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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
20
comment Why was the AT&T assembly syntax designed this way?
ATT code is the output of a compiler which was the input to the assembler. It was not intended to be written by programmers directly. Intel assembly is intended for programmers to use directly.
Apr
20
comment Why was the AT&T assembly syntax designed this way?
One thing to remember is that this was created to be used by a compiler and not for human consumption in the same way Intel assembly is.
Apr
13
comment Is directly using Make considered obsolete?
Every piece of available software on my FreeBSD systems, both desktop and servers, has a Makefile that's started by 'make'. No. 'make' is not obsolete.
Mar
30
comment why do people do REST API's instead of DBAL's?
@neubert does DBAL work directly over the internet like REST does?
Dec
17
comment (jQuery) What is wrong with methods such as .append?
@MainMa No, you're fine. I just got lost in the details.
Dec
17
comment (jQuery) What is wrong with methods such as .append?
@cbojar Ok. I got lost between his first sentence and the topic because I started thinking he was saying jQuery inserts HTML without using the DOM.
Dec
17
comment (jQuery) What is wrong with methods such as .append?
@cbojar Which led to my question, how does one inject HTML into a web page without using the DOM?
Dec
17
comment (jQuery) What is wrong with methods such as .append?
I'm questioning your statement. You are saying jQuery doesn't use the DOM when injecting HTML into a web page but that's impossible.
Dec
17
comment (jQuery) What is wrong with methods such as .append?
@MainMa You said "you can avoid injecting HTML through jQuery" and I asked how does jQuery avoid the DOM when inserting HTML into the DOM. I'm not asking about speed.
Dec
17
comment (jQuery) What is wrong with methods such as .append?
How can jQuery avoid the DOM when appending an element to the DOM?
Dec
8
comment Is XHTML5 dead or is it just an synonym of HTML5?
This statement is false. The W3C has not abandoned XHTML in HTML5 The XHTML syntax, vocabulary and APIs
Dec
8
comment Is XHTML5 dead or is it just an synonym of HTML5?
Vocabulary and associated APIs for XHTML5
Sep
22
comment Why don't developers make installation wizards on linux?
@iveqy I just realized we've gotten off topic. This has nothing to do with what I originally said and that you still don't see such wizards is further evidence of what I said.
Sep
21
comment Why don't developers make installation wizards on linux?
@iveqy Any text config file will give you far more abilities than any installation "wizard" ever will. If such wizards could do better, they would exist, but they don't.
May
7
comment Writing in C for Performance?
It can be faster but it might not be faster for the same reason.
Nov
12
comment History of vendor css prefix
In case you aren't aware, it's been part of the spec for many years: w3.org/TR/CSS2/syndata.html#vendor-keywords
Oct
23
comment How Microsoft Market DotNet?
@Fendy Well, you're saying the same thing. They lost power when they didn't do it and, without searching through the article again, there is a title about them losing the backwards compatibility religion.
Sep
14
comment Does IE have more strict Javascript parsing than Chrome?
@ClayShannon IE11 already trails behind all other browsers and it's not even out yet. And then, there it will sit, for at least another year while every other browser moves the web forward every 6-8 weeks. I haven't compiled my list for that one yet.
Sep
13
comment Does IE have more strict Javascript parsing than Chrome?
@ClayShannon Yes, it lit a fire under them. Instead of being 10 years behind the times, they're now only 3 years behind. Inept at best IE 10 is still the worst browser on the planet.
Sep
12
comment Does IE have more strict Javascript parsing than Chrome?
The web developer's mantra, "If it works in IE, but not the other browsers, your code is wrong." You can never trust IE to do anything right. Eventually, you'll find out the issue was with your code or Chrome was right in the first place.