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Mar
5
comment What's the standard practice to prevent users from having unreasonable expectations?
@LokiAstari: I always hear that to counter negative user experience one has to be really impressive (preferably not spending a fortune on that). So once the customer expectations were not met for whatever reason it's somehow time to counter his negative impression and so be impressive.
Mar
5
comment What's the standard practice to prevent users from having unreasonable expectations?
@LokiAstari: Well, publicly documenting a refund worth one peanut doesn't sound impressive.
Mar
5
comment What's the standard practice to prevent users from having unreasonable expectations?
@LokiAstari: Will a 1/20 refund (in any form) really make you happy? I understand that 1/20 sounds reasonable - that's what you haven't got - but will it actually compensate for the fact that you were not served as expected in the first place?
Mar
4
comment What's the standard practice to prevent users from having unreasonable expectations?
@Loki Astari: That would be such a tiny sum it wouldn't make them happy. Suppose you wanted to take a bus and a ticket costs 1USD. Now the bus came one hour late. Will 1USD (or 5USD) refund make you happy?
Mar
1
comment What's the standard practice to prevent users from having unreasonable expectations?
Okay. We don't promise what we can't provide, but customers feel we have promised that. What can be done with this part?
Mar
1
comment What's the standard practice to prevent users from having unreasonable expectations?
@Telastyn: That's all great, but some of them actually demand compensation.
Feb
4
comment If I own an open source project why would I not host it on Github?
@Den: Why would I not want to share change history?
Feb
4
comment If I own an open source project why would I not host it on Github?
@KarthikT: No idea, but I can't see any reasons to conseal the currently developed code.
Dec
3
comment What should I use for a package name if I don't have a domain?
Do you have a blog? You could "craft" a domain-like structure out of your blog URI.
Jun
5
comment What software programming languages were used by the Soviet Union's space program?
I'd say that any claim starting with "According to open-source literature" could be wrong - the space program was classified and so deliberate disinformation could be put in open-source literature.
Sep
26
comment How do I know if the compiler broke my code and what do I do if it was the compiler?
@Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen: Yes, it is happy, yet when I look into disassembly I see that it does not quite what I asked for in C++.
Sep
26
comment How do I know if the compiler broke my code and what do I do if it was the compiler?
@Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen: Yes, I do have them enabled.
Sep
20
comment Difference between networking programming and socket programming
@Anisha Kaul: No, "all possibilities" is a huge list. I'd name some widely used - Java RMI and .NET Remoting are good examples.
Sep
20
comment Difference between networking programming and socket programming
@Anisha Kaul: Okay, RPC programming is network programming (a subset thereof) and one important RPC concept is a so-called string binding - see msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa378691(v=VS.85).aspx You don't need that thing when programming BSD sockets.
Sep
20
comment Is microoptimization worth it in mobile devices?
Okay, what do I measure - Power consumption or anything else?
Aug
18
comment How do I deal with a slow and undedicated colleague in the team?
@lttlrck: Okay, but then maybe that other developer just needs help to speed up work. If that work is not done faster that's a problem anyway.
Aug
18
comment How do I deal with a slow and undedicated colleague in the team?
+1 for the first paragraph. Also the OP says he wants good relationship with colleagues which somehow implies plural, but is mostly concerned with this unfair guy. Now he's working with that guy, tomorrow other co-workers will be working with that guy and get the same treatment. Addressing the situation will be beneficial to all those other colleagues in the long run.
Aug
18
comment How do I deal with a slow and undedicated colleague in the team?
+1 - especially for idea to stop the useless talk and get to gathering hard facts on daily basis.
Aug
16
comment Any success stories continuously using commercial static analysis tools for C++?
Mmkay, suppose we fixed those 50 issues earlier - they don't seem to affect users anyway.
Aug
15
comment Is it practical to use Twitter for service logs?
Comics are often better than words. Do you mean some specific comic strip?