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bio website abluescarab.us
location Oregon
age 20
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen Nov 22 at 5:46

I'm mainly a web developer, but I also use other languages, including C++, C#, VB.NET, and ActionScript 2. I'm an intermediate-level programmer in HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript/jQuery. The tools I use to program are Aptana Studio 3, Dreamweaver CS5.5, Flash Professional CS5.5, Visual Studio, and MonoDevelop.

I'm also familiar with photo-manipulation and art programs such as PhotoShop CS5 and Elements, GIMP, and Inkscape. I use the FileZilla FTP client to upload files to my webserver.

I'm an avid gamer and I intend to get a Bachelor's in Computer Science to get a job as a game developer.


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answered An alternative for Game Maker on Linux?
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comment Copyrighting software, templates, etc. under real name or screen name?
Seems overly-complicated! Thanks very much for the help! Someday, I'll deal with this, but I don't have the means to right now.
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comment Should I provide fallbacks for HTML5/CSS3 elements in a web page at this point?
@tdammers Do you mean checking browser capabilities as the user loads the page? Or something else?
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comment Copyrighting software, templates, etc. under real name or screen name?
I know that registering as a company, even under an ABN/DBA, is required to be recognized by the US legal system. However, can I get in trouble for running a personal, non-profit "company" under a screen name without registering it? Or will that only have an effect if I get caught in a legal battle?
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comment Copyrighting software, templates, etc. under real name or screen name?
Thank you for the suggestion! I will consider the legal difficulties. As I stated in a comment above, I am going to copyright things under my name, but I will make it clear (hopefully) that I am who I say I am. Hopefully it will never come to a legal battle, but I suppose we all take those risks when we put ourselves out there.
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comment Copyrighting software, templates, etc. under real name or screen name?
Thank you for this great answer! As it is, the so-called "company" I run is not a legally-recognized company. It's just me randomly putting things on the internet under a screen name. I will decide to copyright my projects under my company name, and I believe I'm going to rename it since simply "Abluescarab" never seemed sufficient. Again, thank you for this great answer, it has clarified a lot that I was wondering about!
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comment Should I provide fallbacks for HTML5/CSS3 elements in a web page at this point?
I've been using fallbacks since I learned about HTML5 and CSS3, it just gets tedious after a while, supporting browsers that aren't updated (which, you know, I don't blame people who don't update if they can't afford a new version of their OS). As it is, this is in general, so I suppose I should look at the audience for each separate project I do. Thanks!
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comment Should I provide fallbacks for HTML5/CSS3 elements in a web page at this point?
@ClintNash From what I'm seeing, "progressive enhancement" is the concept of supporting older browsers while still using cool new features. So providing "fallbacks" for older browsers, even ones rarely used (such as IE6 and etc.) is still a good idea? I've been doing it up to this point, but it was just getting tedious, hence the question.