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I'm just a guy

standing in front of a questions and answers forum

asking it to upvote me.


Aug
28
comment GIT - What gotchas should newcomers to version control be aware of?
I see this has been put on hold. Perhaps it should be a wiki rather than a question?
Sep
5
comment Is there any reason why I should use parentheses when calling new in PHP?
+1 I didn't know you could leave them off. It would have confused me!
Nov
24
comment Why are part-time jobs in programming an anomaly?
I don't think it's depressing that you would think about work on your own time. I often do that because I like my job. It's depressing that management expects it.
Nov
24
comment Why are part-time jobs in programming an anomaly?
...his mind is really working for the company 24 hours a day, 7 days a week... ...Instead of thinking about his day-job at home... From a manager's point of view I can see the logic. From a human point of view this is very depressing.
Nov
4
comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
An excellent answer, thank you.
Nov
4
comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
Ha! Thanks, I appreciate your empathy.
Nov
4
comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
Thanks Jalayn. I'm aware of points 1 and 2 but point 3 is a very good idea, I hadn't thought of creating the plain text version with xsl.
Nov
4
comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
Thanks Matt, I'll look into those...
Nov
4
comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
On the web, no problem. In a html email template (that I didn't design) I have nested tables within nested tables within nested tables, spacer gifs, font tags etc. It's horrible. When I get time I intend to redesign it but for now I want to have to deal with that code as little as possible.
Nov
4
comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
I do, I'm a web developer primarily so I'm not worried about how to do it, more whether it's worth the trouble (I'm new to xsl). I can see that separating the data from the structure/style should make my life a lot easier in theory. I'm interested to know if anyone has any experience of this in practice, specifically with regards to html emails.
Nov
4
comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
Thanks, that's good advice. The trouble is html emails are very difficult to keep simple!
Nov
4
comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
Ha! Yes I accept I'm not a genius. I'm just surprised I can't find anyone doing it for html emails. I was worried it may be because the poor html you need to deal with when creating html emails makes the whole process more trouble than it's worth.
Oct
14
comment GIT - What gotchas should newcomers to version control be aware of?
@LazyBadger I fail to see how you draw the conclusion that @barjak is a 'git-fanatic' from the comment this answer is completely off topic.
Oct
14
comment GIT - What gotchas should newcomers to version control be aware of?
I appreciate the time you have taken to post this but it isn't really an answer to my question. I am not asking 'why does git suck and what should I use instead'. I am using git and I did something that with hindsight I would have done differently. Do you have any specific personal experience where something like this happened to you while using git and what did you learn from it?
Oct
13
comment GIT - What gotchas should newcomers to version control be aware of?
I've just been looking through my history and I found this This reverts commit f4bb6a9. It's probably safe to say this was what did it. I remember reverting a commit because the rename seemed to have cocked things up. I didn't realise this would remove the README I had created too. I realise this now though.
Sep
2
comment How do you organise your git repositories?
Thanks for the tag link, that's not something I've come across before.