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bio website stackoverflow.com/users/89382
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 42
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Development Manager and ex-MS Developer based on Scotland. Still passably competent with SQL and VBA and dream of one day doing more programming but for now mainly interested in best practice, management and methodology type things.

When I'm not working I spend my time doting on my daughters and/or trying to catch up on the sleep they've deprived me of.


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revised As a programmer, are you required to do timesheets?
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comment As a programmer, are you required to do timesheets?
Generally speaking if we can't show our clients what work we've put into something we don't get paid and if we don't get paid we tend to struggle to pay our staff. In any case thinking about the problem is work and should be classed as such on your timesheet - if your manager has an issue with that that IS a problem but it's not a problem with timesheets per se, it's a problem with a stupid implementation of timesheets.
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answered What kind of things can you learn from a guy who only hacks existing code?
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awarded  Nice Answer
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answered How old is “too old”?
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answered What software do you use to track time spent on a project?
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comment Does this list of management behaviors actually appeal to software developers?
The one I really have an issue with is involving the team with the product name. This is a subject on which everyone has an opinion but there are actually people in marketing (or at least in decent marketing departments) who know more about this than just having an opinion. If you want to have your skills respected you should also respect the skills of others.
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revised As a programmer, are you required to do timesheets?
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comment As a programmer, are you required to do timesheets?
If you completed a 15 hour task in 10 hours did they owe you 5 hours? I'm guessing not.
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revised As a programmer, are you required to do timesheets?
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answered As a programmer, are you required to do timesheets?
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comment What does “Human Readable” mean? Is it a misnomer?
The registry is both. There are bits of it that are very readable, others that are utter gibberish to anyone without pretty specialist knowledge.
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revised What does “Human Readable” mean? Is it a misnomer?
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answered What does “Human Readable” mean? Is it a misnomer?
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awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
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revised The 10 minutes technical interview
EDIT: Restructured and added a couple of extra questions to make it more progressive as originally asked.
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awarded  Editor
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revised Why SQL is not so widespread in large desktop applications?
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