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Barry Schwartz
Worked at Crossworks Inc.
Attended Rutgers University
Lives in Minnesota
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By now, nearly everyone has heard about Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Mally being stomped at Netroots Nation by Black Lives Matters protesters. But the incident represents a bigger problem: the devastating failure in the establishment of the self-proclaimed of the progressive movement on race. By allowing their economic displeasure to suck up air from social justice, the liberal establishment is making a grave error. But the error is un...
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I just got working a proof of Bézout’s identity in ATS: https://bitbucket.org/chemoelectric/odds_and_ends/commits/06d814dd4c754b7b4ef50589fc0f89c98d681da5

O. M. G. The typechecking is much slower for this than all my previous proofs, and until I removed a bunch of cruft it overloaded the garbage collector.

I am now so much closer to proving my binary gcd implementation correct without leaving a certain lemma unproven. This is an obsession akin to the one that resulted in Sorts Mill Goudy (yes, the one that exists as a Google Font, thus the tie-in to Google+). I had no particular desire for a Goudy font, but I had a compulsion to make one.

(The compulsion did not extend to doing a boldface. I dislike boldface and think it usually better avoided entirely. Dictionaries are an exception; I prefer dictionaries that use boldface nicely.)
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BTW I am a severe obsessive-compulsive, in case it wasn’t clear so far. :)
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Mitt Romney survived a relentless barrage of attack ads about Bain Capital during the Republican primary, but now there’s one ad that appears to be breaking through more than any other. The one-minute...
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Roy Barcroft ride me? I don’t think so.
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Silly Martha, Al Bundy still had 8-track!
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Indeed he did!
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At least if the bet were more than a mere $10000.
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Occupation
I programmed computers. Now I am on disability.
Skills
I am a natural born salesman and a master mechanic. Some skill in obscure allusions.
Employment
  • Crossworks Inc.
    Computer programming guy
  • Medical Graphics Inc.
    Computer programming guy
Places
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Currently
Minnesota
Previously
New Jersey - and parts of the US not named here, because it was Pangaea then.
Story
Introduction

I was born in 1961, and grew up mostly in Kendall Park, New Jersey, USA. As a teenager reading library books I discovered the existence of typefaces. Thus was seeded my main interest these days, typefaces for books.

While studying electrical engineering in the 1980s I discovered troff, TeX, and digital type, and so had his latent interest in typefaces awakened. In 2005, while studying the language Esperanto, I started adding accented letters for that language to fonts, for my own use; before long I was struggling to make the unaccented letters too, in spite of chronic hand pain and the need to use a special input device (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datahand).

Occasionally I am tangentially semi-active in the ‘Bell skeptic’ community. See https://bitbucket.org/chemoelectric/programs-that-violate-bell-inequalities

I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, with my wife and our many pet dust bunnies.

Bragging rights
I have obsessive-compulsive disorder and can be very annoying, but this characteristic is now cool thanks to that "Monk" character on TV!
Education
  • Rutgers University
    Electrical Engineering, 1984 - 1990
  • Middlesex County College, New Jersey
    Engineering Science, 1981 - 1984
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Male
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Married