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I am a C# developer and web designer.

I play guitar in Lynchburg (The band, not the city).

I have an unhealthly love of the Telecaster.

I'm a tech-nerd.

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Jun
12
comment Unobtrusive JavaScript (regarding asp.net mvc3) not clear
Do either of the answer below answer your question?
Jun
5
comment Unobtrusive JavaScript (regarding asp.net mvc3) not clear
This is correct. JQuery has changed a lot in a few short years.
Feb
24
comment Harmful temptations in programming
@Adam > xkcd.com/323
Feb
16
comment what is the reason for using xslt?
None. See news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1330607 ...
Jan
26
comment Should newbies use IDE autocomplete (Intellisense)?
students were asked to write simple methods by hand...they couldn't. It comes down to what you are try to teach them. General programming concepts, or language specific syntax?
Jan
19
comment Guiding Non-Programmers in Hiring of a Programmer
@abel: The other non technical, done by management and/or HR.
Jan
17
comment Choosing between two programmers: experience vs. passion
@Matthew, I'm loving the fact that the top two voted answers are polar opposites :D
Jan
17
comment Choosing between two programmers: experience vs. passion
@Qwerky - I know the feeling, but do not give in to poor management practices! Insist on code-review from a technical manager or a lead programmer with your manager present. codinghorror.com/blog/2006/01/code-reviews-just-do-it.html
Jan
17
comment Choosing between two programmers: experience vs. passion
I did mention the catch though In at 9, out at 5, one hour for lunch. No lates, no weekends.. Also, is someone who writes clean, concise, patterned, understandable, maintainable, testable, on time code really too good to be true? Or just experienced and professional?
Jan
17
comment Choosing between two programmers: experience vs. passion
The dev who won't do overtime. Won't come in on weekends at crunch time? Demands a pay packet about 3x what I earn. I doubt my boss sees him ask perfect. Awesome colleague though. Where did we get him? Through a very expensive agency.
Jan
17
comment Choosing between two programmers: experience vs. passion
I can see how you got that from what I wrote. But what you have taken from my comment was not that which was intended, so I apologies for not being clear. However, I didn't say that people who enjoy programming outside of work are fanatical ninja-uber-nerd who cracks off to StackOverflow and have no life. I said people who identify as a fanatical ninja-uber-nerd who crack off to StackOverflow have no life. Do you identify as a fanatical ninja-uber-nerd who crack off to StackOverflow? Think about it. If I wasn't in to programming, why would I spend my time posting here?..
Jan
17
comment Choosing between two programmers: experience vs. passion
He doesn't spend his free time writing code. He doesn't join in arguments about different bloggers opinion on the latest coding fad. He is always telling people to stop trying to make it so complicated. He is not a nerd and work is not his #1 prority in life. So how do you spot a "somewhat" passionate programmer? Does choosing a degree & career in programming not suggest some amount of passion? Just because the candidate doesn't identify as a fanatical ninja-uber-nerd who cracks off to StackOverflow, doesnt this just mean he's not a total geek who has a life outside of the office and? ...
Jan
17
comment Choosing between two programmers: experience vs. passion
Yes, always up vote me :D
Jan
17
comment Choosing between two programmers: experience vs. passion
And before you all start to vote this down ask yourself, are you voting it down because it's a WRONG answer, or because you disagree? Remember: this is a subjective question and answer community. If everyone votes down things which they disagree with (rather than things which are WRONG) the community with die a death and every answer will be a populist point grab...
Dec
22
comment What job is better for a newbie, one that requires you to create a new program frequently, or something like software maintenance?
Do you mean to say "you will have more freedom in a new project which is good" or did you mean "a new project will be better if you have strict guidelines"?
Dec
22
comment What job is better for a newbie, one that requires you to create a new program frequently, or something like software maintenance?
if you don't have the right manager/tech-lead a "new project" role for a newbie quickly becomes a real sink/swim type situation.