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bio website cs.virginia.edu/~abh2n
location Charlottesville, VA
age 44
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
seen Mar 30 '13 at 19:32

I am a Principal Scientist at Dependable Computing in Charlottesville, VA, where we work on safety case engineering, formal specifications, requirements gathering, and other safety-critical and security-critical software engineering issues. I have a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, with my dissertation involving a genetic algorithm exploration of neural network models of the hippocampus. I've also previously earned Masters degrees in Physics/Astronomy (involving General Relativity) and Computer Science (involving improving multi-processor implementations of hippocampal neural network simulations).


Mar
7
comment How do you give your user options without overloading them?
@corsiKa Thanks. I definitely agree with the "Skip" suggestions below as a replacement for "No", then. As has been said on this site before "Yes" and "No" are often not good button names.
Mar
7
comment How do you give your user options without overloading them?
A) How is "No" different from "Cancel"? B) I'd prefer that dialog to replace the "Overwrite?" question with a "What do you want to do?", and then replace "Yes" with "Overwrite" and get rid of "No" altogether.
May
4
comment Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
@Tha Riddla If users accidentally have CAPS LOCK on, having them type the password twice most likely won't help…
Jun
15
comment What is the impact of spelling mistakes for users?
I'd also recommend doing a grammar check, although it's more painful. You'll probably want to do a few of them with a native speaker nearby to let you know which grammar "mistakes" can regularly be ignored (e.g., "passive voice").
Jun
15
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Jun
15
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Jun
15
comment What is the impact of spelling mistakes for users?
@abdul wakeel: absolutely, and although they sometimes make me cringe, there's a difference when there's one spelling/grammar mistake per thousand words and when there's one spelling/grammar mistake per ten words.