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Jun
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comment How to handle 50% of worse than average sprints?
Yes, what @EricKing said, especially in light of the well-known fact that people suck at estimating.
Jun
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Jun
9
comment How to handle 50% of worse than average sprints?
Theoretically, 50% of everything will be below average, by definition. (Well, one of the definitions of "average", at least.) This is to be expected, and not something to worry about. It's only a serious problem to worry about if you're badly below average.
Jun
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Jun
7
answered how do websites detect my screen resolution
Jun
6
comment Mocking delegate constructors
...oh. Wait. That's not the type of mocking you meant?
Jun
6
comment Mocking delegate constructors
Ha ha! Look how ugly those delegate constructors are!
Jun
5
comment Why would a program use a closure?
@RobertHarvey: Technically true, but they're different mental models. For example, (generally speaking,) you expect the event handler to be called multiple times, but your async continuation to only be called once. But yes, technically anything you'd do with a closure is a callback. (Unless you're converting it to an expression tree, but that's a completely different matter.) ;)
Jun
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answered Why would a program use a closure?
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Jun
4
comment On testing the testers
And then how do you test the tester-testers? ;)
Jun
4
comment XQL vs. XQuery vs.
@Ahmad: Thanks. And yes, I came up with the "XM-Mess" version of that old joke myself.
Jun
3
comment XQL vs. XQuery vs.
@RobertHarvey: You do know that Jamie Zawinski got that from an even earlier quote about a UNIX tool? I don't remember if it was Awk or Sed, or something like that, but either way, I'm simply carrying on a tradition with an honorable history. ;-)
Jun
3
comment XQL vs. XQuery vs.
Some people, when presented with a problem, think "I know, I'll use XML." <Problem:Worsening> <Problem:TimeDescription>Now</Problem:TimeDescription> <Problem:Posessive>they have</Problem:Posessive> <Problem:Quantity>many, many</Problem:Quantity> <Problem:WorseningDescription>more problems</Problem:WorseningDescription> </Problem:Worsening>
Jun
2
comment What stops C from being compiled/interpreted/JIT'ed?
@RobertHarvey: ...such as things as fundamental as the size of various primitives? ;)
Jun
2
answered What stops C from being compiled/interpreted/JIT'ed?
Jun
2
answered Is turning UI (or other) features on and off based on dates-a code smell?
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