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bio website matthewellen.co.uk
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I am a programmer looking to become a better programmer. I am British.

You can't have software without FTW!

Contact me @MellenTheNerd


Jun
22
answered What exactly do I need to do if I use a LGPL licenced library?
Jun
20
comment Is it a good idea for exams to be done on a computer?
@Jetti: universities are able to commandeer multiple rooms, halls, etc. to conduct the exams. If it's important enough, the university can get networking suspended to a room for an exam, it's what network admins are for.
Jun
20
revised Will it cost me a lot if I chose ASP.NET and IIS?
fixed minor spelling errors
Jun
17
comment Inspirational software for end-users written in Haskell?
Lenny222, could you expand on why those examples are good? I think this would encourage good answer.
Jun
17
comment Inspirational software for end-users written in Haskell?
It will be interesting to see if this question stays open. It feels borderline not constructive, but at the same time could elicit some really interesting answers.
Jun
16
comment How mature is FreeBASIC?
The FreeBASIC forums seem a better place to ask this question.
Jun
16
comment Going about increasing salary during performance review
@Marjan: actually what I earn now is half what I earned before. But that's another story :-D (i.e. I agree that I'm atypical)
Jun
15
revised Is it worth Learning XML as a web developer when JSON is better for AJAX?
removed thank you
Jun
15
comment Going about increasing salary during performance review
@Marjan Venema: I have to disagree. It could well be a cultural thing, but in the UK I have only once had a conversation with co-workers about salary, and that was when I first joined and they wanted to know what I earned before, not what I earn now.
Jun
15
answered Is python a good choice to develop UIs? If so, wxPython or Tkinter?
Jun
14
comment Is there a canonical resource on bouncycastle?
also, you might want read this article about how to ask questions: pcmech.com/article/how-to-avoid-lmgtfy
Jun
14
comment Is there a canonical resource on bouncycastle?
What resources have you already found, NoProblemBabe? why have you found them to be lacking?
Jun
13
comment Scoping recommendations while developing in C
Or perhaps the other way around: I'd rather you didn't use global variables but if you do be sure to use a condom.
Jun
7
comment What kind of software should we write? What technology should we deliver?
Indeed, yes, @mattnz. The pixie software alliance have been producing critical systems for the last 50 years. ;-)
Jun
7
comment Power failure should be considered as a scenario to implement?
when you say electric loss, do you mean power cut? As in all the power goes off?
Jun
7
answered Does craftsmanship pay off?
Jun
3
comment When it comes to hosting your personal throw-away projects, does one service and project structure stand out?
Also, Github is perfect for storing things like Project Euler solutions and code golf snippets through the use of gists.
Jun
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
1
comment How to deal with low level guys?
We ain't robots.
Jun
1
comment How to deal with low level guys?
@Christopher Mahan: humour is one of the most subjective things there is. Nothing is funny to everyone. Besides, my point is not that banter is funny, my point is that maybe the other devs are trying to include md into the group. If it is actual bullying, then that's a different matter. Seeing the behaviour from their perspective might show md that it's not bad but welcoming, it might not. I'm just trying to give him options other than being offended.