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Dec
20
comment Insert grammatical mistakes in a correct sentence
@Graham: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Dec
20
answered Insert grammatical mistakes in a correct sentence
Dec
19
answered What is “Problem Domain”
Dec
14
reviewed Approve How can I find own replacement when the company wants someone far less experienced?
Dec
13
answered Using Django without a database
Dec
12
comment How can I inspire engineers to positively conduct telephone interviews
-1, doesn't answer the question and is really just a rant about some consulting firms.
Dec
12
revised How can I inspire engineers to positively conduct telephone interviews
Fixed numerous spelling and capitalization errors
Dec
9
comment Why is it impossible to produce truly random numbers?
@Ramhound: that's like saying flipping a coin isn't random because it can only be heads or tails. There is more to computer programs than just 1s and 0s just as there is more to a person than a bunch of atoms. Structure is important.
Dec
9
comment Does a webapp need a connection monitoring feature?
Or you can ping your own server, which is useful.
Dec
9
answered Does a webapp need a connection monitoring feature?
Dec
8
comment Alternatives to Professional Version Control
@Ramhound: that kind of attitude doesn't work very well with top-shelf people.
Dec
7
comment Hiring a programmer much more qualified & experienced than yourself?
@KonradRudolph - That's the American way :(
Dec
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
4
comment Why isn't rich code formatting more common?
@greegit: editors don't leave color information in the source files when they are done with them, they don't have to leave other formatting marks, they can regenerate them on demand. There is no fundamental difference between syntax highlighting and syntax formatting. If tools can make spiffy class diagrams and UML diagrams from source code automatically, a tool sure could bold stuff from time to time.
Dec
3
answered Why isn't rich code formatting more common?
Dec
3
comment Why isn't rich code formatting more common?
That's not necessarily true. If editors can do syntax highlighting, it sure can do syntax "bolding" or syntax "font-sizing", etc.
Nov
22
comment Where can I find inspiration for a good user interface?
One thing to consider about the minimization of clicks and keystrokes is the cost of each click when thinking. People will typically prefer making several clicks that are nearly mindless than one that takes some consideration. Obviously, fewer mindless clicks are better than several mindless clicks though. This principle is discussed a bit in Don't Make me think.
Nov
10
awarded  Great Answer
Nov
10
comment Is it normal to think about a design problem for days with no code written?
@Morons: it doesn't matter what you say, what matters is what people hear, and people heard you say that what the OP is doing is wrong.
Nov
8
answered What options are there if an SVN repository becomes unavailable?