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Freelance contract programmer/computer consultant since 1978, dba SOFTWEST, LLC. (www.softwest.com). BSEE/MSCS.

I work mostly with embedded microcontroller systems (8-16-32 bit) where I design both the hardware and firmware (usually C or C++).


Oct
15
comment Dress code for tech business training in California
I'm currently working for a startup company in Arizona which I believe has similar dress standards as California -- even the 50-something CEO wears jeans sometimes when he is not going to be meeting someone. There is one fellow that wears either a vest or a sweater every day of the year, and boy does he stand out - he gets kidded about it some, but keeps wearing them. It really does look much more formal than the rest of us in our polos and regular (button) shirts.
Oct
15
revised Dress code for tech business training in California
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Oct
14
answered Dress code for tech business training in California
Aug
15
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Mar
12
comment What happens if I have checked-in bags and decide not to board my connecting flight on return?
Can you just carry on all your baggage? If not, can you arrange to ship what you can't?
Feb
20
comment San Francisco to Los Angeles: bus or plane?
+1 for mentioning the Coast Starlight. One of the best of all Amtrak's trains.
Nov
14
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Nov
14
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Aug
15
awarded  Yearling
Jun
6
comment Why is the baggage allowance on flights to/from Brazil more generous?
US Airways has the same policy also -- I noticed it on a sign at the airport when checking in for a flight last week. First two bags free if going to Brazil, and much less charged for additional bags. Same policy for transpacific flights (except high charger for 3rd and 4th bags). For transatlantic and rest of North/South America/Caribbean they charge for 1st bag on up.
May
18
comment Is it possible to buy a ticket where the luggage cannot be checked to the final destination?
@user27478, You are correct, I missed the single-ticket part. BY definition, if one airline doesn't interline with another, you can't buy connecting tickets.
May
17
answered Is it possible to buy a ticket where the luggage cannot be checked to the final destination?
Feb
27
comment When is it that you can't reserve a specific seat on a plane beforehand?
In the US, Southwest Airlines does not provide seating assignments (except for an additional fee), even after you get to the airport; all aircraft are boarded by zones (A, B, C). Once on-board, one has to scramble to find the seat you want.
Feb
20
comment People in the next room in my hotel are having noisy sex; I can't sleep! What to do?
Bang on the wall (maybe in syncopation to their bed sounds).
Jan
1
awarded  Critic
Dec
2
revised Warm weather options in continental USA in December-January
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Dec
2
revised Warm weather options in continental USA in December-January
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Dec
2
answered Warm weather options in continental USA in December-January
Nov
18
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Nov
18
awarded  Nice Answer