then you're most likely using a flash, which is distracting and frustrating to other visitors (not to mention completely destroying everyone's low-light vision). Many such tourist sites will have specific days for photography - though often you may have to pay more to attend due to higher demand. Since everyone attending is there to take photos, it's not as much of an issue anymore.
Apr
23
comment What precautions should I take on a Japan travel with a person who have allergy to shrimp?
You should probably try to not eat shrimp. That's a pretty good precaution. (sorry, couldn't help myself)
Apr
22
comment Is sleeping on the floor in planes allowed, and if not, why not?
@jpatokal Even if the only reason was due to blocking the way during an evacuation, the same can be said of a person. That person needs to wake up, stand up, and be aware enough to either get out of the way or evacuate. In a chair, at least during that initial wake-up period they're out of the way. Still, safety would be the primary issue as you can be tossed around laying on the floor a lot more easily than sitting in a chair or even standing (where you can quickly brace yourself against a chair back or wall).
Apr
16
comment Is Legoland only for kids?
@Claudio If the only thing about a theme park (or park in general) that is 'fun' is fast rides and scary roller coasters, then Legoland is probably not your best choice. If, however, you also enjoy seeing pretty awesome sites and the less heart-throbbing rides then you'll likely be quite happy at Legoland.
Apr
16
comment Is Legoland only for kids?
@Doc are you my long lost twin?! =O Putting that aside, as I hear tell, the Lego movie is quite entertaining to people of all ages. I haven't gotten around to seeing it yet but many of my friends (ages 25-36) have and enjoyed it immensely.
Apr
3
comment Proof of sufficient funds for transit in Japan
"If stay in Japan exceeds one night" - you're staying for only one night, so you shouldn't have to provide proof of sufficient funds. You would only need it if you stayed 2+ nights.
Jan
24
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