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I've been with Wolfram Research in some capacity since 1993, and have worked on the Mathematica front end since 1996. While Wolfram tolerates and even occasionally encourages my appearances in user forums like this one, my words (especially the stupid ones) are my own, and I don't speak for Wolfram in an official capacity.

Fun facts: I also like games of all sorts, and I'm a competitive Scrabble® player. I've written various sorts of crossword game-related utilities (some fun, some dead ends, some serious) in Mathematica, and consulted briefly on Wolfram|Alpha's word game content. I also contributed UI code to an open source crossword game simulator called Quackle which is quite the thing in the competitive player community.


Mar
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
23
answered How can I get the style of selected cells?
Mar
11
comment How to format complex fractions? Reciprocals?
You need to add a space between a and b in ab. Mathematica thinks you're referring to the multi-letter symbol ab rather than the expression a*b. Also, your parentheses are wrong and don't match the original formula.
Mar
5
comment Why does ; suppress Dynamic output?
Have you investigated DynamicWrapper?
Feb
27
comment Unexpected result when reading Cell with comment-lines by NotebookRead
It was a bug, newly introduced to 9.0.0, and subsequently fixed in 9.0.1. The same problem led to the oft-reported corruption of certain cells when you tired to merge them.
Feb
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
19
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
17
comment Alternative Math Font
@Szabolcs In the next major release of Mathematica, I anticipate there will be support for the multi-lingual plane characters in MathLink, but not in the kernel or FE. It's a start, but probably not helpful for you. Sorry. The good news is that the infrastructure updates I've discussed here help to lay the foundation for multi-lingual plane support.
Feb
17
comment Alternative Math Font
@Mr.Wizard Yes, it'll be a resource with similar sorts of information. When the time comes, I'll be happy to discuss the particulars.
Feb
15
comment Alternative Math Font
This resource file is going to undergo a major overhaul in a future release, incidentally. Unicode support in Mathematica mostly predates Unicode support in operating systems, and some things are going to be changing. So don't expect this file format to be future-proofed.
Feb
15
comment Alternative Math Font
The - sign indicates that we shouldn't be using the Mathematica fonts when we're in Greece. The Mathematica fonts are just a nightmare if you actually want to communicate in Greek, but Unicode makes no distinction between mathematical and lingual uses of Greek (except for epsilon, which evolved into two separate characters...and don't think that didn't cause a stir back in the day when the Unicode committee screwed it up, then majorly broke backward compatibility to fix it). I discovered recently that the "in-Greece" feature didn't seem to be working as expected on Mac v9, so YMMV.
Feb
15
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
15
answered Exclude Sections/Subsections/… from evaluation
Feb
13
comment Why is Mathematica limiting the execution time of my calculation?
The fact that it's in a button is the entire question. None of your code matters. The question could be boiled down to "Why does Button["wait", Pause[20]; Print["done"]] not complete"? The answer to which is that you should add the option Method->"Queued" as an option to the Button.
Feb
10
answered Is there a “GrabHand” and “OpenHand” MouseAppearance in Mathematica?
Feb
6
comment How to avoid font substitution with Mathematica fonts?
@abwatson I should think they'd be able to use embedded fonts, yes. But I don't claim to understand publishers.
Feb
6
answered How to Initiate a queued evaluation from a Dynamic GUI without using a Button
Feb
6
answered Why is MenuCommandKey not working in my stylesheet?