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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.


Jan
1
comment When did the standard for packaging Linux source code become .tar.gz?
@MasonWheeler and others. Just because tar has tape archiver in its name does not make it obsolete. EVERYONE I know uses tar in the *nix/BSD world and using .zip is relatively rare. In fact, when I see a zip file I almost always question whether it's a Windows only archive.
Dec
21
revised Emacs vs. vim — what is the difference?
added 219 characters in body
Dec
21
answered Emacs vs. vim — what is the difference?
Dec
18
comment If you need more than 3 levels of indentation, you're screwed?
@SteveJessop - 8 spaces is the standard indent on Unix/Linux/BSD systems. Some (most?) such systems require 8 spaces for system writing.
Dec
5
comment How can I create a solid business case for upgrading our programmers to 256 GB SSD and 16 GB of RAM?
He didn't keep it up to date (over two years old) and some of the parts have been discontinued. I did not look through any of the links except one which is in Chinese language.
Dec
2
revised css - use universal '*' selector vs. html or body selector?
added 10 characters in body
Dec
2
answered css - use universal '*' selector vs. html or body selector?
Dec
2
comment What alternatives are there to using HTML/CSS layouts for websites?
The problem with most of those is the content is not discoverable by search engines.
Nov
29
awarded  Yearling
Nov
29
answered How do developers find the time to stay on top of latest technologies?
Nov
16
comment Why do game developers prefer Windows?
@jv42 - You miss my point. His complaint is that each distro is different so Linux is hard to target and a mess. My point is he's targeting just one "distro" called Windows and he can accomplish the same thing by targeting just one "distro" called Ubuntu or whatever his preferred distro would be. He is claiming Linux is a mess and the problem when it is not.
Nov
16
comment Why do game developers prefer Windows?
Saying Linux is a mess due to all the versions is wrong. If you are coding for Windows then it's no different than coding only for Ubuntu. You would have the same stability of a single distro as you do for the "single distro" called Windows.
Nov
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
10
answered Grid framework for CSS
Nov
2
comment How to better integrate a unix development environment into Windows
Just to pile on, my web dev company started life 8 years ago as a Microsoft shop but always deployed to a *nix server. One year later, we were all *nix/BSD and all that's left of Windows today is an old box in the corner for testing IE on.
Oct
31
comment Is modern C++ replacing C#? Is Microsoft pushing developers to adopt C++?
@DXM - You are correct and I saw/read the same thing you did.
Oct
30
awarded  Commentator
Oct
30
comment Custom HTML Tags: Are there any specifications stating a standard way to handle them?
@JimmyHoffa - I believe that's a reasonable understanding. With the new HTML5 spec, browsers are required to make the best of elements they don't understand which is why the OP is able to find it in the DOM and style his custom tag. In the past, they may or may not handle them at all. HTML5 has defined elements for each type of content. If one wants to create their own, they need to do it in its own namespace and XHTML is ideal for that.
Oct
18
comment Linked List is now Patented?
@psr - Will do. I moved recently but I think I know which box that was packed in. I'll look for it tonight.
Oct
18
comment Linked List is now Patented?
@Ramhound - I'm pretty sure I've seen this used in a paper published by Siggraph in the '80s. You would think it would have been there just for this purpose.