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awarded  Student
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asked How many hours can you be really productive per day? How?
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comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
The computer, including the OS, just works. If I need to migrate the complete system to another machine, that's done with a few clicks and half an hour of waiting, and I can go on working as if nothing happened. Of course, this is not exclusive to development, but I want my working environment to get out of the way. The Mac does - granted, Windows machines nowadays do, too.
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answered Type of computer for a developer on the road
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answered Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
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answered what should a developer know/address to build commercial Android Apps?
Jan
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comment Monitor aspect ratio; Does the difference matter?
There is at least one HP screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio: The zr24w. It's also the cheapest high-res (1920 * 1200) screen with an IPS panel out there. It's not very beautiful, it's certainly not thin, it doesn't use a fancy LED back light. But it's practical, pivotable, 16:9, high-res, has a practical size, and displays colors more or less correctly. It's still at least twice as expensive as a cheap TN 16:9, 1920*1080 sceen is, though. I liked mine at work, and got the same at home.
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comment Monitor aspect ratio; Does the difference matter?
On LCDs, there is no burn-in, so the letterbox stripes on top and bottom of 16:10 screens will NOT look different, even after years of use.
Dec
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answered How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer?
Dec
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comment What are the most necessary non-language specific things a programmer needs to know?
Oh, I know the feeling. I bask in the knowledge that I am a better person than they are ;) Seriously: Sometimes it helps to dial down the heat a bit. Of course, some people can never be reasonable, and can never admit their own failures. But I know I often make the mistake of fighting them into a corner, leaving them no choice but to defend their (wrong) point. You have to give them a chance to admit you're right and still keep their dignity intact. Have mercy on the inner Klingon everyone of us carries ;)
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comment What are the most necessary non-language specific things a programmer needs to know?
@Josh - The book is, I think, mostly (?) a collection of his blog postings. Still, great advice there, IMHO. The Social Network he's founded is, of course, this very one: StackExchange.
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answered What are the most necessary non-language specific things a programmer needs to know?
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answered What are the most necessary non-language specific things a programmer needs to know?
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comment Why is cleverness considered harmful in programming by some people?
Edited my answer. Clearer/less offensive now?
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revised Why is cleverness considered harmful in programming by some people?
Reworded last paragraph to hopefully be less offensive
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comment Why is cleverness considered harmful in programming by some people?
That's OK- and thanks for reminding me. I tend to get too preachy. But I'm rellay irked by some (many?) Programmers' inability and/or unwillingness to deal with ordinary human behavior, and the general lack of empathy and introspection I see in our field. Maybe I should've put "people persons" in quotes instead of italics. English is not my first language, I just didn't know how to get the point across shorter that, in order to be a great developer, you have to understand not only code, but people too. IMHO.