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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


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
23
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
May
10
comment The “blub paradox” and c++
Anyway, my point is not that it's possible using c++ templates, but that it is possible to write a way to memoise any function in c++.
May
10
comment The “blub paradox” and c++
um, what about printf? That is a variadic function in c++0stoneage, so then it is possible?
May
10
comment The “blub paradox” and c++
I bet it could be possible in c++03 if you used c++ macros. I don't use c++ a lot, so I'm not going to attempt it, but it doesn't seem implausible.
May
10
comment The “blub paradox” and c++
How I memoized a function in c++
May
10
comment The “blub paradox” and c++
@quant_dev: a multiple of a zillion, of course!
May
6
comment How do you deal with an information hoarder?
I had a job once where I had all the information but no one to give it to. It was most frustrating.
May
6
comment How to explain OOP concepts to a non technical person?
Only the big yellow ones, because of the war.
May
5
comment What uses IronPython has?
Other inaccuracies being: IronPython works with .NET 3.0, and thus some of the DLR is available to that version of the framework, if you include the correct libraries. LINQ does not require the DLR; Dynamic LINQ does, but LINQ on the whole does not.
May
5
comment How to explain OOP concepts to a non technical person?
Ah! The drive by down vote. Whimsical in its charms.
May
5
comment What uses IronPython has?
-1 I agree with @nikie. The only vaguely valid point is that people do things for the fun of it. The rest is incorrect or guesswork.
May
4
comment How to teach your users/customers to send better error descriptions
It's easy! Reply to the issue reporting emails that have poor information saying "This is not good enough, supply more information." You'll find your customers have far fewer issue to report. I think that's what's happened anyway...
May
4
comment What is a hack?
@Optimize: Oh! Yeah, that makes sense.