I'm a self taught hobby programmer with diverse and often changing interests.

I learned BASIC on several microcomputers of the '80s and '90s then Z80 machine code on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum without an assembler then C and 68000 assembly on the Commodore Amiga then C++.

Once Doom and Linux appeared I moved to the PC and started with scripting languages. I've moved from Perl to NodeJS, skipping Python and Ruby.

I always find edge cases few other people hit in almost any project I get into.

I worked as a professional C programmer from the mid nineties until the IT crash on Amiga and then PC.

I'm very happy to be coding just for myself again.

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comment How to handle learning a language at the same time as learning its writing system
True! I'd forgotten since п is so rare in Mongolian but I have to use reading glasses with the Mongolian dictionary or risk getting it wrong.
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revised MacBook Air charging light stays amber and does not go green and machine does not boot or even chime
typo; rearrange some points for hopefully better clarity
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comment Is it possible to merge two labels in Gmail?
As OP only asked this one question in the title, it is the one most likely for others with similar questions to find via search engine (that's how I just got here.) OP perhaps should've either put a bit more detail in the question title or asked two separate questions.
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comment MacBook Air charging light stays amber and does not go green and machine does not boot or even chime
Hmm I didn't think mine went all the way down as I put it in sleep mode just after it got to the red "low batter" area. I would've put it in hibernate mode but it seems Macs don't have such a mode so I assumed it would automatically go from sleep to hibernate either after a period of time or when the battery got to some specific low threshold to trigger it. Also when I got the MacBook it had not been plugged in for at least three weeks when I first tried to see if it would work. At that time it couldn't have been hibernating or sleeping since it had no disk and no OS.
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revised MacBook Air charging light stays amber and does not go green and machine does not boot or even chime
detail that the machine had been without power for weeks before. this time just for a day or so.
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asked MacBook Air charging light stays amber and does not go green and machine does not boot or even chime
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revised MacBook Air 2012 won't charge or boot
minor copyedit of the english here
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revised MacBook Air Battery is not charging, no light, still be able to power up, battery condition is normal
copyedit: improve spelling and english; break up wall of text; better link format
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comment My MacBook Air sometimes doesn't charge when the charger is plugged in
You have separate charger and power supply? Please explain which part is which.
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comment MacBook Air Battery is not charging, no light, still be able to power up, battery condition is normal
@JashJacob: It means the same as Rose's answer.
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comment MacBook Air Battery is not charging, no light, still be able to power up, battery condition is normal
Possible duplicate of My MacBook Air sometimes doesn't charge when the charger is plugged in
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comment How exactly do the sounds of Arabic "ﻕ" and Georgian "ყ" differ?
The Georgian word "ხალხი" was borrowed a long time ago from the Arabic word "خَلْق" (ḵalq). Many other languages also borrowed the Arabic word including Armenian "խալխ" ‎(xalx) and Turkish "halk". But the sound of the first letter changed between Arabic and Georgian, possibly because the word wasn't borrowed directly from Arabic but from Armenian or Turkish which first borrowed it directly from Arabic. Neither of those languages have a sound like the one in Arabic or Georgian.
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answered How to use Seagate hard drive for both Mac and Windows
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comment Can I copy a bootable El Capitan installer USB stick to a hard drive partition and install from there?
This is the alternative that I ended up doing using the same friend and his mac that set up my USB 2.0 stick last time. By the way I knew I couldn't just copy the files, I was expecting something like the standard Unix termial tool dd which can copy at a much lower level than that of files, perhaps in combination with something that made a disk or partition bootable.
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comment Can I copy a bootable El Capitan installer USB stick to a hard drive partition and install from there?
The small and light MBA suits me well and I enjoy learning about these technical issues that perfectly fit Stack Exchange's long-tail mission.
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revised Can I copy a bootable El Capitan installer USB stick to a hard drive partition and install from there?
typo/thinko
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comment Can I copy a bootable El Capitan installer USB stick to a hard drive partition and install from there?
As mentioned in the question I don't have much spare money right now but I did have spare USB 2 stick laying around. 16 gig USB 3's are still the same price as going out for dinner a couple of times. (-:
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comment Can I copy a bootable El Capitan installer USB stick to a hard drive partition and install from there?
That's also a good point. But having experienced about 48 hours installing OS X from one usb 2 flash to another usb 2 flash i'm expecting the worst.
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comment Can I copy a bootable El Capitan installer USB stick to a hard drive partition and install from there?
Only if the installer works by only ever reading each byte of data on the flash drive once. In practice it would be seeking, reading, decompressing, etc all over the place in the process of installing an entire large operating system.
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