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Programming Knowledge
I am an intermediate user of html and css. I am an amateur in C#, Java, and Python, and a recruit in C++ and WPF and Winforms for C#. I have former intermediate knowledge of XNA and expert knowledge in a very simple proprietary language for Game Maker.

I know a small amount of ms DOS, compiler theory, assembly language, and computer architecture.

Programming Experience, Informal
I made two XNA games (both 2D). One was a snake game that allowed for multiple players and had xbox controller support, and the other was a single-player spaceship game similar to Galaga, but much harder and faster-paced. Both games were localized in English.

I made a professional particle engine in Game Maker (granted, it's no better than Python). I made a professional help guide (.chm) for it as well. I made plenty of less-serious flash-like games in Game Maker, so I have some game and ui design experience. I plan on porting the particle engine to a more useful platform.

I made a sound synthesis toolkit in C# that reads and writes wav files, with the ability to create many types of tones, modifying them for panning, volume, etc. with different interpolation methods and many parameters. It supports a related tracker API that I wrote as well. While they are amateur-grade in terms of performance, they are functional and useful. No reliance on external libraries.

Programming Experience, Formal
I took an introductory comp. programming class as a high school senior and learned approximately nothing new.

Applications Knowledge
I know how to use many Windows tools and services. Of useful note is the Microsoft Office Suite and minor experience in Visual Studio. I know how to use Blender v2.5 to v2.7, Inkscape, Photoshop, Paint.Net, Audacity, and Google Drive, among others. I have general experience on forums and can navigate Windows products, Android, the internet, and a little bit of Linux.

Other Proficiencies
Amateur mineralogy, spelling English, harmonica, some piano and guitar, graphic design, audio design, and some other things.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
11
revised Mechanical waves edge between material and vacuum
Updated with an animation
Sep
9
accepted Why aren't all large stars black holes?
Aug
15
awarded  Curious
Aug
14
comment Why aren't all large stars black holes?
So when the fusion processes stop and gravity continues to compact the atoms, don't they begin to fuse past iron from heat/pressure (a byproduct of gravity), much like supernovae can fuse atoms beyond iron? If so, then the soon-to-be black hole would stabilize (at least for awhile) before it becomes an actual singularity.
Aug
14
asked Why aren't all large stars black holes?
Aug
8
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
4
accepted Do airlocks in space decompress violently as they do in movies?
Jul
4
comment Do airlocks in space decompress violently as they do in movies?
As for "then why do airlocks do this in movies?" I wasn't asking what the purpose was, I was looking for confirmation that it is unrealistic.
Jul
4
comment Do airlocks in space decompress violently as they do in movies?
Not at all what I said. I asked why air rushes out in airlocks in movies. I never asked about a scenario regarding how you could make air rush out of an airlock at crazy velocities or any such nonsense to suggest I was asking about a hypocritical situation.
Jul
3
awarded  Critic
Jul
3
comment Do airlocks in space decompress violently as they do in movies?
@Wouter Gas expands in space because molecules bounce against each other, right? How would that be different than a solid? Is it just because gas isn't tightly held together (so it can move more freely)?
Jul
3
awarded  Yearling
Jul
3
asked Do airlocks in space decompress violently as they do in movies?
Jul
3
comment Are shadows underwater “wet”?
Not that I can do anything, but can we stop closing questions for obviously untrue reasons? What the user is asking here is pretty obvious: can shadows underwater be considered 'wet'? In any case, the question is fairly clear.
Jul
3
comment Are shadows underwater “wet”?
I believe that you knew the answer to this question when you posted it (or at least that's the impression that I get, and that is why so many people have downvoted this).
Jun
3
asked Mechanical waves edge between material and vacuum
Feb
21
accepted Composition of kinetic energy
Feb
21
comment Composition of kinetic energy
Are you saying that energy is a just a number? If that's the case, then there would be absolutely no physical counterpart whatsoever. How would scientists even theorize the existence of an EM wave?
Feb
21
comment Composition of kinetic energy
@DavidH How can you have nothing (kinetic energy) made out of something? It seems like a ridiculous notion to me. If indeed kinetic energy is 'nothing', then it wouldn't be important enough to mention. I believe there must be some sort of substance, or at least energy in the vague sense, to constitute its existence.