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A pointy haired boss who still enjoys firing up a code editor.

By day I'm a mild-mannered project manager in Tampa Bay, Florida.

By night, I do a lot of work on Zen Cart, and help moderate the Zen Cart forum.


Sep
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revised Is it common to lie in job ads regarding the technologies in use?
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Sep
6
answered Is it common to lie in job ads regarding the technologies in use?
Sep
2
comment What's the difference between the terms “protocol” and “standard”?
Proprietary standards aren't really standards; noone else can (or would) implement them, and the original author is free to change them at will.
Sep
2
comment How can I sharpen my team player skills?
+1 for Dunning-Kruger reference.
Sep
2
answered What's the difference between the terms “protocol” and “standard”?
Aug
30
comment How do you answer the question, “where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
@WayneM - the positive spin for this is that the manager will be able to get promoted and move up because there will be someone to backfill his old role.
Aug
30
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
30
answered How do you answer the question, “where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
Aug
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
29
comment What determines when a computer is considered a “client”?
If you request data from a server (server1), and that server needs to request data from another server (server2), server 1 becomes a client in the second request. So not all clients are devices in the hands of consumers; it's about who's asking and who's answering. Clients ask, servers respond.
Aug
29
answered What determines when a computer is considered a “client”?
Aug
28
answered Are Java certifications important for an architect role?
Aug
27
comment Dealing with change requests from clients for an old system that only take 5 minutes to implement
Classic question. Whichever model you choose, just be sure you're not working for free. If they don't pay, they won't appreciate your hard work.
Aug
27
comment Dealing with change requests from clients for an old system that only take 5 minutes to implement
I too prefer the support agreement approach to nickel and dime invoices.
Aug
24
comment Is it a bad practice to stop providing support for outdated software if updates are free and easy?
@Malfist - nice. "No need to worry about version n - your problem is fixed in version n+1, which is due out next year!" :)
Aug
24
answered Is it a bad practice to stop providing support for outdated software if updates are free and easy?
Aug
22
revised What makes for “good style” in Java?
spelling correction
Aug
22
suggested suggested edit on What makes for “good style” in Java?
Aug
22
comment What makes for “good style” in Java?
Clarifying: You said, "I'm not interesting in the Java code conventions." but this is because you know them, not because they're unimportant, right? It's very important to follow the standard coding conventions (classes begin with upper, variables begin with lower, use CamelCase, etc.).
Aug
21
answered Pointless Code In Your Source