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Independent web developer since 2004.

Former systems engineer for SGI.

Electronic design engineer for everything from vending machines to computerized surgical instruments.

Former television and radio broadcast engineer.


Jun
10
comment Software design vs physical products design
You are comparing this to manufacturing while he is talking about the design process. I don't see how it answers anything.
May
31
comment Looking for meaningful, strong argument in favor of antivirus software on development machines
As far as web dev goes, we use FreeBSD and Linux but one Windows box for testing in IE that doesn't touch our dev network
May
24
answered Responsive Web Design vs. User-Agent Sniffing
May
4
revised Why does Microsoft have such a bad reputation with the people involved in open source?
This has nothing to do with the question or the topic.
May
2
comment Is C a pre-requisite in order to learn C++ effectively?
@gnat That's not what I'm talking about.
May
2
comment Is C a pre-requisite in order to learn C++ effectively?
@gnat - So if you don't want to know how things work, just use C++ et al.
Apr
18
comment Using industrial earmuffs while programming to filter out talking
To repeat a comment I put above, I've tried hunting ear plugs but they caused a continuous scratching sound which was equally distracting. Do these do that?
Apr
18
comment Using industrial earmuffs while programming to filter out talking
I've tried ear plugs used for hunting. Besides not working, there's a continuous scratching caused by the plugs. Do these do that?
Apr
13
comment Why validate XML?
I hope this doesn't mean you aren't validating your HTML.
Apr
9
comment Silverlight support from Microsoft
@LinMa - The little bit we've done, we just use the video elements and canvas but you have to watch for the usual IE problems you'll have as we always do. I've never used Silverlight so I'm not the best source for alternatives to that.
Apr
9
answered Silverlight support from Microsoft
Mar
26
comment Confusion over a hacker-howto article
There. It took me only one minute to write it :) . But seriously folks, it took me a long time to figure that out. Just because you SHOULD write problem solving code, it's hard to make yourself do it if you aren't interested, but that's true of most anything.
Mar
26
comment Confusion over a hacker-howto article
Exactly. One program I should write is one that corrects the incorrect use of "loose" with "lose".
Mar
9
revised Choosing DOCTYPE for an online eBook
added 61 characters in body
Mar
9
answered Choosing DOCTYPE for an online eBook
Feb
19
comment Does the lack of states on HTTP make the protocol unfit for modern applications?
Well, he did say "modern applications".
Feb
15
comment Does the lack of states on HTTP make the protocol unfit for modern applications?
@jonathan - There is localstorage available where you can save far more data than anything in cookies.
Feb
3
revised Rules for doctypes
added 234 characters in body
Feb
3
answered Rules for doctypes
Jan
26
comment Is Ken Thompson's compiler hack still a threat?
Except for the desktop, Unix, and all its variants, is still the dominant operating system.