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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


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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.
Jun
1
comment How to deal with low level guys?
@Christopher Mahan: I guess nothing's funny then...
Jun
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answered How to deal with low level guys?
Jun
1
revised AddIn, AddOn, And Plugin
minor grammatical changes
Jun
1
suggested approved edit on AddIn, AddOn, And Plugin
May
31
comment Can CSS be considered a DSL?
You say CSS isn't a programming language! I present to you the CSS Add-o-tron! (yes this is a joke)
May
27
comment My coworker is a nice guy, but his performance is sub-par. Do I tell my boss?
@Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen: UX usually means User eXperience
May
25
comment how to convince manager to allow stack overflow
What have you tried so far?
May
25
comment Why use an OO approach instead of a giant “switch” statement?
Maintainability. Any other questions with one word answers I can help you with?
May
25
comment Programmer's blog - How often should I post?
@Developer Art: it was just a silly joke, I was giving the advice my dentist gave about brushing. But you could say that the quality of the brushing is as important as the frequency, if you want to make it an analogy...
May
25
comment How to foster intrinsic motivation in a software team
I gave qualification in my answer. Studies show that financial motivators stymie behaviours that require creative thought.
May
25
comment Programmer's blog - How often should I post?
Twice a day: once in the morning and once before bed. ;-)
May
24
comment Who does the UX on a scrum project?
The keynotes of OGN17 have a talk about UX you might like: oxford.geeknights.net/2010/apr-21st
May
24
comment How to foster intrinsic motivation in a software team
I'm saying that your assumption is wrong and therefore answers based on that assumption (from edit #2) cannot be useful.
May
24
comment How to foster intrinsic motivation in a software team
re edit2: if we assume that monetary compensation is satisfactory then we are assuming something that has be shown to be untrue.
May
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answered How to foster intrinsic motivation in a software team
May
12
comment Does Silverlight have a future?
Thanks :)
May
12
comment Does Silverlight have a future?
OOB = ??? My guess: orange orphan baboons