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Oct
8
awarded  Cleanup
Oct
7
comment Is Linq having a mind-numbing effect on .NET programmers?
This question has overlaps some with The lifecycle of "cool".
Oct
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
27
answered Why no client-side HTML include tag?
Sep
26
comment How do I evaluate if writing a book, article, or presenting at conference is worth it?
@jblue: For book #1 in the mid-90s, I think that was just the publisher's then-default. For all my books since then (not just for that publisher), I've just said, "but I've always been able to keep my copyrights"—and they've rolled over.
Sep
24
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
@HLGEM, @super - depending on the company, it didn't stop in the 80s, either. One boss (different co. than the one mentioned above) told me in the 90s that he didn't want to hire women, as they all took maternity leave and that left him short-handed. Note: the biz didn't have "maternity leave," it had "compassionate leave"; and in the previous year, the only person to have taken it was a man whose father was dying.
Sep
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
24
answered How do I evaluate if writing a book, article, or presenting at conference is worth it?
Sep
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
13
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
@superjoe - What did the gender of the other people in the group have to do with my ability to write code? Why should I care? Why should they?
Sep
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
8
awarded  Beta
Sep
6
answered Do you prefer conciseness or readability in your code?
Sep
6
revised Tabs versus spaces—what is the proper indentation character for everything, in every situation, ever?
edited tags
Sep
6
answered How do you keep track of all your passwords?
Sep
6
comment How do you keep track of all your passwords?
Did you know that 1Password for Windows is now in public beta?
Sep
5
awarded  Commentator
Sep
5
comment Is going to grad school going to hurt your engineering career?
Possibly related: Is it worth it for programmers to go to grad school?.
Sep
4
comment Good furniture for programmers
I had a bad bout of RSI once; bad enough that I decided that I would do nearly anything to keep from going through that again. One of the things I did was buy an Aeron chair (before they were cool). Over ten years later, I still use it daily, and I think it's one of the best purchases I've ever made. It wasn't cheap, but it was worth every penny.
Sep
4
answered What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?