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Oct
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
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awarded  Critic
Sep
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awarded  Teacher
Sep
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answered How to release project under public domain?
Jul
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comment Why aren't more desktop apps written with Qt?
I'm really curious what you think Qt Designer lacks. I haven't used recent versions of the other tools you mentioned, so I don't know what I'm missing.
Jun
30
awarded  Civic Duty
Jun
30
comment How to convince my boss that quality is a good thing to have in code?
I would downvote this if I could. Moral convictions aside, misleading and undermining your boss probably puts your long term career at greater risk than following through on his bone-headed plan.
Jun
28
comment How to convince my boss that quality is a good thing to have in code?
"They never see the code." Yeah, and most people never see the inside of their air conditioner. Fixing a refrigerant leak with duct tape is still unethical.
Jun
27
comment Why is Mercurial considered to be easier than Git?
This perception may be based on history -- my understanding is that git has changed a lot (for the better) from when it first appeared. I don't know enough details to provide a good answer, so I'd love it if someone more knowledgeable would follow up on this.
Jun
16
comment Why does C dominate in the embedded software market?
Related: stackoverflow.com/questions/1601893/…
Jun
9
comment Why learn hexadecimal?
@n42: Yeah, I'm with you.
Jun
8
comment Why learn hexadecimal?
@Davor: It's because hex is easier to read. I can make sense of an 8 digit hex value a lot faster than a 32 digit binary value.
Apr
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awarded  Commentator
Apr
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comment moving from Windows to Linux
Debian isn't exactly a new distro. :-P It's still a good choice though.
Jan
27
comment Why do some programmers hate the UI part of the development?
@JoshK - I wasn't personally offended, sorry to give that impression. I've just seen enough of what goes into graphic design, and even good UI design, to know that it's not as simple as it might look. BTW, in your last comment, which kind of design do you mean -- software design, or graphic design? Dang overloaded terminology. Assuming that you're still talking about the back-end and/or architecture, I think you hit the nail on the head there -- Lots of people seem think that the UI is all there is.
Jan
27
comment Why do some programmers hate the UI part of the development?
@JoshK - Your main point is spot-on, but I disagree that "Anyone can make something look good". We developers get irritated at folks who undervalue our profession ("it's just typing, how hard can it be?"), so let's not do the same to other disciplines.
Dec
14
comment Would you use C, today, for a software project?
@Mason Wheeler: Hmm... I've dismissed Pascal in the past, but maybe it's time to take another (closer) look. Do you have other suggestions?
Dec
14
comment Would you use C, today, for a software project?
@Mason Wheeler: What should we be using instead?
Nov
10
comment How do you explain refactoring to a non-technical person?
If someone can't relate, show them this: google.com/images?q=do+not+touch+any+of+these+wires