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Freelance developer for the last six years, I'm specializing myself in quality and productivity for the last two years. I spent the last year working in a Dilbertesque company, watching people doing everything they can to make projects fail.

For a long time, I worked with Microsoft technologies, but recently started to build Linux-based DevOps infrastructure—an excellent way to learn lots of new things.

I'm mostly active on Programmers.SE, but try to participate on other sites as well.

Do you want to:

Feel free to contact me by email at arseni.mourzenko@gmail.com.


Jul
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awarded  Nice Answer
May
20
awarded  Self-Learner
May
19
comment What is the best approach to design registration page
@adrianh: good point. See What makes OpenID so difficult to use by persons with no technical background?
May
19
answered What makes OpenID so difficult to use by persons with no technical background?
May
19
asked What makes OpenID so difficult to use by persons with no technical background?
May
18
comment What is the best approach to design registration page
@MarjanVenema: OpenId is transparent when it comes to registration. From the user's point of view, I would rather call it association (with an OpenId account) rather than a registration.
May
18
answered What is the best approach to design registration page
Apr
29
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
29
comment Synonym for 'GUI' for non-technical people?
+1. I actually missed the fact that to the users, interface is the actual program.
Apr
29
answered Synonym for 'GUI' for non-technical people?
Apr
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
16
awarded  Custodian
Feb
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the expected paging behavior of a tree?
Feb
16
comment Do non-technical/non-web savvy users understand the concept of tags?
@icc97: my point is that "many people have difficulty thinking in terms of hierarchical data structures" and "The human brain works by summarizing the objects and incorporating them into some hierarchy." is somehow contradictory.
Feb
16
comment Do non-technical/non-web savvy users understand the concept of tags?
@johnfound: "Unfortunately, hierarchical trees are one of the most inappropriately used controls in the toolbox. They can be highly problematic for users; many people have difficulty thinking in terms of hierarchical data structures.", About Face 3, The Essentials of Interaction Design, Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann and David Cronin, ISBN 978-0-470-08411-3, p. 457.
Feb
16
comment Do non-technical/non-web savvy users understand the concept of tags?
@Nadyne Richmond: agreed, and the fact that some apps use the term categories when it's actually tags makes things more difficult then they are. Office website tells that "A category is a keyword or phrase that [...]": that's clearly a tag. In the same way, several French websites I know use the term categories when the exact term would be tags.
Feb
15
answered Do non-technical/non-web savvy users understand the concept of tags?
Feb
15
comment Industry standard for button captions that use a Function Key as the keyboard shortcut
@Ben Brocka: true; discoverability problem seems to cover more and more Microsoft's products. Just look how important this problem is in Windows 8 (and it's not limited to shortcuts).
Feb
15
comment Industry standard for button captions that use a Function Key as the keyboard shortcut
@Laoujin: The poster of the original question already knows that and already uses mnemonics for Alt-type shortcuts.