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Name:  hiro
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  in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Seller / Coder Rating:  10 (Excellent)
Sign up date:  Apr 18, 2002 3:28:00 AM EDT
Last Logged In:  Mar 9, 2003 5:16:12 AM EDT
Jobs Started:  3
Jobs Completed:  3
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I'm a coder with 5+ years Windows/C++, mostly VC++/MFC, and DOS/C work back to the 80s. I've done a lot of fixed-price, offsite work, including several major projects (see below). I have experience with hardware interface, complex file structures, serial-port and Winsock comms, and SQL/ODBC, with some COM/ActiveX exposure. Application areas include investment, scientific, and education.

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FundVest, Inc. (Westford MA)
All coding, most detail design for FundPro 2020 mutual-funds manager (Win 16/32). Gets quotes from <a href="" target=_blank> Dial/Data</a>'s telnet server, charts with various transforms, ranking with user formulas, portfolio management, reports, billing, file locking. 80k lines including comments: VC++ 1.5/6.0 with MFC. Off-site, fixed-price plus royalties.

Taunton Engineering, Inc. (Concord MA)
All coding, detail design for Silversmith CD-ROM authoring tool (DOS). Full-text search of files to 16MB using multi-level hashed index. SGML tag/attribute searches, text and image links. Finalist in evaluation for GPO pilot (Congressional Record et al). 35k lines C, some 8086, image libraries. Off-site, mostly fixed-price.

Logical Choices, Inc. (Newton MA)
All coding for The Broker's Tools listing manager for real-estate agencies (DOS). Listing-prospect matching, market share by firm, mail-merge output, amortizations. 20k lines C, some 8086, FairCom's c-tree. Fixed-price plus royalty advances.

*hiro is a reference to <a href="" target=_blank> Snow Crash</a>, by Neal Stephenson

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  Private auction for hiro on 5/21/2002 9:34:24 PM kludgebox 10
$250.00 June 17, 2002 2:44:34 PM EDT
  This is my second time working with Hiro, and I'll definitely be coming back again for more. Hiro is prompt, professional, and delivered a working product way before it was due both times.

I would reccommend Hiro to anyone looking for inexpensive prices, quality code, and fast turnaround times.
  Modify HTMLDOC's pagination routine to support tables kludgebox 10
$325.00 May 16, 2002 2:13:29 PM EDT
  This coder is great. He completed the work on time (a little early even), was always very quick to respond to any questions/concerns I had, and was very vocal in providing updates as to his progress.

I would do work with him again without question... Truly a pleasure to deal with.
  Netscape Plugin to detect system settings IK 10
$60.00 May 9, 2002 12:39:54 PM EDT
  hiro/sprout is an excellent developer. Pays great attention to detail, and develops robust applications. Communication with him is easy and timely. He is very knowledgeable in his field and is eager to develop excellent applications. He will be getting my business again.
Average:   10.00

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