I believe in the old-school way of learning, that is, learning by example; in life and elsewhere. This is why I also tend to provide an example in my answers (and I usually don't mind doing so as I love to code and help others at the same time).
I also believe in keeping things as simple as possible. Over the three past decades+ that I have been doing this, I have seen this as a key which leads to fewer bugs, simpler and reduced need for maintenance, more performance and more stable software.
I am originally from Scandinavia, live in America, married, father and an explorer always eager to learn something new.
As I'm not native English speaker my apologies in advance if my cultural aspect of expression and idioms of what I write is lost in translation. I do however intend my "tone" to be nice, but "serious" (as in helping).
I do take side-projects if they are interesting and if you are willing to pay for an experienced, quality-focused developer/engineer. Send mail to github at epistemex dt com (emails with questions for SO-posts are ignored, sorry!).