expert web programmer of big applications, with a penchant for authentication and authorization, payments processing, and user experience design.
Doing jQuery, PHP, and Ruby on Rails, both as an employee and as a freelancer.
The idea that I can be presented with a problem, set out to logically solve it with the tools at hand, and wind up with a program that could not be legally used because someone else followed the same logical steps some years ago and filed for a patent on it is horrifying. (John Carmack)
Patents protect creations, not ideas. A program is only the means to express an idea.