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bio website pauldwaite.co.uk
location United Kingdom
age 34
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Self-employed web developer.


Feb
11
comment What are the pros (and cons) of using “Sign in with Twitter/Facebook” for a new website?
Good point about the external dependency. I’m not sure on the gathering data stuff though. Surely the only data they get is the fact that the user has logged onto our website? I’m not saying that’s nothing, but I’m not sure if it’s significant.
Feb
11
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Feb
10
comment It's 2011 - why do I still have to use tables for email?
@quickly_now: it’s never too early or too late to give Lotus Notes a swift kick in the nuts.
Feb
10
comment Does tweeting 9 to 5 hurt job applicants?
@quickly_now: For less deep concentration-y tasks, I think some people perform much better, through being more motivated, when they’ve got a lot on at once. But for programming (which is what we’re talking about here), you are quite right. I don‘t think I’d hire anyone if their Twitter stream was all I had to go though.
Feb
10
comment What are the pros (and cons) of using “Sign in with Twitter/Facebook” for a new website?
“B has 500 million users. The population of the world is almost 7 billion. That math isnt in your favor.” Not everyone has a computer! 125 million US users also isn’t bad at all.
Feb
10
answered Does tweeting 9 to 5 hurt job applicants?
Feb
10
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Feb
10
comment What are the pros (and cons) of using “Sign in with Twitter/Facebook” for a new website?
“you'll still probably need some form of user tracking system anyways, since you may want to track user info related to your site” — sure, but we could still avoid maintaining our own login system — just store the preferences alongside whatever ID the Facebook/Twitter APIs give us for the user (assuming they actually do that).
Feb
10
comment What are the pros (and cons) of using “Sign in with Twitter/Facebook” for a new website?
“ou'd lose a lot of potential visitors if you required a FB or Twitter login” — do you have any source for this though? I get that you wouldn’t want to do it (neither would I), but aside from our instincts, is there evidence of what users actually do?
Feb
10
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Feb
10
revised I'm graduating with a Computer Science degree but I don't feel like I know how to program
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Feb
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asked What are the pros (and cons) of using “Sign in with Twitter/Facebook” for a new website?
Feb
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awarded  Critic
Feb
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answered It's 2011 - why do I still have to use tables for email?
Feb
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Jan
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answered Professionalism of online username / handle
Jan
13
comment I'm graduating with a Computer Science degree but I don't feel like I know how to program
@abel: Aw! Cheers.
Jan
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answered I'm graduating with a Computer Science degree but I don't feel like I know how to program
Jan
10
comment I'm a Subversion geek, why should I consider or not consider Mercurial or Git or any other DVCS?
Rewriting history: is that just a Git thing? Or is it easy in Mercurial too? (If it is, I really need to start doing it.)