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I've developed software for Microsoft platforms since the early 90's.

I have a lot of previous experience with C++ and MFC, and have been working with C# and .NET for the past decade.

Multi-threaded applications, networking, and communications have always been my specialty.

I've been developing for the iOS platform since the first iPhone was introduced and also have experience developing for Android and Google Glass.

More recently I've been focusing on web application development using ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript and jQuery and I've also spent some time working with Node.js.

I am a certified ScrumMaster and have successfully implemented Scrum at several companies.


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Jan
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comment How do I choose my first guitar for self-learning?
I think this is great advice. If you buy a reasonably good quality guitar, you are more likely to have a good learning experience and you can always sell it if you need to. If you buy a cheap guitar, it will hinder your learning experience and nobody is going to want it if you decide to sell it later. Spend a little extra and buy a quality instrument because it will serve you well in the long run.
Jan
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comment Free exercise books
It might be helpful if you could relate what style of guitar you want to focus on. A beginner book for learning rock on electric guitar would be different than a beginner book for fingerstyle acoustic.
Jan
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answered How do you tune your guitar?
Jan
21
comment How do you tune your guitar?
@bobobobo: Not necessarily. Sometimes you're not as concerned about being tuned to a reference pitch like A440 as you are concerned about being in tune with another guitar (or intrument). Personally, I always use a tuner, but if you don't have one and you're just jamming with some other musicians, you can just pick a reference pitch and everyone tunes to it.
Jan
13
comment How should I tune a guitar with a Floyd Rose tremolo?
Another crucial step is to try to get the strings stretched out as much as possible before locking down the nut.
Jan
13
comment How should I tune a guitar with a Floyd Rose tremolo?
I usually adjust the fine tuners with a bias so that there is extra room to raise the pitch of the string, since as they are played they tend to go flat.
Jan
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answered What is intonation and how can I find out if my guitar has correct intonation?
Jan
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answered How do I set up a bass guitar?
Jan
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answered How do you tune your guitar?
Jan
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answered What's causing this buzzing sound on the high e string?
Jan
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answered In phase, out of phase pickups
Jan
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answered How do I set up an electric guitar?