My real name is Peter Fraenkel.
Professionally, I am a developer, architect and technical manager, with a great deal of experience in quantitative risk management. I've coded professionally in most of the last 30 years' usual suspects - FORTRAN, C, C++, Perl, Java, Python - but these days I'm very enthusiastic about Clojure and Scala.
I provide services through my consultancy, Acyclic LLC.
From the perspective of my family, I'm someone who cooks a lot, makes godawful jokes and is good at fixing things.
Mr. Podsnap is a character from Dickens' Our Mutual Friend who "stood very high in Mr. Podsnap's opinion" and lacked, among many other introspective and metacognitive facilities, the slightest sense of irony.
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