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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.


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.
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
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.