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I'm a life-long programmer with a variety of interests, including ray tracing, text processing.

I've written a murder mystery about a software engineer who discovers that solving a crime is a lot like debugging a program. Check out Blue Screen of Death at your favorite ebook retailer. A second novel, Access Violation, is in the works.


Nov
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comment Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change?
@l0b0: With only two choices, it's very difficult to show two options and highlight one in an unambiguous way. Is it highlighting off because the state is off because the only thing I can do is turn it off? I look at the Airplane Mode graphic above and keep thinking it's on because OFF looks like a button, and buttons should be labeled with the action they perform.
Aug
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comment Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change?
I find that utterly incomprehensible. If it's off "because OFF is the only thing visible," then do I turn it on by clicking the OFF button or the empty space to the left of it?
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