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Feb
10
comment When writing specs BDD-style, should you use “should”, or should you not?
Accepted as this answer made me realize how conjugation could make matching steps harder in some cases.
Jan
8
comment Monitor aspect ratio; Does the difference matter?
@Michael: I agree on the last comment, and that's actually why I disagree on the first :) Most folks don't care about such things, as long as they know it's "full hd", so 1920x1080 became the standard, any search on an online store will show that.
Dec
28
comment Are there any arguments that can make a contractor reconsider working on fixed price?
And here is option #2 !
Dec
28
comment Are there any arguments that can make a contractor reconsider working on fixed price?
This is pretty much option #1, good suggestions from other people too, thanks.
Dec
24
comment Is remote agile sustainable?
Edited my question to answer this, as it should have been included in the original posting.
Dec
23
comment Are there any arguments that can make a contractor reconsider working on fixed price?
I must add I'm not sure how he'll react to that though. I suspect he's already agreed on a price by the time he's asking for an estimate, and just pressuring me to fit in that budget. But this would be kind of ideal, as he'd then be solely be responsible for dealing with his client's feature creep.
Dec
23
comment Are there any arguments that can make a contractor reconsider working on fixed price?
Exactly. Could you actually get better requirements from these contractors just by asking for them ?
Dec
23
comment Are there any arguments that can make a contractor reconsider working on fixed price?
I like the first suggestion, KISS.
Dec
23
comment Are there any arguments that can make a contractor reconsider working on fixed price?
I doubt his ability to do proper requirements gathering, but sound advice indeed.
Oct
9
comment What does a typical programming journal entry consist of?
Accepted for details of the actual content. I would like to know if you have a partciular setup for this though :)
Oct
8
comment Example of Terms of Services for Agile contracting?
While this answer is very sound, I'm still hoping for something more akin to legal terms which you could actually base a contract on.
Oct
8
comment What does a typical programming journal entry consist of?
Sounds interesting, do you have a particular org-mode setup for this (org-mode user myself) ?
Oct
8
comment What does a typical programming journal entry consist of?
You reposted this and I still don't see how this answers the question, you explain the how and it's obviously not holding a diary, and you state that the what is just anything.
Oct
7
comment Example of Terms of Services for Agile contracting?
@Chris: indeed, sorry if my question is poorly worded, I'll try to rewrite it.
Oct
7
comment Example of Terms of Services for Agile contracting?
You pinpointed what's happened a couple of times, except I got paid, by working long hours on those requirements changes. The hourly fee seems indeed logical in these situations, but since the clients insist on getting estimates, I still need some contractual basis to reflect the fact that the estimate will not reflect the actual cost of the project due to flimsy requirements.
Sep
21
comment Where do you have your Control key?
Forgot to mention that many latops only have one Ctrl key, which makes this switch a no brainer IMO.
Sep
21
comment What are some ways to be more productive with Emacs?
Plus having some level of elisp fluency, will open a world of configurability. As soon as something annoys me I just try to fix it. Also yasnippet allows for programmable snippets which can save tons of typing (like alter the pattern inserted if you're in a header or implementation file, and about a million other tricks).
Sep
21
comment Do we really need to save source code?
This is the only aswer I've found to be counter-productive for what I was describing. I don't work much with compiled languages, but can definitely see how I'd turn this off on first try...
Sep
21
comment How to bypass middlemen?
I just had some great feedback on a quick throwup version I did, without being asked to. I redisigned a bunch of things, and the client likes it more than the initial plan. My contractor probably passed it as his own idea, but this way I'm making clear the value I can add to a project. Things will get easier once they agree to have me meet the clients in the first stages of the project, but that's a step. Cheers @TomWij too.
Sep
21
comment Which tips helped you learn touch-typing?
from then on, I would never use the wrong fingers on a key. While not looking at the keyboard is, of course, a sound advice, I've found that what's key to improving is to systematically force myself to use the proper finger, as taught is touch typing courses. This makes it easier to just build the habit as there is a rationale behind it, and if I mess up, more often than not, it's because I've strayed from home row, and try to use the wrong finger, just because it seems it'll be quicker.